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# All of the best comedians have had unhappy childhoods. Yet,

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01 Oct 2007, 06:17
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All of the best comedians have had unhappy childhoods. Yet, many people who have had happy childhoods are good comedians, and some good comedians who have had miserably unhappy childhoods are happy adults.

If the statements in the passage are true, which one of the following CANNOT be true?

(A) The proportion of good comedians who had unhappy childhoods is greater than the proportion of the best comedians who did.
(B) Some good comedians have had unhappy childhoods and are unhappy adults.
(C) Most of the best comedians are happy adults.
(D) More good comedians have had unhappy childhoods than have had happy childhoods.
(E) The proportion of comedians who are happy adults is higher than the proportion who are unhappy adults.

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01 Oct 2007, 07:06
I will go for 'A'

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01 Oct 2007, 07:07
I will go for 'A'

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02 Oct 2007, 06:14
You are right. The answer is A.

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02 Oct 2007, 06:17
Dear Stolyar,

Not sure why none of the others attempted it. It will be of great help if you could post the official explantion.

Thank You

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02 Oct 2007, 06:33
I don't have an official explanation for this. Just the answer. My way to solve is to draw a Vienn diagram and try options.

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02 Oct 2007, 06:52
Thank You. My approach was very much similar to yours.

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