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Consumer Advocate: Happy Smiles Daycare, a popular child-care facility

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Consumer Advocate: Happy Smiles Daycare, a popular child-care facility in Rolling Hills, boasts an average child-to-caregiver ratio of 5: 1, a number it cites as the lowest in the county. Furthermore, the daycare claims that compared to some other daycare centers in the county, it doesn’t include helpers, or those who are involved in cleanup and diaper changing, when computing the ratio. Yet Happy Smiles Daycare’s claim that parents with children aged 1– 3 will find no other facility with such a low child-to-caregiver ratio isn’t accurate.

Which of the following, if true, provides the best justification for the Consumer Advocate’s position?

A. Happy Smiles Daycare has two rooms, one for children 1– 2 years old and another for those 2– 3 years old, both of which have a child-to-caregiver ratio of 5: 1.
B. Kenton School, which has fewer than 100 students and a legitimate child-to-caregiver ratio of 6: 1, provides classes for each year up to age 6, though the classes for those over 3 years old have a child-to-caregiver ratio more than three times that of the other classes.
C. The number of students enrolled in Happy Smiles Daycare remains relatively fixed throughout the year.
D. Tiny Tots Daycare, which boasts a 4: 1 child-to-caregiver ratio, includes any adults who are in a classroom throughout the day.
E. Looming budget cuts indicate that Happy Smiles Daycare may not be able to sustain such a low child-to-caregiver ratio in coming years.

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I think the answer is B.

A -> Doesnt give any new information, except it further provides another way to confirm that child-caregiver ratio is indeed 5:1
C -> Irrelevant
D -> The 4:1 child to care-giver ratio may not be a legitimate figure
E -> Irrelevant, need to know about present times and not predict the future
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New post 17 Dec 2018, 23:06
hi..
pl. explain why option D is wrong and how option B is correct.

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B. Kenton School, which has fewer than 100 students and a legitimate child-to-caregiver ratio of 6: 1, provides classes for each year up to age 6, though the classes for those over 3 years old have a child-to-caregiver ratio more than three times that of the other classes.

D. Tiny Tots Daycare, which boasts a 4: 1 child-to-caregiver ratio, includes any adults who are in a classroom throughout the day.

In option D, we dont have the confirmation that the given child-to-caregiver ratio is correct or not. Whereas the "legitimate" in option B confirms that the ratio is correct.
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B. Kenton School, which has fewer than 100 students and a legitimate child-to-caregiver ratio of 6: 1, provides classes for each year up to age 6, though the classes for those over 3 years old have a child-to-caregiver ratio more than three times that of the other classes.

Kenton School has child-caregiver ratio of 6:1.
Let child-caregiver ratio (in classes for aged >3 years) = a
& that of other classes (classes for aged <3 years) = b
According to given, a/b >3 or a > 3b. Now overall child-caregiver ratio is 6:1 hence, b will definitely be less than 6:1 --> this helps to weaken the fact that "no other facility has lower child-caregiver ratio".
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