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CR Question - Manhattan - Teachers who switch careers

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Hi friends,
Can anyone please help me understand this practice problem from Manhattan CR book. I am having difficulties understanding why answer choice B is incorrect, to me answer choice B is what is asserted in the argument and hence explicitly can be inferred!

Here is argument:
Teachers who switch careers are most likely to leave the teaching profession in their third year of teaching. The majority of teachers who remain in the profession for at least seven years stick with teaching for the remainder of their careers.

Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

A) Most teachers who leave the profession do so because the work is very stressful and the pay poor.
B) A majority of teachers who leave the profession do so within three years of beginning to teach.
C) A teacher in his or her sixth year of teaching is more likely to remain in the profession than one who is in his or her third year of teaching.
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Hi friends,
Can anyone please help me understand this practice problem from Manhattan CR book. I am having difficulties understanding why answer choice B is incorrect, to me answer choice B is what is asserted in the argument and hence explicitly can be inferred!

Here is argument:
Teachers who switch careers are most likely to leave the teaching profession in their third year of teaching. The majority of teachers who remain in the profession for at least seven years stick with teaching for the remainder of their careers.

Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

A) Most teachers who leave the profession do so because the work is very stressful and the pay poor.
B) A majority of teachers who leave the profession do so within three years of beginning to teach.
C) A teacher in his or her sixth year of teaching is more likely to remain in the profession than one who is in his or her third year of teaching.


Hi, I broke down the argument as follows and choose answer choice C

1. Teachers who switch leave in 3rd year
2. Majority who remain and manage to stick till 7 years remain teachers

Answer Choices
A - Irrelevant
B - Majority leave within 3 years i.e. 1, 2 and 3 years but argument states most who switch do in 3rd year only. - Irrelevant
C - 6 year teacher will make it to 7th hence would stick longer but 3rd year is likely to quit - Answer

Hope this makes sense and helps :-)
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hamed288 wrote:
Hi friends,
Can anyone please help me understand this practice problem from Manhattan CR book. I am having difficulties understanding why answer choice B is incorrect, to me answer choice B is what is asserted in the argument and hence explicitly can be inferred!

Here is argument:
Teachers who switch careers are most likely to leave the teaching profession in their third year of teaching. The majority of teachers who remain in the profession for at least seven years stick with teaching for the remainder of their careers.

Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

A) Most teachers who leave the profession do so because the work is very stressful and the pay poor.
B) A majority of teachers who leave the profession do so within three years of beginning to teach.
C) A teacher in his or her sixth year of teaching is more likely to remain in the profession than one who is in his or her third year of teaching.



Though i am not that CR pro, but lets discuss to clear things in a combined way.

Option A is irrelevant & doesn't need any mention - Because nothing regarding "stressful and poor pay" is mentioned in the argument.

Lets come down to the last 2 choices -

as, boomtangboy mentioned, you might have missed the language minutely in option B - "most likely to leave the teaching profession in their third year of teaching"


Son not within 3 years, but only in the 3rd year - So not correct.

Option C - if a teacher teaches >3 years & in his 6th year of teaching, "more likely to remain" the entire carrier in teaching - Hope it is correctly portraying the MUST be True choice.
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hamed288 wrote:
Hi friends,
Can anyone please help me understand this practice problem from Manhattan CR book. I am having difficulties understanding why answer choice B is incorrect, to me answer choice B is what is asserted in the argument and hence explicitly can be inferred!

Here is argument:
Teachers who switch careers are most likely to leave the teaching profession in their third year of teaching. The majority of teachers who remain in the profession for at least seven years stick with teaching for the remainder of their careers.

Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

A) Most teachers who leave the profession do so because the work is very stressful and the pay poor.
B) A majority of teachers who leave the profession do so within three years of beginning to teach.
C) A teacher in his or her sixth year of teaching is more likely to remain in the profession than one who is in his or her third year of teaching.


Hi, I broke down the argument as follows and choose answer choice C

1. Teachers who switch leave in 3rd year
2. Majority who remain and manage to stick till 7 years remain teachers

Answer Choices
A - Irrelevant
B - Majority leave within 3 years i.e. 1, 2 and 3 years but argument states most who switch do in 3rd year only. - Irrelevant
C - 6 year teacher will make it to 7th hence would stick longer but 3rd year is likely to quit - Answer

Hope this makes sense and helps :-)


Thank you and J2S2019, I think that's what was missed, the language was a bit tricky!
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