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During the last 50 years in England, the national football team has had at least 60℅ of its players born during the months January to March. Similarly, in Germany, at least 50℅ of the team has been born during the first three months of the year. In fact, this statistic holds true for most European countries. This shows that in most European countries, parents with kids born early in the year are more likely to encourage a football career.

Which of the following best explains why the conclusion need not be the best explanation for the statistic?

A. Of the remaining members, 60℅ or more tend to be born between the months of April and June.
B. Parents of kids born in the second half of the year have displayed a measurable intent to promote scholarly careers
C. The age cut-off for kids to try out for a team in most European countries is calculated as on December 31 of any year and older the kid during trials, greater the chances of getting the right opportunities.
D. The school year usually begins in April in most European countries and many parents are known to encourage students to work on their academics and not sports during the school year.
E. During the last 50 years, on average 30℅ of the kids have been born during the first three months of the year.

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D for me since it provides an alternative reasoning why parents after Q1 focus more on not football related issues.
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During the last 50 years in England, the national football team has had at least 60℅ of its players born during the months January to March. Similarly, in Germany, at least 50℅ of the team has been born during the first three months of the year. In fact, this statistic holds true for most European countries. This shows that in most European countries, parents with kids born early in the year are more likely to encourage a football career.

Which of the following best explains why the conclusion need not be the best explanation for the statistic?


C. The age cut-off for kids to try out for a team in most European countries is calculated as on December 31 of any year and older the kid during trials, greater the chances of getting the right opportunities.

IMO option C provides the best explanation for statistic. Since Kids born in the first three months of of the year have better chances to get in team, this option says that the age cut-off for kids to try out for a team in most European countries is calculated as on December 31 and older the kid during trials, greater the chances of getting the right opportunities. :-)
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D for me since it provides an alternative reasoning why parents after Q1 focus more on not football related issues.



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D provides connection between academics and encouragement whereas argument is about month of birth and encouragement, hence D cant be correct answer :-)
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During the last 50 years in England, the national football team has had at least 60℅ of its players born during the months January to March. Similarly, in Germany, at least 50℅ of the team has been born during the first three months of the year. In fact, this statistic holds true for most European countries. This shows that in most European countries, parents with kids born early in the year are more likely to encourage a football career.

Which of the following best explains why the conclusion need not be the best explanation for the statistic?

A. Of the remaining members, 60℅ or more tend to be born between the months of April and June.
B. Parents of kids born in the second half of the year have displayed a measurable intent to promote scholarly careers
C. The age cut-off for kids to try out for a team in most European countries is calculated as on December 31 of any year and older the kid during trials, greater the chances of getting the right opportunities.
D. The school year usually begins in April in most European countries and many parents are known to encourage students to work on their academics and not sports during the school year.
E. During the last 50 years, on average 30℅ of the kids have been born during the first three months of the year.

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C for me.

It shows why it should be the case apart from the mentioned reason (Parents).
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It has to be C. It's the only answer that shows why children born in those months would have a higher likelihood of reaching the national team, and goes against the parents' encouragement option in D. If you have read Gladwell's Outliers it certainly helps as this question is essentially a summary of one of the chapters:)
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Choice D says nothing about the birth month of the children. You don't need to be born in the first few months of the year to practice before school starts in April.

C is correct, as a cut-off date of 12/31 will make the children, who were born earlier in the year, older during trials. The premise states that this is an advantage.
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During the last 50 years in England, the national football team has had at least 60℅ of its players born during the months January to March. Similarly, in Germany, at least 50℅ of the team has been born during the first three months of the year. In fact, this statistic holds true for most European countries. This shows that in most European countries, parents with kids born early in the year are more likely to encourage a football career.

Which of the following best explains why the conclusion need not be the best explanation for the statistic?

A. Of the remaining members, 60℅ or more tend to be born between the months of April and June.
B. Parents of kids born in the second half of the year have displayed a measurable intent to promote scholarly careers
C. The age cut-off for kids to try out for a team in most European countries is calculated as on December 31 of any year and older the kid during trials, greater the chances of getting the right opportunities.
D. The school year usually begins in April in most European countries and many parents are known to encourage students to work on their academics and not sports during the school year.
E. During the last 50 years, on average 30℅ of the kids have been born during the first three months of the year.

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Stimulus:
In England: at least 60% FB team born from 1-3
In Germany: at leat 50% FB team born from 1-3
This stats true for most countries
Conclution: parents with kids born from 1-3 are more likely to encourage a football career.

weaken:
I see the gap here:
from the statistic of more kids from 1-3 in team to conclude "more encourage". Authors assume this link. There maybe the case that parents with kids born equally or even more encourage. But children from 1-3 is older and can play better than others.

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New post 12 Jul 2018, 23:35

This was exactly my thought process!


Chengdoo86 wrote:
It has to be C. It's the only answer that shows why children born in those months would have a higher likelihood of reaching the national team, and goes against the parents' encouragement option in D. If you have read Gladwell's Outliers it certainly helps as this question is essentially a summary of one of the chapters:)


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