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For the first time in history, more televisions than people can be fou

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For the first time in history, more televisions than people can be found in American households. According to recent research, the average household has 2.55 residents and contains 2.73 televisions. However, by employing such costly manufacturing processes as plasma technology and flat screens, televisions are becoming too expensive for the typical consumer. As a result, the average number of residents per household will again surpass the number of televisions.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the argument above?

A. House parties at which numerous individuals gather to view popular television shows on one television set have increased three hundred percent during the past year.

B. More than one million legal immigrants enter the United States each year.

C. New devices such as video-enabled personal digital assistants and music players are increasingly purchased for use as a primary source of information and entertainment.

D. As new technologies become more commonplace, manufacturing and retail costs normally decline.

E. As a result of technological advances, new televisions are increasingly enabled with some features, such as Internet browsing, traditionally associated with other household devices.


for option C: what if the new devices are also much expensive in comparison to TV...

IMO : E it supports the fact that TV's are more technically advanced....

Shraddha/payal Please clear me if my understanding wrong...
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For the first time in history, more televisions than people can be found in American households. According to recent research, the average household has 2.55 residents and contains 2.73 televisions. However, by employing such costly manufacturing processes as plasma technology and flat screens, televisions are becoming too expensive for the typical consumer. As a result, the average number of residents per household will again surpass the number of televisions.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the argument above?

1) House parties at which numerous individuals gather to view popular television shows on one television set have increased three hundred percent during the past year.

2) More than one million legal immigrants enter the United States each year.

3) New devices such as video-enabled personal digital assistants and music players are increasingly purchased for use as a primary source of information and entertainment.

4) As new technologies become more commonplace, manufacturing and retail costs normally decline.

5) As a result of technological advances, new televisions are increasingly enabled with some features, such as Internet browsing, traditionally associated with other household devices.

i don't agree with the OA or OE! (forces us to make additional assumption)
please explain your answers, thanks :)


1) House parties at which numerous individuals gather to view popular television shows on one television set have increased three hundred percent during the past year. - Incorrect. Out of context

2) More than one million legal immigrants enter the United States each year. - Incorrect. Out of scope

3) New devices such as video-enabled personal digital assistants and music players are increasingly purchased for use as a primary source of information and entertainment. - Correct. If new devices (other than televisions) flood the market and become popular, the number of televisions purchased will decrease and the ratio of number of people to number of televisions will increase.

4) As new technologies become more commonplace, manufacturing and retail costs normally decline. - Incorrect. Weakener

5) As a result of technological advances, new televisions are increasingly enabled with some features, such as Internet browsing, traditionally associated with other household devices. - Incorrect. Out of context

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please help me with this question
people are choosing C as answer, but in C it is giving another reason that decreases the number of television.
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average number of residents per household will again surpass the number of televisions.
Why he think so because televisions are becoming too expensive for the typical consume because of new technology.
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please help me with this question
people are choosing C as answer, but in C it is giving another reason that decreases the number of television.
Author is saying
average number of residents per household will again surpass the number of televisions.
Why he think so because televisions are becoming too expensive for the typical consume because of new technology.


Current scenario: Number of televisions per household > Number of residents per household
Conclusion: Number of residents per household will be greater than number of televisions per household

The conclusion can be strengthened by stating that the number of televisions per household is not going to rise.

C) New devices such as video-enabled personal digital assistants and music players are increasingly purchased for use as a primary source of information and entertainment. - So televisions are not a primary source of entertainment now and we can expect its sales to be lower while those of new devices to be higher. Hence the number of residents per household will be greater than the number of televisions per household.

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beckee529 wrote:
For the first time in history, more televisions than people can be found in American households. According to recent research, the average household has 2.55 residents and contains 2.73 televisions. However, by employing such costly manufacturing processes as plasma technology and flat screens, televisions are becoming too expensive for the typical consumer. As a result, the average number of residents per household will again surpass the number of televisions.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the argument above?

(A) House parties at which numerous individuals gather to view popular television shows on one television set have increased three hundred percent during the past year.

(B) More than one million legal immigrants enter the United States each year.

(C) New devices such as video-enabled personal digital assistants and music players are increasingly purchased for use as a primary source of information and entertainment.

(D) As new technologies become more commonplace, manufacturing and retail costs normally decline.

(E) As a result of technological advances, new televisions are increasingly enabled with some features, such as Internet browsing, traditionally associated with other household devices.

i don't agree with the OA or OE! (forces us to make additional assumption)
please explain your answers, thanks :)


Imo C

A well this might be proper way to enjoy house parties but it certainly does not supports out argument . The house where parties are held can have more than one TV . So this A is out of scope.

B Well this is a tough choice .On the surface this might seem to be the most obvious choice as there are more people are coming to US every year so there would be less TV .But think for a moment as this can actually be false as the people who are coming to US may wealthy so they can buy more than one TV . So leave this choice .

C Correct if video-enabled personal digital assistants and music players have become primary source of entertainment then there would be less TV per household .

D This choice actually weakens the argument ; It basically says that there will be more no TV per household as TV becomes more affordable .

E This is out of scope . IT does not talk about whether new TV would become affordable or more expensive.
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