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Re: In 2001, a local high school implemented a new program designed to red [#permalink]
In 2001, a local high school implemented a new program designed to reduce the incidence of teenage pregnancy. The program, however, failed to produce the desired result. If the program had been successful, the dropout rate for female students would not have increased substantially in 2001.


Lets understand the Logic , X causes Y
Failure of program caused increase in teenage pregnancy


The argument in the passage depends on which of the following assumptions?

A. The number of teen pregnancies nationwide increased in 2001. Something other than X is causing Y , incorrect

B. The number of teen pregnancies in 2001 was greater than the number of teen pregnancies in 1991. We are not sure of that and if negated , doesn't affect my answer, incorrect

C. Teenage pregnancy is a leading reason that female students leave school. Correct ! X is causing Y , it supports my conclusion that since program failed , desired result which was lowering teenage pregnancy was not achieved

D. The program was mandatory for all female students. Negate it , "D. The program was [NOT] mandatory for all female students",here something other than X is causing Y ,incorrect

E. Most 2001 female dropouts were not pregnant at any time during the year. If they weren't pregnant , program did not fail this weakens my argument, incorrect­
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