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In a monogamous culture, 100% of the adults are married. The average number of children per family is five and over-population is a threat. Programs to encourage birth-control have been ineffective. It has been suggested that this failure is due to these programs ignoring a tradition that values male children very highly, so that every parent wants to have at least one son. It is proposed that couples be encouraged to use birth-control measures after the birth of their first son.

If this proposal is widely accepted in the culture, we may expect that:

A) the rate of population increase will be slowed, and future generations will contain a disproportionately high number of females.

B) the rate of population increase will be slowed, and the gender balance in future generations will remain as it is at present.

C) the rate of population growth will remain the same, and future generations will contain a disproportionately high number of females.

D) there will be no significant effect either on population growth or on gender balance.

E) the population will decline precipitously, because approximately half of all families will have only a single child.

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14 Jul 2006, 22:20
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In a monogamous culture, 100% of the adults are married. The average number of children per family is five and over-population is a threat. Programs to encourage birth-control have been ineffective. It has been suggested that this failure is due to these programs ignoring a tradition that values male children very highly, so that every parent wants to have at least one son. It is proposed that couples be encouraged to use birth-control measures after the birth of their first son.

If this proposal is widely accepted in the culture, we may expect that:

A) the rate of population increase will be slowed, and future generations will contain a disproportionately high number of females.

A is right. Birth control measures will be in place which will slow popln. growth--females will be higher because most families will wait for the first male child to adopt birth-control measures.

B) the rate of population increase will be slowed, and the gender balance in future generations will remain as it is at present.

future generations will not have the same gender balance because of birth-control measure ater the first male child as opposed to now where people now want as many of them.

C) the rate of population growth will remain the same, and future generations will contain a disproportionately high number of females.

rate of popln growth will slow

D) there will be no significant effect either on population growth or on gender balance.

same as above.

E) the population will decline precipitously, because approximately half of all families will have only a single child.

we dont know this.

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Cerianly the population growth will slow down but gender balance will not be affected.

Lets have it quant way. Prob of a boy or a girl is equal. Lets take 8 couples and 4 of them got first boy and 4 got 1st girl. Out of those 4 who got first girl, 2 got second a boy and 2 second a girl and so on.

1st Couple----B--STOP
2nd Couple----B--STOP
3rd Couple----B--STOP
4th Couple----B--STOP
5th Coople---GB-STOP
6th Coople---GB-STOP
7th Coople---GGB-STOP
8th Coople---GGGB-STOP
and so on.......

For whatever number of families there will be just 1 boy more than girls.
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15 Jul 2006, 14:30
guess A is right.
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15 Jul 2006, 15:29
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guess A is right.

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15 Jul 2006, 15:40
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guess A is right.

you seem correct. i found the thread: http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... b486070180
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15 Jul 2006, 15:44
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ps_dahiya wrote:
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guess A is right.

you seem correct. i found the thread: http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... b486070180

Thanks for the link. Even the example given is also almost same
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15 Jul 2006, 16:59
population will decrease for sure. so either B or E is right.

E is too extreme. So, I choose B.
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16 Jul 2006, 03:38
I'll go with B.
Increase in population will be slowed because people will take birth control measures after they have their first male child.Initially having the first male child did not deter them having more children.
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16 Jul 2006, 04:01
In a monogamous culture, 100% of the adults are married. The average number of children per family is five and over-population is a threat. Programs to encourage birth-control have been ineffective. It has been suggested that this failure is due to these programs ignoring a tradition that values male children very highly, so that every parent wants to have at least one son. It is proposed that couples be encouraged to use birth-control measures after the birth of their first son.

If this proposal is widely accepted in the culture, we may expect that:

A) the rate of population increase will be slowed, and future generations will contain a disproportionately high number of females. right the first part of answear not deductable second implication...

B) the rate of population increase will be slowed, and the gender balance in future generations will remain as it is at present. is the winner clearly sum up all the argumentation

C) the rate of population growth will remain the same, and future generations will contain a disproportionately high number of females. why that, there is no reference about females the issue address males but should affect both

D) there will be no significant effect either on population growth or on gender balance. no if the births are under control the pop growth decrease

E) the population will decline precipitously, because approximately half of all families will have only a single child. to drastic and why only half of the families and not all the falmilies considering that is a measure that will affect all....
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16 Jul 2006, 19:58
OA is B
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16 Jul 2006, 20:09
ps_dahiya wrote:
MA wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
MA wrote:
guess A is right.

you seem correct. i found the thread: http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... b486070180

Thanks for the link. Even the example given is also almost same

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16 Jul 2006, 20:47
MA wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
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ps_dahiya wrote:
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guess A is right.

you seem correct. i found the thread: http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... b486070180

Thanks for the link. Even the example given is also almost same

great minds are alike.

I don't think so as I am still hovering around 650
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Good questions. Beyond me though
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24 Jul 2012, 06:27
ps_dahiya wrote:
B

Cerianly the population growth will slow down but gender balance will not be affected.

Lets have it quant way. Prob of a boy or a girl is equal. Lets take 8 couples and 4 of them got first boy and 4 got 1st girl. Out of those 4 who got first girl, 2 got second a boy and 2 second a girl and so on.

1st Couple----B--STOP
2nd Couple----B--STOP
3rd Couple----B--STOP
4th Couple----B--STOP
5th Coople---GB-STOP
6th Coople---GB-STOP
7th Coople---GGB-STOP
8th Coople---GGGB-STOP
and so on.......

For whatever number of families there will be just 1 boy more than girls.

Very Very good analysis indeed :D
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