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In New York there has been an explosion of public interest

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In New York there has been an explosion of public interest [#permalink]

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In New York there has been an explosion of public interest in, and talent moving toward, internet startups over the last 5 years. The evidence of this explosion is that of the 100 or so internet startups currently active in the "New York Tech Meetup Group," 90 were founded over the course of the last 3 years.

The reasoning above assumes which one of the following?

(A)All of the 100 internet startups are commercially viable options.

(B)There were fewer than 90 internet startups that had been active 5 years ago and that ceased operations during the last 5 years.

(C)There has not been a corresponding increase in the number of startups devoted to other sectors such as fashion, pharmaceutical, and semiconductors.

(D)The percentage of college graduates going into computer related fields has increased over the past 5 years.

(E)The 90 most recently founded companies were all established as a result of creative energy on the part of young new talent.
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New post 07 May 2014, 07:14
the answer has to be B: There were fewer than 90 internet start ups that had been active 5 years ago and that ceased operations during the last 5 years.
the conclusion is :In New York there has been an explosion of public interest in internet startups over the last 5 years

we are basing our conclusion on the fact : of the 100 or so internet startups currently active in the "New York Tech Meetup Group," 90 were founded over the course of the last 3 years.
so while basing on this fact u are assuming at any time fewer than 90 start up were founded that were still active in last 5 year !!

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Re: In New York there has been an explosion of public interest [#permalink]

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New post 10 Nov 2016, 09:17
Here I point out my analysis:

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Conc: In New York there has been an explosion of public interest in, and talent moving toward, internet startups over the last 5 years.
Basis of Conc (P1): Evidence: 90 of 100 internet startups currently active in the "New York Tech Meetup Group" were founded over the course of the last 3 years.

Pre-thinking:
The argument is assuming that the number of startups founded at any time before the 5 years has not been >= than 90 (or in other words has been <90). If negated.. explosion of interest toward startups has been there long time ago.

Answer choice analysis
(A)All of the 100 internet startups are commercially viable options. OFS
The commercial viability of the startups is not in discussion.


(B)There were fewer than 90 internet startups that had been active 5 years ago and that ceased operations during the last 5 years. Correct!
Aligned witth pre-thinking. If negated.. the conclusion is shattered because it means that there has been more interest on internet startups before.


(C)There has not been a corresponding increase in the number of startups devoted to other sectors such as fashion, pharmaceutical, and semiconductors. OFS.
Startups in other sectors is not in discussion. the argument is just concern with internet startups in NY.


(D)The percentage of college graduates going into computer related fields has increased over the past 5 years. OFS.
Argument not concerned with college graduates going to computed fields.


(E)The 90 most recently founded companies were all established as a result of creative energy on the part of young new talent. Irrelevant.
The way the 90 companies were established is not in discussion.


Hope the analysis help!

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Re: In New York there has been an explosion of public interest [#permalink]

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New post 25 Feb 2017, 21:26
Hi sayantanc2k

The conclusion mentions that two things have happened.
1. Explosion of Public Interest.
2. Talent Moving.

Now, an answer choice should address both the issues or any one of them? Does the usage of And vs Or change the effect? If there are say two such things mentioned by placing Or in between, then addressing one of the issue would suffice to be correct answer choice?

My thoughts prudent?

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New post 02 Dec 2017, 18:36
this question is an important pattern in gmat, test takers must know this.

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