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# In the United States between 1980 and 1991, the number of lawyers....

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In the United States between 1980 and 1991, the number of lawyers increased at a rate higher than that of the general population.

Which of the following statements directly contradicts the information presented above?

A) The proportion of lawyers in the United States labor force decreased in the years between 1980 and 1991.
B) The general population increased slightly in the years between 1980 and 1991.
C) The proportion of lawyers in the United States labor force remained constant in the years between 1980 and 1991.
D) The proportion of lawyers in the United States labor force increased from 12 percent in 1980 to 15 percent in 1991.
E) The proportion of lawyers in the general population decreased from seven percent in 1980 to four percent in 1991.

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CAMANISHPARMAR wrote:
In the United States between 1980 and 1991, the number of lawyers increased at a rate higher than that of the general population.

Which of the following statements directly contradicts the information presented above?

A) The proportion of lawyers in the United States labor force decreased in the years between 1980 and 1991.
B) The general population increased slightly in the years between 1980 and 1991.
C) The proportion of lawyers in the United States labor force remained constant in the years between 1980 and 1991.
D) The proportion of lawyers in the United States labor force increased from 12 percent in 1980 to 15 percent in 1991.
E) The proportion of lawyers in the general population decreased from seven percent in 1980 to four percent in 1991.

let us assume Population====>100
10% is the total Rise
hence it will be 110 in 1991
now in 1980 10% were lawyers====>10 lawyers
now they increased with 20%
hence there will be 12 lawyers in 1991
we dont have any data regarding labor force hence all the options can be rejected right away.

but i have a doubt regarding option E
in 1980 10% of the population is lawyer
but in 1991 10.91% of the population is lawyer hence there is an increase in proportion of lawyers in the general population.

someone kindly have a look at it
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14 Apr 2019, 03:34
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Let us assume Population====>100
10% is the total Rise
hence it will be 110 in 1991
now in 1980 10% were lawyers====>10 lawyers
now they increased with 20%
hence there will be 12 lawyers in 1991
we dont have any data regarding labor force hence all the options can be rejected right away.

but i have a doubt regarding option E
in 1980 10% of the population is lawyer
but in 1991 10.91% of the population is lawyer hence there is an increase in proportion of lawyers in the general population.

someone kindly have a look at it

Hi @shubham2312 As you have already mentioned that the population of lawyers in the general population has increased . This increase in population of lawyers contradicts the option E.
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E) The proportion of lawyers in the general population decreased from seven percent in 1980 to four percent in 1991.

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14 Apr 2019, 04:12
MofeBhatia wrote:
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Let us assume Population====>100
10% is the total Rise
hence it will be 110 in 1991
now in 1980 10% were lawyers====>10 lawyers
now they increased with 20%
hence there will be 12 lawyers in 1991
we dont have any data regarding labor force hence all the options can be rejected right away.

but i have a doubt regarding option E
in 1980 10% of the population is lawyer
but in 1991 10.91% of the population is lawyer hence there is an increase in proportion of lawyers in the general population.

someone kindly have a look at it

Hi @shubham2312 As you have already mentioned that the population of lawyers in the general population has increased . This increase in population of lawyers contradicts the option E.
Quote:
E) The proportion of lawyers in the general population decreased from seven percent in 1980 to four percent in 1991.

Re: In the United States between 1980 and 1991, the number of lawyers....   [#permalink] 14 Apr 2019, 04:12
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