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# Local newspapers have criticized State College for

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Local newspapers have criticized State College for discrimination against women. Yet, half of the applicants admitted to State College this year were women. This proves that there was no discrimination against qualified women applicants in the college's admissions this year.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the conclusion of the argument depends?

A) Only a few applicants were found to be qualified and were admitted to the College this year.

B) No more than half of all students enrolled at State College are women.

C) No more than half of all students enrolled at State College are men.

D) This year no more than half of the applicants who met all the qualifications for admission to the State College were women.

E) This year no more than half of the admissions department were men.

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23 Jun 2008, 21:48
It should be D..

"This year no more than half of the applicants who met all the qualifications for admission to the State College were women".

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23 Jun 2008, 23:28
I choose D.

Of the applicants who admitted to College, women are as many as or even fewer than men.

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24 Jun 2008, 07:48
OA is D.

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13 May 2011, 07:03
Close call between C and D.

Where C disproves one of the premises of the argument,D is in fact more of a conclusion rather than an assumption.

Instead of negating variance test supplies proper variables for D.

D indeed.

lesson : answer choice effecting the premise is a kind of incorrect answer choice.
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