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# Merco has been in business longer than Nolen. Inc, Olean

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05 Sep 2005, 08:41
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Merco has been in business longer than Nolen. Inc, Olean Industries was founded years before the Potter Company, and the Potter Company was started years after the Quarles Corporation. Nolen, Inc., and the Quarles Corporation were founded in the same year.

If the information above is true, which of the following must also be true?
(A) Olean Industries has been in business for more years than Merco.
(B) Olean Industries has been in business for more years than the Quarles Corporation.
(C) Nolen, Inc., has not been in business for as many years as Olean Industries.
(D) Merco has been in business for more years than the Potter Company.
(E) Nolen, Inc., has not been in business for as many years as the Potter Company.

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05 Sep 2005, 12:44
I get D.

If Merco is older than Nolen, and Nolen was founded in the same year as Quarles, and Quarles is older than Potter, then it follows that Merco is older than Potter.

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05 Sep 2005, 15:57
D;

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05 Sep 2005, 18:28
(D) Merco has been in business for more years than the Potter Company.

Easy one..............................

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05 Sep 2005, 18:50
Got D as well

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06 Sep 2005, 07:03
OA is D.

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06 Sep 2005, 07:03
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