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Most people who are skilled banjo players are also skilled guitar

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Most people who are skilled banjo players are also skilled guitar players. But most people who are skilled guitar players are not skilled banjo players.

If the statements above are true, which one of the following must also be true?

(A) There are more people who are skilled at playing both the guitar and the banjo than there are people who are skilled at playing only one of the two instruments.

(B) A person trying to learn how to play the guitar is more likely to succeed in doing so than is a person trying to learn how to play the banjo.

(C) Playing the guitar takes more skill than playing the banjo does.

(D) There are more people who are skilled at playing the guitar than there are people who are skilled at playing the banjo.

(E) There are more people who are skilled at playing the banjo than there are people who are skilled at playing the guitar.
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Most people who are skilled banjo players are also skilled guitar players. But most people who are skilled guitar players are not skilled banjo players.

If the statements above are true, which one of the following must also be true?

(A) There are more people who are skilled at playing both the guitar and the banjo than there are people who are skilled at playing only one of the two instruments.

(B) A person trying to learn how to play the guitar is more likely to succeed in doing so than is a person trying to learn how to play the banjo.

(C) Playing the guitar takes more skill than playing the banjo does.

(D) There are more people who are skilled at playing the guitar than there are people who are skilled at playing the banjo.

(E) There are more people who are skilled at playing the banjo than there are people who are skilled at playing the guitar.


Let us break down the passage:
Most people who are skilled banjo players are also skilled guitar players.
So if we consider there are 10 people who can play the banjo then these 10 people can also play the guitar.

But most people who are skilled guitar players are not skilled banjo players.
From this statement, we can see that very few guitar players know how to play the banjo. So if we had (10 guitar players + banjo players), this is a very small % of people who play the guitar. So we can say that 1000 people play the guitar and out of which only 10 play banjo which is a small %.

Hence we can see that the number of guitar players > the number of banjo players.

Hence D is the correct answer.
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Dear experts, is it possible to see a similar question on a GMAT? Also, how do you dissect the question of this type?

I only managed to understand the logics by using Venn diagrams.

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Can anybody explain why B is wrong?
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