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On the surface, college graduates in 1999 resembled college graduates

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On the surface, college graduates in 1999 resembled college graduates of 1976; they were fairly conservative, well dressed, and interested in tradition; they respected their parents. Nevertheless, there was a deep-seated difference: a majority of the members of the class of 1999 who were surveyed in their freshman year stated that making a good income was an important reason for their decision to go to college.

The statements in the passage, if true, best support which of the following conclusions?

A. The concerns of college graduates of 1976 were superficial compared to the financial worries of college graduates of 1999.
B. Fewer than half the students of the class of 1976 declared as freshmen that they entered college in order to increase their earning potential.
C. Educational background did not play as significant a part in determining income in 1976 as it did in 1999.
D. A majority of the members of the class of 1976 revised their reasons for attending college between their freshman year and college graduation.
E. College graduates of 1976 were actually less conservative than college graduates of 1999.
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rohan2345 wrote:
On the surface, college graduates in 1999 resembled college graduates of 1976; they were fairly conservative, well dressed, and interested in tradition; they respected their parents. Nevertheless, there was a deep-seated difference: a majority of the members of the class of 1999 who were surveyed in their freshman year stated that making a good income was an important reason for their decision to go to college.

The statements in the passage, if true, best support which of the following conclusions?

A. The concerns of college graduates of 1976 were superficial compared to the financial worries of college graduates of 1999.
B. Fewer than half the students of the class of 1976 declared as freshmen that they entered college in order to increase their earning potential.
C. Educational background did not play as significant a part in determining income in 1976 as it did in 1999.
D. A majority of the members of the class of 1976 revised their reasons for attending college between their freshman year and college graduation.
E. College graduates of 1976 were actually less conservative than college graduates of 1999.


B it is ...
--->> a majority of the members of the class of 1999 who were surveyed in their freshman year stated that making a good income was an important reason for their decision to go to college.

((Majority we say 50% or greater ))..As reason for their decision to go to college was main differentiator, definitely in 1976 fewer than 50% have reasoned good income for that..
it can be 0% also , but it was not majority in 1976 for sure ...

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rohan2345 wrote:
On the surface, college graduates in 1999 resembled college graduates of 1976; they were fairly conservative, well dressed, and interested in tradition; they respected their parents. Nevertheless, there was a deep-seated difference: a majority of the members of the class of 1999 who were surveyed in their freshman year stated that making a good income was an important reason for their decision to go to college.

The statements in the passage, if true, best support which of the following conclusions?

A. The concerns of college graduates of 1976 were superficial compared to the financial worries of college graduates of 1999.
B. Fewer than half the students of the class of 1976 declared as freshmen that they entered college in order to increase their earning potential.
C. Educational background did not play as significant a part in determining income in 1976 as it did in 1999.
D. A majority of the members of the class of 1976 revised their reasons for attending college between their freshman year and college graduation.
E. College graduates of 1976 were actually less conservative than college graduates of 1999.


The answer is B

A is out of scope
B correct
C we can not infer anything about this from the argument
D Not relevant
E Not relevant
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