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# Some say that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state

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Some say that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. Yet, students at our state’s Tunbridge College pay less, enjoy newer buildings and smaller class sizes, and earn larger incomes after graduation.

The information above, if true, most strongly supports which of the following judgments?

(A) Tunbridge College provides the best value in our state.
(B) Tunbridge College has more stringent entrance requirements than Saddlebook College, and thus attracts students of a higher caliber.
(C) It is not true that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state.
(D) Student income after graduation is a valid means of judging the value of a college education.
(E) Students at Tunbridge College report higher rates of satisfaction than students at Saddlebrook College.

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12 Jul 2018, 06:20
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Some say that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. Yet, students at our state’s Tunbridge College pay less, enjoy newer buildings and smaller class sizes, and earn larger incomes after graduation.

Conclusion :
Saddlebrook College does not provide the best value in our state, rather Tunbridge College does.

(C) It is not true that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. --> Correct, as per the reasoning

Hence, C.
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Some say that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. Yet, students at our state’s Tunbridge College pay less, enjoy newer buildings and smaller class sizes, and earn larger incomes after graduation.

The information above, if true, most strongly supports which of the following judgments?

Note that the conclusion is not present in the premise. This is a must be true Qs and hence should not include new information.

(A) Tunbridge College provides the best value in our state. Can not be inferred
(B) Tunbridge College has more stringent entrance requirements than Saddlebook College, and thus attracts students of a higher caliber. new information
(C) It is not true that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. Correct
(D) Student income after graduation is a valid means of judging the value of a college education. Can not be inferred
(E) Students at Tunbridge College report higher rates of satisfaction than students at Saddlebrook College. Can not be inferred
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12 Jul 2018, 10:35
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C & D are equally good.How can you say C is good and not D..?

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12 Jul 2018, 10:50
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C & D are equally good.How can you say C is good and not D..?

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The question stem asks us to find a strengthener, or a must be true and not a could be true.

In our case :
(C) It is not true that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. --> This option can be read between the latter part of argument
(D) Student income after graduation is a valid means of judging the value of a college education. --> Whereas this option is more like an assumption, there is clear gap between the claim given and this statement with no filler, and to infer that would be bit extreme

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12 Jul 2018, 10:57
C jumped out to me, but I could understand how people might acccidentally pick D
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12 Jul 2018, 23:29
Had the question been to identify the assumption, would Option D be correct?

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Some say that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. Yet, students at our state’s Tunbridge College pay less, enjoy newer buildings and smaller class sizes, and earn larger incomes after graduation.

The information above, if true, most strongly supports which of the following judgments?

(A) Tunbridge College provides the best value in our state.
(B) Tunbridge College has more stringent entrance requirements than Saddlebook College, and thus attracts students of a higher caliber.
(C) It is not true that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state.
(D) Student income after graduation is a valid means of judging the value of a college education.
(E) Students at Tunbridge College report higher rates of satisfaction than students at Saddlebrook College.

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13 Jul 2018, 05:41
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Had the question been to identify the assumption, would Option D be correct?

carcass wrote:
Some say that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. Yet, students at our state’s Tunbridge College pay less, enjoy newer buildings and smaller class sizes, and earn larger incomes after graduation.

The information above, if true, most strongly supports which of the following judgments?

(A) Tunbridge College provides the best value in our state.
(B) Tunbridge College has more stringent entrance requirements than Saddlebook College, and thus attracts students of a higher caliber.
(C) It is not true that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state.
(D) Student income after graduation is a valid means of judging the value of a college education.
(E) Students at Tunbridge College report higher rates of satisfaction than students at Saddlebrook College.

I think everything but the correct answer, C, could be construed as an assumption.
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Had the question been to identify the assumption, would Option D be correct?

carcass wrote:
Some say that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. Yet, students at our state’s Tunbridge College pay less, enjoy newer buildings and smaller class sizes, and earn larger incomes after graduation.

The information above, if true, most strongly supports which of the following judgments?

(A) Tunbridge College provides the best value in our state.
(B) Tunbridge College has more stringent entrance requirements than Saddlebook College, and thus attracts students of a higher caliber.
(C) It is not true that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state.
(D) Student income after graduation is a valid means of judging the value of a college education.
(E) Students at Tunbridge College report higher rates of satisfaction than students at Saddlebrook College.

No, because the conclusion talks about students pay less. D says how to evaluate the college. D cannot be interpreted as a possible assumption.

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11 Sep 2018, 05:03
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carcass wrote:
Some say that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. Yet, students at our state’s Tunbridge College pay less, enjoy newer buildings and smaller class sizes, and earn larger incomes after graduation.

The information above, if true, most strongly supports which of the following judgments?

(A) Tunbridge College provides the best value in our state.
(B) Tunbridge College has more stringent entrance requirements than Saddlebook College, and thus attracts students of a higher caliber.
(C) It is not true that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state.
(D) Student income after graduation is a valid means of judging the value of a college education.
(E) Students at Tunbridge College report higher rates of satisfaction than students at Saddlebrook College.

This one is pretty tricky if you ask me. I think the key here is to really focus on what the question is asking.

"The information above, if true, most strongly supports which of the following judgments?"

The stem is not asking which will strengthen your assumption. It is basically asking: The Premises above strengthen which of the following conclusions?

(C) It is not true that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. This is a conclusion (aka judgement), and the premises clearly give you this conclusion..
(D) Student income after graduation is a valid means of judging the value of a college education. This is not a conclusion or judgment. This is just validating that the premise is helpful information.

I incorrectly chose D and have now come to this reasoning. Hope this helps someone else!
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11 Sep 2018, 05:38
There can be no other answer except 'C'.
Of course the author here assumes that 'best value' is measured based on these these parameters:
pay less, enjoy newer buildings and smaller class sizes, and earn larger incomes after graduation.

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11 Sep 2018, 05:55
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carcass wrote:
Some say that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. Yet, students at our state’s Tunbridge College pay less, enjoy newer buildings and smaller class sizes, and earn larger incomes after graduation.

Conclusion :
Saddlebrook College does not provide the best value in our state, rather Tunbridge College does.

(C) It is not true that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. --> Correct, as per the reasoning

Hence, C.

Well, we don’t know from the argument if Tunbridge is the best in state. We just know that Saddlebrook is not the best because Tunbridge has better experience/outcomes

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21 Jun 2019, 19:51
Hi Expert,

I have a question.

In choice C, how can we infer that it is not true that SC provides the best value, just because what TC students said?

In my opinion, it can be infer only that "some" students think that SC doesn't provide the best value.

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22 Jun 2019, 05:11
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In Inference questions, we have to choose the answer considering all the statements provided are true.
so selecting C is a clear violation of that.
Please explain where am I going wrong

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redskull1 wrote:
C & D are equally good.How can you say C is good and not D..?

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The question stem asks us to find a strengthener, or a must be true and not a could be true.

In our case :
(C) It is not true that Saddlebrook College provides the best value in our state. --> This option can be read between the latter part of argument
(D) Student income after graduation is a valid means of judging the value of a college education. --> Whereas this option is more like an assumption, there is clear gap between the claim given and this statement with no filler, and to infer that would be bit extreme

Hope it helped
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