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Ten years after graduation, men and women

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Ten years after graduation, men and women who had participated in the Thompson High School basketball program were surveyed with regard to their individual playing records for their teams. Some of the results of the survey were curious. Seventy-five percent of those responding reported that they had started for their respective boys’ or girls’ teams, when the actual number of boys and girls who had started for their teams was only 50%.

Which one of the following provides the most helpful explanation for the apparent contradiction in these survey results?

(A) A very small number of those responding were incorrect in reporting that they held starting positions.
(B) A disproportionately high number of players who started for their teams responded to the survey.
(C) Not all starting players responded to the survey.
(D) Almost all men and women who played basketball for Thompson High School ten years earlier responded to the survey.
(E) Not all good basketball players started for their teams; some good players were deliberately held out to play later in the game.
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Ten years after graduation, men and women who had participated in the Thompson High School basketball program were surveyed with regard to their individual playing records for their teams. Some of the results of the survey were curious. Seventy-five percent of those responding reported that they had started for their respective boys’ or
girls’ teams, when the actual number of boys and girls who had started for their teams was only 50%.

Which one of the following provides the most helpful explanation for the apparent contradiction in these survey results?

(A) A very small number of those responding were incorrect in reporting that they held starting positions.
(B) A disproportionately high number of players who started for their teams responded to the survey.
(C) Not all starting players responded to the survey.
(D) Almost all men and women who played basketball for Thompson High School ten years earlier responded to the survey.
(E) Not all good basketball players started for their teams; some good players were deliberately held out to play later in the game.


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since the actual number of boys and girls who had started for their teams was only 50%. and Seventy-five percent of those responding reported that they had started for their respective boys’ or
girls’ teams majority of those responding should have played for the team ,so B is correct .

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I was able to rule out all options but D on the basis that all boys and girls who played for the basket ball team 10 years ago responded to the survey. How is Option D different from option B ?

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I was able to rule out all options but D on the basis that all boys and girls who played for the basket ball team 10 years ago responded to the survey. How is Option D different from option B ?


I was also confused between B and D, but
I think option D goes a bit extreme in stating that Almost All men and women who played responded.

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Answer is B.

D actually does not resolve the paradox, but only adds to paradox by saying that almost all of high basket team players responded, but does not resolve the question, how come 75% ?

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New post 11 Oct 2017, 04:48
basically the question is asking Why the survey results are contradictory.
Assume that of 200 people there were 100 people who were for their team. however when the survey was conducted 75 of the people who were for their team responded.
Basic fallacy the the survey was biased toward people for their team.
Answer Straight -B

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