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# The education offered by junior college

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The education offered by junior colleges just after the Second World War had a tremendous practical effect on family-run businesses throughout the country. After learning new methods of marketing, finance, and accounting, the sons and daughters of merchants returned home, often to increase significantly the size of the family's enterprise or in other ways, to maximize the profits.

Which of the following statements is best supported by the information above?

A) The junior colleges principally emphasized methods of increasing the size of small businesses.
B) The business methods taught in the junior colleges were already widespread before the second World War.
C) The business curricula at junior colleges did not include theoretical principles of management.
D) Without the influence of junior colleges, many family-run businesses would have been abandoned as unprofitable.
E) Business methods in many post-war family-run businesses changed significantly as a result of the junior colleges.
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27 Nov 2017, 19:47
Play4Ever wrote:
I will with option A

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well, I can see that you are new to the forum, and I must say honestly that A is not the answer. The problem is the question is one of the simplest questions to practice gmat concepts. Ones also can learn one or two important patterns in this question.

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27 Nov 2017, 19:49
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I will with option A

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It cannot be A. A implies the word 'Principally' . Junior colleges never principally taught how to earn profits. All they did was teach pragmatically.

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27 Nov 2017, 20:05
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The education offered by junior colleges just after the Second World War had a tremendous practical effect on family-run businesses throughout the country. After learning new methods of marketing, finance, and accounting, the sons and daughters of merchants returned home, often to increase significantly the size of the family's enterprise or in other ways, to maximize the profits.

Which of the following statements is best supported by the information above?

A) The junior colleges principally emphasized methods of increasing the size of small businesses. premise does not talk about small businesses
B) The business methods taught in the junior colleges were already widespread before the second World War. - nowhere mentioned in premise
C) The business curricula at junior colleges did not include theoretical principles of management. - nowhere mentioned in premise
D) Without the influence of junior colleges, many family-run businesses would have been abandoned as unprofitable. - kids helped maximize profit but that does not mean the businesses would not have been profitable otherwise
E) Business methods in many post-war family-run businesses changed significantly as a result of the junior colleges. - Yes , the courses impacted significantly- Correct
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04 Jul 2018, 19:58
Hi Experts,

the option E says method of business changed, but it don't say that the methods were profitable. then how E is correct? I feel D should be the correct one.
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07 Jul 2018, 10:50
kanthaliya wrote:
Hi Experts,

the option E says method of business changed, but it don't say that the methods were profitable. then how E is correct? I feel D should be the correct one.

Hi kanthaliya,

Last Line states : the sons and daughters of merchants returned home, often to increase significantly the size of the family's enterprise or in other ways, to maximize the profits.

No where in the passage it is given that they maximized their profit. It is just given that " they returned home to maximize the profit".

The passage also states :- they maximize the profit by significantly increasing the size of the family's enterprise or in other ways. This can be presented as BUSINESS METHODS.

Now let's see Why D is incorrect

"Without the influence of junior colleges, many family-run businesses would have been abandoned as unprofitable." .

Can we answer conclude what would happen without the influence of junior colleges ? Whether it is Profitable or unprofitable? We are not provided with any info in the passage to conclude this.

Hence D is eliminated.

E is the Best of All.
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08 Jul 2018, 01:49
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kanthaliya wrote:
Hi Experts,

the option E says method of business changed, but it don't say that the methods were profitable. then how E is correct? I feel D should be the correct one.

Hi kanthaliya,

Last Line states : the sons and daughters of merchants returned home, often to increase significantly the size of the family's enterprise or in other ways, to maximize the profits.

No where in the passage it is given that they maximized their profit. It is just given that " they returned home to maximize the profit".

The passage also states :- they maximize the profit by significantly increasing the size of the family's enterprise or in other ways. This can be presented as BUSINESS METHODS.

Now let's see Why D is incorrect

"Without the influence of junior colleges, many family-run businesses would have been abandoned as unprofitable." .

Can we answer conclude what would happen without the influence of junior colleges ? Whether it is Profitable or unprofitable? We are not provided with any info in the passage to conclude this.

Hence D is eliminated.

E is the Best of All.

thank you very much. I understood
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