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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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I will with option A

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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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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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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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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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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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This question asks, "Which of the following is best supported by the information above?' In other words, what can be inferred from the stated material? The author in this question discusses the impact of junior colleges on family-run businesses. Evidence: These colleges introduced people to new methods that were often successfully applied to family-run businesses. Conclusion: These colleges had a tremendous effect on family-run businesses.

A good inference will not go beyond this scope or read too much into particular detail. We go through the choices on Inference questions, because it's hard to predict what the correct answer will be.

In (A) the disqualifying word is principally. The information presented does not specify what the junior colleges emphasized. This choice reads too much into the fact that often family businesses increased in size because of the newly acquired knowledge. (B) is wrong because we really can't infer how popular or widespread these methods were before the war. For all we know these could have been revolutionary techniques or well-kept secrets. In (C), we know junior colleges taught new methods of marketing and finance and stuff like that; we do not know how much management theory was or was not presented. This choice relies on data we aren't given-a sure sign of an incorrect or unwarranted inference. In (D), all we are really told is that many family-run businesses became more profitable. It is possible that many family-run businesses could have been abandoned as unprofitable had it not been for the junior colleges, but nothing suggests that there necessarily would have been a significant number of business failures without colleges.

(E) is certainly true. Business methods did change because of the education. Notice how nonbiased this statement is, coming directly from the information given. Often, people find the correct choice to be too obvious in Critical Reasoning questions; often it's just that straightforward.
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