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# There are far fewer children available for adoption than

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26 Dec 2011, 18:48
neha2785 wrote:
Argument is that number of children available for adoption is less then number of parent trying to adopt
E is irrelevant and so is D
A state’s growth in parent
B is irrelevant to argument
SO C is remaining and it states that children ready for adoption and adopted cild rate is more or less same, which mean only few children were deemed as not fit for adoption, thus proving the argument

Option A does not state growth in parents but the "growth in waiting parents". Waiting increases only when demand is more than supply.
Option C can be inferred as demand is nearly equal to supply.

To me, option C is not stronger than option A. I believe wordings in the choices need to be modified to eradicate ambiguity.
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09 Mar 2012, 16:28
The below is the conclusion"

"There are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt.

" The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period"

Isnt this restating the conclusion in another way

Is that fine for strengthen questions? I thought we have to look for a new information always.

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22 Mar 2012, 00:56
raviram80 wrote:
The below is the conclusion"

"There are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt.

" The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period"

Isnt this restating the conclusion in another way

Is that fine for strengthen questions? I thought we have to look for a new information always.

Thanks

Its not restating the conclusion.

"The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period"
This doesn't mean that there are fewer children for adoption. Say there are 1 lac adoption previous year therefore there will be 1 lac adoption this year also. So we can't really say there are fewer children for adoption.

Correct me if i am wrong.
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22 Mar 2012, 01:31
C goes the best.

claim: there are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt

C suggests demand =supply
hence in 82, 50000 people demanded and 50000 were available
now 2 millions are waiting that means there is no supply against this demand hence this strengthens the claim.

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22 Mar 2012, 17:09
C is better than A (because of other reasons like difficult process and policies )
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23 May 2013, 16:28
For me A is much better option than C. It clearly states "The number of couples waiting to adopt has increased significantly" It explicitly says waiting to adopt has increased -- strengthening authors claims that there are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt.

Now look at C it says "The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period." so what? There are 10 children available and 10 got adopted. Also, notice there is word approximately used in the choice C. it could be 9 available and 10 parents or vice-versa i.e. 10 children and 9 parents want to adopt.Not conclusive enough.
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18 Nov 2014, 11:43
IMO c. why ? because we are trying to strengthened the authors claim. It can be done by supporting the assumption that adoption = Children available. The argument doesn't specify number of children available, it just tells us about the adoption number.
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19 Nov 2014, 03:47
There are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt. Two million couples are currently waiting to adopt, but in 1982, the last year for which figures exist, there were only some 50,000 adoptions.

Which of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the author’s claim that there are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt?

(A) The number of couples waiting to adopt has increased significantly in the last decade - No effect on conclusion
(B) The number of adoptions in the current year is greater than the number of adoptions in any preceding year - No bearing

(C) The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period - Correct
(D) People who seek to adopt children often go through a long process of interviews and investigation by adoption agencies - OFS
(E) People who seek to adopt children generally make very good parents - OFS

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14 May 2015, 07:51
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There are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt. Two million couples are currently waiting to adopt, but in 1982, the last year for which figures exist, there were only some 50,000 adoptions.
Which of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the author’s claim that there are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt?
(A) The number of couples waiting to adopt has increased significantly in the last decade.
(B) The number of adoptions in the current year is greater than the number of adoptions in any preceding year.
(C) The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period.
(D) People who seek to adopt children often go through a long process of interviews and investigation by adoption agencies.
(E) People who seek to adopt children generally make very good parents.
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The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period.-means children to be adopted are small in no.-fewer children
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14 May 2015, 08:42
There are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt. Two million couples are currently waiting to adopt, but in 1982, the last year for which figures exist, there were only some 50,000 adoptions.
Which of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the author’s claim that there are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt?

(A) The number of couples waiting to adopt has increased significantly in the last decade. There's no mention of the number of children available for adoption
(B) The number of adoptions in the current year is greater than the number of adoptions in any preceding year. There's no mention of the number of children available for adoption in proportion to the number of adults who wish to adopt
(C) The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period. If the number of adoptions is limited to the number of children available, this definitely strengthens to the conclusion that there are more people who want to adopt relevant to the number of children available to be adopted.
(D) People who seek to adopt children often go through a long process of interviews and investigation by adoption agencies. The adoption process isn't relevant.
(E) People who seek to adopt children generally make very good parents.The quality of parenting isn't relevant.
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15 Oct 2017, 02:27
There are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt. Two million couples are currently waiting to adopt, but in 1982, the last year for which figures exist, there were only some 50,000 adoptions.

Which of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the author’s claim that there are far fewer children available for adoption than there are people who want to adopt?

(A) The number of couples waiting to adopt has increased significantly in the last decade. -# of couples might have increased, but we still don't know about the # of children ready to be adopted.
(B) The number of adoptions in the current year is greater than the number of adoptions in any preceding year. -we still don't know about the # of children ready to be adopted.
(C) The number of adoptions in a year is approximately equal to the number of children available for adoption in that period. -Correct. If the last year there were 50,000 adoptions, then there were appx. 50,000 children to be adopted. As per the premise, this option satisfies our criteria.
(D) People who seek to adopt children often go through a long process of interviews and investigation by adoption agencies. -We are not worried about the process.
(E) People who seek to adopt children generally make very good parents. -We are not worried about the quality of parents.
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