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Most voters prefer Candidate A to Candidate B. Of those who prefer Candidate A, some feel that budgeting for
schools is the most important issue. All voters who prefer Candidate B feel that budgeting for schools is the most
important issue.

A. A majority of voters feel that budgeting for schools is the most important issue.

B. At least some voters who prefer Candidate B do not share at least one common concern with at least one voter who prefers Candidate A.

C. Most voters in our district who find budgeting for schools to be the most important issue prefer Candidate B.

D. Some voters who feel budgeting for schools is the most important issue prefer Candidate B.

E. Budgeting for schools is the most important issue for at least some of the voters.

F. Some voters who prefer Candidate A are concerned about at least one issue about which voters who prefer Candidate B are concerned.

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I came across this Inference question in Critical reasoning. More than one right choices. Can someone explain why B is not a right answer choice?
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Why B is not a right answer choice?

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Because it states exactly the opposite of what is mentioned in the question.
Option B states that some voters for Candidate b do not share their preference with at least one voter who favors candidate A.

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Most voters prefer Candidate A to Candidate B. Of those who prefer Candidate A, some feel that budgeting for
schools is the most important issue. All voters who prefer Candidate B feel that budgeting for schools is the most
important issue.

A. A majority of voters feel that budgeting for schools is the most important issue.

B. At least some voters who prefer Candidate B do not share at least one common concern with at least one voter who prefers Candidate A.

C. Most voters in our district who find budgeting for schools to be the most important issue prefer Candidate B.

D. Some voters who feel budgeting for schools is the most important issue prefer Candidate B.

E. Budgeting for schools is the most important issue for at least some of the voters.

F. Some voters who prefer Candidate A are concerned about at least one issue about which voters who prefer Candidate B are concerned.

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Hi..

lets see each choice one by one..

Most voters prefer Candidate A to Candidate B. Of those who prefer Candidate A, some feel that budgeting for
schools is the most important issue. All voters who prefer Candidate B feel that budgeting for schools is the most
important issue.

A. A majority of voters feel that budgeting for schools is the most important issue.
Not necessary... IT will depend on " VOTERS voting for A and also feeling budgeting for schools as most important issue..
Had MOST voters voted for B, this would have been correct


B. At least some voters who prefer Candidate B do not share at least one common concern with at least one voter who prefers Candidate A.
May NOT be necessary. What if there is no other important issue. Also we are not aware of any other concern the voters may have. the para does not speak about those, so we cannot answer this.

C. Most voters in our district who find budgeting for schools to be the most important issue prefer Candidate B.
Again not necessary. Ratio of A to B not known. what if only 1% voted for B and rest 99% for A. 30% of these 99% feel budgeting to be most important issue

D. Some voters who feel budgeting for schools is the most important issue prefer Candidate B.
The wordings make it a wrong choice..
WHO makes it a restrictive clause..
if it were " some of the VOTERS who"-- it would be ok


E. Budgeting for schools is the most important issue for at least some of the voters.
Clearly flows from the para

F. Some voters who prefer Candidate A are concerned about at least one issue about which voters who prefer Candidate B are concerned.
I again find flaw in some voters who and some of the voters who..
It seems that of all voters, some voters who prefer A share a common concern with others who vote for B..
we cannot say that!!

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D, E and F (all three) are answers. This is not a proper gmat test question. This question helps to understand different types of errors and possible answers in a gmat inference question. Thanks all for your help.

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Hi..

lets see each choice one by one..

Most voters prefer Candidate A to Candidate B. Of those who prefer Candidate A, some feel that budgeting for
schools is the most important issue. All voters who prefer Candidate B feel that budgeting for schools is the most
important issue.

A. A majority of voters feel that budgeting for schools is the most important issue.
Not necessary... IT will depend on " VOTERS voting for A and also feeling budgeting for schools as most important issue..
Had MOST voters voted for B, this would have been correct


B. At least some voters who prefer Candidate B do not share at least one common concern with at least one voter who prefers Candidate A.
May NOT be necessary. What if there is no other important issue. Also we are not aware of any other concern the voters may have. the para does not speak about those, so we cannot answer this.

C. Most voters in our district who find budgeting for schools to be the most important issue prefer Candidate B.
Again not necessary. Ratio of A to B not known. what if only 1% voted for B and rest 99% for A. 30% of these 99% feel budgeting to be most important issue

D. Some voters who feel budgeting for schools is the most important issue prefer Candidate B.
The wordings make it a wrong choice..
WHO makes it a restrictive clause..
if it were " some of the VOTERS who"-- it would be ok


E. Budgeting for schools is the most important issue for at least some of the voters.
Clearly flows from the para

F. Some voters who prefer Candidate A are concerned about at least one issue about which voters who prefer Candidate B are concerned.
I again find flaw in some voters who and some of the voters who..
It seems that of all voters, some voters who prefer A share a common concern with others who vote for B..
we cannot say that!!



Hi Chetan,

Thanks for explanation. I chose D, but i have question regaring option F.

Some voters who prefer Candidate A are concerned about at least one issue about which voters who prefer Candidate B are concerned.

It is mentioned from the permise, some of the voters who prefer A, also feel budgeting as most important concern and all voters who support B feel budgeting as the most important concern. So aren't some voters of A sharing a common concern with voters of B?. if option F read as "Most voters who prefer Candidate A are concerned about at least one issue about which voters who prefer Candidate B are concerned". Yes then F is incorrect for sure.

What do you say? Option F also looks OK to me.

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