• Free Practice Test & Review
How would you score if you took the GMAT

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5 Day FREE Trial
Study Smarter, Not Harder

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Veritas GMAT Class
Experience Lesson 1 Live Free

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Free Trial & Practice Exam
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Magoosh
Study with Magoosh GMAT prep

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 5-Day Free Trial
5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Get 300+ Practice Questions

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• Award-winning private GMAT tutoring
Register now and save up to \$200

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

• 1 Hour Free
BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE

Available with Beat the GMAT members only code

## 1000 CR - TEST B #19

tagged by:

This topic has 2 member replies
sky828i Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts
Joined
20 Jun 2007
Posted:
11 messages

#### 1000 CR - TEST B #19

Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:38 am
Elapsed Time: 00:00
• Lap #[LAPCOUNT] ([LAPTIME])
19.The U.S. census is not perfect: thousands of Americans probably go uncounted. However, the basic statistical portrait of the nation painted by the census is accurate. Certainly some of the poor go uncounted, particularly the homeless; but some of the rich go uncounted as well, because they are often abroad or traveling between one residence and another.
Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?
(A) Both the rich and the poor have personal and economic reasons to avoid being counted by the census.
(B) All Americans may reasonably be classified as either poor or rich.
(C) The percentage of poor Americans uncounted by the census is close to the percentage of rich Americans uncounted.
(D) The number of homeless Americans is approximately equal to the number of rich Americans.
(E) The primary purpose of the census is to analyze the economic status of the American population.

how com the answer is 'c'?
can anyone explain?

Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums!
beny Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Joined
20 Jul 2007
Posted:
214 messages
Thanked:
3 times
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:15 pm
sky828i wrote:
19.The U.S. census is not perfect: thousands of Americans probably go uncounted. However, the basic statistical portrait of the nation painted by the census is accurate. Certainly some of the poor go uncounted, particularly the homeless; but some of the rich go uncounted as well, because they are often abroad or traveling between one residence and another.
Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument above depends?
(A) Both the rich and the poor have personal and economic reasons to avoid being counted by the census.
(B) All Americans may reasonably be classified as either poor or rich.
(C) The percentage of poor Americans uncounted by the census is close to the percentage of rich Americans uncounted.
(D) The number of homeless Americans is approximately equal to the number of rich Americans.
(E) The primary purpose of the census is to analyze the economic status of the American population.

how com the answer is 'c'?
can anyone explain?
The conclusion is in bold. It only holds under assumption C. If the percentages of uncounted people of different classes were not relatively equal, the statistical portrait would not be accurate.

kajcha Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
Joined
28 Aug 2007
Posted:
321 messages
Thanked:
1 times
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:45 am
Agree with beny.. ANS is C

### Best Conversation Starters

1 Vincen 180 topics
2 lheiannie07 65 topics
3 Roland2rule 49 topics
4 ardz24 44 topics
5 LUANDATO 23 topics
See More Top Beat The GMAT Members...

### Most Active Experts

1 Brent@GMATPrepNow

GMAT Prep Now Teacher

147 posts
2 Rich.C@EMPOWERgma...

EMPOWERgmat

103 posts
3 GMATGuruNY

The Princeton Review Teacher

102 posts
4 EconomistGMATTutor

The Economist GMAT Tutor

94 posts
5 DavidG@VeritasPrep

Veritas Prep

76 posts
See More Top Beat The GMAT Experts