« on: May 26, 2005, 07:22:11 AM »
Can you guys help me out with this one:
Over the last 25 years, the average price paid for a new car has steadily increased in relation to average individual income. This increase indicates that individuals who buy new cars today spend, on average, a larger amount relative to their incomes buying a car than their counterparts did 25 years ago.
Which one of the following, if true, most weakens the argument?
A)There has been a significant increase over the last 25 years in the proportion of individuals in households with more than one wage earner.
B)The number of used cars sold annually is the same as it was 25 years ago.
C)Allowing for inflation, average individual income has significantly declined over the last 25 years.
D)During the last 25 years, annual new-car sales and the population have both increased, but new-car sales have increased by a greater percentage.
E)Sales to individuals make up a smaller proportion of all new-car sales than they did 25 years ago.