PT 16 sec 2 #1

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PT 16 sec 2 #1

Postby lakers3peat » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:21 pm

Lol, will someone please explain to me the paradox in this raccoon question. I got the right answer but it took me like 3 minutes to figure out the very first question and I still don't really understand exactly whats going on with these rabid racoons. :roll:

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Re: PT 16 sec 2 #1

Postby KevinP » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:24 pm

WARNING! For those taking the test, answer is below.


@OP: The LR questions differ noticeably in older PTs from newer PTs so be aware of that.

The stimulus states:
2 years ago: Less than 25% of raccoons have rabies. 32 cases confirmed.
Past 12 months: 50% of raccoons have rabies. 18 cases confirmed.

In other words, a smaller proportion of raccoons had rabies but a larger number also had rabies two years ago. If raccoons with rabies died that means the proportion could increase but the total number decrease because there are less raccoons around.

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Re: PT 16 sec 2 #1

Postby lakers3peat » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:09 pm

Thanks Kevin. That's what I thought was going on when they said "succumbed to rabies." For some reason, i had a problem wrapping my finger around getting rabies vs. getting rabies and dieing




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