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Source: Manhattan

Level: 3

Investing in fishing-boats could be very profitable at this time. A survey made by "Hook, Line and Sinker" magazine shows that 75 percent of the magazine's readers want to buy a new fishing-boat during the summer. However, fishing-boat manufacturers can only produce enough boats to satisfy 30% of total potential buyers.

Which of the following, if true, would undermine the soundness of the investment advice in the paragraph above?

  • A Fishing-boats cost too much for the average fisherman.
  • B Approximately a quarter of all fishermen do not use fishing-boats.
  • C Approximately a quarter of all fishermen buy fishing-boats that can accommodate 2-3 fishermen.
  • D Only half of all fishermen use a fishing-boat.
  • E Only half of those who say they want to buy a fishing-boat actually end up buying one.

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