apoorvsahare33 wrote:
Doesn't option E depend on the assumption that the number students who applied remain either same or increase - As application either increase or remain same and percentage qualified increase, mean that overall more number of students qualified.
But what if the total number of applications itself have dropped to significantly low, then even if the percentage qualified increases, the total number of qualified students might actually decrease.
And since we cannot make any such assumptions, I feel like B should have been a better choice.
B is distant from the conclusion and its weakening. We need to know if the students have math skills or not , NOT a comparison among countries
Regards