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Critical Reasoning: Inference Questions

In Country Cora, the rate of students going to university has grown and is higher than the rate in Country Sofia even though both countries are equal in size and have the same population.

If the statements above are correct, they most strongly support which of the following?

Incorrect.

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This answer choice contradicts the information given in the premises. If both countries have the same number of people and the rate of students going into university in Country Cora is higher, then Cora would have more students in total going to uni.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice contradicts the information given in the premises. If both countries have the same number of people and the rate of students going into university in Country Cora is higher, then Cora would have more students in total going to uni.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice goes beyond the premises given, which do not mention the level of education in either country.

Remember that in Inference questions you are asked to take only a small step from the premises.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice goes beyond the premises given. We do not know how many students graduate; we only know that the rate of students going to university is higher in Country Cora.

Good work!

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If the rate of students going to university is higher in Cora than in Sofia, and given that they have the same population, then it can be concluded that the number of students is higher in Cora.

Country Sofia has more students going into universities than Country Cora.
Both countries have the same number of students going into universities.
Students will be better off getting education in Country Cora.
Country Cora has more graduate students than Country Sofia.
There are fewer university students in Country Sofia than there are in Country Cora.