GMAT Practice Question Set #12 (Question 34-36)

Critical Reasoning Question #35: Internet Startup Frenzy  
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In New York there has been an explosion of public interest in, and talent moving toward, internet startups over the last 5 years. The evidence of this explosion is that of the 100 or so internet startups currently active in the "New York Tech Meetup Group," 90 were founded over the course of the last 3 years.

The reasoning above assumes which one of the following?

(A)

All of the 100 internet startups are commercially viable options.

(B)

There were fewer than 90 internet startups that had been active 5 years ago and that ceased operations during the last 5 years.

(C)

There has not been a corresponding increase in the number of startups devoted to other sectors such as fashion, pharmaceutical, and semiconductors.

(D)

The percentage of college graduates going into computer related fields has increased over the past 5 years.

(E)

The 90 most recently founded companies were all established as a result of creative energy on the part of young new talent.

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