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A leading cement manufacturer has been having problems [#permalink]
19 Feb 2009, 09:06
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A leading cement manufacturer has been having problems processing manufacturing and delivery records since it expanded its operations. To solve this problem, it plans to install a new platform on its central computing system which will run its tracking program five times faster than the current system does.
Which one of the following casts the most serious doubt on the manufacturer’s plan?
Not all computer platforms can make the company’s tracking program run more quickly.
The cost of the new computer platform will require the cement manufacturer to raise prices for its products.
The cement company’s computer system does not have the capability to run the new platform and cannot be updated.
The company has been increasing sales of cement by 1.5 percent a month for the past 18 months.
A completely new computer system could make the program run six times faster than it does currently.
I would choose C by POE A contradicts since it is stated that the new platform will be 5 times quicker B is irrelevant D sounds good, but we can't assume that the sales will definetly go up in future E is irrelevant
the cement company is growing so fast that even if it puts in a new computer system, the company will soon out grow it. I pick D
for all those that picked C, it says in the stem that the company is installing a new computer system
The original question states that "it plans to install a new platform on its central computing system which will run its tracking program five times faster than the current system does".
Was there another part of the question that was left out? I don't see where it says a new computer system is being installed, I think the original info clearly implies that a new platform is being installed on the CURRENT computing system. (C) suggests the new platform won't work on the current computing system, I don't see where a new computing system comes in.
In anycase, I vote for (C) as well. Choices A & B presents potential hindrances & side effects to the plan, they're plausible but not as strong as (C), which suggest the plan won't work at all. For me, (D) & (E) are eliminated right away, since they do not clearly present obstacles that would cast doubt on the plan's feasibility, effectiveness, or benefits. If anything, (D) illustrates the need for some kind of improvement over the status quo, since new orders are likely to increase in quantity & be more frequent.
Out of all current options, (C) creates by far the biggest obstacle to the plan. In fact, if (C) were true, it would highlight the negative aspects of both A and B combined.
now that I have gotten som sleep i think you are right...C seemed to obvious ..didnt trust it
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