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25 Apr 2011, 03:06
C . but can some expert throw some light on how to handle such questions on the gmat ? suppose there are 10-15 questions like this on the D-day ... how to score then ?
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25 Apr 2011, 03:20
@onedayill that is good job , as soon as i took this through the venn diagram kind of approach it became quite clear how to eliminate B .
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31 Oct 2011, 18:46
Good thought and question. Like all the others, I have to choose C too.

But, I think becoming productive is in the nature of a person. It doesn't depend on the number of hours he/she has worked or on the place he/she is working at.

Letting an employee work from home is definitely a challenge though. That is because it is where a lot of distractions come from hence making them more unproductive. However, now that we have modern technology, with the right monitoring tools coupled with good management techniques, I'm sure the good work environment, even when employees are working from home will still be there.

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01 Nov 2011, 12:00
I'd say C, too. The question is a little weird, though.

"of those office employees who typically work 8 hours at the office each day but sometimes say that they will work at home on a particular day,"

.. and what about the other ones, those who do not work 8 hours each day or don't work at home at all? C states "the office employees", but i'd understand "the office employees" to be "all office employees", not only the ones working 8 hours a day and sometimes at home.

Go to an M&A company where 99% of the people are working like 16 hours a day, you couldn't say anything about "the employees" just by judging a small subset of people woring 8 hours daily.
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01 Nov 2011, 20:54
Took me around 3 mins to convince myself on C for this one. How long did it take for you guys?

pesfunk wrote:
Awesome Question....the answer is indeed C.
Not hoping such questions in my CR section

On the contrary, You WANT to have such CRs on your screen..
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02 Nov 2011, 06:15
C, tricky wording.
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02 Nov 2011, 11:32
Good question. I was inclined to E, but looks like C is the correct answer.
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06 Jan 2012, 21:58
+ 1 for C,if 15% of people believe productivity and no. of hours worked are not related then they are the ones who strengthen the argument.
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21 Jun 2013, 06:35
I am really baffled by the fact that nobody is looking in to the fact that statement says "of those office employees who typically work 8 hours at the office each day
but sometimes say that they will work at home on a particular day, 25 percent actually work less than one hour."
There can still be office employees who do not choose to work at home, there is no denial of this scenario in the argument. So all percentages in the argument are specific only to the group who choose to work from home some days.
Which means that calculating the overlap of 15% actually applies only on employees who choose to work from home sometimes, not all all employees(which in turn leaves a chance of this value being less than 15% for all employees).
Also all answer statements are about ALL employees and NOT "those employees" which choose to work at home sometimes.
What is the OA anyway?
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24 May 2015, 04:15
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My doubt here is as follows:

According to a recent magazine article, of those office employees WHO typically work 8 hours at the office each day but sometimes say that they will work at home on a particular day.

Doesn't this mean that the office employees being discussed in the first place is NOT ALL office employees but only those who typically work 8 hours at the office each day but sometimes say they will work at home on a particular day. What about those office employees who work at the office each day but never mention about working at home on a particular day?

I faced this questions today. And this was exactly my doubt when I saw the answer. It seems nobody has got an answer to this. Everybody is just assuming that all the employees in the organization "work 8 hours at the office each day but sometimes say that they will work at home on a particular day".

Have u been able to justify C as the correct answer?
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24 May 2015, 04:21
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There are 100 employees in company X

When working from home, 25% employees work less than 1 hour = 25 employees work less than 1 hour

over 90% of the employees believe they are productive = 90 or more than 90 (may be 90, 93, 94, 96 or 97 etc.) employees believe they are productive

Now suppose there are exactly 90 employees who believe they are productive and 10 employees believe they are not productive. And in the worst case, these 10 employees are from the group of 25 who work for 1 hour. That still leaves 15 employees to believe that they are productive even when they work for 1 hour.

And C exactly says that

At least 15 percent of the office employees do not define productivity exclusively in terms of the number of hours worked.

My doubt here is as follows:

According to a recent magazine article, of those office employees WHO typically work 8 hours at the office each day but sometimes say that they will work at home on a particular day.

Doesn't this mean that the office employees being discussed in the first place is NOT ALL office employees but only those who typically work 8 hours at the office each day but sometimes say they will work at home on a particular day. What about those office employees who work at the office each day but never mention about working at home on a particular day?

I am baffled to see that nobody has an answer to this doubt.
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