Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 19:15

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

According to a recent magazine article, of those office

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 16 Jun 2010
Posts: 172
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 24 [1] , given: 1

According to a recent magazine article, of those office [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 09:38
1
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

40% (04:41) correct 60% (01:37) wrong based on 83 sessions
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, 25 percent actually work less than one hour. At the same time, over 90 percent of those same office employees believe they are more productive working at home than working in their office.

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following conclusions about the office employees discussed in the article?

A On average, the office employees working at home for a day work fewer hours than office employees working at the office.

B 10 percent of the office employees are less productive working from home than working in their office.

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

D At least 25 percent of the office employees can complete the same amount of work in one hour at home as in 8 hours at the office.

E Some of the office employees make statements regarding their productivity that are not in fact true.


Please explain the answer and comments about the question quality ? QA soon
_________________


R E S P E C T


Finally KISSedGMAT 700 times 450 to 700 An exprience

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Apr 2008
Posts: 92
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 7

Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 09:44
No clue, i would guess C and move on..

I think at 700+ one can get such a surprise thrown on his screen
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1474
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 13

GMAT Tests User
Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 10:14
wow..what a question.... i could only think of D...
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 459
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 5

GMAT Tests User
Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 10:38
C for me

Suppose there are 100 employees.
90 out of the 100 people believe they are more productive at home than they are at work.
25 out of the 100 people work less than one hour on the day they work from home.

The smallest possible overlap between these two subgroups of people is 15.

So, among that overlap group, people who work less than one hour when at home, and yet also feel more productive.

Hope this help !!!!! :-)
_________________

GGG (Gym / GMAT / Girl) -- Be Serious

Its your duty to post OA afterwards; some one must be waiting for that...


Last edited by onedayill on 29 Jun 2010, 06:58, edited 1 time in total.
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1474
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 13

GMAT Tests User
Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 11:06
The smallest possible overlap between these two subgroups of people is 15.
can u explain thiss?
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 16 Jun 2010
Posts: 172
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 1

Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 11:17
I don like working at either place though :)
_________________


R E S P E C T


Finally KISSedGMAT 700 times 450 to 700 An exprience

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Dec 2009
Posts: 227
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 3

GMAT Tests User
Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 11:30
Heart of the argument is - that there is some portion of office employees who feel they are productive irrespective of number of hours they work every day.

So basically we need to find percentage of those employees who rate their productivity exclusive to number of hours worked.

Options A,D and E can be completely eliminated since they are irrelevant.

Leaves me with option B and C.
B says 10% of employees (total employees) are less productive working from home. However as per premise maximum of [100% - 90%][25%][Total office employees]. This is definitely not 10%. Hence B cannot be correct answer choice.

Leaves me with option C.

90% of [25%] of employee feel they are productive irrespective of number of hours worked at home, which is around 22% of total employees. Hence at least 15% employee rate their productivity exclusive to number of hours worked.

Hence the correct answer choice is C.

Thanks,
Akhil M.Parekh
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 15 Jun 2010
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 11:31
C for me ..
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 29 Apr 2010
Posts: 228
Schools: Sloan R1, McCombs R1, Ross R1 (w/int), Haas R2, Kellogg R2
WE 1: Product Engineering/Manufacturing
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 26

GMAT Tests User
Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 28 Jun 2010, 19:02
I think it's C. Tricky question.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 16 Jun 2010
Posts: 172
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 1

Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 03:06
amp0201 wrote:
Heart of the argument is - that there is some portion of office employees who feel they are productive irrespective of number of hours they work every day.

So basically we need to find percentage of those employees who rate their productivity exclusive to number of hours worked.

Options A,D and E can be completely eliminated since they are irrelevant.

Leaves me with option B and C.
B says 10% of employees (total employees) are less productive working from home. However as per premise maximum of [100% - 90%][25%][Total office employees]. This is definitely not 10%. Hence B cannot be correct answer choice.

Leaves me with option C.

90% of [25%] of employee feel they are productive irrespective of number of hours worked at home, which is around 22% of total employees. Hence at least 15% employee rate their productivity exclusive to number of hours worked.

Hence the correct answer choice is C.

Thanks,
Akhil M.Parekh



QA C . Explained well. Thx
_________________


R E S P E C T


Finally KISSedGMAT 700 times 450 to 700 An exprience

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 459
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 5

GMAT Tests User
Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 06:59
dwivedys wrote:
The smallest possible overlap between these two subgroups of people is 15.
can u explain thiss?



A = 90 percent of the office employees believe that they are more productive at home than at work.
B = 25 percent of the office employees actually work fewer hours (<1 hr) when they work at home than when they work at the office (8 hrs).
A intersection B = 100 - (90+25) = 15
_________________

GGG (Gym / GMAT / Girl) -- Be Serious

Its your duty to post OA afterwards; some one must be waiting for that...

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 164
Location: India
Schools: ISB
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 14

GMAT Tests User
Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 10:13
Very tricky question :) . I will go with C. What is the OA?
_________________

_________________
If you like my post, consider giving me a kudos. THANKS!

VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1474
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 98 [0], given: 13

GMAT Tests User
Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 11:07
wow... I am still unable to get a hang of this question... :(
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1561
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 211 [0], given: 6

Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2010, 17:50
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.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 25 Jun 2010
Posts: 26
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 4

Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2010, 07:51
answer is E.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 160
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 5

GMAT Tests User
Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2010, 11:50
C FOR ME TOO..
Current Student
User avatar
Affiliations: Volunteer Operation Smile India, Creative Head of College IEEE branch (2009-10), Chief Editor College Magazine (2009), Finance Head College Magazine (2008)
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 471
Location: India
WE2: Entrepreneur (E-commerce - The Laptop Skin Vault)
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
WE: Marketing (Other)
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 83 [0], given: 24

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User
Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 06:05
C for me
_________________

Kidchaos

http://www.laptopskinvault.com

Follow The Laptop Skin Vault on:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheLaptopSkinVault
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LaptopSkinVault

Consider Kudos if you think the Post is good
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to change. It's not. - Dr. Seuss

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Feb 2010
Posts: 143
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 05:41
+1 for C
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jun 2009
Posts: 5
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2011, 19:34
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?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Sep 2010
Posts: 45
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: office employees working at home [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2011, 18:56
Awesome Question....the answer is indeed C.
Not hoping such questions in my CR section :P
Re: office employees working at home   [#permalink] 24 Apr 2011, 18:56
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
10 According to a recent magazine article, of those office kannn 11 10 Mar 2011, 09:59
According to a recent magazine article, of those office sidrah 3 23 Dec 2008, 05:09
According to a recent magazine article, of those office prasun84 9 05 Dec 2008, 06:10
According to a recent magazine article, of those office bsd_lover 12 04 May 2008, 00:16
According to a recent magazine article, of those office ncp 9 07 Feb 2007, 08:52
Display posts from previous: Sort by

According to a recent magazine article, of those office

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 30 posts ] 



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.