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Background information: This year, each film submitted to [#permalink]
12 May 2006, 19:45
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Background information: This year, each film submitted to the Barbizon Film Festival was submitted in one of ten categories. For each category, there was a panel that decided which submitted films to accept.
Fact 1: Within each category, the rate of acceptance for domestic films was the same as that for foreign films.
Fact 2: The overall rate of acceptance of domestic films was significantly higher than that of foreign films.
In light of the background information, which of the following, if true, can account for fact 1 and fact 2 both being true of the submissions to this yearâ€™s Barbizon Film Festival?
A. In each category, the selection panel was composed of filmmakers, and some selection panels included no foreign filmmakers.
B. Significantly more domestic films than foreign films were submitted to the festival.
C. In each of the past three years, the overall acceptance rate was higher for foreign than for domestic films, an outcome that had upset some domestic filmmakers.
D. The number of films to be selected in each category was predetermined, but in no category was it required that the acceptance rate of foreign films should equal that of domestic films.
E. Most foreign films, unlike most domestic films, were submitted in categories with high prestige, but with correspondingly low rates of acceptance.
I thought it was easy B also. This question deals with rate (percentage) and overall # (actual), and answer B provides an explanation that'd satisfy equal rate but unequal actual number of films accepted.
I still go with B because all other choices get eliminated by POE:
Choice A - Irrelevant to the facts discussed.
Choice C - Going beyond the scope of facts.
Choice D - Contradicts fact 1.
Choice E - No evidence in the facts presented on whether high prestige categories comprise the majority of categories or not.
only E can make sense ..we are already told that the acceptance rate in each category was same ..
Lets say there are 2 categories with high prestige and rest are normal categories ..
lets say the no of foreign entries in both the high esteemed categories is 1000 and no of domestic entries is 10 and rate of acceptance for both categories is 1 out of 10.
Thus for these two categories:
No of foreign category entries selected = 100 each
No of domestic entries selected = 1 each
Lets assume in the rest of the 8 categories,
No of foreign entries were 10 each
No of domestic entries were 1000 each
and the acceptance rate was 8 out of 10.
No of foreign entries selected = 8 each
No of domestic entries selected = 800 each ..
foreign = 264/2080 = 0.127
domestic = 6402/8080 = 0.79
This explains both the facts ...