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Re: CR-films [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2010, 13:54
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This is kind of an inference + paradox question so the correct answer must be consistent with both fact 1 and fact 2. Since this is an inference question, we do not really need to use a negation technique. We only use negation technique on assumption questions in general. It is almost like a paradox question since fact 1 and fact 2 doesn't seems to be compatible with each other. If you have the same acceptance rate for each categories then why did the domestic film have a higher overall rate of acceptance than foreign film.

When you are faced with difficult CR question, there are two things you can do, first try to use your intuition and logic to get through a problem (it'll save you time), if that doesn't work then use a process of elimination since you don't have the whole day to ponder upon the logic behind this stimulus.

I got through this question by using a process of elimination + a little bit of intuition.

Answer choice A & C doesn't really address the issue in regards to the rate of acceptance. Therefore, we could quickly ruled them out.

Answer choice B (tricky choice): this is a trap by the test writer, it sounds correct but its not. This answer choice is consistent with fact #1. However, it is inconsistent with fact #2. In this question, we care about the rate of acceptance, not a total number of acceptance between two group. Try to use a number to illustrate this question.

Answer choice D: this again doesn't address the issue of the rate of acceptance. We don't care about the "requirement". We want to know why is there a slight discrepancy between fact 1 and fact 2.

Answer choice E is correct because it address the acceptance rate. Sunny has an amazing explanation to E. here it is:


' If most foreign films were submitted to the low acceptance categories, unlike domestic films, then this accounts for the overall low rate for foreign films while still maintaining that domestic rate equal foreign in each category.

for sake of simplicity we have 100 foreign and 100 domestic films. There are 5 high acceptance(20%) and 5 low acceptance categories(10%).

80 foreign films were nominated in the 5 low acceptance groups evenly, 16 each, 10% means just under 1.6 film per category, so in all 8 foreign films.
and say 20 domestic films were nominated in these categories evenly. 4 each and 10% would mean 0.4 films per cat and total of 2 domestic films.

For the high category, we have 80(16 in each) domestic and 20(4 in each) foreign films. 20 % would mean around 16 total domestic and 4 total foreign.

Total domestic - 18
Total Foreign - 12

Overall Domestic > Overall Foreign.

The numbers are jumbled up but I guess we get the picture." Bravo! Sunny

This is why E is correct.

p.s. I would encourage you guys to look at the correct answer which is on the "reveal" link before you post the explanation. This would really help minimizing the confusion in this explanation forum. The O.G answer key is E, so no one should argue why B is correct unless the O.G is wrong. But this is not a case on this question.
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Re: CR-films [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2010, 15:30
good question. took quite some time to understand that OA should be E.
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Re: CR-films [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2011, 08:29
B is correct I felt..but E seems more comprehensive and correct!
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Re: CR-films [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2011, 06:23
E..is my answer
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Re: CR-films [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 06:36
It's E! Straightforward! It came down to a tie between D and E, but E had the likelihood of being correct to higher degree.
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Re: Background information: This year, each film submitted to [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2012, 05:08
Good question.. I was able to eliminate 3 wrong choices but eliminated the right choice like most of times i do.

I did not notice acceptance so choose B.
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Re: Background information: This year, each film submitted to [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2012, 18:55
it is clear that either B or E is the AO.

Looking at the nature of these statements, I will choose B. because B resolves the paradox. allow both the facts to be true whereas option E gives more importance to second fact.

looking at the official Resolve the paradox question, one can come to know that AOs which support only statement and destroy the other are incorrect.
AO which resolves the paradox, ie which allows both the statements to be true is correct.

AO E also looks like an intelligent incorrect AO.
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Re: Background information: This year, each film submitted to [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2012, 02:02
Missed this one. Felt this one was really tough for me. Came down to between D and E and chose D. :(
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Re: Background information: This year, each film submitted to [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2013, 12:04
Excellent question! I went for the trap answer. But finally chose E. :idea:
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Re: Background information: This year, each film submitted to [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2014, 23:26
Let's make it simple.

Let there be a total of 100 domestic and foreign films.

Lets there be 2 categories- One with High acceptance(50%) and the other with Low acceptance(10%).

If 80 foreign are submitted to Low acceptance(10%) category and 20 to High acceptance(50%) category, TOTAL ACCEPTANCE=8+10=18

If 70 domestic films are submitted to High acceptance(50%) category and 30 to Low acceptance(10%) category, TOTAL ACCEPTANCE=35+3=38

Therefore E.
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