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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 21:04
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the right answer really is 'E',and there is a trap in 'E'
First,why is 'B' wrong,see the explanation below:
D denotes demestic films,F denotes foreign films
category 1,rate=20%
D:100*20%=20
F:20*20%=4
category 2,rate=20%
D:500*20%=100
F:100*20%=20

overall rate(D)=(20+100)/(100+500)=120/600=20%
overall rate(F)=(4+20)/(20+100)=24/120=20%

SO,more domestic films don't mean higher overall rate.

Second,'E' says MOST F were submitted in CATEGORIES with low rates
As you see,that's the category which has low rate of acceptance,NOT F has the low rate of acceptance.That is really a trap which causes you to believe that 'E' contradics fact 1.
So:
category 1,rate=20%
D:100*20%=20
F:20*20%=4
category 2,RATE=5%
D:100*5%=5
F:400*5%=20

overall rate(D)=(20+20)/(100+100)=40/200=20%
overall rate(F)=(5+20)/(20+400)=25/420=6%(approximately)

as the calculation above,that most F were in category 2 and the rate of category 2 is extremely low both to D and F,causes the overall rate of F is around 6%
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2011, 04:33
that makes sense.
not an easy one.

licampus wrote:
the right answer really is 'E',and there is a trap in 'E'
First,why is 'B' wrong,see the explanation below:
D denotes demestic films,F denotes foreign films
category 1,rate=20%
D:100*20%=20
F:20*20%=4
category 2,rate=20%
D:500*20%=100
F:100*20%=20

overall rate(D)=(20+100)/(100+500)=120/600=20%
overall rate(F)=(4+20)/(20+100)=24/120=20%

SO,more domestic films don't mean higher overall rate.

Second,'E' says MOST F were submitted in CATEGORIES with low rates
As you see,that's the category which has low rate of acceptance,NOT F has the low rate of acceptance.That is really a trap which causes you to believe that 'E' contradics fact 1.
So:
category 1,rate=20%
D:100*20%=20
F:20*20%=4
category 2,RATE=5%
D:100*5%=5
F:400*5%=20

overall rate(D)=(20+20)/(100+100)=40/200=20%
overall rate(F)=(5+20)/(20+400)=25/420=6%(approximately)

as the calculation above,that most F were in category 2 and the rate of category 2 is extremely low both to D and F,causes the overall rate of F is around 6%

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Re: Background information: This year, each film submitted to [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 09:39
ankur55 wrote:
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 year’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.


The basic assumption in the question is that foreign films made entry in all the categories.
If there be a category such as "Drama", which has nominations from only domestic producers and zero nominations from foreign producers.


Option E

Undermines this assumption if we think as following:

The rate (we assume - 50% ) will be same if we choose from any of the categories Domestic/Foreign.
But, the actual number chosen for foreign will be zero (50% of zero is zero :lol: )

So, I'll go with E 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: Background information: This year, each film submitted to [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2014, 08:12
IMO, B

Lets say there are three categories (for the sake of clarity)

a b c
Dom: 10 (5) 20 (16) 30(6)
For: 20 (10) 10(08) 20(4)

Fig outside brackets indicate no. of films submitted; and fig inside is no. acepted with an acceptance rate of 50%, 80% and 20% respectively; being the same for both categories of films.

Now, For domestic films acceptance rate is 45% while for foriegn films is 44%. The fact arising due to higher no. of films domestic films being submitted.

Why not E ?
If foreign films are not being submitted in a particular categeory their acceptance rate is 0% which is a violation of fact 1.
Re: Background information: This year, each film submitted to   [#permalink] 29 Mar 2014, 08:12
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