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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 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.
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2009, 05:43
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2009, 07:38
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A. In each category, the selection panel was composed of filmmakers, and some
selection panels included no foreign filmmakers.

It introduces new info which is irrelevant.

B. Significantly more domestic films than foreign films were submitted to the
festival.

MAYBE. if the rate of acceptance is the same but there are more domestic films than foreign then more consideration.

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.

irrelevant info.


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.

fact is equal acceptance.

E. Most foreign films, unlike most domestic films, were submitted in categories with
high prestige, but with correspondingly low rates of acceptance.

HIGH MAYBE. It clearly states that the most foreign films are in contention for high awards - the low rates of acceptance should be THE SAME to both domestic and foreign (due to fact 1).

I pick E because it is more clearer than B since B never said the acceptance rate like E did here....
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2009, 08:59
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E also here.

A) The judges have no relevance here.
B) The number of films is irrelevant b/c the argument specifically talks about rates of acceptance.
C) Past acceptance rates have nothing to do with this year’s acceptance rates
D) This doesn’t explain the apparent contradiction. We are told the acceptance rate in each category does happen to be equal for both foreign and domestic.
E) This makes sense. Imagine the following scenario:

Category: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Foreign: 5% 5% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Domestic: 5% 5% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%

In the above scenario, both statements can be true. Within each category where foreign and domestic films were submitted, the acceptance rate is the same (Fact 1). However, imagine that no foreign films were submitted for categories 3 – 10 and domestic films were submitted across all categories. The overall acceptance rate of domestic films would be higher (Fact 2).
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2009, 09:31
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E also here.

A) The judges have no relevance here.
B) The number of films is irrelevant b/c the argument specifically talks about rates of acceptance.
C) Past acceptance rates have nothing to do with this year’s acceptance rates
D) This doesn’t explain the apparent contradiction. We are told the acceptance rate in each category does happen to be equal for both foreign and domestic.
E) This makes sense. Imagine the following scenario:

Category: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Foreign: 5% 5% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Domestic: 5% 5% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%

In the above scenario, both statements can be true. Within each category where foreign and domestic films were submitted, the acceptance rate is the same (Fact 1). However, imagine that no foreign films were submitted for categories 3 – 10 and domestic films were submitted across all categories. The overall acceptance rate of domestic films would be higher (Fact 2).


Great explanation Topher.
OA is E
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2009, 11:15
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2009, 09:18
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 00:00
It is easy to have a assume that there are domestic and foreign films submitted to every catalog and an incline to choose B as in my case :(
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 01:01
Great explanation buddy.
Kudos to you.
Thanks. Without your explanation, OA was not acceptable.
topher wrote:
E also here.

A) The judges have no relevance here.
B) The number of films is irrelevant b/c the argument specifically talks about rates of acceptance.
C) Past acceptance rates have nothing to do with this year’s acceptance rates
D) This doesn’t explain the apparent contradiction. We are told the acceptance rate in each category does happen to be equal for both foreign and domestic.
E) This makes sense. Imagine the following scenario:

Category: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Foreign: 5% 5% N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Domestic: 5% 5% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%

In the above scenario, both statements can be true. Within each category where foreign and domestic films were submitted, the acceptance rate is the same (Fact 1). However, imagine that no foreign films were submitted for categories 3 – 10 and domestic films were submitted across all categories. The overall acceptance rate of domestic films would be higher (Fact 2).
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 01:13
Narrowed it down to B&E, selected E finally.
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2009, 18:07
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2010, 09:08
According to my source, OA is B.

Coudl anybody clarify?
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2010, 10:24
E makes most sense.
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2010, 03:52
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2010, 06:42
I pick B. I do not know what the answer is.

I am a little confused Topher's explaination. In Topher's example, the same acceptance rate is just happened in the same field. Based on the Fact 1, within each category, the rate of acceptance for domestic films was the same as that for foreign films. It could means that if the rate of acceptance for domestic films is 20%, that for foreign films would be 20%, not N/A. If it is, E could be the answer. Besides, the background information did not mention any issue about prestige.
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2010, 19:14
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2010, 19:15
was confused in B and E for a while then chose B....
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2010, 08:04
Please clarify between B and E.
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Re: Film Festival [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 20:23
B, 'E' violates fact1:the rate of acceptance for domestic films was the same as that for foreign films
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