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Every week, the programming office at an FM radio station reviewed unsolicited letters from listeners who were expressing comments on the station’s programs. One week, the station received 50 letters with favorable comments about the station’s news reporting and music selection and 10 letters with unfavorable comments on the station’s new movie review segment of the evening program. Faced with this information, the programming director assumed that if some listeners did not like the movie review segment, then there must be other listeners who did like it. Therefore, he decided to continue the movie review segment of the evening program.
Which on e of the following identifies a problem with the programming director’s decision process?
(A) He failed to recognize that people are more likely to write letters of criticism than of praise.
(B) He could not properly infer from the fact that some listeners did not like the movie review segment that some others did.
(C) He failed to take into consideration the discrepancy in numbers between favorable and unfavorable letters received.
(D) He failed to take into account the relation existing between the movie review segment and the news.
(E) He did not wait until he received at least 50 letters with unfavorable comments about the movie review segment before making his decision.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2007, 21:55
B. I must say I would feel lot better about the answer if it said 'did not properly infer' instead of 'could not properly infer'.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2007, 01:19
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B. I must say I would feel lot better about the answer if it said 'did not properly infer' instead of 'could not properly infer'.


B says that "He could not properly infer from the fact that some listeners did not like the movie review segment that some others did". "Some others did" means we are assuming that some people really liked movie review. Even the director is assuming that. Is that assumption right?

I am not happy with any option. If you force me to choose one, I would go with plain C. :lol:
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2007, 06:38
One more for B.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2007, 06:58
B

A goes right along with his thinking. He assumed that he did receive more letters because people were happy with the programming.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2007, 09:08
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2007, 10:05
It should be between A and C.

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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2007, 15:21
One more for B. Cannot be A since that would be a good/correct thought process for the director. We are looking for the problem in the thought process.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2007, 21:04
the director assumed that if some listeners did not like the movie review segment, then there must be other listeners who did like it.so he went ahead with the movie review.

and if there is a problem with this decision(as what the qus asks) then it must be that the director was not able to take the right decision based on what facts lay ahead of him.

so seems like that choice B
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if the director thought that people will write more about criticism than praise and he got 10 letters of criticism for movie review and none praising it,then he must think that movie review is not going well with the listeners and he shuld discontinue that.

so here goes choice A.
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i'm confused between the two.??
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2007, 09:28
I think it's B, I think A is wrong because it is too specific.

What he really did was infer something based on listeners who did not like the segment , choice B

straight and to the point, we dont need any other extraneous explanations. Choice B explains his fault in logic in the most general sense.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2007, 04:30
Agree to B
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2007, 10:58
my A... it clearly identifies the problem that decision has ignored...
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2007, 10:41
My answer is 'A'.

The director did not receive any letter praising the program, instead received criticism.

He did not compare the fact that the news program received praise from listners because they liked the program. But in case Movie review program, director was comparing the numbers. It could be the fact that number of listners of Movie program is less than number of listners of News program.
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