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in the mail,, [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2005, 05:54
Nearly all mail that is correctly addressed arrives at its destination within two business days of being sent. In fact, correctly addressed mail takes longer than this only when it is damaged in transit. Overall, however, most mail arrives three business days or more after being sent.

If the statements above are true, which one of the following must be true?

(A) A large proportion of the mail that is correctly addressed is damaged in transit.

(B) No incorrectly addressed mail arrives within two business days of being sent.

(C) Most mail that arrives within two business days of being sent is correctly addressed.

(D) A large proportion of mail is incorrectly addressed.

(E) More mail arrives within two business days of being sent than arrives between two and three business days after being sent.
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Re: in the mail,, [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2005, 06:23
Unable to decide between 'A' & 'D'.

Can anyone of you refute either one of them.

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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2005, 06:35
I will go with C

~all mail (correct address) -> comes in 2 days
mail (with damage + correct address -> taken longer ( 3 days)
overall mail comes within 2-3 days


(A) A large proportion of the mail that is correctly addressed is damaged in transit.

- no where can it be proved.

(B) No incorrectly addressed mail arrives within two business days of being sent.

- no information is there in the argument about incorrect address.

(C) Most mail that arrives within two business days of being sent is correctly addressed.

- only if not damaged.. keep this

(D) A large proportion of mail is incorrectly addressed.

- no information is there in the argument about incorrect address.

(E) More mail arrives within two business days of being sent than arrives between two and three business days after being sent.
- I dont think we have enough information or data to support this.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2005, 09:45
I chose A but OA is D with a surprise.

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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2005, 19:28
You might want to check this long discussion we had now that the answer is divulged
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=7848
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2005, 20:00
tough one. C seems correct.

but difficult to agree with D because most mails that take 3 or more days to arreive could include the correctly addressed but damaged mails. if this is the case, then D wouldnot be correct...................

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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2005, 02:23
thanks Paul for the link..great discussion there.

Q is from LSAT 1000 CR doc with no OE ..I wonder how was there an OE in the discussion link. would love to put my hands on if available in the market... :-D
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