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09 Dec 2009, 04:09
'E' seems to be the best choice.
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09 Dec 2009, 07:37
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09 Dec 2009, 09:18
I didn't go with C because the paragraph states that accounting and billing do the same kind of job. So, they cannot use different types of supplies.
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09 Dec 2009, 11:21
I would go for E as well !
D does not make sense at all .
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09 Dec 2009, 17:40
definitely E
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09 Dec 2009, 19:06
E makes the sense.
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12 Dec 2009, 12:03
I think C is not right because the point needs to be hit is the amount of money.
You might assume too much to conclude that "a wider variety of clerical supplies"
is equivalent to higher cost.

An interesting question is how can Billing waste the supplies when it requires more of those?
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16 Dec 2010, 05:15
E.

one - accounting dept usage of clerical supplies gets charged to billing
two - accounting dept usage of clerical supplies does not get charged to accounting dept
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16 Dec 2010, 07:26
It should be E. As the point made in option D has similar impact on both department hence it is not making any material impact over difference in stationary cost for these dept.
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16 Dec 2010, 07:32
I'd go with E too. The only one that makes sense
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17 Dec 2010, 07:15
good explanation its certainly E
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20 Dec 2011, 12:40
Before reading the answer choices, I thought if once has more staff, then supplies cost more. I understand how it can be E, but why not A?
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21 Dec 2011, 00:44
+1 for E
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21 Dec 2011, 02:39
Choice E is correct. choice C is not support because it neglected the comparison between Accounting department and Billing department
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21 Dec 2011, 20:38
IMO E
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22 Dec 2011, 03:11
Chose E
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22 Dec 2011, 08:34
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26 Dec 2011, 06:01
E

Need to support Billing department high cost of supplies
A ) is negative
B ) is negative
C ) it needs more supplies but does not tells why its higher then accounting
D ) does not prove why billing department cost is high
E ) proves the point
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20 Dec 2012, 08:14

rkatl wrote:
Manager: Accounting and Billing are located right next to each other and the two departments do similar kinds of work; yet expenditures for clerical supplies charged to Billing are much higher. Is Billing wasting supplies?
Head of Billing: Not at all.

Translation: Is the Billing department wasting clerical supplies?

Which of the following, if true, best supports the position of the Head of Billing?

(A) There are more staff members in Accounting than in Billing.

Head of Billing: we're not wasting supplies... accounting has more people using less supplies than we are! Clearly illogical

(B) Two years ago, expenditures in Accounting for clerical supplies were the same as were expenditures that year in Billing for clerical supplies.

Head of Billing: we're not wasting supplies... because two years ago we used the same as Accounting. Doesn't work.

(C) The work of Billing now requires a wider variety of clerical supplies than it did in the past.

Head of Billing: we're not wasting supplies... because we now require thirteen different colors of Post-Its... Nope!

(D) Some of the paper-and-pencil work of both Accounting and Billing has been replaced by work done on computers.

Head of Billing: we're not wasting supplies... though there is still a discrepancy in the receipts, some of our work is now done on computers. No way!

(E) Members of Accounting found the clerical supplies cabinet of Billing more convenient to go to for supplies than their own department’s cabinet.

Head of Billing: we're not wasting supplies... our supplies are frequently utilized by both departments and assuming that only the Billing department accesses our supply cabinet will make it appear we are using more.

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