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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.
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.
(B) Two years ago, expenditures in Accounting for clerical supplies were the same as were expenditures that year in Billing for clerical supplies.
(C) The work of Billing now requires a wider variety of clerical supplies than it did in the past.
(D) Some of the paper-and-pencil work of both Accounting and Billing has been replaced by work done on computers.
(E) Members of Accounting found the clerical supplies cabinet of Billing more convenient to go to for supplies than their own department’s cabinet.

I couldnt choose between C and E
Although the OA is E
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06 Jul 2008, 22:06
If C is true, then same should also apply to Accounting. If it does not apply to accounting then billing is indeed wasting money. So it rather weakens Head's argument.

However if E is correct, then we have alternative that rather than Billing, it is accounting people also using Billing resources so it is not really Billing fault. So strengthen the Head's arguments.
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07 Jul 2008, 01:05
Couldn't exaplain better than abhijit_sen

abhijit_sen wrote:
If C is true, then same should also apply to Accounting. If it does not apply to accounting then billing is indeed wasting money. So it rather weakens Head's argument.

However if E is correct, then we have alternative that rather than Billing, it is accounting people also using Billing resources so it is not really Billing fault. So strengthen the Head's arguments.
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07 Jul 2008, 10:49
Jamesk486 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.
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.
(B) Two years ago, expenditures in Accounting for clerical supplies were the same as were expenditures that year in Billing for clerical supplies.
(C) The work of Billing now requires a wider variety of clerical supplies than it did in the past.
(D) Some of the paper-and-pencil work of both Accounting and Billing has been replaced by work done on computers.
(E) Members of Accounting found the clerical supplies cabinet of Billing more convenient to go to for supplies than their own department’s cabinet.

I couldnt choose between C and E
Although the OA is E

We need an answer choice which supports the Billin Head's claim that the dept is not wasting resources. C does not justify that supplies are wasted.
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07 Jul 2008, 15:13
Jamesk486 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.
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.
(B) Two years ago, expenditures in Accounting for clerical supplies were the same as were expenditures that year in Billing for clerical supplies.
(C) The work of Billing now requires a wider variety of clerical supplies than it did in the past.
(D) Some of the paper-and-pencil work of both Accounting and Billing has been replaced by work done on computers.
(E) Members of Accounting found the clerical supplies cabinet of Billing more convenient to go to for supplies than their own department’s cabinet.

I couldnt choose between C and E
Although the OA is E

C talks about wider variety...but not usage ....

E hits the nail on the head!!
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