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Officer nominations [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2005, 14:36
20. The following proposal to amend the bylaws of an organization was circulated to its members for comment.

When more than one nominee is to be named for an office, prospective nominees must consent to nomination and before giving such consent must be told who the other nominees will be.


Which of the following comments concerning the logic of the proposal is accurate if it cannot be known who the actual nominees are until prospective nominees have given their consent to be nominated?

(A) The proposal would make it possible for each of several nominees for an office to be aware of who all of the other nominees are.
(B) The proposal would widen the choice available to those choosing among the nominees.
(C) If there are several prospective nominees, the proposal would deny the last nominee equal treatment with the first.
(D) The proposal would enable a prospective nominee to withdraw from competition with a specific person without making that withdrawal known.
(E) If there is more than one prospective nominee, the proposal would make it impossible for anyone to become a nominee.



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 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2005, 14:48
This is a chicken-n-egg problem
I guess the answer is (E)

The nominees will consent only if they know who else is contesting. They wont tell that they will contest if they dont know who else is contesting. Since no one will tell about their desire non one will ever know.
This is a deadlock.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2005, 16:48
Full Bouncer for me :oops: .

anandnk wrote:
This is a chicken-n-egg problem
I guess the answer is (E)

The nominees will consent only if they know who else is contesting. They wont tell that they will contest if they dont know who else is contesting. Since no one will tell about their desire non one will ever know.
This is a deadlock.


Anand!! Can you please explain assuming that I did not understand even a bit of the question.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2005, 19:59
agree with Anand

say, A, B, C are prospective nominees and C doesn't want to be in competition with A or B

now when we approach A to file the nomination, he needs to be told that B will be the nominee for the post. But, at this point we don't know if B will agree to get nominated - therefore, it is not possible, ever, to get the first nomination - this is what E states
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Answer [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 05:30
OA is E.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 05:41
Hi JPV,
Small addition to Vithal's explanation.

Vithal wrote:
agree with Anand

say, A, B, C are prospective nominees and C doesn't want to be in competition with A or B

now when we approach A to file the nomination, he needs to be told that B will be the nominee for the post. But, at this point we don't know if B will agree to get nominated - therefore, it is not possible, ever, to get the first nomination - this is what E states



What if B also wants to know if (A) is contesting before saying whether he/she will contest.

Let me know if you need more explanation.
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2005, 09:14
yeah makes sense..

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2005, 11:56
time eater-- could not get the matter in it.
real logic involved.

but the explanation makes sense.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2005, 13:41
anandnk wrote:
This is a chicken-n-egg problem
I guess the answer is (E)


Anandnk, nice explanation. I was shooting for D, now I am more clear.

IMO, the key to this questions is who will be the first one to be nominated? Like you mentioned, Chicken first or Egg first?

btw, Good Question!!! :-D :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2005, 16:16
anandnk wrote:
Let me know if you need more explanation.
Anand.


I totally agree with gmat2me2. This type of questions sucks. It takes alot of time to understand the question itself and in this process, one (like I) can become impatient and can loose the grip of the question. What is the best approach for this kind of problem?
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