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22. The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have decided to offer scholarships to the top 10 percent of local applicants and the top 10 percent of nonlocal applicants as judged on the basis of a qualifying audition. They are doing this to ensure that only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions are offered scholarships to the program.
Which one of the following points out why the trustees’ plan might not be effective in achieving its goal?
(A) The best actors can also apply for admission to another program and then not enroll in the Avonbridge program.
(B) Audition materials that produce good results for one actor may disadvantage another, resulting in inaccurate assessment.
(C) The top 10 percent of local and nonlocal applicants might not need scholarships to the Avonbridge program.
(D) Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships.
(E) Dividing applicants into local and nonlocal groups is unfair because it favors nonlocal applicants.

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22. The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have decided to offer scholarships to the top 10 percent of local applicants and the top 10 percent of nonlocal applicants as judged on the basis of a qualifying audition. They are doing this to ensure that only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions are offered scholarships to the program.
Which one of the following points out why the trustees’ plan might not be effective in achieving its goal?
(A) The best actors can also apply for admission to another program and then not enroll in the Avonbridge program.
(B) Audition materials that produce good results for one actor may disadvantage another, resulting in inaccurate assessment.
(C) The top 10 percent of local and nonlocal applicants might not need scholarships to the Avonbridge program.
(D) Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships.
(E) Dividing applicants into local and nonlocal groups is unfair because it favors nonlocal applicants.

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Liked this question...!!
Its D.

let say u have 100 local and 100 non-local actors.
and each of these 200 guys have been evaluated and been given some marks out of 500 on the basis of evaluation.

Then we can have the following scenario when first 10 students (10%) of local group are scoring 499,498,497......490.
and first 10 students (10%) of local group are scoring 200,199,198.....190.

It means there can be some actors beyond 10% in local group who have scored more than 200(topper of non local group) and less than 490 (scored by 10th guy) in local group.

And these actors will not be awarded scholarships even though they have higher scores than those of first 10% guys in non-local.

I know the explanation is long, but mathematical modeling always helps.Revert in case of doubt.
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02 Jul 2010, 13:28
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Boss you have nailed it completely....kudos.. I was unable to figure out how this would be possible...

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22. The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have decided to offer scholarships to the top 10 percent of local applicants and the top 10 percent of nonlocal applicants as judged on the basis of a qualifying audition. They are doing this to ensure that only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions are offered scholarships to the program.
Which one of the following points out why the trustees’ plan might not be effective in achieving its goal?
(A) The best actors can also apply for admission to another program and then not enroll in the Avonbridge program.
(B) Audition materials that produce good results for one actor may disadvantage another, resulting in inaccurate assessment.
(C) The top 10 percent of local and nonlocal applicants might not need scholarships to the Avonbridge program.
(D) Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships.
(E) Dividing applicants into local and nonlocal groups is unfair because it favors nonlocal applicants.

OA is
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d

Liked this question...!!
Its D.

let say u have 100 local and 100 non-local actors.
and each of these 200 guys have been evaluated and been given some marks out of 500 on the basis of evaluation.

Then we can have the following scenario when first 10 students (10%) of local group are scoring 499,498,497......490.
and first 10 students (10%) of local group are scoring 200,199,198.....190.

It means there can be some actors beyond 10% in local group who have scored more than 200(topper of non local group) and less than 490 (scored by 10th guy) in local group.

And these actors will not be awarded scholarships even though they have higher scores than those of first 10% guys in non-local.

I know the explanation is long, but mathematical modeling always helps.Revert in case of doubt.
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14 Oct 2010, 21:10
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it is D..
as some non local who is not among top 10 might have more than top 10 local...and vice versa
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04 Mar 2010, 20:20
without looking at the answers I decided that reservations for local and nonlocal groups will not always result in highly evaluated to get admitted.

so I failed to recognize that ans choice D conveys the same meaning
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05 Mar 2010, 02:53
The trustee's plan would work if the local and non local groups have equal talent, but in case if it is not so, then less talented people in one group might get scholarships because of the criteria amde for the scholarships.

Option D points it out clearly.
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06 Jul 2010, 09:27
great explanation by nverma.

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10 Jul 2010, 22:49
Mr Verma .. I am learning from you ...many thnax
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11 Jul 2010, 03:58
D it is
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11 Jul 2010, 08:33
nverma- thanks for the explanation!
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14 Jul 2010, 04:03
"most highly evaluated auditions"
what does this mean? toppers in the auditons?
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24 Jul 2010, 07:36
whats wrong with Option B ?
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27 Jul 2010, 23:23
nikhilkatira wrote:
whats wrong with Option B ?

I went with D ........

B.......may be independently correct but does it correct merit levels and scholarships given.....

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27 Jul 2010, 23:25
vudsri000 wrote:
nikhilkatira wrote:
whats wrong with Option B ?

I went with D ........

B.......may be independently correct but does it correct merit levels and scholarships given.....

Also the plan is to give scholarships to ppl with high merit and how it goes wrong ?

Not to chose the best talent........
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09 Aug 2010, 21:04
GOod question....+1 for D
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09 Sep 2010, 03:20
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09 Sep 2010, 05:07
I got D.
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04 May 2011, 02:31
'mathematical modeling always helps.Revert in case of doubt'.

that technique helps in understanding the constraints of the problem , otherwise the inference remains vague.
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05 May 2011, 08:21
Close call B and D.

D states that people might get into w/o having great evaluation.
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13 Jan 2012, 08:19
Before going through the answer choices, I was able to "guess" the reason why it fails, but failed to map "my reasoning" to the choice D
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