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To act responsibly in one's professional capacity, one must act on the basis of information that one has made a reasonable efort to make sure is accurate and complete.

Which one of the following judgements most closely conforms to the principle cited above?

A) Peggy acted responsibily in ordering new computers for the school last year because they turned out to be needed to an unexpected increase in enrollment this year
B) Mary acted responsibily in firing John, for she first examined the details of his work record and listened to negative reports from some of his supervisors and coworkers
C) Toril did not act responsibily in investing the company's money in Twicycled Ink, for, though the investment yielded a large return, she had not investigated the risks associated with that investment
D) Conchita did not act reponsibly in hiring Helmer to do the company's bookkeeping becuase Helmer made a mistake that cost the company a lost of money, though he had never been known to make such a mistake in the past
E) Jennifer did not act responsibly in deciding where to go on her vacation becuase, instead of carefully weighing her options, she waited until the last minute and decided on impulse.
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06 Jul 2005, 04:54
it's between B and c, i will say B
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06 Jul 2005, 08:22
I will go with B too.

Argument says that you need to first know that the information is correct and complete and then take the action.

All except B product information after the action.
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06 Jul 2005, 09:58
I don't think B is correct. Mary heard only negative comments from John's superiors and coworkers, instead of hearing both positive and negative comments.

But B seems to be the best of the worst. I am kinda lost on this one. I would have chosen E, except that Jennifer is not taking a decision on one's professional capacity.
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06 Jul 2005, 17:31
it is pretty nice one. B.
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06 Jul 2005, 19:04
I agree with Darth abt 'B'. Mary does not seem to have made a complete
effort as she listened only to negative feedback.
However, 'E' cannot be the right choice as it's not abt professional behaviour.
'A' - Incorrect choice as Peggy ordered the computer last year when the enrollment numbers where not high enough to warrant the purchase.
Only 'C' seems to be the right choice.

What's the OA?
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06 Jul 2005, 21:13
ssap wrote:
I agree with Darth abt 'B'. Mary does not seem to have made a complete
effort as she listened only to negative feedback.
However, 'E' cannot be the right choice as it's not abt professional behaviour.
'A' - Incorrect choice as Peggy ordered the computer last year when the enrollment numbers where not high enough to warrant the purchase.
Only 'C' seems to be the right choice.

What's the OA?

B says Mary did two things.
1. examine details abt John's work record "and"
2. listen to -ve feedback about John.

I don't see what is wrong with B.

Statement : Y, if X
Only B follows this principle.
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06 Jul 2005, 23:30
B

Eliminated C,D & E as it discusses "not acting repsonsibly" instead of "acting responsibly".
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08 Jul 2005, 01:29
Agree with (B).

Because she acted based on information she collected.
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08 Jul 2005, 02:05
IMO it cannot be B) because she only listens to "negative reports". that is not complete. what about the positive reports ? i think its C). E) is out b/c its not her profession to choose vacations. its a hobby. but the arg only speaks about "ones professional capacity".
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09 Jul 2005, 16:58
Which one of the following judgements most closely conforms to the principle cited above?

A) Peggy acted responsibily in ordering new computers for the school last year because they turned out to be needed to an unexpected increase in enrollment this year

Makes no sense. We can't infer if she acted responsibly or not. Out.

B) Mary acted responsibily in firing John, for she first examined the details of his work record and listened to negative reports from some of his supervisors and coworkers

She listened to negative reports but this option does not indicate that she confirmed the accuracy of these reports. Therefore, from the foregoing, she didn't act responsibly. Out.

C) Toril did not act responsibily in investing the company's money in Twicycled Ink, for, though the investment yielded a large return, she had not investigated the risks associated with that investment

Suppose she did not have info about the risk, then you won't blame her for not reviewing such. So she may be responsible after all. Out.

D) Conchita did not act reponsibly in hiring Helmer to do the company's bookkeeping becuase Helmer made a mistake that cost the company a lost of money, though he had never been known to make such a mistake in the past

She acted responsibly because we can infer that the error was Helmer's first. Maybe she actually used previous records of helmer (which were good) as criterion to hire helmer.

E) Jennifer did not act responsibly in deciding where to go on her vacation becuase, instead of carefully weighing her options, she waited until the last minute and decided on impulse.

I am left with (E). Interesting one - I'm keen on the OA.
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10 Jul 2005, 07:45
Bumping up this thread for more participation...I post the OA in a couple of days.
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10 Jul 2005, 09:07
christoph wrote:
IMO it cannot be B) because she only listens to "negative reports". that is not complete. what about the positive reports ? i think its C). E) is out b/c its not her profession to choose vacations. its a hobby. but the arg only speaks about "ones professional capacity".

Yes...It looks like C is the option....

In B Mary listened to the "negetive" reports but there was not mention of any "pat on back" that the employee might have received...So her investigation is not complete....
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19 Jul 2005, 01:42
gmataquaguy wrote:
Bumping up this thread for more participation...I post the OA in a couple of days.

...couple of days????
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19 Jul 2005, 07:02
Sorry for the delay folks. The OA is C.

I dont have an OE. Its from the Official LSAT questions book. I have no freaking clue how C could be the OA.
19 Jul 2005, 07:02
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