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Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

Yorco and Zortech are two corporations that employ large numbers of full-time workers who are paid by the hour. Publicly available records indicate that Yorco employs roughly the same number of such hourly wage workers as Zortech does but spends a far higher total sum per year on wages for such workers. Therefore, hourly wages must be higher, on average, at Yorco than at Zortech, since _____.

A. Zortech spends a higher total sum per year than Yorco does to provide its hourly wage workers with benefits other than wages
B. the work performed by hourly wage workers at Zortech does not require a significantly higher level of skill than the work performed by hourly wage workers at Yorco does
C. the proportion of all company employees who are hourly wage workers is significantly greater at Yorco than it is at Zortech
D. overtime work, which is paid at a substantially higher rate than work done during the regular work week, is rare at both Yorco and Zortech
E. the highest hourly wages paid at Yorco are higher than the highest hourly wages paid at Zortech
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 15:56
Is it (D)? if it is i will explain
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 18:41
Yorco and Zortech are two corporations that employ large numbers of full-time workers who are paid by the hour.
Publicly available records indicate that Yorco employs roughly the same number of such hourly wage workers as Zortech
Yarco spends a far higher total sum per year on wages for such workers than Zortech.
Therefore, hourly wages must be higher, on average, at Yorco than at Zortech, since _____.

A. Zortech spends a higher total sum per year than Yorco does to provide its hourly wage workers with benefits other than wages
- wouldn't help

B. the work performed by hourly wage workers at Zortech does not require a significantly higher level of skill than the work performed by hourly wage workers at Yorco does
- out of scope

C. the proportion of all company employees who are hourly wage workers is significantly greater at Yorco than it is at Zortech
- a fraction wouldn't answer the question why Yorco pays more

D. overtime work, which is paid at a substantially higher rate than work done during the regular work week, is rare at both Yorco and Zortech
- out

E. the highest hourly wages paid at Yorco are higher than the highest hourly wages paid at Zortech
- this is the answer. higher wages pulls the average up at Yorco

E it is.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 19:19
I'll take D.

E, while talks about the highest hourly wage, doesn't tell you if the avg. wage at Y is > avg. wage at Z
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Re: CR- hourly wage [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 19:39
D. overtime work, which is paid at a substantially higher rate than work done during the regular work week, is rare at both Yorco and Zortech
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Re: CR- hourly wage [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 20:00
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Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

Yorco and Zortech are two corporations that employ large numbers of full-time workers who are paid by the hour. Publicly available records indicate that Yorco employs roughly the same number of such hourly wage workers as Zortech does but spends a far higher total sum per year on wages for such workers. Therefore, hourly wages must be higher, on average, at Yorco than at Zortech, since _____.

A. Zortech spends a higher total sum per year than Yorco does to provide its hourly wage workers with benefits other than wages
B. the work performed by hourly wage workers at Zortech does not require a significantly higher level of skill than the work performed by hourly wage workers at Yorco does
C. the proportion of all company employees who are hourly wage workers is significantly greater at Yorco than it is at Zortech
D. overtime work, which is paid at a substantially higher rate than work done during the regular work week, is rare at both Yorco and Zortech
E. the highest hourly wages paid at Yorco are higher than the highest hourly wages paid at Zortech


total sum = number of workers * hourly wage * hours

NOW, total sum, number of workers and hourly wage are the same.

Therefore hours must be the same.

D it is
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 21:08
You're right, D should be the answer. If overtime work is rare, then the reason Yorco ended up with more wages paid out is because they have a higher per hour wage compared to Zortech.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2005, 04:48
Yorco and Zortech are two corporations that employ large numbers of full-time workers who are paid by the hour. Publicly available records indicate that Yorco employs roughly the same number of such hourly wage workers as Zortech does but spends a far higher total sum per year on wages for such workers. Therefore, hourly wages must be higher, on average, at Yorco than at Zortech, since _____.

A. Zortech spends a higher total sum per year than Yorco does to provide its hourly wage workers with benefits other than wages

Not mentoined in the stem

B. the work performed by hourly wage workers at Zortech does not require a significantly higher level of skill than the work performed by hourly wage workers at Yorco does

Same as A

C. the proportion of all company employees who are hourly wage workers is significantly greater at Yorco than it is at Zortech

Contradicts what has been said in the stem

D. overtime work, which is paid at a substantially higher rate than work done during the regular work week, is rare at both Yorco and Zortech

Out of scope

E. the highest hourly wages paid at Yorco are higher than the highest hourly wages paid at Zortech

Could be ..

I choose E
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2005, 08:19
I think this was discussed earlier in the forums. it is E.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2005, 08:42
D ! E is out because the argument talks about average hourly wages and the explanation in E could or could not be the reason for it. D is straight !
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2005, 10:01
HongHu wrote:
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2005, 12:25
I go for D, as that was my initial choice but why is E wrong i didnt quite understand the reasoning
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Re: Which of the following most logically completes the [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2013, 03:32
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Yorco and Zortech have roughly the same number of hourly wage workers.
Yorco spends far higher total sum per year on wages of such workers.
:. Hourly wages must be higher on average at Yorco than Zortech...

A. Zortech spends a higher total sum per year than Yorco does to provide its hourly wage workers with benefits other than wages
Spending on benefits is a different topic... The concern is spending on wages... OUT!

B. the work performed by hourly wage workers at Zortech does not require a significantly higher level of skill than the work performed by hourly wage workers at Yorco does
Skills are not the issue... OUT!

C. the proportion of all company employees who are hourly wage workers is significantly greater at Yorco than it is at Zortech
The other types of employees is out of scopre... OUT!

Thus far, it's quite easy to eliminate A, B and C...

D. overtime work, which is paid at a substantially higher rate than work done during the regular work week, is rare at both Yorco and Zortech
The argument knows that total sums spent by Yorco is greater than Zortech and jumps into conclusion that average is higher in Yorco.. We know that to conclude about average - we must know two components: (1) total sum and (2) total hours... If the hours of workers in Yorco are higher then that will explain the increase in total sums spent and not necessarily mean average is higher...

E. the highest hourly wages paid at Yorco are higher than the highest hourly wages paid at Zortech
The conclusion is about the average hourly wage... The breakdown of the total sums that contributed to the average is not known...

Answer: D
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