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Will you please explain this question. and how to proceed with these statistic type questions !
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Women make up a larger proportion of workers in the information services industry than they did ten years ago. This is partly shown by the fact that in 1985, only 7 percent of women in the workforce were employed in the information services industry, but in 1995, over 16 percent of women in the workforce were employed in the information services industry.

In evaluating the argument above, it would be most useful to compare 1985 and 1995 with regard to which of the following characteristics?

(A) The percentage of women in the workforce who were not employed in the information services industry
(B) The percentage of women who are now retired who have worked in the information services industry
(C) The percentage of women who have been promoted to managerial positions within the information services industry
(D) The percentage of men in the workforce who were employed in the information services industry
(E) The percentage of men who will soon be eligible for employment in the information services industry



Please explain your answer.
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Conclusion : Women percentage as a whole has increased in IS from 7 % to 16 %
Issue - but there is high possibility that men percentage also increased because author says its the number of women that diverted to IT services.
To evaluate check the men based reasoning, straight D .
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Women make up a larger proportion of workers in the information services industry than they did ten years ago. This is partly shown by the fact that in 1985, only 7 percent of women in the workforce were employed in the information services industry, but in 1995, over 16 percent of women in the workforce were employed in the information services industry.

In evaluating the argument above, it would be most useful to compare 1985 and 1995 with regard to which of the following characteristics?

(A) The percentage of women in the workforce who were not employed in the information services industry
(B) The percentage of women who are now retired who have worked in the information services industry
(C) The percentage of women who have been promoted to managerial positions within the information services industry
(D) The percentage of men in the workforce who were employed in the information services industry
(E) The percentage of men who will soon be eligible for employment in the information services industry


D is the clear winner given the choices. BUT it is not possible to establish the conclusion based only on the percentage of men in the workforce who were employed in IS.
Again, it's clearly understood that we don't need to prove the conclusion. Our task is to choose the BEST answer that MAY be useful in making the conclusion more believable.

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I chose answer D. It was the only one that seemed quite logical to me.
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For determining the proportion of women, we also need to know the percentage of men.
Hence D.
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New post 05 Jun 2016, 08:17
There is one thing that i have realized that if there is a percentage that is increasing then check for the other part something mught be decreasing and that will be the answer. Some expert can help me answer this question
Here women percentage is increasing so we need to evaluate.
Hiow can we say women is decreasing but he percentage is decreasing. The base is decreasing exponentially. So we get the Answer D
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