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# A company's personnel director surveyed employees about

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A company's personnel director surveyed employees about their satisfaction with the company's system for awarding employee performance ratings. The survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings were very satisfied with the system. The personnel director concluded from these data that the company's best-performing employees liked the system.

The personnel director's conclusion assumes which of the following?

(A) No other performance rating system is as good as the current system.
(B) The company's best-performing employees received high ratings.
(C) Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system.
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a performance-rating system will like that system.
(E) The company's best-performing employees were motivated to perform well by the knowledge that they would receive performance ratings
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15 Aug 2011, 00:17
well well well...

pls help me with an insight to rule out option C..it says "Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system"

If we negate it...employess who received low ratings ARE also satisfied with the system..doesnt it break the conclusion?
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15 Aug 2011, 00:22
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15 Aug 2011, 00:41
+1 B
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15 Aug 2011, 02:59
DeeptiM wrote:
well well well...

pls help me with an insight to rule out option C..it says "Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system"

If we negate it...employess who received low ratings ARE also satisfied with the system..doesnt it break the conclusion?

+1 for B

Deepti, you may want to check out my post for another CR. ur making the same mistake

http://gmatclub.com/forum/masterpieces-of-literature-118849.html

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15 Aug 2011, 08:34
assumption fills the missing link here...
employees who received high ratings were very satisfied with the system...
company's best-performing employees liked the system

The company's best-performing employees received high ratings
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19 Aug 2011, 23:52
B in 00:43
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15 Sep 2011, 06:34
Clear B
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15 Sep 2011, 23:10
b is mine
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02 Nov 2011, 08:12
B
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02 Nov 2011, 09:26
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16 Dec 2011, 01:56
choice B connect the high rating system to the best performing employee. So, it is the correct one.
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23 Dec 2011, 01:19
Another one with a logic gap. The assumption in B, the correct answer, ties the ends of the premises to the conclusion.
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26 Dec 2011, 10:44
easy it's B
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26 Dec 2011, 11:13
Ya B
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09 Jan 2014, 09:35
crick20002002 wrote:
A company's personnel director surveyed employees about their satisfaction with the company's system for awarding employee performance ratings. The survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings were very satisfied with the system. The personnel director concluded from these data that the company's best-performing employees liked the system.

The personnel director's conclusion assumes which of the following?

(A) No other performance rating system is as good as the current system.
(B) The company's best-performing employees received high ratings.
(C) Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system.
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a performance-rating system will like that system.
(E) The company's best-performing employees were motivated to perform well by the knowledge that they would receive performance ratings

Negating B will totally tear the argument ppart

So B it is

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31 Aug 2015, 11:28
jlgdr wrote:
crick20002002 wrote:
A company's personnel director surveyed employees about their satisfaction with the company's system for awarding employee performance ratings. The survey data indicated that employees who received high ratings were very satisfied with the system. The personnel director concluded from these data that the company's best-performing employees liked the system.

The personnel director's conclusion assumes which of the following?

(A) No other performance rating system is as good as the current system.
(B) The company's best-performing employees received high ratings.
(C) Employees who received low ratings were dissatisfied with the system.
(D) Employees who receive high ratings from a performance-rating system will like that system.
(E) The company's best-performing employees were motivated to perform well by the knowledge that they would receive performance ratings

Negating B will totally tear the argument ppart

So B it is

No need for negation for this quo..
For me its a inference one
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