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A consumer survey of independent feature films revealed that the percentage of action films that received the survey's highest rating was greater than the percentage of romance films that received the highest rating. Yet, the survey organizers were probably erroneous in their conclusion that subject matter determines a feature film's popular appeal, since the action films were all directed by filmmakers with at least one hit film to their credit, while the romance films were directed by newer filmmakers, many of whom had not produced a previous film.

The statements above, if true, support which of the following inferences?


(A) Fewer romance films than action films received the survey's highest rating.

(B) There is no relationship between the popular appeal of the feature films evaluated in the survey and any previous successes of the directors of those films.

(C) If consumers were surveyed regarding their impressions of big-budget mainstream films, the percentage of romance films that would receive the survey's highest rating would be lower than the percentage of action films that would receive the highest rating.

(D) Experienced filmmakers are more likely to produce hit films than are new filmmakers.

(E) Among directors with the same number of hit films to their credit, differences in the subject matter of their feature films may not affect the way the films are popularly rated.

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Given:A consumer survey of independent feature films revealed that the percentage of action films that received the survey's highest rating was greater than the percentage of romance films that received the highest rating. Yet, the survey organizers were probably erroneous in their conclusion that subject matter determines a feature film's popular appeal, since the action films were all directed by filmmakers with at least one hit film to their credit, while the romance films were directed by newer filmmakers, many of whom had not produced a previous film.

The statements above, if true, support which of the following inferences?


(A) Fewer romance films than action films received the survey's highest rating.-The survey considers the percentage and note number.

(B) There is no relationship between the popular appeal of the feature films evaluated in the survey and any previous successes of the directors of those films.
-Opposite of what is stated in avove statements.

(C) If consumers were surveyed regarding their impressions of big-budget mainstream films, the percentage of romance films that would receive the survey's highest rating would be lower than the percentage of action films that would receive the highest rating.
-That is initial premise,but that is considered erroneous.
(D) Experienced filmmakers are more likely to produce hit films than are new filmmakers.-Correct,best inference according to the passage.

(E) Among directors with the same number of hit films to their credit, differences in the subject matter of their feature films may not affect the way the films are popularly rated.-Out of scope,no information about it.
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A consumer survey of independent feature films revealed that the percentage of action films that received the survey's highest rating was greater than the percentage of romance films that received the highest rating. Yet, the survey organizers were probably erroneous in their conclusion that subject matter determines a feature film's popular appeal, since the action films were all directed by filmmakers with at least one hit film to their credit, while the romance films were directed by newer filmmakers, many of whom had not produced a previous film.

The statements above, if true, support which of the following inferences?


(A) Fewer romance films than action films received the survey's highest rating.

(B) There is no relationship between the popular appeal of the feature films evaluated in the survey and any previous successes of the directors of those films.

(C) If consumers were surveyed regarding their impressions of big-budget mainstream films, the percentage of romance films that would receive the survey's highest rating would be lower than the percentage of action films that would receive the highest rating.

(D) Experienced filmmakers are more likely to produce hit films than are new filmmakers.

(E) Among directors with the same number of hit films to their credit, differences in the subject matter of their feature films may not affect the way the films are popularly rated.


Imo D

The argument is regarding the survey that it is not the genre but directors that influence the rating. If director is famous and more hits to his name then his films will receive good rating.
With this information in mind let us analyse each answer choice.

A is redundant as this information is given in the passage.
B This is not inferred if that is the case then it undermines the argument. The conclusion will not follow in light of this statement.
C Again C is redundant as this piece of information is already given in the argument.
D Now this is inferred and if this true the conclusion follows from the the given premises. More over if this statement is negated the argument falls apart.
E This information is redundant as this is already given in the passage.
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Can someone explain why E is correct choice ?
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Can someone explain why E is correct choice ?



Please try to understand what the argument is trying to imply.


Survey: per(AF with HR)>per(RF with HR) we can infer the number of films can be arbitrary.
Yet(contrast marker): [organizers faulty with their conclusion]this is the main conclusion of the argument. Subject matter determines Film popular appeal, cause AF directors more hit films than RF directors.

Inference question.
some connection about per(\films) and subject matter with the popular appeal.

Now eliminate the options:


(A) Fewer romance films than action films received the survey's highest rating.(dont know about the actual numbers of films for each category.) OUT

(B) There is no relationship between the popular appeal of the feature films evaluated in the survey and any previous successes of the directors of those films. OOS not concerned about the comparison between previous films success and current survey. OUT

(C) If consumers were surveyed regarding their impressions of big-budget mainstream films, the percentage of romance films that would receive the survey's highest rating would be lower than the percentage of action films that would receive the highest rating. OOS

(D) Experienced filmmakers are more likely to produce hit films than are new filmmakers. Trap. It is not connected to the main conclusion rather its a restatement of the organizers conclusion. As this is a inference question so leave it for the time being.

(E) Among directors with the same number of hit films to their credit, differences in the subject matter of their feature films may not affect the way the films are popularly rated.
It connects the gap and correct to our inference.
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Why is E correct? D should be correct in this.
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I did not understand how one could reach E as the answer..

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Why E is correct and not D.

To this, let's excerpt out a statement from the whole: "Yet, the survey organizers were probably erroneous in their conclusion that subject matter determines a feature film's popular appeal"

It says that the survey organizers were erroneous which means that the subject matter does not determine or affect film's appeal.

In a similar fashion in option E, it says that differences in the subject matter of their feature films may not affect the way the films are popularly rated.

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A consumer survey of independent feature films revealed that the percentage of action films that received the survey's highest rating was greater than the percentage of romance films that received the highest rating. Yet, the survey organizers were probably erroneous in their conclusion that subject matter determines a feature film's popular appeal, since the action films were all directed by filmmakers with at least one hit film to their credit, while the romance films were directed by newer filmmakers, many of whom had not produced a previous film.

The statements above, if true, support which of the following inferences?


(A) Fewer romance films than action films received the survey's highest rating.

(B) There is no relationship between the popular appeal of the feature films evaluated in the survey and any previous successes of the directors of those films.

(C) If consumers were surveyed regarding their impressions of big-budget mainstream films, the percentage of romance films that would receive the survey's highest rating would be lower than the percentage of action films that would receive the highest rating.

(D) Experienced filmmakers are more likely to produce hit films than are new filmmakers.

(E) Among directors with the same number of hit films to their credit, differences in the subject matter of their feature films may not affect the way the films are popularly rated.


Using Process of Elimination we can get E

(A) Fewer romance films than action films received the survey's highest rating.
- Incorrect. The passage mentions percentage of films. This statement mentions number of films. Hence, percentage and number can vary.

(B) There is no relationship between the popular appeal of the feature films evaluated in the survey and any previous successes of the directors of those films.
- Incorrect. The argument has established a relationship between both - "since the action films were all directed by filmmakers with at least one hit film to their credit, while the romance films were directed by newer filmmakers, many of whom had not produced a previous film."

(C) If consumers were surveyed regarding their impressions of big-budget mainstream films, the percentage of romance films that would receive the survey's highest rating would be lower than the percentage of action films that would receive the highest rating.
-Incorrect. Big-budget mainstream films are out of scope

(D) Experienced filmmakers are more likely to produce hit films than are new filmmakers.
- Incorrect. This is no where implied in the argument. We have a relation between experienced and new film makers, experienced film makers got the highest rating compared to new film makers but it no where told that experienced film makers are more likely to produce a hit film. Hence, this is out of scope

(E) Among directors with the same number of hit films to their credit, differences in the subject matter of their feature films may not affect the way the films are popularly rated.
- Correct. If you observe this statement has used the word 'MAY', that means it may or may not be true. Hence, this is the best possible answer.
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Conclusion: Subject matter does not determine the appeal of a feature film, the success of the filmmaker does.

Premise: A survey revealed higher percentage of action films receiving high rating than romance films receiving high rating. Action films had filmmakers with atleast one hit while romance films had newer filmmakers.

(A) Fewer romance films than action films received the survey's highest rating.
Incorrect. The argument talks about percentages and not numbers.


(B) There is no relationship between the popular appeal of the feature films evaluated in the survey and any previous successes of the directors of those films.
Incorrect. The conclusion states that there is a relationship between the two.

(C) If consumers were surveyed regarding their impressions of big-budget mainstream films, the percentage of romance films that would receive the survey's highest rating would be lower than the percentage of action films that would receive the highest rating.
Out of Scope. Argument discusses feature films and no information regarding mainstream films has been given.

(D) Experienced filmmakers are more likely to produce hit films than are new filmmakers.
Incorrect. The argument talks about action films having filmmakers with more than one hit but no where implies that experience of the filmmaker is related to the success of the film.

(E) Among directors with the same number of hit films to their credit, differences in the subject matter of their feature films may not affect the way the films are popularly rated.
Correct. This directly supports the conclusion that the subject matter does not affect the rating of the movie, provided the success of the filmmaker is kept constant.
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