A significant number of Qualitex Corporation’s department heads = N

are due to retire this year. = N is decreasing , but we need to keep N constant by adding values to it !!! let us assume that X person left so we need to add X to make it N

The number of employees other than current department heads

who could take on the position of department head is equal to only about half of

the expected vacancies. - the number available to be added is only X/2, we have to compensate the rest.

Oualitex is not going to hire department heads from

outside the company or have current department heads take over more than one

department,- X/2 cannot be increased from outside source.

this is the problem : now lets see the answer choice, what can be done to compensate the decrease

A - irrelevant

B - irrelevant, the heads are retiring not leaving because their compensation is low

C - Oualitex is not going to hire department heads from

outside the company or have current department heads take over more than one

department - this is a company policy so cannot be changed,

even if it hired it wont solve the problem at hand.

D - irrelevant

E - yes !!! it is it

from the above understanding :

N department ---- N heads...( this is decreasing to N - X )

now if we decrease the number of departments the problem will be solved !!

N-X departments ---- N-X heads

Hence, E is correct.

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