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# A talent agent analyzed her company's records in an attempt to

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A talent agent analyzed her company's records in an attempt to determine why they were placing so few actors in roles. She attributed the company's poor performance to the fact that often the actors sent to an audition were completely inappropriate for the role.

It can be concluded from the passage above that the agent believes that

A. certain actors are inappropriate for certain roles
B. the actors her company represents are not very good
C. it is difficult to predict how appropriate an actor will be for a role
D. her company does not send enough actors to audition for major roles
E. directors often cast actors who are inappropriate for the role

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18 Feb 2018, 12:44
this is a weird question, I hardly see how A can be different from the idea that is mentioned in the argument.
How the word "certain" alone in A can do so?
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18 Feb 2018, 13:07
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chesstitans wrote:
this is a weird question, I hardly see how A can be different from the idea that is mentioned in the argument.
How the word "certain" alone in A can do so?

In my honest it is not a weird question but can be solved by elimination method as below:

A talent agent analyzed her company's records in an attempt to determine why they were placing so few actors in roles. She attributed the company's poor performance to the fact that often the actors sent to an audition were completely inappropriate for the role.

It can be concluded from the passage above that the agent believes that

A. certain actors are inappropriate for certain roles -
looks very much like the argument that talent agent is blaming actors sent to audition are inappropriate for the role.... lets keep it on hold for now

B. the actors her company represents are not very good -
baseless conclusion as the potential or quality of the actors aren't discussed

C. it is difficult to predict how appropriate an actor will be for a role -
this one is tricky but you need to think that even if it is difficult to predict how appropriate an actor is for a role; you surely will be sending many actors for an audition as an agency. if all of actors sent to the audition aren't good for the role; it means that you as a talent agent/casting person hasn't understood the client requirement. it shows your inefficiency. Hence i would eliminate this conclusion

D. her company does not send enough actors to audition for major roles -
no where the lack of numbers of actors sent for an audition is mentioned. all arguments are revolving around appropriateness of the actors for the roles

E. directors often cast actors who are inappropriate for the role -
well that is director's problem if they cast inappropriate actors. your job is that of a talent agent and your company's job is to send appropriate actors for the auditions. irrevelant

Overall A remains to be a safe bet.
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05 Apr 2018, 00:07
gmatFalcon wrote:
A talent agent analyzed her company's records in an attempt to determine why they were placing so few actors in roles. She attributed the company's poor performance to the fact that often the actors sent to an audition were completely inappropriate for the role.

It can be concluded from the passage above that the agent believes that

A. certain actors are inappropriate for certain roles (Using POE this is the correct answer)

B. the actors her company represents are not very good (We don't know about quality of actors)

C. it is difficult to predict how appropriate an actor will be for a role (Difficulty of prediction is not discussed)

D. her company does not send enough actors to audition for major roles (We don't whether number of actors were enough or not)

E. directors often cast actors who are inappropriate for the role (Out of scope)
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