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According to a recent magazine article, of those office employees who typically work 8 hours at the office each day but sometimes say that they will work at home on a particular day, 25 percent actually work less than one hour. At the same time, over 90 percent of those same office employees believe they are more productive working at home than working in their office.

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following conclusions about the office employees discussed in the article?
a On average, the office employees working at home for a day work fewer hours than office employees working at the office.
b 10 percent of the office employees are less productive working from home than working in their office.
c At least 15 percent of the office employees do not define productivity exclusively in terms of the number of hours worked.
d At least 25 percent of the office employees can complete the same amount of work in one hour at home as in 8 hours at the office.
d Some of the office employees make statements regarding their productivity that are not in fact true.

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04 May 2008, 02:00
bsd_lover wrote:
According to a recent magazine article, of those office employees who typically work 8 hours at the office each day but sometimes say that they will work at home on a particular day, 25 percent actually work less than one hour. At the same time, over 90 percent of those same office employees believe they are more productive working at home than working in their office.

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following conclusions about the office employees discussed in the article?
a On average, the office employees working at home for a day work fewer hours than office employees working at the office.
b 10 percent of the office employees are less productive working from home than working in their office.
c At least 15 percent of the office employees do not define productivity exclusively in terms of the number of hours worked.
d At least 25 percent of the office employees can complete the same amount of work in one hour at home as in 8 hours at the office.
d Some of the office employees make statements regarding their productivity that are not in fact true.

D

I hope this is 2/4 correct
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04 May 2008, 02:09
Is it A?
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04 May 2008, 03:16
It's C.
A is not correct because we don't know from the passage how many hours work the rest 75%. They can work 20 hours And even 24
B is not correct because there is no information in the passage about actual productivity.
D is not correct because we don't have enough information. May be 25 percent of the office employees complete the same amount of work in one hour, may be not. We don't know.
E is not correct because we don't have enough information to judge productivity.

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04 May 2008, 05:48
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Over 90 percent of those same office employees believe they are more productive working at home than working in their office
thus makes me think it is B
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04 May 2008, 06:11
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Over 90 percent of those same office employees believe they are more productive working at home than working in their office
thus makes me think it is B

It can't be B. We know nothing about their actual productivity.

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04 May 2008, 08:48
bsd_lover wrote:
According to a recent magazine article, of those office employees who typically work 8 hours at the office each day but sometimes say that they will work at home on a particular day, 25 percent actually work less than one hour. At the same time, over 90 percent of those same office employees believe they are more productive working at home than working in their office.

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following conclusions about the office employees discussed in the article?
a On average, the office employees working at home for a day work fewer hours than office employees working at the office.
b 10 percent of the office employees are less productive working from home than working in their office.
c At least 15 percent of the office employees do not define productivity exclusively in terms of the number of hours worked.d At least 25 percent of the office employees can complete the same amount of work in one hour at home as in 8 hours at the office.
d Some of the office employees make statements regarding their productivity that are not in fact true.

Lets say we have 100 employees, 25 of them work less than one hour at home. But 90 of them claim that they are productive working at home than working in their office. If this is true, some of those 25 people think that working less than one hour is productive. And that number should be atleast 15. Hence C.

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04 May 2008, 18:11
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If this is true, some of those 25 people think that working less than one hour is productive. And that number should be atleast 15. Hence C

After refreshing myself, I agree that C should be OA. But your reasoning goes from "some" to "at least 15", it sound a little not valid!

Anybody here can clear this problem by calculation! Appreciated!
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04 May 2008, 19:15
OA is C

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04 May 2008, 19:18
I should have never used the word "some" to start with. 90 people think they are productive, which means 10 think they are not productive. So out of 25 atleast 15 think they are productive. Hope that clarifies the issue.

sondenso wrote:
yavasani wrote:
If this is true, some of those 25 people think that working less than one hour is productive. And that number should be atleast 15. Hence C

After refreshing myself, I agree that C should be OA. But your reasoning goes from "some" to "at least 15", it sound a little not valid!

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04 May 2008, 19:25
yavasani wrote:
I should have never used the word "some" to start with. 90 people think they are productive, which means 10 think they are not productive. So out of 25 atleast 15 think they are productive. Hope that clarifies the issue

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04 May 2008, 19:26
Brilliant Explanation.. +1 for it..

yavasani wrote:
bsd_lover wrote:
According to a recent magazine article, of those office employees who typically work 8 hours at the office each day but sometimes say that they will work at home on a particular day, 25 percent actually work less than one hour. At the same time, over 90 percent of those same office employees believe they are more productive working at home than working in their office.

The statements above, if true, best support which of the following conclusions about the office employees discussed in the article?
a On average, the office employees working at home for a day work fewer hours than office employees working at the office.
b 10 percent of the office employees are less productive working from home than working in their office.
c At least 15 percent of the office employees do not define productivity exclusively in terms of the number of hours worked.d At least 25 percent of the office employees can complete the same amount of work in one hour at home as in 8 hours at the office.
d Some of the office employees make statements regarding their productivity that are not in fact true.

Lets say we have 100 employees, 25 of them work less than one hour at home. But 90 of them claim that they are productive working at home than working in their office. If this is true, some of those 25 people think that working less than one hour is productive. And that number should be atleast 15. Hence C.

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04 May 2008, 19:52
honestly ..no clue.
I will study this question leisurely tomorrow.
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