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# According to a recent magazine article, of those office

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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?
On average, the office employees working at home for a day work fewer hours than office employees working at the office.
10 percent of the office employees are less productive working from home than working in their office.
At least 15 percent of the office employees do not define productivity exclusively in terms of the number of hours worked.
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.
Some of the office employees make statements regarding their productivity that are not in fact true.
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20 Jan 2010, 16:16
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?
On average, the office employees working at home for a day work fewer hours than office employees working at the office.
Cant have an avg calculated which can state this point as per the above stem. Stem says only 25% work one hr less.

10 percent of the office employees are less productive working from home than working in their office.
Correct as the stem says this clearly that 90% of those same office employees believe they are more productive working at home than working in their office. Hence 10% feel the other way

At least 15 percent of the office employees do not define productivity exclusively in terms of the number of hours worked.
No way to support this.

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.
Some of the office employees make statements regarding their productivity that are not in fact true.

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20 Jan 2010, 16:25

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20 Jan 2010, 19:58
Why C? Can u provide detailed reasoning?
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21 Jan 2010, 03:00
Options A,D and E can be completely eliminated. Leaves me with option B and C.
B says 10% of employees (total employees) are less productive working from home. However argument provides statistics about 25% of total employee. And 90% of 25% employees are productive. Hence B is wrong.

Leaves me with option C.

90% of [25%] of employee feel they are productive irrespective of number of hours worked at home, which is roughly more than 15% of total employees. Hence at least 15% employee rate their productivity exclusive to number of hours worked.

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21 Jan 2010, 08:56
Nice explanation

OA is indeed C

But, I still do not understand how 90% multiplied 25% will yield around 15%
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