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# According to a recent study, fifteen corporations in the

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According to a recent study, fifteen corporations in the United States that follow a credo of social responsibility are also very profitable. Because of their credos, these fifteen corporations give generously to charity, follow stringent environmental-protection policies, and have vigorous affirmative-action programs.
Which of the following can be correctly inferred from the statements above?
(A) Following a credo of social responsibility helps to make a corporation very profitable.
(B) It is possible for a corporation that follows a credo of social responsibility to be very profitable.
(C) A corporation that gives generously to charity must be doing so because of its credo of social responsibility.
(D) Corporations that are very profitable tend to give generously to charity.
(E) Corporations that have vigorous affirmative-action programs also tend to follow stringent environmental-protection policies.

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01 Sep 2008, 09:05
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01 Sep 2008, 09:16
IMO B.

(A) Following a credo of social responsibility helps to make a corporation very profitable.
-- May be true but not mentioned
(B) It is possible for a corporation that follows a credo of social responsibility to be very profitable.
-- IMO: that’s what statement states
(C) A corporation that gives generously to charity must be doing so because of its credo of social responsibility.
-- Never mentioned that generosity helps corporation to do so.
(D) Corporations that are very profitable tend to give generously to charity.
-- Too generic
(E) Corporations that have vigorous affirmative-action programs also tend to follow stringent environmental-
-- corporation does both the things independently. affirmative-action programs never affects stringent environmental-protection policies

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