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# All of the accompanying conclusions are based on accurate

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All of the accompanying conclusions are based on accurate expense vouchers summitted by employees to department head of a certain corporation in 1995.

Which of them is LEAST likely to be weakened by the discovery of additional 1995 expense vouchers?

A. The accounting department had only 15 employees and claimed expenses of at least \$500.
B. The sales department had at least 25 employees and claimed expenses of at least \$35.000
C. The legal department had at least 2 employees and claimed no more than \$3,000 in expenses.
D. The public relationship department had no more then 1 employee and claimed no more than \$200 in expenses.
E. The production department had no fewer than 500 employees and claimed no more than \$350 in expenses.
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21 Jan 2004, 15:40
What kind of a question is this ???

I go with C...will try to explain if I am correct..which I doubt..
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21 Jan 2004, 15:55
ARCO, I guess-- swiped it from elsewhere on the net.

This too is a pretty easy question, IMO. Try it again.
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21 Jan 2004, 16:02
B. If they claim a minimum expense and a minimum # of employees, then the discovery of new expenses will be justifiable because only minimums were stated.
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21 Jan 2004, 17:12
Paul wrote:
B. If they claim a minimum expense and a minimum # of employees, then the discovery of new expenses will be justifiable because only minimums were stated.

But how can you be sure that the newly discovered vouchers don't change the lower limits ????
What if 50 more were discovered which had claims of only \$20.00 ???
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21 Jan 2004, 17:26
The point is that it is the one which is LEAST likely to be weakened if new expenses are to be discovered because of the reasons I previously mentioned. In C however, if the expenses were AT MOST 3000\$, then how can they justify an increase in expenses? IMO, it will be more difficult as B to justify such increases in expenses. However, I may also be wrong...
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21 Jan 2004, 17:27
My bet is on B.
Atleast 25 employees are there and they claimed atleast some amount. So few more vouchers can account for few more employees and the amount can account for some more than \$35,000
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21 Jan 2004, 18:14
B, indeed. Nice work, fellas.

And, Paul, don't be a stranger.
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21 Jan 2004, 18:16
What a question. I am still wiping sweat on my forehead.
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21 Jan 2004, 18:23
I'm back baby! Good to see you again guys.
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14 Apr 2016, 05:33
My choice is option B. Very interesting question.
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