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Analyst: Creative professionals, such as clothing designers, graphic designers, and decorators, often have very poor managerial skills and do not succeed when they try to run their own businesses. In fact, most of these creative types are less skilled in business than is the average white-collar professional who does not work in a creative field. Generally, creative talent and business acumen rarely go hand in hand.

If the analyst's argument is taken as true, which of the following statements can properly be concluded?


(A) No successful business people are creative.

(B) Some creative types are not less skilled at business than is the average white-collar worker who is not creative.

(C) Creativity precludes success in business.

(D) Any white-collar worker who is not creative is more successful in business than any creative professional.

(E) Business is not a creative endeavor.

Originally posted by mm007 on 03 Jun 2007, 18:25.
Last edited by Bunuel on 18 Nov 2018, 01:36, edited 1 time in total.
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I think it is B .

line in the passage "In fact, most of these creative types are less skilled in business than is the average white-collar professional who does not work in a creative field" clearly indicates that there are some creative types who are at same level with white collar professionals.
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I'd go with B.

"most of these creative types are less skilled in business than is the average white-collar professional"... => some of the creative types are not less skilled

Rest of the options reads a bit too strong for me. What is the OA?
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Its B

A - It does not compare creativity with business skills rather only mentions that creative ppl lack managerial and business skills. Whether creativity is the cause for it is unknown. Moreover, it does not apply to all of them only some of them and only more so when they try to run their own business.
B- Correct. Mentions that some and not all creative ppl are less skilled at business that is the avg white collar worker who is not creative. Correctly compared from the info given in the argument.
C - This is too strong a statement and lacks proper relation. We are comparing creative ppl such as.... with business and creativity per se
D - Again its too broad. It could be some but not any or all.
E - Out of scope.

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New post 06 Nov 2009, 01:22
OA is B ..but please help me out to understand the difference the difference between the 2 questions

1) What is inference drawn from the argument
2) What is the conclusion drawn from the argument.

As per my understanding Option B is inferred from the argument and is not the main conclusion drawn from the passage..

HELP URGENTLY
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OA is B ..but please help me out to understand the difference the difference between the 2 questions

1) What is inference drawn from the argument
2) What is the conclusion drawn from the argument.

As per my understanding Option B is inferred from the argument and is not the main conclusion drawn from the passage..

HELP URGENTLY


Conclusion of the passage can usually be found within the passage. Inference is something we have to deduce, thinking going by the contents and sometimes drawing links, reading between the lines.

You are right. Here they are not asking about conclusion of the passage. Rather the options have some conclusions (however absurd some of them maybe) which has been inferred based on the argument, we have to say which one is the MOST correct option.

So here the passage has the conclusion "Generally, creative talent and business acumen rarely go hand in hand"
But that's not the question asked... so the best approach IMO is POE, cross out whichever cannot be put as a conclusion after reading this argument.

Well, tried to convey my understanding. Hope it helps
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[A]: This is too absolute. The stimulus uses the words 'often' and 'most' to imply that while creative types are generally not successful at business, this is not absolute and does not apply to all creative types. Therefore this statement is too much of a generalization. Incorrect.
[B]: This is true. The stimulus says that 'most' creative types are less skilled in business than the average white-collar professional. This implies that there will be some creative types who are not less skilled in business than the non-creative white-collar worker. Correct.
[C]: There is no order stated between creativity and business success. Incorrect.
[D]: 'Any' is too strong a term. The stimulus says that 'most' creative types are less skilled in business than the average white-collar professional. This does not imply that any non-creative white-collar worker is more successful in business than someone who is not creative. Incorrect.
[E]: There is no evidence for this statement in the stimulus. The stimulus talks about the relative success of creative people in business, but does not talk about creativity in business itself. Incorrect.

B it is.
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Analyst: Creative professionals, such as clothing designers, graphic designers, and decorators, often have very poor managerial skills and do not succeed when they try to run their own businesses. In fact, most of these creative types are less skilled in business than is the average white-collar professional who does not work in a creative field. Generally, creative talent and business acumen rarely go hand in hand.


If the analyst's argument is taken as true, which of the following statements can properly be concluded?

A) No successful business people are creative.
we are told that talent+business rarely go hand in hand - not never. out.

B) Some creative types are not less skilled at business than is the average white-collar worker who is not creative.
true - close to argument's wording.

C) Creativity precludes success in business.
very extreme.

D) Any white-collar worker who is not creative is more successful in business than any creative professional.
same way of thinking as in A.

E) Business is not a creative endeavor.
nope!
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Could you please confirm on following :-

If we know that most cannot do it, can we conclude some can do it.

Similarly, if most can do it, some cannot do it
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Most means greater than 50%, but can mean up to 100%.

The negation is less than 50%

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Most means greater than 50%, but can mean up to 100%.

The negation is less than 50%

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I was stuck between B and D. B is safer!
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