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Any combination of overwork and stress inevitably leads of insomnia. Managers at HiCorp, Inc., all suffer from stress. A majority of the managersdespite their doctors warningswork well over 60 hours per week, whereas the other managers work no more than the normal 40 hours per week. HiCorp gives regular bonuses only to employees who work more than 40 hours per week.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the statements above?

(A) Managers at HiCorp work under conditions that are more stressful than the conditions under which managers at most other companies work.

(B) Most of the employee bonuses given by HiCorp are given to managers.

(C) At HiCorp, insomnia is more widespread among managers than among any other group of employees.

(D) No manager at HiCorp who works only 40 hours per week suffers from overwork.

(E) Most of the managers at HiCorp who receive regular bonuses have insomnia.
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Hi Jai. I'm glad to help.

ANALYZE THE STIMULUS:

Fact 1: overwork + stress = insomnia.
Fact 2: All Managers at HiCorp, Inc., suffer from stress.
Fact 3: A majority of the managers (despite their doctors warnings) work well over 60 hours per week, whereas the other managers work no more than the normal 40 hours per week.
Fact 4: HiCorp gives regular bonuses only to employees who work more than 40 hours per week.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the statements above?

(A) Managers at HiCorp work under conditions that are more stressful than the conditions under which managers at most other companies work.
Wrong. “other companies” is out scope.

(B) Most of the employee bonuses given by HiCorp are given to managers.
Wrong. Can’t infer that.

(C) At HiCorp, insomnia is more widespread among managers than among any other group of employees.
Wrong. “any other group” is out of scope.

(D) No manager at HiCorp who works only 40 hours per week suffers from overwork.
Wrong. We do NOT have a definition of “overwork”, 40 hours/week or 50hours/week? The stimulus just says working more than 60h/week is overwork because of the doctors warnings. But under 60h/week, we don’t know. However, we 100% sure that managers who work more than 60 hours/week suffers from overwork because their doctors warned them. See fact #3.

(E) Most of the managers at HiCorp who receive regular bonuses have insomnia.
Correct. All managers at Hicorp suffers from stress. In addition, ONLY managers who overwork (more than 60 hours/week) receive bonuses. These manager suffer from both stress and overwork, thus they have insomnia.

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28 May 2008, 20:13
C or E

Choose E, because the facts that "all" managers suffer from stress, and if they receive bonuses, they have to be working for more than 40 hours.

In C, we don't know if the other employees have second/third jobs.

although there seems to be a mistake in the passage (see blue text), shouldn't be whereas the other employees ?

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Any combination of overwork and stress inevitably leads of insomnia. Managers at HiCorp, Inc., all suffer from stress. A majority of the managersdespite their doctors warningswork well over 60 hours per week, [color=#0000FF]whereas the other managers work no more than the normal 40 hours per week.[/color] HiCorp gives regular bonuses only to employees who work more than 40 hours per week.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the statements above?

(A) Managers at HiCorp work under conditions that are more stressful than the conditions under which managers at most other companies work.

(B) Most of the employee bonuses given by HiCorp are given to managers.

(C) At HiCorp, insomnia is more widespread among managers than among any other group of employees.

(D) No manager at HiCorp who works only 40 hours per week suffers from overwork.

(E) Most of the managers at HiCorp who receive regular bonuses have insomnia.
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28 May 2008, 21:27
straight E. C is out.
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28 May 2008, 21:45
E is the answer - most conclusive. What is the OA?
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29 May 2008, 04:28
(+)comb of overwork & stress -> insomnia
At H: all managers suffer from stress
majority of mgrs work > 60 hrs/week & other mgrs work < 40 hrs/week
H: gives buns to who work > 40hrs/week

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Any combination of overwork and stress inevitably leads of insomnia. Managers at HiCorp, Inc., all suffer from stress. A majority of the managersdespite their doctors warningswork well over 60 hours per week, whereas the other managers work no more than the normal 40 hours per week. HiCorp gives regular bonuses only to employees who work more than 40 hours per week.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the statements above?

(A) Managers at HiCorp work under conditions that are more stressful than the conditions under which managers at most other companies work.
>> No information about other companies is given.
(B) Most of the employee bonuses given by HiCorp are given to managers.
>> We cant be 100% sure , nothing about other employees is given to us
(C) At HiCorp, insomnia is more widespread among managers than among any other group of employees.
>> same issue as B.
(D) No manager at HiCorp who works only 40 hours per week suffers from overwork.
>> Extreme to say "No manager"
(E) Most of the managers at HiCorp who receive regular bonuses have insomnia.

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29 May 2008, 04:46
goalsnr wrote:
Any combination of overwork and stress inevitably leads of insomnia. Managers at HiCorp, Inc., all suffer from stress. A majority of the managersdespite their doctors warningswork well over 60 hours per week, whereas the other managers work no more than the normal 40 hours per week. HiCorp gives regular bonuses only to employees who work more than 40 hours per week.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the statements above?

(A) Managers at HiCorp work under conditions that are more stressful than the conditions under which managers at most other companies work.

(B) Most of the employee bonuses given by HiCorp are given to managers.

(C) At HiCorp, insomnia is more widespread among managers than among any other group of employees.

(D) No manager at HiCorp who works only 40 hours per week suffers from overwork.

(E) Most of the managers at HiCorp who receive regular bonuses have insomnia.

E for me.
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22 Sep 2012, 03:04
D is wrong Because the statement does not explicitly define overwork.
my pick. E
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12 Oct 2012, 19:45
It is a conclusion type question not strengthen type. Hence we should avoid straying away from the argument.
In that Case i feel that option B is the correct answer as the option says that " Most managers recieve overtime payment " which is in conjunction with the argument.

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12 Oct 2012, 22:24
E... and why is it that OPs don't post the answer immediately? They certainly are given the option to do so before submitting their question.
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01 Apr 2013, 02:49
Yes the correct answer is E. The condition for Overwork is not explicitly stated.

Hence, the correct answer is E.
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01 Apr 2013, 19:24
E.

(E) Most of the managers at HiCorp who receive regular bonuses have insomnia.
Passage states Majority of managers work over 60 hours. HiCorp give regular bonus to employees who work more than 40 hours of week.
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01 Apr 2013, 19:52
IMHO - E

Draw conclusion question should be derived from statement..
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goalsnr wrote:
Any combination of overwork and stress inevitably leads of insomnia. Managers at HiCorp, Inc., all suffer from stress. A majority of the managersdespite their doctors warningswork well over 60 hours per week, whereas the other managers work no more than the normal 40 hours per week. HiCorp gives regular bonuses only to employees who work more than 40 hours per week.

Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the statements above?

(A) Managers at HiCorp work under conditions that are more stressful than the conditions under which managers at most other companies work.

(B) Most of the employee bonuses given by HiCorp are given to managers.

(C) At HiCorp, insomnia is more widespread among managers than among any other group of employees.

(D) No manager at HiCorp who works only 40 hours per week suffers from overwork.

(E) Most of the managers at HiCorp who receive regular bonuses have insomnia.

What's wrong with D???

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Hi,

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30 Jan 2017, 07:28
Argument states that, managers who work more than 40 hours per week receive bonuses.
Insomnia is a combination of stress and overwork. Though argument states that all managers suffer from stress, argument does not explicitly suggests that working more than 40 hours per week is actually overwork.
So, we can not strongly infer that managers receive bonus have insomnia.

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If we pick this apart carefully, we can see that there are only two categories of manager:

1) Those who work 40 hours (the stated norm) or fewer
2) Those who work more than 60 hours, against their doctor's recommendation

The author never states explicitly that these managers are overworked, but it seems reasonable to say that someone who is working at least 50% more than the stated norm and who has been told to work less by a doctor is working too much!
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DmitryFarber wrote:
If we pick this apart carefully, we can see that there are only two categories of manager:

1) Those who work 40 hours (the stated norm) or fewer
2) Those who work more than 60 hours, against their doctor's recommendation

The author never states explicitly that these managers are overworked, but it seems reasonable to say that someone who is working at least 50% more than the stated norm and who has been told to work less by a doctor is working too much!

Yes, it seems reasonable. Since argument did not mention the criteria about overwork explicitly, I had this doubt.
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