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# At the hospital's intensive care deparment, the following

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06 Nov 2008, 12:46
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At the hospital's intensive care deparment, the following trend was observed; the patients were always dying in the same bed, every sunday at exactly 11 a.m. - no matter how good or bad their health was. The doctors become very concerned because they simply could not figure out the cause of this phenomenon.

What would help the most to shed some light at this paradox?

A To examine how many patients die in the same bed, every sunday at 11 a.m. at the other hospitals in the country.
B To check if there are beds in which patients usually die every Saturday at 10 a.m. in the same hospital.
C To call several famous paranormal investigators and a holy man-priest who advertises at local tv station.
D To scrutinize if the intensive care room's electricity plug is the only one in the room and whether a cleaning lady uses it to plug in the vacuum cleaner instead of the intensive care unit every Sunday.
E To make sure that each patient's radiology screening shoots are precisely taken.
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06 Nov 2008, 12:57
D

wow .. i felt playing a detective in some movie !!
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06 Nov 2008, 13:11
Roger that. D

Nothing else is even close
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06 Nov 2008, 16:13
D as well
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06 Nov 2008, 16:29
this q were supposed to be funny
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06 Nov 2008, 16:52
actually i dont think its D..think about it, this option implies that the cleaning lady only cleans once a week?? this is a very dirty hospital..

i think its B.. we want to see a pattern for other days, locally, if its only on sundays then we need to look at other hospitals..
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06 Nov 2008, 20:37
I agree with Fresinha12. It should be B.

Note the "same bed" in question, D does not help to shed light on why it is same bed.

B is helpful to determine the pattern
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06 Nov 2008, 20:48
If its actually a question i think the answer should be D
All the other choices are rubbish
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06 Nov 2008, 23:15
Agree with D

For B why 10am, why not 12 o 1:00. Don't think that it is relevnt.
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07 Nov 2008, 10:13
D for same reasons...time in other answer is irr
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07 Nov 2008, 13:06
D is the only one that helps resolve the paradox that in the intensive care unit, the patient dies (although, somehow I feel that this option does not resolve the paradox of dieing at 11:00 a.m.....may be the stimulus assumes that cleaning happens in the morning time only).
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07 Nov 2008, 14:12
It'd be funny if/when I get it wrong

I went with D. B was close.

spiridon wrote:
this q were supposed to be funny
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07 Nov 2008, 14:15
I read this story as a joke several years ago somewhere, But wow, I never thought that it can be made an amazing CR question.
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07 Nov 2008, 14:26
Yeah, thats how gmac makes the CR's.

They just put bunch of crap as answer choices and something ridiculus as an answer

not so many ppl got this ironic question in a joking way tho

gmac is makin fun of all of us
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Re: CR Intenstive care   [#permalink] 07 Nov 2008, 14:26
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