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I pick B. I do not know what the answer is.

I am a little confused Topher's explaination. In Topher's example, the same acceptance rate is just happened in the same field. Based on the Fact 1, within each category, the rate of acceptance for domestic films was the same as that for foreign films. It could means that if the rate of acceptance for domestic films is 20%, that for foreign films would be 20%, not N/A. If it is, E could be the answer. Besides, the background information did not mention any issue about prestige.

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was confused in B and E for a while then chose B....

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Please clarify between B and E.
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B, 'E' violates fact1:the rate of acceptance for domestic films was the same as that for foreign films

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the right answer really is 'E',and there is a trap in 'E'
First,why is 'B' wrong,see the explanation below:
D denotes demestic films,F denotes foreign films
category 1,rate=20%
D:100*20%=20
F:20*20%=4
category 2,rate=20%
D:500*20%=100
F:100*20%=20

overall rate(D)=(20+100)/(100+500)=120/600=20%
overall rate(F)=(4+20)/(20+100)=24/120=20%

SO,more domestic films don't mean higher overall rate.

Second,'E' says MOST F were submitted in CATEGORIES with low rates
As you see,that's the category which has low rate of acceptance,NOT F has the low rate of acceptance.That is really a trap which causes you to believe that 'E' contradics fact 1.
So:
category 1,rate=20%
D:100*20%=20
F:20*20%=4
category 2,RATE=5%
D:100*5%=5
F:400*5%=20

overall rate(D)=(20+20)/(100+100)=40/200=20%
overall rate(F)=(5+20)/(20+400)=25/420=6%(approximately)

as the calculation above,that most F were in category 2 and the rate of category 2 is extremely low both to D and F,causes the overall rate of F is around 6%

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that makes sense.
not an easy one.

licampus wrote:
the right answer really is 'E',and there is a trap in 'E'
First,why is 'B' wrong,see the explanation below:
D denotes demestic films,F denotes foreign films
category 1,rate=20%
D:100*20%=20
F:20*20%=4
category 2,rate=20%
D:500*20%=100
F:100*20%=20

overall rate(D)=(20+100)/(100+500)=120/600=20%
overall rate(F)=(4+20)/(20+100)=24/120=20%

SO,more domestic films don't mean higher overall rate.

Second,'E' says MOST F were submitted in CATEGORIES with low rates
As you see,that's the category which has low rate of acceptance,NOT F has the low rate of acceptance.That is really a trap which causes you to believe that 'E' contradics fact 1.
So:
category 1,rate=20%
D:100*20%=20
F:20*20%=4
category 2,RATE=5%
D:100*5%=5
F:400*5%=20

overall rate(D)=(20+20)/(100+100)=40/200=20%
overall rate(F)=(5+20)/(20+400)=25/420=6%(approximately)

as the calculation above,that most F were in category 2 and the rate of category 2 is extremely low both to D and F,causes the overall rate of F is around 6%

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B is correct I felt..but E seems more comprehensive and correct!
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E..is my answer
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It's E! Straightforward! It came down to a tie between D and E, but E had the likelihood of being correct to higher degree.
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Good question.. I was able to eliminate 3 wrong choices but eliminated the right choice like most of times i do.

I did not notice acceptance so choose B.
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it is clear that either B or E is the AO.

Looking at the nature of these statements, I will choose B. because B resolves the paradox. allow both the facts to be true whereas option E gives more importance to second fact.

looking at the official Resolve the paradox question, one can come to know that AOs which support only statement and destroy the other are incorrect.
AO which resolves the paradox, ie which allows both the statements to be true is correct.

AO E also looks like an intelligent incorrect AO.
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Can anyone explain why B is not the answer ?

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Missed this one. Felt this one was really tough for me. Came down to between D and E and chose D. :(
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Excellent question! I went for the trap answer. But finally chose E. :idea:
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Background information: This year, each film submitted to the Barbizon Film Festival
was submitted in one of ten categories. For each category, there was a panel that decided
which submitted films to accept.
Fact 1: Within each category, the rate of acceptance for domestic films was the same as
that for foreign films.
Fact 2: The overall rate of acceptance of domestic films was significantly higher than
that of foreign films.
In light of the background information, which of the following, if true, can account for
fact 1 and fact 2 both being true of the submissions to this year’s Barbizon Film Festival?
A. In each category, the selection panel was composed of filmmakers, and some
selection panels included no foreign filmmakers.
B. Significantly more domestic films than foreign films were submitted to the
festival.
C. In each of the past three years, the overall acceptance rate was higher for foreign
than for domestic films, an outcome that had upset some domestic filmmakers.
D. The number of films to be selected in each category was predetermined, but in no
category was it required that the acceptance rate of foreign films should equal that
of domestic films.
E. Most foreign films, unlike most domestic films, were submitted in categories with
high prestige, but with correspondingly low rates of acceptance.


The basic assumption in the question is that foreign films made entry in all the categories.
If there be a category such as "Drama", which has nominations from only domestic producers and zero nominations from foreign producers.


Option E

Undermines this assumption if we think as following:

The rate (we assume - 50% ) will be same if we choose from any of the categories Domestic/Foreign.
But, the actual number chosen for foreign will be zero (50% of zero is zero :lol: )

So, I'll go with E 8-) 8-) 8-)

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Let's make it simple.

Let there be a total of 100 domestic and foreign films.

Lets there be 2 categories- One with High acceptance(50%) and the other with Low acceptance(10%).

If 80 foreign are submitted to Low acceptance(10%) category and 20 to High acceptance(50%) category, TOTAL ACCEPTANCE=8+10=18

If 70 domestic films are submitted to High acceptance(50%) category and 30 to Low acceptance(10%) category, TOTAL ACCEPTANCE=35+3=38

Therefore E.
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IMO, B

Lets say there are three categories (for the sake of clarity)

a b c
Dom: 10 (5) 20 (16) 30(6)
For: 20 (10) 10(08) 20(4)

Fig outside brackets indicate no. of films submitted; and fig inside is no. acepted with an acceptance rate of 50%, 80% and 20% respectively; being the same for both categories of films.

Now, For domestic films acceptance rate is 45% while for foriegn films is 44%. The fact arising due to higher no. of films domestic films being submitted.

Why not E ?
If foreign films are not being submitted in a particular categeory their acceptance rate is 0% which is a violation of fact 1.

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