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Re: Quore’s production structure----Please explain [#permalink]

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New post 27 Feb 2016, 09:47
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what if the productivity is 18%.Does this mean Quore will go bankrupt because it is off by 2%. I dont feel E is correct


We know that if 10% is reachable so is 20%. This is a fact: if a 10 percent productivity increase is possible, then a 20 percent increase is attainable.
If the productivity is increased by 18% it means it can reach 20%, we know that, and anyway is past the 10% threshold Quore needs to reach to not go bankrupt.
Instead, if 20% is unattainable, so is 10%. Remember what we said before: if a 10 percent productivity increase is possible, then a 20 percent increase is attainable.
If 10% is not reached, then Quore will go bankrupt: Quore, Inc., must increase productivity, 10 percent over the course of the next two years, or it will certainly go bankrupt.

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Thanks Souvik. E seems very clear to me too. This is an inference question. I now that that the key to getting these right is knowing that the right answer must be true 100%. A-E are dog s+@t. They might happen, but we don’t know for sure.

With E though, we know Quore Inc. must increase productivity 10 percent over the course of the next two years or it will certainly go bankrupt.

We also know that if a 10 percent productivity increase is possible, then a 20 percent increase is attainable. So if 10, then it can also do 20. So basically 20 is the same thing as 10.

What happens if Quore Inc. can’t hit 20, then it can’t hit 10 either.
What happens if Quore Inc. can’t it 10? Kaboom! The company will go bankrupt.

This answer has to be true 100% given the facts.



Stem says that if 10 is possible then 20 is attainable. It never says 10==20
Suppose a vendor earns Rs 10 doing 9AM-2PM shift; if he extends it to 6PM, he can get Rs 20
While he might end up earning Rs16

It never means that If he earns 16, he will not earn 10--- this is completely flawed. Not convinced with OA.

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Thanks Souvik. E seems very clear to me too. This is an inference question. I now that that the key to getting these right is knowing that the right answer must be true 100%. A-E are dog s+@t. They might happen, but we don’t know for sure.

With E though, we know Quore Inc. must increase productivity 10 percent over the course of the next two years or it will certainly go bankrupt.

We also know that if a 10 percent productivity increase is possible, then a 20 percent increase is attainable. So if 10, then it can also do 20. So basically 20 is the same thing as 10.

What happens if Quore Inc. can’t hit 20, then it can’t hit 10 either.
What happens if Quore Inc. can’t it 10? Kaboom! The company will go bankrupt.

This answer has to be true 100% given the facts.



Stem says that if 10 is possible then 20 is attainable. It never says 10==20
Suppose a vendor earns Rs 10 doing 9AM-2PM shift; if he extends it to 6PM, he can get Rs 20
While he might end up earning Rs16

It never means that If he earns 16, he will not earn 10--- this is completely flawed. Not convinced with OA.


I had the same confusion, pay attention to the wordings in the stem and the answer choice E.
Here the attainability of 20% productivity is in question not actually if the productivity increase is 20%.
the Stem says if 10% increase is achievable then 20% is attainable.
Also If 10% increase happens then no bankruptcy.
here 10% is necessary not 20%.
if 20% is not attainable then 10% increase is not achievable which means bankruptcy.

Hope what i am trying to convey is clear enough.

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Between B and E

E states if 20% is not attainable, then 10% is not attainable. hence quora will go bankrupt

Option E fits the bill

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How should we eliminate B?

Quore will not go bankrupt if it achieves a productivity increase of 20 percent over the next two years.

My line of reasoning was Q needs 10% else it will certainly go bankrupt (Quore, Inc., must increase productivity, 10 percent over the course of the next two years, or it will certainly go bankrupt.). This is certain to happen if 10% is not reached but there could be a minor possibility of bankruptcy with even 20% increase. We are not given anything about the probability.

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How should we eliminate B?

Quore will not go bankrupt if it achieves a productivity increase of 20 percent over the next two years.

My line of reasoning was Q needs 10% else it will certainly go bankrupt (Quore, Inc., must increase productivity, 10 percent over the course of the next two years, or it will certainly go bankrupt.). This is certain to happen if 10% is not reached but there could be a minor possibility of bankruptcy with even 20% increase. We are not given anything about the probability.


I think your line of thinking is absolutely right. We can eliminate B on the basis that prod>10% doesn't warrant a safe future for Q but prod<10% surely means doom

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Very good question indeed.
I missed it because of B.
But the actual answer is E.

The previous explanations are pretty clear.
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onedayill wrote:
I myself choose B,

but after reading your explanation; If I would have thought in reverse direction then I would have chosen E;

In b/w B and E. I'll go with B
because both of these stmts contradict each other.

I think bad question ...

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It is actually a really good question my friend,

B is incorrect because:
The premise only say : "If not 10%, it will bankrupt", it never say anything about what if you achieve 10%, hell, you may still go bankrupt or you not, we don't know.

It is like saying "If David Beckham doesn't play, LA Galaxy will lose" but hey, even when Backham play, the LA Galaxy still lose, we only know for sure that the LA Galaxy will 100% lose if Beckham doesn't play.


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Because of the recent transformation of the market. Quore, Inc., must increase productivity, 10 percent over the course of the next two years, or it will certainly go bankrupt. In fact, however, Quore’s production structure is such that if a 10 percent productivity increase is possible, then a 20 percent increase is attainable.
If the statements above are true, which one of the following must on the basis of them also be true?

This a must be true question with all premises and no conclusion. The argument states that if Quore Inc does not increase productivity >>it will go bankrupt. Second: if a 10% is possible >> 20% increase is attainable.

Let's look at the answer options one by one.

(A) It is only Quore’s production structure that makes it possible for Quore to survive the transformation of the market: Nowhere in the argument is this stated. It does not mention about other production structures other than Quore's.

B) Quore will not go bankrupt if it achieves a productivity increase of 20 percent over the next two years.- This option mistakes a sufficient condition for a necessary condition. If a 10%>20% increase is not guaranteed it will go bankrupt. However, this does not mean that a 20% increase will necessarily mean no bankruptcy. X leads to Y can meant "Not Y>>Not X". However, it can't mean Not X leads to Not Y. X is "not achieving 10% here" and Y is "bankruptcy".
So, this means not achieveing 10% leads to bankruptcy. However, achieving 10% does not lead to no bankruptcy situation (notX>>notY not being equal )

(C) If the market had not been transformed, Quore would have required no productivity increase in order to avoid bankruptcy. - nothing substantiates this

(D) Because of the transformation of the market, Quore will achieve a productivity increase of 10 percent over the next two years. - not necessarily true, they may or may not achieve

(E) If a 20 percent productivity increase is unattainable for Quore, then it must go bankrupt. - Yes!. This is a reformed version of X>>Y. If it does attain the increase, it will go bankrupt. Since 10%>>20% (as given in the argument)., so if 20% is not there, it means 10% is also not there. Hence, 20% can be used in place 10% here. E is correct.

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