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Below is an excerpt from a letter that was sent by the chairman of a corporation to the stockholders.

A number of charges have been raised against me, some serious, some trivial. Individuals seeking to control the corporation for their own purposes have demanded my resignation. Remember that no court of law in any state has found me guilty of any criminal offense whatsoever. In the American tradition, as you know, an individual is considered innocent until proven guilty. Furthermore, as the corporation’s unbroken six-year record of growth will show, my conduct of my official duties as chairman has only helped enhance the success of the corporation, and so benefited every stockholder.

Which of the following can be properly inferred from the excerpt?

(A) The chairman believes that all those who have demanded his resignation are motivated by desire to control the corporation for their own purposes.
(B) Any misdeeds that the chairman may have committed were motivated by his desire to enhance the success of the corporation.
(C) The chairman is innocent of any criminal offense.
(D) The corporation has expanded steadily over the past six years.
(E) Any legal proceedings against the chairman have resulted in his acquittal.

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03 May 2013, 20:22
All duplicate threads on this topic have been merged.

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22 Jul 2013, 02:41
the chairman makes a general statement that -Individuals seeking to control the corporation for their own purposes have demanded my resignation.

But A puts a certainty that "Chairman believes that ALL individuals ...". Hence, this makes it less plausiable. than D

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23 Jul 2013, 08:04
Which of the following can be properly inferred from the excerpt?

(A) The chairman believes that all those who have demanded his resignation are motivated by desire to control the corporation for their own purposes.
The word motivated is too extreme... Individuals were seeking to control....not motivated by desire to control..
(B) Any misdeeds that the chairman may have committed were motivated by his desire to enhance the success of the corporation.
We dont know about that.... There might be few charges based on his personal life.. Also, passage only states that his conduct of officials duties has helped him for success of corporation...
(C) The chairman is innocent of any criminal offense.
Remember that no court of law in any state has found me guilty of any criminal offense whatsoever.The trial might be in process for few charges... So we can't say whether he is innocent or not.
(D) The corporation has expanded steadily over the past six years.
Steadily is tempting... But,i'll keep it...
(E) Any legal proceedings against the chairman have resulted in his acquittal.
Maybe he is acquitted because of lack of evidence...

IMO its D...

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25 Dec 2013, 23:17
A and D are clearly stated in the passage , hence cannot be inferred. This leaves us with only option B. If the rule of elimination were to be followed, B is the best choice.

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27 Dec 2013, 12:38
A seems extreme to me. Only D can be inferred.
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28 Oct 2014, 10:07
Does acquittal mean "not proven guilty" in this case.Should it not be E then?I'm confused

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03 May 2015, 05:37
wunderbar03 wrote:
Below is an excerpt from a letter that was sent by the chairman of a corporation to the stockholders.

A number of charges have been raised against me, some serious, some trivial. Individuals seeking to control the corporation for their own purposes have demanded my resignation. Remember that no court of law in any state has found me guilty of any criminal offense whatsoever. In the American tradition, as you know, an individual is considered innocent until proven guilty. Furthermore, as the corporation’s unbroken six-year record of growth will show, my conduct of my official duties as chairman has only helped enhance the success of the corporation, and so benefited every stockholder.

Which of the following can be properly inferred from the excerpt?

(A) The chairman believes that all those who have demanded his resignation are motivated by desire to control the corporation for their own purposes.
(B) Any misdeeds that the chairman may have committed were motivated by his desire to enhance the success of the corporation.
(C) The chairman is innocent of any criminal offense.
(D) The corporation has expanded steadily over the past six years.
(E) Any legal proceedings against the chairman have resulted in his acquittal.

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Use of "all" makes choice A incorrect.Correct answer is D

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19 Jun 2015, 00:47
I went with (A), because the causal relationship A->B and B->A, in this case, seems to work both ways.

Additionally, one thing worried me about (D), namely that in the question stem they use FUTURE tense "will" when talking about the six years' unbroken growth of the company. Talking about the future, questions the validity of the statement. What's your take on that?

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13 Oct 2015, 07:41
IMO, D !
so the confusion is between A and D for most people.
An inference answer 'must be true'.
Notice the word 'all' in option a. That is too strong a word. maybe some people with the mentioned motive were there..but not all.
hence D.

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I appreciate any inputs on this..

(D) The corporation has expanded steadily over the past six years.
>>The corporation’s unbroken six-year record of growth will show..
What if the growth pattern is following: +10%, +5%,+2%,+10%. Though the organisation is showing growth , there is fluctuation. Will D still hold in this situation?
(E) Any legal proceedings against the chairman have resulted in his acquittal.
>> Remember that no court of law in any state has found me guilty of any criminal offense whatsoever.
Why is E wrong?
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