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# By applying optimization techniques commonly used to plan

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By applying optimization techniques commonly used to plan [#permalink]

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25 Jun 2007, 20:33
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By applying optimization techniques commonly used to plan operations, it is possible to determine how much effort ought to be devoted to each of a company’s products in order to meet its goals in both the short and long terms.
a) it is possible to determine how much effort ought to be devoted to each of a company’s products in order to meet its goals in both the short and long terms
b) a company’s managers can determine how much effort should be dedicated to each of the company’s products in order to meet its short and long term goals
c) it can be determined by company managers how much effort ought to be devoted to each of the company’s products in order to meet its goals, both short and long term
d) it may be possible for company managers to determine how much effort should be dedicated to each of these products in order to meet the company’s short and long term goals
e) managers at a company can determine how much effort ought to be dedicated to each of these products in order to meet the company’s goals in both the short and long term
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25 Jun 2007, 20:45
ArvGMAT wrote:
By applying optimization techniques commonly used to plan operations, it is possible to determine how much effort ought to be devoted to each of a company’s products in order to meet its goals in both the short and long terms.
a) it is possible to determine how much effort ought to be devoted to each of a company’s products in order to meet its goals in both the short and long terms
b) a company’s managers can determine how much effort should be dedicated to each of the company’s products in order to meet its short and long term goals
c) it can be determined by company managers how much effort ought to be devoted to each of the company’s products in order to meet its goals, both short and long term
d) it may be possible for company managers to determine how much effort should be dedicated to each of these products in order to meet the company’s short and long term goals
e) managers at a company can determine how much effort ought to be dedicated to each of these products in order to meet the company’s goals in both the short and long term

who can apply - a manager.

B & E -

E - wordy and confusing
C, D - changes the meaning
A - no logical modifier.

B - best choice.. though 'its' doesn't have clear referrent in B.

All answer choices are wrong. B is little better among them.
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25 Jun 2007, 21:38
B it is.
As explained by syamee_u, only B and E stand.

However, E is wrong because :

e) managers at a company can determine how much effort ought to be dedicated to each of these products in order to meet the company’s goals in both the short and long term

"these products"......which products????
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31 May 2011, 03:04
Though I answered this question incorrectly, I think the answer is Option (B) because of concision
Re: SC: Optimization   [#permalink] 31 May 2011, 03:04
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