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# Companies O and P each have the same number of employees who work the

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Companies O and P each have the same number of employees who work the same number of hours per week. According to records maintained by each company, the employees of Company O had fewer job-related accidents last year than did the employees of Company P. Therefore, employees of Company O are less likely to have job-related accidents than are employees of Company P.

Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the conclusion?

(A) The employees of Company P lost more time at work due to job-related accidents than did the employees of Company O.

(B) Company P considered more types of accidents to be job-related than did Company O.

(C) The employees of Company P were sick more often than were the employees of Company O.

(D) Several employees of Company O each had more than one job-related accident.

(E) The majority of job-related accidents at Company O involved a single machine.

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Same Stem but different Question from OG11: https://gmatclub.com/forum/companies-o- ... 37282.html

Originally posted by lexis on 08 May 2008, 11:36.
Last edited by bb on 21 Sep 2018, 17:24, edited 1 time in total.
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25 Jun 2017, 22:37
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Companies O and P each have the same number of employees who work the same number of
hours per week. According to records maintained by each company, the employees of
Company O had fewer job-related accidents last year than did the employees of Company P.
Therefore, employees of Company O are less likely to have job-related accidents than are
employees of Company P.

Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the conclusion above?
(A) The employees of Company P lost more time at work due to job-related accidents than
did the employees of Company O.
(B) Company P considered more types of accidents to be job-related than did Company O.
(C) The employees of Company P were sick more often than were the employees of
Company O.
(D) Several employees of Company O each had more than one job-related accident.
(E) The majority of job-related accidents at Company O involved a single machine

My 2 cents.
(A) OOS
(B) IF P's accident regulation is applied to the Company O, the could in fact have similar or it is possible for O to have more accidents.
(C) OOS
(D) We know nothing about Company P's situation so, it is out.
(E) OOS

Hence, B.
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ameyagmat1989 wrote:
Can someone please explain why option D is wrong.
The conclusion is - employees of Company O are less likely to have job-related accidents than are
employees of Company P.

Option D states that Several employees of Company O each had more than one job-related accident. Hence, thsi should weaken the conclusion the employees of company O are less likely to have job-related accidents

Hi ameyagmat1989,

I am happy to respond Though its an old post but still.

(D) Several employees of Company O each had more than one job-related accident.
This option statement is talking about several employees who each had more than one job-related accident in Company O. But just on the basis of knowing these employees who each had more than one job-related accident, we cannot comment on the (overall) employees of Company O as a whole.

Though several employees had more than one job related accidents but there may be many who each had no job related accident at all. So, just on the basis of knowing these employees we cannot weaken our conclusion.

Choices D give reasons for predicting a smaller likelihood that any arbitrary employee of Company O will have a job-related accidents, and thus support the conclusion.

Also, in comparison questions, for example, as here in this question, we are comparing two companies P and O, it is more probable that those answer choices which includes both the counterparts in its explanation to be correct.

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08 May 2008, 12:02
I am for B as well but the choice carefully hides the usage of considered . It should be considers.
The answer could be Choice C . Since the employees were sick while working ,injuries could have been caused as a result. What is the OA?
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08 May 2008, 12:09
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According to records maintained by each company, the employees of
Company O had fewer job-related accidents last year than did the employees of Company P

Company P considered more types of accidents to be job-related than did Company O.-> thus B
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26 Jun 2017, 05:07
Imo B
We have to look for something that would justify in spite of having more accidents company P is good or there is something else that is counted in P than in O
So B gives a reason that the conclusion will be wrong because more no of incident are takes as accidents in P , so it does not necessarily means that employee of O will be less prone to safety .
Suppose some incident is considered an accident in company P , but that incident is not considered an accident in company O then we can have safety related problems in company O.
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