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# Consolidated foundries

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27 Jun 2009, 06:05
Could the answer be 'E' (none of the statements help)?

However, i could not understand "..., a quorum of at least half the 20 directors must pass the resolution by at least a 2/3 majority..."
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27 Jun 2009, 06:12
I think its "c".

both combines will help. total 17 took part in voting, to pass the resolution 2/3 are required. 10 voted in favor, so the answer seems to be simple if both points are combined.

Kindly correct if I am wrong!!
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27 Jun 2009, 10:57
bkparikh wrote:
IMO B

(1) INSUFFICIENT. We don't know how many directors are present. If 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, or 15 directors are present the resolution will pass because there will be a 2/3 majority. If 16 - 20 directors are present, the resolution will not pass.

(2) SUFFICIENT If 7 vote against the resolution, the resolution cannot pass regardless of the number of directors present.
Assume all 20 directors are present and the remaining 13 vote for the resolution. 13/20 < 2/3, therefore the resolution cannot pass.

The quorum refers to the minimum number of directors required to make a decision. In this case because the quorum is half of 20, you need at least 10 present. And of the 10, you need a 2/3 majority (7 or more) to vote for a resolution. However, if more than 10 are present, you still need a 2/3 majority. If 20 are present, you need 14 or more for the resolution to pass.

Agreed straight away!!

I have taken it as a difference of few points. If all 20 are present, the 2/3 of 20 is 13.333 it means that the number must be greater than 13, as we are talking about human beings so the number should be 14 in this case for resolution approval.

Thanks bk!!!
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28 Jun 2009, 04:41
bkparikh wrote:
IMO B

(1) INSUFFICIENT. We don't know how many directors are present. If 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, or 15 directors are present the resolution will pass because there will be a 2/3 majority. If 16 - 20 directors are present, the resolution will not pass.

(2) SUFFICIENT If 7 vote against the resolution, the resolution cannot pass regardless of the number of directors present.
Assume all 20 directors are present and the remaining 13 vote for the resolution. 13/20 < 2/3, therefore the resolution cannot pass.

The quorum refers to the minimum number of directors required to make a decision. In this case because the quorum is half of 20, you need at least 10 present. And of the 10, you need a 2/3 majority (7 or more) to vote for a resolution. However, if more than 10 are present, you still need a 2/3 majority. If 20 are present, you need 14 or more for the resolution to pass.

Thanks bkparikh for explaining so well.
+1 to you.
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