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Q14. Background information: This year, each film submitted to the Barbizon Film Festival was submitted in one of ten categories. For each category, there was a panel that decided which submitted films to accept.

Fact 1: Within each category, the rate of acceptance for domestic films was the same as that for foreign films.

Fact 2: The overall rate of acceptance of domestic films was significantly higher than that of foreign films.

In light of the background information, which of the following, if true, can account for fact 1 and fact 2 both being true of the submissions to this yearтАЩs Barbizon Film Festival?

A. In each category, the selection panel was composed of filmmakers, and some selection panels included no foreign filmmakers.
B. Significantly more domestic films than foreign films were submitted to the festival.
C. In each of the past three years, the overall acceptance rate was higher for foreign than for domestic films, an outcome that had upset some domestic filmmakers.
D. The number of films to be selected in each category was predetermined, but in no category was it required that the acceptance rate of foreign films should equal that
of domestic films.
E. Most foreign films, unlike most domestic films, were submitted in categories with high prestige, but with correspondingly low rates of acceptance.
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25 Apr 2007, 10:54
B it is
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25 Apr 2007, 11:45
Edit: I am correcting my answer. The answer should be E, not B.

The reason is that the rate of acceptance is per category, not per nationality (domestic or foreign).

So, if significantly more domestic films are submitted overall, then that doesn't tell us how the rate of acceptance in each category was the same, but still domestic films had higher overall rate.

But if more foreign films were submitted in categories which have lower acceptance rate, then a lot of foreign films would be rejected (Still keeping the acceptance rate the same for foregin and domestic films in those categories). Less foreign films were submitted in easier categories which, again, had similar acceptance rates (high) for both foregin and domestic. So, these categories ended up increasing the acceptance rate of domestic movies in general more than foreign movies.

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25 Apr 2007, 11:57
mNeo:

The IMO (not official anwer) is E. So I decied to post this CR.

Actually, I was going to choose between B and D.
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25 Apr 2007, 12:41
I am correcting my answer. You are right, the answer should be E (See my explanation above).

Very good problem. BTW, what is IMO? Sorry, I am a noob here
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26 Apr 2007, 02:12
mNeo wrote:
Edit: I am correcting my answer. The answer should be E, not B.

The reason is that the rate of acceptance is per category, not per nationality (domestic or foreign).

So, if significantly more domestic films are submitted overall, then that doesn't tell us how the rate of acceptance in each category was the same, but still domestic films had higher overall rate.

But if more foreign films were submitted in categories which have lower acceptance rate, then a lot of foreign films would be rejected (Still keeping the acceptance rate the same for foregin and domestic films in those categories). Less foreign films were submitted in easier categories which, again, had similar acceptance rates (high) for both foregin and domestic. So, these categories ended up increasing the acceptance rate of domestic movies in general more than foreign movies.

I got confused with B too...but it is E clearly.
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28 Apr 2007, 02:16
E .....very well explained mNEO
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28 Apr 2007, 15:31
E from me... simple..
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28 Apr 2007, 18:51
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Q14. Background information: This year, each film submitted to the Barbizon Film Festival was submitted in one of ten categories. For each category, there was a panel that decided which submitted films to accept.

Fact 1: Within each category, the rate of acceptance for domestic films was the same as that for foreign films.

Fact 2: The overall rate of acceptance of domestic films was significantly higher than that of foreign films.

In light of the background information, which of the following, if true, can account for fact 1 and fact 2 both being true of the submissions to this yearâ€™s Barbizon Film Festival?

A. In each category, the selection panel was composed of filmmakers, and some selection panels included no foreign filmmakers.
B. Significantly more domestic films than foreign films were submitted to the festival.
C. In each of the past three years, the overall acceptance rate was higher for foreign than for domestic films, an outcome that had upset some domestic filmmakers.
D. The number of films to be selected in each category was predetermined, but in no category was it required that the acceptance rate of foreign films should equal that
of domestic films.
E. Most foreign films, unlike most domestic films, were submitted in categories with high prestige, but with correspondingly low rates of acceptance.

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29 Apr 2007, 23:29
one more vote for E)

this is a somewhat tough one with confusing choices in B) and D).
29 Apr 2007, 23:29
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