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VP
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14 Sep 2006, 20:08
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Dear Applicant:
Thank you for your application. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a position in our local government office for the summer. As you know, funding for summer jobs is limited, and it is impossible for us to offer jobs to all those who want them. Consequently, we are forced to reject many highly qualified applicants.

Which of the following can be inferred from the letter?
(A) The number of applicants for summer jobs in the government office exceeded the number of summer jobs available.
(B) The applicant who received the letter was considered highly qualified.
(C) Very little funding was available for summer jobs in the government office.
(D) The application of the person who received the letter was considered carefully before being rejected.
(E) Most of those who applied for summer jobs were considered qualified for the available positions.
VP
Joined: 28 Mar 2006
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14 Sep 2006, 20:22
Not sure...But will go for B
VP
Joined: 25 Jun 2006
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14 Sep 2006, 20:30
A for me.
Manager
Joined: 06 Sep 2006
Posts: 76
Location: New York City

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14 Sep 2006, 20:45
Choice A....
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'Hakuna matata'

Intern
Joined: 22 Aug 2006
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14 Sep 2006, 20:55

... straight to the point.
Intern
Joined: 06 Aug 2006
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14 Sep 2006, 22:05
I choose A
VP
Joined: 21 Mar 2006
Posts: 1127
Location: Bangalore

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14 Sep 2006, 23:16
Can someone please tell me what is wrong with E?

My reasoning is:
since most of the applicants were qualified for the summer jobs, there were not enough jobs.
Intern
Joined: 22 Aug 2006
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14 Sep 2006, 23:43
kripalkavi wrote:
Can someone please tell me what is wrong with E?

"...Consequently, we are forced to reject many highly qualified applicants..."

'Many' here does not imply that 'most' of those who applied for summer jobs were considered qualified. IMHO.
VP
Joined: 21 Mar 2006
Posts: 1127
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15 Sep 2006, 02:58
pet wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Can someone please tell me what is wrong with E?

"...Consequently, we are forced to reject many highly qualified applicants..."

'Many' here does not imply that 'most' of those who applied for summer jobs were considered qualified. IMHO.

Hmmm...yeah, have to watch out for these 'extreme' options.
SVP
Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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15 Sep 2006, 11:42
pet wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
Can someone please tell me what is wrong with E?

"...Consequently, we are forced to reject many highly qualified applicants..."

'Many' here does not imply that 'most' of those who applied for summer jobs were considered qualified. IMHO.

Yea, it's a % versus number problem.

1,000,000 qualified applicants = many qualified, but it's not most if there were 1,000,000,000,000 applicants.
Intern
Joined: 27 Aug 2006
Posts: 10
Location: CA

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15 Sep 2006, 11:52
B, D and E are straight out. E is out because many and not most applicants were considered qualified.
C is directly stated in the passage.

That leaves A.
Director
Joined: 10 Oct 2005
Posts: 526
Location: US

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16 Sep 2006, 23:30
straight A...inference is always based on stated facts
16 Sep 2006, 23:30
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