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# Dear Applicant: Thank you for your application. Unfortunately, we are

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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.

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24 Nov 2019, 23:58
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A. The number of applicants for summer jobs in the government office exceeded the number of summer jobs available...........reject many highly qualified applicants..............so they received more than required.....CORRECT
B. The applicant who received the letter was considered highly qualified..........Not really....it just mentioned a scenario, that doesnt mean he is one of them....WRONG
C. Very little funding was available for summer jobs in the government office.......Limited- cannot be taken as very little......WRONG
D. The application of the person who received the letter was considered carefully before being rejected......OUT OF SCOPE
E. Most of those who applied for summer jobs were considered qualified for the available positions.......NO .....WRONG

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25 Nov 2019, 00:55
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IMO A is correct
The number of applicants for summer jobs in the government office exceeded the number of summer jobs available.

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.
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25 Nov 2019, 01:19
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Out of all options only A can be directly inferred, all other options are hypothetical

IMO Option A
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25 Nov 2019, 04:00
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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.

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The office rejected an applicant, because funding is limited and the office cannot offer jobs to everyone;
As a result, the office is forced to reject many highly qualified applicants.

B. it is not explicitly implied that the applicant in question was considered hq;
C. we only know that funding is limited, we cannot tell if it is little;
D. we don't know if the applicant was considered carefully, maybe after the jobs were filled the remaining applicants were automatically rejected;
E. we cannot infer this from the information we have;

Ans (A) if the number applicants didn't exceed availability, then he would have been offered the position.
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25 Nov 2019, 08:45
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The right answer is option A.

P1: Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a position in our local government office for the summer.
P2: As you know, funding for summer jobs is limited, and it is impossible for us to offer jobs to all those who want them.
P3: Consequently, we are forced to reject many highly qualified applicants.

The conclusion that can be drawn from the above letter to the Applicant is that the number of applicants who have applied for a summer job in the local government office exceeds the number of available summer jobs. This is exactly what is stated in option A.

Option B states that the Applicant who received the letter was considered highly qualified. This is not necessarily true based on the information provided above. It could be that the Applicant is among the many that are considered as highly qualified or the applicant could as well not be considered as highly qualified. what is, however, true from what is stated in the letter is that the Applicant is rejected because the number of jobs available is less than the number of applications received. It could be that the job offer is based on first come first served basis or it might be based on how highly qualified an applicant is, but such details have not been provided in the letter.

Option C states that very little funding was available for summer jobs in the government office. While this is true, this is not the main conclusion that can be drawn from the argument. Little funding would have had no bearing on the letter if the number of applicants for a summer job is less than the available jobs in the government office. This can therefore not be the main inference or conclusion from the information provided above.

Option D states that the application of the person who received the letter was considered carefully before being rejected. This may not be necessarily true based on the argument. No information is provided about whether the application of the applicant has been considered carefully. Whether his application was considered carefully or not, there was no vacancy for him for a summer position at the government office. Hence D cannot be be an inference from the information provided above.

Option E states that most of those who applied for the summer jobs were considered qualified for the available positions. The information above states that many which is less than most. Option E cannot be true based on the information provided.
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25 Nov 2019, 18:59
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The stimulus states that for summer jobs the funding is limited and it is impossible to offer jobs to all applicants who apply and highly qualified applicants are also rejected

If we look at the options only A can be inferred. There are more applicants than jobs.

IMO A

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