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Employers lose millions of work hours from employees every year during the NCAA basketball tournament known as March Madness. The men’s and women’s tournaments are conducted simultaneously, and tens of millions of American workers enter contests where they pick the winner of each game. Because some early round games actually take place during work hours, many employees are constantly checking basketball scores instead of working. Even employees who don’t watch basketball at any other time of the year get caught up in the excitement.

Which of the following is the most appropriate conclusion to the premises above?

(A) The NCAA tournament is appropriately named because of the “madness” it creates among employees in March of every year.
(B) Employees should not be allowed to check sports scores during business hours.
(C) American businesses should indulge their employees during these two special weeks of the year.
(D) The men’s and women’s NCAA tournaments combined form the world’s most popular sporting event.
(E) Everyone seems to have a different strategy for picking the winners, such as using team name, mascot, or uniform color.

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Official Explanation.

This business passage deals with the problem of human error in computing. The first paragraph introduces and explains human computing errors. The second paragraph poses solutions and then dismisses them. The third paragraph provides a general solution to the problem.The first question asks you to determine the authors’ primary purpose in writing the passage.

The main idea is that human error is going to happen and the best way to minimize the damage is by developing a backup system that allows users to correct their own mistakes. In this passage, the authors do more than just inform — they argue in favor of such a
system for small businesses.

Eliminate A because the primary purpose is not merely to inform, and the fact that human error is a common disaster for businesses is a supporting idea and not the main idea. Choice C doesn’t address the general purpose of the passage; it’s way too specific. Choice D contradicts the recommendations of the authors, so it can’t be right. The authors advocate the need for less IT personnel through backup systems that can be used by regular employees. You can also eliminate E, because the authors don’t advise anything so radical as never deleting or reorganizing files. Choice B is the best answer; the authors’ primary purpose is to advocate that small business owners develop a backup system that allows employees to retrieve their own files in case of human error.

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Official Explanation.

This business passage deals with the problem of human error in computing. The first paragraph introduces and explains human computing errors. The second paragraph poses solutions and then dismisses them. The third paragraph provides a general solution to the problem.The first question asks you to determine the authors’ primary purpose in writing the passage.

The main idea is that human error is going to happen and the best way to minimize the damage is by developing a backup system that allows users to correct their own mistakes. In this passage, the authors do more than just inform — they argue in favor of such a
system for small businesses.

Eliminate A because the primary purpose is not merely to inform, and the fact that human error is a common disaster for businesses is a supporting idea and not the main idea. Choice C doesn’t address the general purpose of the passage; it’s way too specific. Choice D contradicts the recommendations of the authors, so it can’t be right. The authors advocate the need for less IT personnel through backup systems that can be used by regular employees. You can also eliminate E, because the authors don’t advise anything so radical as never deleting or reorganizing files. Choice B is the best answer; the authors’ primary purpose is to advocate that small business owners develop a backup system that allows employees to retrieve their own files in case of human error.


Isn't choice B an extreme option. I chose choice C as it advocates for indulging employees more than now. in that way they won't get enough time to check the scores.
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