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# Every week, the programming office at an FM radio station

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Every week, the programming office at an FM radio station reviewed unsolicited letters from listeners who were expressing comments on the stationâ€™s programs. One week, the station received 50 letters with favorable comments about the stationâ€™s news reporting and music selection and 10 letters with unfavorable comments on the stationâ€™s new movie review segment of the evening program. Faced with this information, the programming director assumed that if some listeners did not like the movie review segment, then there must be other listeners who did like it. Therefore, he decided to continue the movie review segment of the evening program.
Which on e of the following identifies a problem with the programming directorâ€™s decision process?
(A) He failed to recognize that people are more likely to write letters of criticism than of praise.
(B) He could not properly infer from the fact that some listeners did not like the movie review segment that some others did.
(C) He failed to take into consideration the discrepancy in numbers between favorable and unfavorable letters received.
(D) He failed to take into account the relation existing between the movie review segment and the news.
(E) He did not wait until he received at least 50 letters with unfavorable comments about the movie review segment before making his decision.

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25 Apr 2005, 06:10
D...10 letters were unfavorable for the nw movie review segment of the evening program alone.

50 were favorable for the news reporting and music selection.

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25 Apr 2005, 07:28
I believe it is (B)

programming director assumed that if some listeners did not like the movie review segment, then there must be other listeners who did like it.

The converse can also be true as (B) says.

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25 Apr 2005, 10:43
I will pick B. B states the opposite of the conclusion.

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25 Apr 2005, 13:23
ooopsss. double posting............

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25 Apr 2005, 16:49
Agree with (B)

chunjuwu wrote:
by POE

C ?

IMO discrepancy in number of letter does not matter. Number of letters can signify the proportional number of viewers.

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25 Apr 2005, 21:23
jpv wrote:
Agree with (B)

chunjuwu wrote:
by POE

C ?

IMO discrepancy in number of letter does not matter. Number of letters can signify the proportional number of viewers.

Nice question.

I get it. thanks

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25 Apr 2005, 21:23
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