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In a survey of job applicants, two-fifths admitted to being at least a little dishonest. However, the survey may underestimate the proportion of job applicants who are dishonest, because ____.

(A) some dishonest people taking the survey might have claimed on the survey to be honest
(B) some generally honest people taking the survey might have claimed on the survey to be dishonest
(C) some people who claimed on the survey to be at least a little dishonest may be very dishonest
(D) some people who claimed on the survey to be dishonest may have been answering honestly
(E) some people who are not job applicants are probably at least a little dishonest
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New post 01 Oct 2009, 09:06
Easy one. Definitely A

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I will go with A also....

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Looks like straight A . what is your issue here?
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New post 09 Nov 2009, 19:46
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Why not B ?


In a survey of job applicants, two-fifths admitted to being at least a little dishonest. However, the survey may underestimate the proportion of job applicants who are dishonest, because____.
A. some dishonest people taking the survey might have claimed on the survey to be honest
B. some generally honest people taking the survey might have claimed on the survey to be dishonest
C. some people who claimed on the survey to be at least a little dishonest may be very dishonest
D. some people who claimed on the survey to be dishonest may have been answering honestly
E. some people who are not job applicants are probably at least a little dishonest


Conclusion is 'survey may underestimate the proportion of job applicants who are dishonest', B doesn't support the the conclusion.
If 'B' were the fact then survey would have OVERestimated the proportion of job applicants who are dishonest.

I choose 'A'

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New post 10 Nov 2009, 02:33
By POE, A appears to be the correct option..

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New post 10 Nov 2009, 18:47
Definitely "A"

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New post 12 Nov 2009, 13:10
Option A is the right choice. It's certainly possible, and perhaps even likely, that a number of dishonest applicants would want to hide their dishonesty.
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fairly simple A .
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the question belongs to the type of other question, and the easiest way to deal with such question is to find the most meaningful option that perfectly matches the argument, hence A is the correct answer

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why not D?

some people who claimed on the survey to b dishonest may been answering honestly.

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In a survey of job applicants, two-fifths admitted to being at least a little dishonest. However, the survey may
underestimate the proportion of job applicants who are dishonest, because____.

A. some dishonest people taking the survey might have claimed on the survey to be honest
yes, this option statement supports the conclusion. If the dishonest people have claimed on the survey to be honest than the survey underestimates the proportion of job applicants who are dishonest. Then the survey is not representative of the actual number of people who are dishonest.

B. some generally honest people taking the survey might have claimed on the survey to be dishonest
If that is the case, than the survey will overestimate the proportion of job applicants who are dishonest instead of underestimating. So, this option statement goes in the opposite way.

C. some people who claimed on the survey to be at least a little dishonest may be very dishonest
This is irrelevant. As the argument is not concerned with the degrees of dishonesty or honesty. Survey is concerned about the the proportion of job applicants who are dishonest.

D. some people who claimed on the survey to be dishonest may have been answering honestly
This option has no impact on the argument. Because people who are honest in their claim will have no affect on the underestimation count.

E. some people who are not job applicants are probably at least a little dishonest
Irrelevant. The argument is concerned only about the job applicants.
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