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In GenSect Solutions, majority of the IT professionals

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In GenSect Solutions, majority of the IT professionals work on Projects involving coding. A survey done last year found that as high as 25% of female IT professionals but only 5% of male ones committed errors while writing codes. The findings of the survey clearly indicate that a longer stint at writing codes and therefore a greater proficiency in coding makes male IT professionals much better at writing codes than their female counterparts.



Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?


A. The per capita coding work done by male IT professionals is not significantly lower than that done by their female counterparts.

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The male IT professional do not constitute a significantly larger percentage of IT professionals at GenSect Solutions than the female ones.



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The higher percentage of errors in newly joined IT professionals as compared to that in employees with a few years’ experience is attributable to the greater amount of coding experience.

D. The male IT professionals, in general do a comparable amount of coding with reference to the female IT professionals.

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The client companies of GenSect prefer their projects to be handled by male IT professionals because of the lower error margins
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Hi, while evaluating the argument, I did realise that in order to do a likewise comparison between male & female coder, the quantum of work between the 2 should be the same.

So I narrowed down my anwers to A & D, but eventually ended up choosing D.

So can anyone suggest to me what makes A a better option over D? both talks about the work done by the two needs to be comparable both in quantity & work difficulty or quality.
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Hi, while evaluating the argument, I did realise that in order to do a likewise comparison between male & female coder, the quantum of work between the 2 should be the same.

So I narrowed down my anwers to A & D, but eventually ended up choosing D.

So can anyone suggest to me what makes A a better option over D? both talks about the work done by the two needs to be comparable both in quantity & work difficulty or quality.


Hey,

I was able to narrow it down to A&D as well. My bet on this is that D does not suggest any direction in the amount of work; it only says "it's comparable": meaning it could go either way. If they do more, then that's not the assumption. If they do less, that's the assumption. So D is a bit weak. A on the other side clearly states the directions of the amount of work, mentionning that they do less. Thus, it's superior.

I am not sure it's the right reasoning, but managed to get the answer with that. Hope it helps.
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abhishek31 wrote:
Hi, while evaluating the argument, I did realise that in order to do a likewise comparison between male & female coder, the quantum of work between the 2 should be the same.

So I narrowed down my anwers to A & D, but eventually ended up choosing D.

So can anyone suggest to me what makes A a better option over D? both talks about the work done by the two needs to be comparable both in quantity & work difficulty or quality.

(A) and (D) are similar, and, at first glance, one could get the impression that this question has two correct answers. At the same time, there is a key difference between (A) and (D).

(D) says merely that the amounts of coding done by each are comparable. That is not an assumption necessary for making the argument, because the argument would work even if the male IT professionals were doing much MORE coding, in which case the amounts of coding would not be comparable.

(A) makes clear that the assumption is that the male IT professionals are not doing much LESS coding, which assumption is necessary for the integrity of this argument.

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