GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

 It is currently 23 Mar 2019, 22:06

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Manager: Accounting and Billing are located right next to

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 03 Jul 2006
Posts: 161
Manager: Accounting and Billing are located right next to  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Aug 2006, 19:50
9
00:00

Difficulty:

35% (medium)

Question Stats:

69% (01:28) correct 31% (01:33) wrong based on 844 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Manager: Accounting and Billing are located right next to each other and the two departments do similar kinds of work; yet expenditures for clerical supplies charged to Billing are much higher. Is Billing wasting supplies?
Head of Billing: Not at all.

Which of the following, if true, best supports the position of the Head of Billing?

(A) There are more staff members in Accounting than in Billing.
(B) Two years ago, expenditures in Accounting for clerical supplies were the same as were expenditures that year in Billing for clerical supplies.
(C) The work of Billing now requires a wider variety of clerical supplies than it did in the past.
(D) Some of the paper-and-pencil work of both Accounting and Billing has been replaced by work done on computers.
(E) Members of Accounting found the clerical supplies cabinet of Billing more convenient to go to for supplies than their own department’s cabinet.
Manager
Joined: 03 Jul 2006
Posts: 161

### Show Tags

07 Aug 2006, 19:52
OA is 'D'.
but 'E' seems to be correct.
Manager
Joined: 31 Jul 2006
Posts: 212

### Show Tags

07 Aug 2006, 20:13
E seems the logical one! What is the source?
Manager
Joined: 03 Jul 2006
Posts: 161

### Show Tags

07 Aug 2006, 20:44
1000CR,

actually, the answer at the bottom is 'D' but the hidden answer next to the question is 'E'
I think I noticed similar thing a while ago for other questions..
SVP
Joined: 31 Jul 2006
Posts: 2285
Schools: Darden

### Show Tags

07 Aug 2006, 21:50
E is the choice here. D doesnt' really make sense.
CEO
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
Posts: 2765
Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008

### Show Tags

07 Aug 2006, 23:21
Not at all possible. OA should be E.
_________________

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008

Senior Manager
Joined: 15 Aug 2004
Posts: 288

### Show Tags

08 Aug 2006, 02:25
1
ps_dahiya wrote:
Not at all possible. OA should be E.

Why is C wrong ?
CEO
Joined: 20 Nov 2005
Posts: 2765
Schools: Completed at SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - Class of 2008

### Show Tags

08 Aug 2006, 06:38
3
1
sumitsarkar82 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Not at all possible. OA should be E.

Why is C wrong ?

Wider variety of supplies does not guarantee larger volume of supplies.
_________________

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, OXFORD - MBA CLASS OF 2008

Director
Joined: 26 Mar 2006
Posts: 564

### Show Tags

09 Aug 2006, 17:39
Definitely 'D' cannot be the right choice. It should be 'E'
SVP
Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 1645

### Show Tags

09 Aug 2006, 22:47
E seems to be the best choice.
D doesnot make any sense. Had the same problem with 1000CR but considered E correct.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 4944

### Show Tags

14 Aug 2006, 23:04
ps_dahiya wrote:
sumitsarkar82 wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Not at all possible. OA should be E.

Why is C wrong ?

Wider variety of supplies does not guarantee larger volume of supplies.

Furthermore, (E) better supports the position made by the head of billing than C. Essentially, both are correct, just the latter is more convincing.
Manager
Joined: 17 Dec 2008
Posts: 155

### Show Tags

17 Feb 2009, 22:12
Manager: Accounting and Billing are located right next to each other and the two departments do similar kinds of work; yet expenditures for clerical supplies charged to Billing are much higher. Is Billing wasting supplies?
Head of Billing: Not at all.
Which of the following, if true, best supports the position of the Head of Billing?
(A) There are more staff members in Accounting than in Billing.
(B) Two years ago, expenditures in Accounting for clerical supplies were the same as were expenditures that year in Billing for clerical supplies.
(C) The work of Billing now requires a wider variety of clerical supplies than it did in the past.
(D) Some of the paper-and-pencil work of both Accounting and Billing has been replaced by work done on computers.
(E) Members of Accounting found the clerical supplies cabinet of Billing more convenient to go to for supplies than their own department’s cabinet.

I got this one correct but thought it was a nice one.
VP
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1250
Re: CR- Accounting vs Billing  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Feb 2009, 09:57
ConkergMat wrote:
Manager: Accounting and Billing are located right next to each other and the two departments do similar kinds of work; yet expenditures for clerical supplies charged to Billing are much higher. Is Billing wasting supplies?
Head of Billing: Not at all.
Which of the following, if true, best supports the position of the Head of Billing?
(A) There are more staff members in Accounting than in Billing.
(B) Two years ago, expenditures in Accounting for clerical supplies were the same as were expenditures that year in Billing for clerical supplies.
(C) The work of Billing now requires a wider variety of clerical supplies than it did in the past.
(D) Some of the paper-and-pencil work of both Accounting and Billing has been replaced by work done on computers.
(E) Members of Accounting found the clerical supplies cabinet of Billing more convenient to go to for supplies than their own department’s cabinet.

I got this one correct but thought it was a nice one.

I got C and E looked preposterous to me. As some one said, wider variety need not correspond to larger volume. Even if thats the case, billing is buying ones and twos of everything and are not wasting it. If wider variety also had large volume, they are doing so because the work requires it.

Just because A is taking some supplies off from B does not establish the fact that folks in B are not wasting it or wasting it.

Better words/thoughts??
Manager
Joined: 26 Oct 2008
Posts: 95

### Show Tags

18 Feb 2009, 23:19
2
E without a doubt. The manager's argument is based on analogy: These two departments are the same, therefore their costs for clerical supplies should be the same. The head of Billing is trying to weaken the argument, so he needs to show that there is some important difference between the two which makes the analogy inappropriate for predicting the costs for clerical supplies. E does this in a very obvious way.

C does not work because (even if we assume that wider variety means higher cost, which we can't assume as already pointed out) it does not show that the change in variety is a DIFFERENCE between Accounting and Billing. It does not mention Accounting at all. Therefore, it does not attack the analogy.

Are we sure this isn't an LSAT question?
_________________

Grumpy

Kaplan Canada LSAT/GMAT/GRE teacher and tutor

Intern
Joined: 09 Dec 2009
Posts: 1

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2009, 05:09
'E' seems to be the best choice.
Intern
Joined: 15 Nov 2009
Posts: 8

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2009, 10:18
I didn't go with C because the paragraph states that accounting and billing do the same kind of job. So, they cannot use different types of supplies.
Intern
Joined: 02 Nov 2009
Posts: 13
Schools: ISB

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2009, 12:21
I would go for E as well !
D does not make sense at all .
Intern
Joined: 28 Jul 2009
Posts: 3

### Show Tags

12 Dec 2009, 13:03
I think C is not right because the point needs to be hit is the amount of money.
You might assume too much to conclude that "a wider variety of clerical supplies"
is equivalent to higher cost.

An interesting question is how can Billing waste the supplies when it requires more of those?
Manager
Joined: 23 Oct 2010
Posts: 53
Location: India

### Show Tags

16 Dec 2010, 06:15
E.

one - accounting dept usage of clerical supplies gets charged to billing
two - accounting dept usage of clerical supplies does not get charged to accounting dept
(double whamy )
Manager
Status: Preparing for GMAT - March 2011
Joined: 21 May 2010
Posts: 116
Location: London
Schools: INSEAD, RSM, HEC, St. Gallen, IF, IESE
WE 1: Finance 6 years

### Show Tags

16 Dec 2010, 08:26
It should be E. As the point made in option D has similar impact on both department hence it is not making any material impact over difference in stationary cost for these dept.
_________________

In The World Full Of Duplicates,, I Am The Only Masterpiece..
Girl Power
http://gmatclub.com/forum/beat-the-beast-with-non-native-speaker-108349.html

Re: CR:clerical supplies   [#permalink] 16 Dec 2010, 08:26

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 36 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by