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No accountant at Merge Company is an executive, but all the executives

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No accountant at Merge Company is an executive, but all the executives at the company graduated from Blesston College, and every Blesston graduate is female.

Each of the following must be true on the basis of the statements above EXCEPT?


(A) Every Merge Company executive is female.

(B) Most Blesston graduates are not accountants.

(C) There are no male executives at Merge Company.

(D) Some Blesston College graduates are not accountants.

(E) Some females are not accountants.


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Originally posted by csaluja on 19 Jun 2017, 14:01.
Last edited by Bunuel on 24 Sep 2018, 03:14, edited 2 times in total.
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csaluja wrote:
No accountant at Merge Company is an executive, but all the executives at the company graduated from Blesston College, and every Blesston graduate is female.

Each of the following must be true on the basis of the statements above EXCEPT?
(A) Every Merge Company executive is female.
(B) Most Blesston graduates are not accountants.
(C) There are no male executives at Merge Company.
(D) Some Blesston College graduates are not accountants.
(E) Some females are not accountants.

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Dear csaluja,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, Powerscore gives fabulous preparation for the LSAT. This question here looks a lot like an LSAT Logical Reasoning question, but it doesn't really resemble the format of a GMAT Critical Reasoning question.

I have the Powerscore GMAT & LSAT books and I can't find this question. To me, it seems that the slam-dunk answer is (A).
Given: If someone is an executive at Merge company, that person graduated from Blesston College.
Given: If someone graduated from Blesston College, that person is a female.
The statements (If P, then Q) and (If Q, then R) combine to yield (If P, then R).
Conclusion: If someone is an executive at Merge company, that person is a female.
Or, in other words:
Every Merge Company executive is female.

I would say that the OA clearly is (A), but you have the answer (B) listed. Did you copy this correctly from the source? Do you actually know the source, including page number, in the print book?

Mike :-)
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Re: No accountant at Merge Company is an executive, but all the executives  [#permalink]

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csaluja wrote:
No accountant at Merge Company is an executive, but all the executives at the company graduated from Blesston College, and every Blesston graduate is female.

Each of the following must be true on the basis of the statements above EXCEPT?
(A) Every Merge Company executive is female.
(B) Most Blesston graduates are not accountants.
(C) There are no male executives at Merge Company.
(D) Some Blesston College graduates are not accountants.
(E) Some females are not accountants.

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Dear csaluja,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, Powerscore gives fabulous preparation for the LSAT. This question here looks a lot like an LSAT Logical Reasoning question, but it doesn't really resemble the format of a GMAT Critical Reasoning question.

I have the Powerscore GMAT & LSAT books and I can't find this question. To me, it seems that the slam-dunk answer is (A).
Given: If someone is an executive at Merge company, that person graduated from Blesston College.
Given: If someone graduated from Blesston College, that person is a female.
The statements (If P, then Q) and (If Q, then R) combine to yield (If P, then R).
Conclusion: If someone is an executive at Merge company, that person is a female.
Or, in other words:
Every Merge Company executive is female.

I would say that the OA clearly is (A), but you have the answer (B) listed. Did you copy this correctly from the source? Do you actually know the source, including page number, in the print book?

Mike :-)



Hey Mike,

It says which ones are true EXCEPT :) Maybe you missed that.
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Re: No accountant at Merge Company is an executive, but all the executives  [#permalink]

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Hey Mike,

It says which ones are true EXCEPT :) Maybe you missed that.

Dear akshayk,

Thank you, my friend. I was so concerned with looking for the source of this question that I did miss that.

We want to find the one that isn't true.

So, since every Merge Company executive is female, we know (A) is true. That can't be the answer.
We also know that "There are no male executives at Merge Company." We know that (C) is true, so that can't be the answer.

No accountant is an executive--there's no overlap between these two groups. That's big.

We know some Blesston College graduates are executives, so they are not accountants. We know (D) is true, so that can't be the answer.
We know that some females are executives, so they are not accountants either. We know (E) is true, so that can't be the answer.

All four of those must be true. The only one that doesn't have to be true is (B)--we actually have no way to decide on the truth value of (B).

Thus, (B) is the answer to the EXCEPT question. Again, this has the feel of an LSAT LR questions, but not of a GMAT CR question.

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
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mikemcgarry wrote:
csaluja wrote:
No accountant at Merge Company is an executive, but all the executives at the company graduated from Blesston College, and every Blesston graduate is female.

Each of the following must be true on the basis of the statements above EXCEPT?
(A) Every Merge Company executive is female.
(B) Most Blesston graduates are not accountants.
(C) There are no male executives at Merge Company.
(D) Some Blesston College graduates are not accountants.
(E) Some females are not accountants.

Source- Powerscore Bible

Please give me a "kudos" if you liked this question

Dear csaluja,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

My friend, Powerscore gives fabulous preparation for the LSAT. This question here looks a lot like an LSAT Logical Reasoning question, but it doesn't really resemble the format of a GMAT Critical Reasoning question.

I have the Powerscore GMAT & LSAT books and I can't find this question. To me, it seems that the slam-dunk answer is (A).
Given: If someone is an executive at Merge company, that person graduated from Blesston College.
Given: If someone graduated from Blesston College, that person is a female.
The statements (If P, then Q) and (If Q, then R) combine to yield (If P, then R).
Conclusion: If someone is an executive at Merge company, that person is a female.
Or, in other words:
Every Merge Company executive is female.

I would say that the OA clearly is (A), but you have the answer (B) listed. Did you copy this correctly from the source? Do you actually know the source, including page number, in the print book?

Mike :-)


Hi Mike,

The source is PowerScore GMAT Critical Reasoning Bible 2015 Edition. This question is listed on Page 28.
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Re: No accountant at Merge Company is an executive, but all the executives  [#permalink]

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New post 28 Jun 2017, 19:40
I'm usually fast at these types of quant-related CR, but when it comes to a typical CR question, its lengthy and wordy stimulus just confuse me. Quite sad that these types are not GMAT-like, but rather LSAT questions. But that's okay, when we join a game, just accept its rules.
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