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New post 31 Aug 2016, 01:13
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Daayyyuumm! I blew the third one unnecessarily. There'e nothing mentioned in the passage about how firms weren't able to handle fluctuating demand prior to 1980s as has been indicated in choice A. E indeed is the right answer.

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New post 22 Feb 2017, 18:52
gmatretest wrote:
For Q53, OA explained Option B as "more diverse than has been suggested".
What I do not understand is what has been suggested by whom in the context.


please explain -
Some observers have attributed the dramatic growth in temporary employment that occurred in the United States during the 1980s to increased participation in the workforce by certain groups, such as first-time or reentering workers, who supposedly prefer such arrangements. However, statistical analyses reveal that demographic changes in the workforce did not correlate with variations in the total number of temporary workers.

The passage suggests which of the following about the
workers who took temporary jobs during the 1980’s?
(A) Their jobs frequently led to permanent positions
within firms.
(B) They constituted a less demographically diverse
group than has been suggested.
(C) They were occasionally involved in actions
organized by labor unions.
(D) Their pay declined during the decade in comparison
with the pay of permanent employees.
(E) They did not necessarily prefer temporary
employment to permanent employment.

why not "B" ?

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For question 54, I agree that choice A is correct, but I can't find a good reason to reject choice E. Please explain.

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New post 05 Apr 2017, 06:14
10 min 22 sec last question wrong and rest all correct. :( .

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New post 11 Apr 2017, 19:42
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For question 54, I agree that choice A is correct, but I can't find a good reason to reject choice E. Please explain.


The passage states that the observers mentioned in line 1 "have attributed the dramatic growth in temporary employment that occurred in the United States during the 1980s to increased participation in the workforce by certain groups"; therefore, those observers would not, as stated in choice E, predict "that the number of workers taking temporary positions would increase as more workers in any given demographic group entered the workforce". Those observers would only predict that the numbers of workers taking temporary positions would increase as more workers in those certain groups, "such as first-time or reentering workers," entered the workforce, not necessarily as more workers in any demographic group entered the workforce (ie if a large group of MBA graduates who do not prefer temporary work arrangements enters the workforce, the observers would not expect an increase in the number of workers taking temporary positions).
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In 54, can someone explain why the answer is A and not E. I wasn't able to comprehend the options properly may be. How to attack such questions and why is it option A? Pls Explain...

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For Q#4 why is OA E instead of C,
in very first line, in fact we
are told that workers prefer temporary arrangement, but the actual factors of it
are because of fluctuating product demand and labor's reduced bargaining strength,
I selected C because of second factor cited earlier.
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New post 29 May 2017, 07:34
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For Q#4 why is OA E instead of C,
in very first line, in fact we
are told that workers prefer temporary arrangement, but the actual factors of it
are because of fluctuating product demand and labor's reduced bargaining strength,
I selected C because of second factor cited earlier.



The gist is that firms decided to increase temporary positions for their own benefit.

From the first line, we have that entry by different groups were because they preferred such arrangement - "who supposedly prefer such arrangements." but deep into the passage we have that "[b]Given the analyses, which reveal that growth in temporary employment now far exceeds the level explainable by recent workforce entry rates of groups said to prefer temporary jobs[/b]"

So E is justifiable since we know that some employees did not necessarily prefer the arrangement. Keyword is "necessarily".

C says that they were involved in actions organized by labor unions. This is a recommendation and we don't have any proof whether they did engage.

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New post 20 Dec 2017, 21:19
All correct in 10 mins 30 seconds , including 3 mins 30 seconds to read
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New post 30 Dec 2017, 05:05
Almost 11 mins. All correct!
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