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# Women make up a larger proportion of workers in the

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16 Dec 2015, 01:16
For determining the proportion of women, we also need to know the percentage of men.
Hence D.
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05 Jun 2016, 07:17
There is one thing that i have realized that if there is a percentage that is increasing then check for the other part something mught be decreasing and that will be the answer. Some expert can help me answer this question
Here women percentage is increasing so we need to evaluate.
Hiow can we say women is decreasing but he percentage is decreasing. The base is decreasing exponentially. So we get the Answer D
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16 Apr 2017, 12:14
yup, i see the problem, the scope shifts when it says about "larger proportion in information service" to "increase in percentage of workforce"
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13 May 2017, 19:24
tarek99 wrote:
Women make up a larger proportion of workers in the information services industry than they did ten years ago. This is partly shown by the fact that in 1985, only 7 percent of women in the workforce were employed in the information services industry, but in 1995, over 16 percent of women in the workforce were employed in the information services industry.

In evaluating the argument above, it would be most useful to compare 1985 and 1995 with regard to which of the following characteristics?

(A) The percentage of women in the workforce who were not employed in the information services industry
(B) The percentage of women who are now retired who have worked in the information services industry
(C) The percentage of women who have been promoted to managerial positions within the information services industry
(D) The percentage of men in the workforce who were employed in the information services industry
(E) The percentage of men who will soon be eligible for employment in the information services industry

Thanks!

A and D are the probable close choices.
D wins it as it is more comprehensive
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03 Sep 2018, 07:29
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x2suresh wrote:
tarek99 wrote:
yap! you're surely correct. The OA is D. So start explaining!

Women: (IS - Information Services)
In 1985 -- 7 % women in IS 93% in other sectors.
In 1995 -- >16% woman in IS <84% in other sectors

Assume Men Proporation can have two possibilities
(Case 1)
In 1985 -- 10 % men in IS 90% in other sectors.
In 1995 -- >35% men in IS <65% in other sectors
(OR)
(Case 2)
In 1985 -- 10 % men in IS 90% in other sectors.
In 1995 -- >15% men in IS <85% in other sectors

Conclucsion :
Women make up a larger proportion of workers in the information services industry than they did ten years ago.

Case 1 Attacks the conclusion: because men make up a larger proporation workers than women.
Case 2 Supports the conclusion: because men smaller proporation workers than women.

So Option D most usefull to evaluate the above arugment.

Thanks for the explanation.
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