Q1. Verbal Reasoning: Robert Radcliff, an eminent humanist, called for rural apartment building including adult-care facilities and non-clustered rural homes
- Including adult-care facilities and non clustered rural homes including communal dancing and clubhouse facilities.
- That Included adult-care facilities, and non clustered rural homes including communal dancing and clubhouse facilities.
- With adult-care facilities included and for non clustered rural homes to include communal dancing and clubhouse facilities.
- That included adult-care facilities included and for non clustered rural homes to include communal dancing and clubhouse facilities.
- To include adult-care facilities and for non-clustered rural homes with communal dancing and clubhouse facilities included
Q2. Analysis of Argument: A recent study with a researcher pretending to have a broke down car on the side of the road showed that when the researcher was a man, 60 % of the time, a man pulled over to help them, and 0% of the time a woman stopped to help. When the researcher was a woman, 70% of the time man stopped to help, and 20% of the time a stopped to help. This study shows how all men are more naturally altruistic than women. It also shows that women care more about helping women than men.
Describe how well reasoned you find this argument. In the discussion be sure to analyze the reasoning and the use of evidence in the argument. You may need to consider what questionable assumptions underlie the writer’s thinking and what alternative explanations or counterexamples might weaken the argument’s conclusion. You may also address possible changes in the argument that would make it more logically sound, and what, it anything, would help you better evaluate its conclusion.
Q3. Multi-Source Reasoning: Research says that employee productivity is directly proportional to employee satisfaction. One of the management gurus has gone on to say that to succeed in today’s market, a company needs to treat its employees as it treats its best customer.
There are several factors that impact employee satisfaction. One quite obvious factor is how much the employees are paid in the company vis-a-vis industry average. For every 5% increase in the employee salary, it has been found that there is a 1 percentage point increase in employee satisfaction. And it has been found that for every 1 percentage point increase in employee satisfaction, there is 0.5% increase in revenues.
One other factor, which is mostly overlooked, is the duration of parental leave. Most often companies provide only the government mandated parental leave of 2 months for their employees. However, it is clear that employees feel better about their companies if they offer longer parental leave. This increased employee satisfaction may then indirectly lead to higher revenues or growth for the companies. Even the data suggests that the companies offering parental leave longer than 6 months are among the most profitable in their respective industries.
|Company||Revenues||Profits||No. of Employees||Employee Satisfaction||Parental Leave|
(i) Assume that an increase in the duration of the parental leave by a month increases the satisfaction of the employees by 2 percentage points, but costs the company $750/ employees/ year. Select Yes for the companies for which increasing the parental leave would be profitable. For other companies, select NO. Assume that no cost or revenue factors change, other than the given ones.
(ii) Which of the below statements can be inferred from the information given? Select inferred for the statements that can be inferred from the given information. Otherwise, select Cannot be inferred.
|Inferred||Cannot be Inferred|
|For every 5% increase in salary, there is 0.5% increase in profits.|
|The companies that are among the most profitable in their industries offer parental leave for greater than 6 months.|
|Among the given companies A,B,C,D, and E, higher the revenue per employee higher the employee satisfaction.|
Q4. Quant: John purchased large bottles of water for $2 each and small bottles of water for $1.50 each. What percent of the bottles purchased were small bottle?
(i) John spent $33 on the bottles of water
(ii) The average price of bottles John purchased was $1.65
- Statement (1) Alone is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not.
- Statement (2) Alone is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not.
- BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
- Each statement ALONE is sufficient.
- Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.
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