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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## CR Inference Question ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 1 member reply ## CR Inference Question Source : GMAT hack Neither extensive experience in a field nor access to exhaustive industry data by itself,establishes an executive's ability to make appropriate decisions. Both are required simultaneously since experience can blind one to logical conclusions drawn from data, and exhaustive data is almost always , by definition, a way of measuring past trends that may or may not continue. If the facts stated in the passage above are true ,a proper test of an executive's ability to make appropriate decisions is its ability to A. use knowledge gained from experience to determine which trends are likely to continue. B. Use knowledge gained from experience to direct data-collective efforts C. amass data that competitors are not collecting so that knowledge gained from experience can be set aside . D. Establish technical infrastructure to collect data that supports the conclusions drawn from extensive experience. E. hire middle managers who can maintain the appropriate balance between experience-based and data-based decision-making. Please let me know what is the correct answer and why is it correct,along with justification. Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 10 Aug 2008 Posted: 22 messages The answer is A. D and E can be easily knocked off since they are out of scope. The passage doesn't talk anything about the competitors, hence C can be ignored too. The important factor is "may or may not continue". How does one executive analyse the data... by using his past experience to read/analyse relevant data. What's the OA by the way? ### GMAT/MBA Expert MBA Admissions Consultant Joined 11 Nov 2011 Posted: 2278 messages Followed by: 266 members Upvotes: 660 GMAT Score: 770 You are looking for an answer that connects data and experience in the decision making process. A is the only answer that does this. B is data alone C ignores experience D goes into an idea of information bias, but the idea is that you want unbiased information E off topic. Hope this helps. _________________ GMAT Answers provides a world class adaptive learning platform. -- Push button course navigation to simplify planning -- Daily assignments to fit your exam timeline -- Organized review that is tailored based on your abiility -- 1,000s of unique GMAT questions -- 100s of handwritten 'digital flip books' for OG questions -- 100% Free Trial and less than$20 per month after.
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