At a certain investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, the highest percentage of potential deals that are never completed are those in which the bank's senior partner was the lead negotiator. Each of the senior partner's colleagues, however, states unequivocally that she is the most adept negotiator at the bank.
Which one of the following, if true, goes furthest toward showing that these two statements could both be correct?
A. The current senior partner has a better record of success than her immediate predecessor did.
B. Many of the junior partners were trained by the senior partner when they first joined the firm.
C. The senior partner works only on potential deals that have the least chance of coming to fruition.
D. The number of mergers in which the investment bank has been involved has declined slightly in each of the past three years.
E. The senior partner was chosen by the board of directors of the bank's parent company, a large publishing conglomerate.
Source: Princeton Review
At a certain investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions, the highest percentage of potential deals
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