I can always dream...
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I believe the stimulus said "..the DECISIVE factor was Bob's age. But this can't be true since older men have been promoted in other departments." I think you're right that assuming they had younger competitors is important, but even MORE detrimental to the argument is the fact that age could very well have been the factor that was DECISIVE (pushed it over the edge) for the younger applicants. The other old guys who were promoted might not have had any other negatives pulling them down, so they could get away with being old. Bob, however, could have been an a-hole or something, so his age could very well have been decisive. The argument doesn't take this into account.
What did you people put? I put that it assumes that "no other factors prevented Mr.X from being promoted." The other possibility was that it "assumes the other older men had younger competitors." I think this was a decoy, however. What do y'all think?
I'm left handed and I'm worried that I might have smudged a few answers during the test. If I get back a score that is abysmally low compared to what I think I got, can I ask them to grade it manually? I thought I saw this option mentioned somewhere. Thanks.