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August 20, 2013



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Today's Practice GMAT Question:

Kingsland companies often outsource data-entry tasks to foreign firms. The results of this outsourcing have been shown to lower costs for Kingsland companies in several different ways, and high costs can potentially bankrupt Kingsland companies. The decision to outsource is rare, except during recessions, when the Kingsland economy is weak. Therefore, Kingsland companies probably outsource their work because doing so helps them avoid bankruptcy.
Which of the following would it be most useful to determine in order to evaluate the argument?
(A) Whether outsourcing is the most effective cost-lowering method available to Kingsland firms.
(B) Whether the firms to which Kingsland companies outsource data-entry tasks are at risk of bankruptcy during recessions
(C) Whether companies in cities other than Kingsland outsource data-entry tasks to foreign firms
(D) Whether the only time foreign firms are available for data-entry tasks is when the Kingsland economy is weak
(E) Whether domestic firms are able to handle the data-entry tasks outsourced to foreign firms


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