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Critical Reasoning: Inference Questions

The Big-Hype marketing firm is experiencing rapid growth. To keep pace with the growing number of clients, employees in the creative department are encouraged to help employees in the administrative department. This strategy is maintained despite the fact that administrative work is now always completed on schedule whereas the creative work is often unsatisfactory.

Which of the following inferences is best supported by the statement made above?

Incorrect.

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According to premises B and C, we know that creative department employees are encouraged to help those in the administrative department, and that the administrative department performs satisfactorily. If the creative department employees were incapable of helping those in the administrative department, then this would not be the case.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice makes an illogical leap from the premises presented in the argument, assuming that unsatisfactory creative work leads to an unsuccessful business. While this assumption may be correct, it is not presented in the argument as a premise.

Incorrect.

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There is no mention of time in the premises of the argument so we cannot make the conclusion presented by this answer choice.

Incorrect.

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Although the statement in this answer choice might hold true for the Big-Hype marketing firm, we cannot make such a conclusion about all marketing firms, as this answer choice does.

Well done!

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If the Big-Hype firm continued to send the creative department employees to help the administrative department, even though the creative work was unsatisfactory, we can conclude that it focuses more on administrative than on creative work.

Employees in the creative department are incapable of helping those in the administrative department.
The Big-Hype marketing firm will soon be out of business.
The Big-Hype marketing firm places more focus on administrative work than on creative work.
The administrative department has more time to complete its work than the creative department has.
The more clients a marketing firm serves, the less satisfactory its creative work is.