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Consumers have reported companies targeting Ads based on their private conversation, but if you look at the number of Ads that an average consumer is exposed, it has increased from 2000 per day in 1990 to 5000 in 2018, across platforms and devices. Under such circumstances, if the technology truly exists to target based on conversation, it would be in the interest of the largest advertising companies - G and F, to offer the service to all advertisers instead of a select few.

Which of the following statement strengthens the author's position?

a) The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was ...

b) The trust in technology dropped by...

c) Smaller advertisers with limited ...

d) Consumers tend to talk often about their ....

e) 95% of word of mouth marketing is through ...

Out of the top 20 academic organizations, Chinese constitute 17 of those who were patenting in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and among 10 of the 20 publications leading the scientific research publications in the industry. From 2013 to 2016, Chinese organization have overtaken the growth rate of patent filing in other countries. However, Alphabet the US holding company of technology giant Google ranks #1 in terms of acquiring AI companies. Despite the competition, China would lead the world in AI technology by 2030

Which of the following statements weakens the author’s argument the most?

a) The ratio of scientific papers ....

b) Of the top 20 companies with ...

c) The State Grid Corporation ..

d) Among the top three AI patent...

e) Of the top 20 AI patent filers...

Answer and Explanation for the GMAT Critical Reasoning Weaken Question included in F1GMAT's Mastering GMAT Critical Reasoning Guide

During world war 1 and 2, the top income tax rate jumped to 77% and 94% respectively.  From 1950 to 1980, the tax rates remained above 70%. When the United States faced an unprecedented recession from July 1981, the republicans sponsored the Economic Recovery Tax Act of 1981 that cut the top tax rate to 50%.  The Tax Reform Act led by Republic president Nixon in 1986, broadened the tax based and dropped the tax rate to 28% from 1988. The recession of 1990 triggered by the Kuwait war and the Federal Reserve’s decision to hike the interest rate, pushed the republican government to increase the top income tax rate to 39.6%.

In 2013, with a slow economic recovery from the 2009 Financial crisis, the Democratic government initiated The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 that increased the income tax rate to 39.6% with the Affordable Care Act adding an additional 3.8%, taking the total effective Federal income tax rate to 43.4%. In 2018, citing a strong economy, Donald Trump – the Republican president, slashed the maximum income tax to 40.8%

What can be inferred about the change in the income tax rate for top earners?

a) A republican government ...

b) Governments led by ...

c) An increase in...

d) A democratic government is ...

e) The maximum tax rate...

Even as someone who has been writing and helping MBA applicants for over 10 years, the process of allowing the most innermost fears, hope and dreams, to guide the writing process would have never materialized if there wasn’t an easy process. The diary and categorization of thoughts into subjects are pushing me to write more.

The process will change the quality of your writing.


P.S: The idea is inspired from Derek Sivers (https://sivers.org/dj)

Why Diary is Important for MBA Application

One of the toughest parts of improving an MBA Applicant’s writing is at letting go of their pre-conceived notion of what an essay should be. Some despite several nudging stick to a bland and formal narrative - a facade driven by the fear that the admission team would see their weakness. Some don’t know what to share and what to leave out. Some don’t have the skills. We are not suggesting that you share the most private information, but without any intimate details of what you felt when a project failed or when planning didn’t achieve the goals you desired, the essay would sound like another ‘pitch’.

In Latin America, despite the growing influence of international retail chains, small independent supermarkets run by solopreneurs and traditional stores managed by families account for 45% to 61% of all consumer-goods sold. By offering coupons as credit and providing a complete shopping experience - childcare, cheaper bus service to the store, and offering personal attention, international chains could gain market share of low to middle-income Latin Americans.

For the above plan to work, what assumption do the Author most rely on?

a) The two major hurdles that are....

b) Traditional stores and supermarkets...

c) Solopreneurs and traditional....

d) The percentage of low to middle-income....

e) Consumer goods is the ...




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