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He has stated his assumptions and given general reasons for choosing them. None of the assumptions sound particularly outlandish. Also, its nice that the candidate 61 at least acknowledges he is aware that planes undergoing maintenance would add to the total. The one thing that would have improved this answer is a framework. Remember, frameworks dont need to be glamorous and complicated; they sometimes can be simply a roadmap of where youre going with the questions. Candidate: Next we need to figure out how much paint it would take to give one plane a new coat of that lovely gray stuff.
Lets assume that the population of the United States is 250 million. From here, we could try to figure out how many people in the United States have cats, but then we might 59 be double counting the same cats. Its probably better to convert the population to households, and then make assumptions about how many households have cats. So, in the spirit of round numbers, lets assume that every household has five people, so in the United States there are approximately 50 million households. The candidate has started by choosing a few good round numbers with which to work.
Key questions to ask: What are the main issues? Key approaches/frameworks: 47 ÝßÍÛ ïð òòò ½±²¬·²«»¼ Outline for my answer: Action recommendations: 48 ÝßÍÛ ïï A large food manufacturer with dominant market share in rice cakes wants to increase the profitability of the product line. It is trying to decide whether to raise or lower the price. What are some of the things you would think about? Key questions to ask: What are the main issues? 49 ÝßÍÛ ïï òòò ½±²¬·²«»¼ Key approaches/frameworks: Possible courses of action: 50 ÝßÍÛ ïî A company has invented a lightbulb that lasts 50 times longer than ordinary lightbulbs but only costs 50 percent more to make.