Test: LSAT Logical Reasoning

Company Executive: James should not be promoted to Assistant Manager. Sales figures for the past six months show that three other employees in the same division had more sales than James did over that period of time. As you know, we base our promotions almost solely on an employee's ability to sell.

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Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the company executive's argument?

All three of the employees who had more sales than James over the past six months have been promoted more recently than James.

James, due to his friendly personality, has been assigned to handle especially difficult clients over the past six months, and sales among those clients increased over that period.

Last year, James won the award for "Most Improved Salesman" in his division.

Company sales overall have decreased in the past six months.

Two of the three employees who outsold James over the six-month period have not been working at the company as long as James has.

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