\ Comparing one with oneself on GMAT Critical Reasoning

# Comparing one with oneself on GMAT Critical Reasoning

## Comparing One with Oneself on CR

In GMAT critical reasoning, there are several different types of questions that you will encounter. In this short article, we will cover questions wherein the trap involves comparison between an entity and itself.

### Comparing One with Oneself

One type of fallacy found in GMAT CR questions is comparing one with oneself. This fallacyoccurs when a conclusion is drawn on the basis of one entity’s comparison with itself.

Please take a look at this example:

Example 1: Jack improved his score by 200%. Thus, Jack performed well.

We have taken this example before. Here, Jack has improved his score on the basis of his own earlier score; if Jack’s original score was only 1/100; in this case, after a 200% increase Jack’s score would be 3/100, which may not be enough to say that he performed well.

Please take a look at the following GMAT- like example:

Example 2: Optimus, nation’s biggest conglomerate, is involved in various business verticals. Its media vertical underwent 100% growth in the last quarter-to-quarter sales. Considering that the media vertical is among the smallest contributor to Optimus’s revenue, such a growth is stupendous and the leaders of the vertical must be awarded with “Golden Jewel”, the highest annual award across all business verticals for Optimus.

Which of the following best clarifies the discrepancy in the reasoning above?

Here, we have an argument followed by a question stem.

Step 1 – Read the question stem.
Step 2 – Read the argument.
Step 3 – Come up with a broad expectation from the correct answer choice.