You receive 25 computers from the seller but were expecting only 20. In looking at the contract, you see that it says "seller to provide 25 computers". What should you do FIRST?
1) Issue a change order
2) Return the extra 5 computers
3) Make payment for the 25 computers
4) Call the seller and ask for clarification
My answer was 3 since contract is always considered more binding.
The correct answer is 2 and below is the expalnation provided.
Look again at the question. Ask yourself "How many computers does the contract say?" Did you read it as twenty? This is an example of a conflict in the contract. The intent of the contract can be determined by remembering that words are more binding than numbers. Therefore, you should return the five extra computers.