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Hi Guys,
I need help with the below CR question. Please post your choice along with the explanation.GMAT

Statement of a United States copper mining company: Import quotas should be imposed on the less expensive copper mined outside the country to maintain the price of copper in this country; otherwise, our companies will not be able to stay in business.

Response of a United States copper wire manufacturer: United States wire and cable manufacturers purchase about 70 percent of the copper mined in the United States. If the copper prices we pay are not at the international level, our sales will drop, and then the demand for United States copper will go down.
If the factual information presented by both companies is accurate, the best assessment of the logical relationship between the two arguments is that the wire manufacturer’s argument

(A) is self-serving and irrelevant to the proposal of the mining company
(B) is circular, presupposing what it seeks to prove about the proposal of the mining company
(C) shows that the proposal of the mining company would have a negative effect on the mining company’s own business
(D) fails to give a reason why the proposal of the mining company should not be put into effect to alleviate the concern of the mining company for staying in business
(E) establishes that even the mining company’s business will prosper if the mining company’s proposal is rejected

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20 Mar 2010, 16:21
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Hi Guys,
I need help with the below CR question. Please post your choice along with the explanation.GMAT

Statement of a United States copper mining company: Import quotas should be imposed on the less expensive copper mined outside the country to maintain the price of copper in this country; otherwise, our companies will not be able to stay in business.

Response of a United States copper wire manufacturer: United States wire and cable manufacturers purchase about 70 percent of the copper mined in the United States. If the copper prices we pay are not at the international level, our sales will drop, and then the demand for United States copper will go down.
If the factual information presented by both companies is accurate, the best assessment of the logical relationship between the two arguments is that the wire manufacturer’s argument

(A) is self-serving and irrelevant to the proposal of the mining company (the argument states that the demand for the copper will go down)

(B) is circular, presupposing what it seeks to prove about the proposal of the mining company (i don't see a circular reasoning)

(C) shows that the proposal of the mining company would have a negative effect on the mining company’s own business (the wire manufacturers use 70% of its copper from the US and if the wire price is not competitive from the price increase caused by the import quota, then the sales will drop along with the demand for copper from the US wire manufacturing companies)

(D) fails to give a reason why the proposal of the mining company should not be put into effect to alleviate the concern of the mining company for staying in business (the reason is given as, the import quota will hurt the mining company)

(E) establishes that even the mining company’s business will prosper if the mining company’s proposal is rejected (this is not mentioned)

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