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Each December 31 in Country Q, a tally is made of the [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2003, 13:04
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Each December 31 in Country Q, a tally is made of
the countryтАЩs total available coal suppliesтАФthat is,
the total amount of coal that has been mined
throughout the country but not consumed. In 1991
that amount was considerably lower than it had been
in 1990. Furthermore, Country Q has not imported or
exported coal since 1970.

If the statements above are true, which one of the
following must also be true on the basis of them?

(A) In Country Q, more coal was mined in 1990 than
was mined in 1991.
(B) In Country Q, the amount of coal consumed in
1991 was greater than the amount of coal
mined in 1991.
(C) In Country Q, the amount of coal consumed in
1990 was greater than the amount of coal
consumed in 1991.
(D) In Country Q, the amount of coal consumed in
1991 was greater than the amount of coal
consumed in 1990.
(E) In Country Q, more coal was consumed during
the first half of 1991 than was consumed
during the first half of 1990.

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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2003, 14:30
B ??

We have no information to compare 1990 with 1991.
So, A,C,D,E all are out.

Moreover, B says that the comsumption was more than the mined coal. This could be the reason of lower available coal supplies.

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yeahhh... B is the only plausible answer
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