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Economic considerations color every aspect of international dealings, and nations are just like individuals in that the lender sets the terms of its dealings with the borrower. That is why a nation that owes money to another nation cannot be world leader.
The reasoning in the passage assumes which one of the following?
(A) A nation that does not lend to any other nation cannot be a world leader.
(B) A nation that can set the terms of its dealings with other nations is certain
(C) A nation that has the terms of its dealings with another action set by that
nation cannot be a world leader.
(D) A nation that is a world leader can borrow from another nation as long as that
other nation does not set the terms of the dealings between the two nations.
(E) A nation that has no dealings with any other nation cannot be world leader.
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OA is C. Praveen u r on the right track.
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1) Economic considerations color every aspect of international dealing
2) Nations are just like individuals in that the lender sets the terms of its dealing with the borrower
3) That is why a nation that owes money to another nation cannot be a world leader <-- conclusion

nation owe money ---> cannot be world leader
can be world leader ---> does not owe money

Conclusion is true only if a nation is a world leader when it does not owe money to any other nation. We need an assumption along this line of reasoning.

The reasoning in the passage assumes which one of the following?

(A) A nation that does not lend to any other nation cannot be a world leader.
- Out

(B) A nation that can set the terms of its dealings with other nations is certain to be a world leader.
- No. We're told the nation can be one, but not definitely one (which the word 'certain' suggests)

(C) A nation that has the terms of its dealings with another action set by that nation cannot be a world leader.
- Yes. If we're told a nation that has the terms of its dealing set by another nation and this is sufficient to make it not be a 'world leader', then it's true that a nation that does not owe money (sets the terms) is a world leader.

(D) A nation that is a world leader can borrow from another nation as long as that other nation does not set the terms of the dealings between the two nations.
- No. Does not tells us why not oweing money makes a nation a world leader

(E) A nation that has no dealings with any other nation cannot be world leader.
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I'll take C
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22 Mar 2005, 19:23
Late but (C) seemed to make the most sense though it kinda repeats what was stated in the passage
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07 May 2011, 11:24
i went with C , precisely because it repeats the words of the conclusion, but i could not find a reason to reject D , hence took 3:31 min to choose between C and D
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07 May 2011, 13:33
i also go with C
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28 Oct 2015, 03:22
I just want to ask why it can not be D. I also narrowed it down to C and D, but I found that the premise says that lender sets dealings for their borrower. So I thought that the assumption should be D.
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20 Apr 2016, 06:58
why is E wrong or out of context?
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20 Apr 2016, 07:00
What I wanted to say that, in order to be a leader you need to have some dealings, especially commanding attitude, but if there no dealings then that nation can never be a leader
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30 Jul 2016, 12:39
A,E straight away out.

I chose B initially which Says: (B) A nation that can set the terms of its dealings with other nations is certain

But, I found the wording of the statement is really strong.This is less like an assumption but seems more like a conclusion.

(C) A nation that has the terms of its dealings with another action set by that
nation cannot be a world leader.

This perfectly fits as the answer and also matches the wording.
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Actually, B and C are equally strong. B says "If X happens, then Y will certainly happen." C says "If X does NOT happen, Y will certainly NOT happen."

The easiest way to spot the difference is in looking at the end result. The argument concludes that certain countries will NOT be world leaders, so we need a choice that leads to that outcome. Knowing what will guarantee leadership does not tell us what will prevent leadership. However, we could just as well look at the first part of the conditional. We are talking about countries that CANNOT set their own terms, so the premise feeds into C, not B.

A more intuitive way to look at it is that B helps us to conclude that lending countries ARE world leaders (something the argument isn't claiming), while C addresses the actual claim made in the argument: that borrowing countries cannot be world leaders.
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