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exports [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 00:20
Of the countries that were the worlds twenty largest exporters in 1953, four had the same share of total world exports in 1984 as in 1953. Theses countries can therefore serve as models for those countries that wish to keep their share of the global export trade stable over the years.
Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the suitability of those four countries as models in the sense described?

A. Many countries wish to increase their share of world export trade, not just keep it stable.

B. Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports.

C. With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other.

D. Of the four countries, two had a much larger, and two had a much smaller, share of total world exports in 1970 than in 1984.

E. The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output.
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Re: exports [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 00:25
IMO D.

It is the only answer choice that imples thouse countries' export share was not stable over the years.
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Re: exports [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 01:31
Agree with D. Although, initially I chose A....but later realized that A speaks of increase in share of export and it is out of context.
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Re: exports [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 04:01
Can anyone tell me why B is ruled out.Infact D supports the fact that the country should be a role model, since it shows their improvement from 1970 to 1984.
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Re: exports [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 04:13
B mentions the balance of export and import and is out of context.....even if the countries seek a balance of export and import....still they will be looking for role model for export.

Here, the context is that role model country should have a stable export....D clearly weakens this argument.
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Re: exports [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 09:03
Good Q.

The stability is what makes them role models. So look for answers that say they are NOT stable. D exactly does that
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Re: exports [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 11:46
Ahh.. yes, I see now.

I originally selected A

But now D is clear... thanks!
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Re: exports [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 22:22
Nihit wrote:
Of the countries that were the worlds twenty largest exporters in 1953, four had the same share of total world exports in 1984 as in 1953. Theses countries can therefore serve as models for those countries that wish to keep their share of the global export trade stable over the years.
Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the suitability of those four countries as models in the sense described?

A. Many countries wish to increase their share of world export trade, not just keep it stable.

B. Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports.

C. With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other.

D. Of the four countries, two had a much larger, and two had a much smaller, share of total world exports in 1970 than in 1984.

E. The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output.


IMO D)
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Re: exports [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 22:29
Nihit wrote:
Of the countries that were the worlds twenty largest exporters in 1953, four had the same share of total world exports in 1984 as in 1953. Theses countries can therefore serve as models for those countries that wish to keep their share of the global export trade stable over the years.
Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the suitability of those four countries as models in the sense described?

A. Many countries wish to increase their share of world export trade, not just keep it stable. -> IRRELVANT

B. Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports.-> IRRELEVANT

C. With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other. -> IRRELEVANT wetalking about share not kind of products

D. Of the four countries, two had a much larger, and two had a much smaller, share of total world exports in 1970 than in 1984.-> two had much larger an two had much smaller hence this reflects their share on individual basis is not same and hence cannot act as model. -> IMO

E. The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output. -> out of context

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Re: exports [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2010, 05:25
B has misleded me as well.

I just did not read attentively B, meisread it as "many countries are more concerned" instead of "less concerned".
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Re: exports [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2011, 07:20
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Re: exports [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2011, 10:17
Nihit wrote:
Of the countries that were the worlds twenty largest exporters in 1953, four had the same share of total world exports in 1984 as in 1953. Theses countries can therefore serve as models for those countries that wish to keep their share of the global export trade stable over the years.
Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the suitability of those four countries as models in the sense described?
A. Many countries wish to increase their share of world export trade, not just keep it stable. --Models should display stability not increment.
B. Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports.--Irrelevant.
C. With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other. Irrelevant.
D. Of the four countries, two had a much larger, and two had a much smaller, share of total world exports in 1970 than in 1984.
E. The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output.--Gives percent of export but that percent of export is what percent of total share, we don't know.


4 mentioned countries can serve role models only if it can be shown that the share of their global export trade is stable over the years.
Consider this:
Year/Share:
1953
Company A,B =60shares
Company C,D =40shares
Total=100 shares
1970
Company A,B = 90shares
Company C,D= 10shares
Total= 100shares.

As can be seen they still own 100shares but the split is not "stable". 2 companies own (90 as opposed to 60) and 2 other own(10 as opposed to 40) shares.
Hence. D.
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