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Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably

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Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably during this year. The reason for the rise is that the falling value of the dollar will make it
cheaper for paper manufacturers in Japan and Western Europe to buy American wood pulp than to get it from any other source.

Which of the following is an assumption made in drawing the conclusion above?
(A) Factory output of paper products in Japan and Western Europe will increase sharply during this year.
(B) The quality of the wood pulp produced in the United States would be adequate for the purposes of Japanese and Western European paper manufacturers.
(C) Paper manufacturers in Japan and Western Europe would prefer to use wood pulp produced in the United States if cost were not a factor.
(D) Demand for paper products made in Japan and Western Europe will not increase sharply during this year.
(E) Production of wood pulp by United States companies will not increase sharply during this year.

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2006, 18:02
It's either B or C.

I'd say (B), but my logic involves some outside knowledge.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2006, 18:37
you mean inside knowledge :lol:

Absolutely right.. B it is
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2006, 01:52
gk3.14 wrote:
you mean inside knowledge :lol:

Absolutely right.. B it is


Hmmm B...

C it cannot be, bcos the argument is about the cost being a factor, so you cannot choose something that says it is not...
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