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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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31 Jul 2008, 19:48
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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.

IMO C)

A) does not gurantee Japan and Europe will only buy from US due to increase in paper product.
B) does not gurantee that adequate quality will mean rise in exports for US
C) clearly tells that cost is factor otherwise preference is US
D) does not effect
E) does not effect
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01 Aug 2008, 23:21
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nmohindru wrote:
spriya wrote:
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.

IMO C)

A) does not gurantee Japan and Europe will only buy from US due to increase in paper product.
B) does not gurantee that adequate quality will mean rise in exports for US
C) clearly tells that cost is factor otherwise preference is US
D) does not effect
E) does not effect

even i marked C but its not the OA try again

In that case I will got with D). The only reason for increase in US is because of drop in dollar value
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02 Aug 2008, 00:56
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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.

B - the argument states that the exports will grow because Japan and Western Europe will buy more from US than from other places. So, this assumes that the quality of the US pulp is good enough to be used in the factories. (you won't buy junk even for less if you can't use it).

B should be it.
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02 Aug 2008, 10:16
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spriya wrote:
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.

B - the argument states that the exports will grow because Japan and Western Europe will buy more from US than from other places. So, this assumes that the quality of the US pulp is good enough to be used in the factories. (you won't buy junk even for less if you can't use it).

B should be it.

rightly said if we negate (B) then the argument falls apart hence this is the assumption

regarding D it weakens the argument and is not an assumption

OA is B
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15 Sep 2010, 15:03
spriya wrote:
sanjay_gmat wrote:
spriya wrote:
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.

B - the argument states that the exports will grow because Japan and Western Europe will buy more from US than from other places. So, this assumes that the quality of the US pulp is good enough to be used in the factories. (you won't buy junk even for less if you can't use it).

B should be it.

rightly said if we negate (B) then the argument falls apart hence this is the assumption

regarding D it weakens the argument and is not an assumption

OA is B

Ain't rightly said .. If you say negation then option C also weakens the argument when negated ...

It's obvious that the quality of the pulp was good enough and that's why japan and western europe were using it earlier , the point is whether they'll prefer buy more because of the falling value of dollar ..

And even if you argue about the basic criteria of quality to be satisfied before one thinks of buying the pulp .. then too option C states that Japan and europe would prefer to use pulp (for its quality (or any other god damn reason) but the pulp suites them )

Moreover, option C also states the cost factor , which is the very basis of the argument .

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15 Sep 2010, 17:50
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Ain't rightly said .. If you say negation then option C also weakens the argument when negated ...

Let me add my 2 cents...

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.

In the argument itself, it is saying that the wood pulp of America will be cheaper for Japan and Western Europe to buy. And C is also saying the same thing - Japan and Western Europe would like to buy the pulp if they are cheap to them.

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24 Oct 2011, 08:40
The option c looks the best........imo C
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29 Oct 2011, 04:58
spriya wrote:
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.

I felt that B and C are close.

Conclusion: Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably during this year.

Premise: 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.

So we know that exports are inversely related to cost, the assumption would be that although the pulp is cheaper it is still adequate for usage by Japan and W Europe. B wins.
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01 Jul 2012, 21:49
what is the correct answer b or c

C seems like a better option
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09 Jul 2012, 05:22
(A) Factory output of paper products in Japan and Western Europe will increase sharply during this year.- Factory out increase in japan does means japan will import from US only. It can have others sources too
(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.- No information available on Quality
(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.- if cost is not factor - Conclusion will fall apart if it is not correct
(D) Demand for paper products made in Japan and Western Europe will not increase sharply during this year.- No Information available on Demand
(E) Production of wood pulp by United States companies will not increase sharply during this year- United States not mentioned in the paragraph
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20 Jan 2013, 01:46
IMO C ... Can anyone explain why C is wrong??
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IMO C ... Can anyone explain why C is wrong??

B and C both strengthen the argument but the problem with C is that I think it strengthens it "too much". The conclusion could still stand even if C were false. At equal cost japanese guys might prefer the japanese wood pulp, but if the dollar decreases so much and the cost for the US wood pulp is so low compared to the Japanese one it could still increases the export of Us products because the gap in the price is very large. For example if we are talking about Iphone5 and Samsung Galaxy S3, Japanese might prefer at equal cost the Samsung Galaxy S3 BUT STILL if the dollar decreases and the price of the Iphone5 is now 10 times less than that of the Samsung Galaxy S3 one could expect the exports of the Iphone to increase sharply to Japon.

On the other side if US wood pulp is not adequate to Western Europe and Japanese factories then whatever the cost is they won't export any. B is an assumption absolutely necessary for the conclusion to hold whereas C is an assumption which strengthens the argument but is not absolutely necessary for the conclusion to hold.
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May I know what is the source of this question and other sub-600 level questions?
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31 Mar 2015, 12:46
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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.

Whats the official answer ? The 1000 series says its B. But C also seems correct. Negating both weakens the argument.
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