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Gortland has long been narrowly self-sufficient in both [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2004, 10:38
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Gortland has long been narrowly self-sufficient in both grain and meat. However, as per capita income in Gortland has risen toward the world average, per capita consumption of meat has also risen toward the world average, and it takes several pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat. Therefore, since per capita income continues to rise, whereas domestic grain production will not increase, Gortland will soon have to import either grain or meat or both.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) The total acreage devoted to grain production in Gortland will soon decrease.
(B) Importing either grain or meat will not result in a significantly higher percentage of Gortlanders' incomes being spent on food than is currently the case.
(C) The per capita consumption of meat in Gortland is increasing at roughly the same rate across all income levels.
(D) The per capita income of meat producers in Gortland is rising faster than the per capita income of grain producers.
(E) People in Gortland who increase their consumption of meat will not radically decrease their consumption of grain.

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My thoughts [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2004, 14:34
Choice E says people will NOT radically decrease consumption of grain - which means the demand could remain the same (if not increased). It is also stated that it takes several pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat, and if the consumption of meat increases, it implies that the need for grain automatically increases. And if people do not reduce the consumption of grain, they could fall short of grains (to get the meat), which could call for import of the grains too !!

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 [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2004, 16:05
Oh, I did missed that part. Thanks.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2007, 04:28
E is my answer. If the consumption of grain comes down, then there is no need to import the grain or meat or both.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2007, 23:38
OA is E
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Re: CR: Gortland [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2007, 09:35
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Gortland has long been narrowly self-sufficient in both grain and meat. However, as per capita income in Gortland has risen toward the world average, per capita consumption of meat has also risen toward the world average, and it takes several pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat. Therefore, since per capita income continues to rise, whereas domestic grain production will not increase, Gortland will soon have to import either grain or meat or both.
Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?
(A) The total acreage devoted to grain production in Gortland will not decrease substantially.
(B) The population of Gortland has remained relatively constant during the country’s years of growing prosperity.
(C) The per capita consumption of meat in Gortland is roughly the same across all income levels.
(D) In Gortland, neither meat nor grain is subject to government price controls.
(E) People in Gortland who increase their consumption of meat will not radically decrease their consumption of grain.


This question is from OG...

My issue is that in E..if the populate were to decrese, per capita income would still go up, and so would per capita consumption of meat...but if thats the case..there will still be sufficient grain ..since NET demand is falling..

I am not sure why B is wrong...

any takers?


B cannot be right. The consumption of meat depends on the increase in income, not the actual number of population. Say that the population increases during the prosperity period, but those people are the ones with low income, then the consumption of meat will still be the same.
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Re: og10 202 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2011, 23:28
i got this right in 1:15 min, but will post the oa later on
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Re: og10 202 [#permalink] New post 12 May 2011, 23:38
Clean E, where negating it gives clear indication that if people stop reduce consumption of grains drastically,the country might not even Import either grains or meat.

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Re: og10 202 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2011, 00:08
B and E are the ones to be considered. I chose E over B because on a second look at B,if the popultation growth is negated then we havt to consider both rise and fall in population, and these two may have different effects on the argument. For example, if population decreases while total meat consumed is same, the per capita consumption increases and if population groth increases while total meat consumed is same, the per capita consumption decreases.

E states that if both grains and fruits are consumed at an increasing rate, there will be a shortage making import of both necessary.
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Re: og10 202 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2011, 02:02
OA is E very clearly.
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Re: og10 202 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 02:40
I got E within 1 min
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Re: og10 202 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 14:26
I got E...It took me 2:08 minutes
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Re: og10 202 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 15:37
garimavyas wrote:
Gortland has long been narrowly self-sufficient in both grain and meat. However, as per capita income in
Gortland has risen toward the world average, per capita consumption of meat has also risen toward the world
average, and it takes several pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat. Therefore, since per capita income
continues to rise, whereas domestic grain production will not increase, Gortland will soon have to import either
grain or meat or both.
Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?
(A) The total acreage devoted to grain production in Gortland will not decrease substantially.
(B) The population of Gortland has remained relatively constant during the country’s years of growing
prosperity.
(C) The per capita consumption of meat in Gortland is roughly the same across all income levels.
(D) In Gortland, neither meat nor grain is subject to government price controls.
(E) People in Gortland who increase their consumption of meat will not radically decrease their consumption of
grain.

oa after discussion , please post your timing too.


E. If the meat consumption increases and grain consumption does not decrease, then it might push Gortland to import meat, grain or both.
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Re: og10 202 [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 01:11
E. took 1:15 mins!
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Re: og10 202 [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 06:48
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Re: Gortland has long been narrowly self-sufficient in both [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2014, 17:14
Hi,

I agree that if consumption of grain decrease, there is no need for Gortland to import grain! But I still don't understand why there is no need of importing meat in Gortland if consumption of grain decrease and consumption of meat increase?
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Re: Gortland has long been narrowly self-sufficient in both [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2014, 10:41
LucyDang wrote:
Hi,

I agree that if consumption of grain decrease, there is no need for Gortland to import grain! But I still don't understand why there is no need of importing meat in Gortland if consumption of grain decrease and consumption of meat increase?


The argument clearly says that the production of meat depends on the amount of grain available. That means, if the consumption of grain decreases and thereby increasing the amount of grain available for meat production, meat production will ultimately increase. Hence, no need to import either grain or meat.

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