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In order for a president of Ronalia to be elected for the next term, he must gain the support of both urban and rural populations of the country. The only way to ensure support from the rural population is to invest a significant proportion of Ronalia’s budget in developing the agricultural segment of the economy, but such an investment will cut deeply into the country’s budget and will retard the development of other industries, which will cause discontent among urban citizens.

Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the passage above?
(A)Investing a significant proportion of Ronalia’s budget in agriculture will ensure development of the agricultural segment of the Ronalian economy.
(B)As long as the current president is supported by the rural citizens of Ronalia, he is likely to be reelected for the next term.
(C)The president is more concerned with developing the agricultural sector of Ronalia than with being reelected.
(D)The current president of Ronalia is not likely to be reelected for a second term.
(E)Rural citizens constitute the majority of Ronalia’s population.



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D seems best
The current president of Ronalia is not likely to be reelected for a second term.
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The important info in the text are: he must gain the support of both urban and rural populations of the country.
The only way to ensure support from the rural population is to invest a significant proportion of Ronalia’s budget in developing the agricultural segment of the economy, but this will cause discontent among urban citizens.
So there in no way to get both supports at the same time.

Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the passage above?

(A)Investing a significant proportion of Ronalia’s budget in agriculture will ensure development of the agricultural segment of the Ronalian economy.
The passage states only that investments will affect development of other industries, doesn't say anything about the developement of the agricultural economy.
(B)As long as the current president is supported by the rural citizens of Ronalia, he is likely to be reelected for the next term.
We don't know how the population is composed. The text says however that he needs also the support of urban citizens.
(C)The president is more concerned with developing the agricultural sector of Ronalia than with being reelected.
Out of scope. We don't know anything about the president's deeds.
(D)The current president of Ronalia is not likely to be reelected for a second term.
IMO CORRECT
(E)Rural citizens constitute the majority of Ronalia’s population.
If he must gain the support of BOTH to be elected, then rural citizens equal the urban citizens (or there is no significant difference) .
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In order for a president of Ronalia to be elected for the next term, he must gain the support of both urban and rural populations of the country. The only way to ensure support from the rural population is to invest a significant proportion of Ronalia’s budget in developing the agricultural segment of the economy, but such an investment will cut deeply into the country’s budget and will retard the development of other industries, which will cause discontent among urban citizens.

Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the passage above?
(A)Investing a significant proportion of Ronalia’s budget in agriculture will ensure development of the agricultural segment of the Ronalian economy.: The passage says agricultural investment will ensure support from ruaral support, not that the investment would ensure development of agricultural segment.
(B)As long as the current president is supported by the rural citizens of Ronalia, he is likely to be reelected for the next term.: The passage mentions " he must gain the support of both urban and rural populations of the country"
(C)The president is more concerned with developing the agricultural sector of Ronalia than with being reelected. :The passage never mention what the president is concerned about. The passage just lists the options that the president has.
(D)The current president of Ronalia is not likely to be reelected for a second term. : Correct. As per the passage the only way to Win rural population will affect support from urban population. And the president must get support from both. Hence, it is likely that he wont be reelected.
(E)Rural citizens constitute the majority of Ronalia’s population. : Doesn't matter." he must gain the support of both urban and rural populations of the country"
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This is an inference question because you have to find the conclusion based on the stimulus. Is not stregthen question

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seee the attachement. please. I simportant to understand clearly the stem, otherwise is impossible to pick th right answer.

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when do people normally put OA in this forum?
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when do people normally put OA in this forum?


sincerely speaking I dont understand, really, why is more simple to pick a 700 level question or do a combination problem and NOT to put the OA at the bottom of the question: it also is mandatory by forum's rules

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The only possible answer is D.

If the president wants to be re-elected he must take the majority of the votes. E talks about rural population, so we could infer that this is the 51% of the entire population BUT we know from stimulus that he nedds BOTH votes: from urban and rural population. So E falls apart.
D must be the answer
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Thank you all for the response . I got this one wrong but ,now i realize that it was a stupid mistake :(

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i seriously doubt this to be a 600-700 lvl . its quite easy to deduce ....
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i seriously doubt this to be a 600-700 lvl . its quite easy to deduce ....


Hi ishancrazee, I agree that the difficulty level of this question is not particularly high. I believe the real trick is that none of the choices are that strong, so you might get stuck between two or three choices that sound half-right. If you go by the standard that it "must be true", then you can start knocking down C and E and get to D. Process of elimination on these types of inference questions is helpful to weed out the choices that sound correct from the one that must be correct.

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I thought (A).

How can the president get the support from the rural population if it requires investment in the agricultural segment, but does not lead to development?
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Hi Ron, Can you explain in detail "must be true" method
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i seriously doubt this to be a 600-700 lvl . its quite easy to deduce ....


Hi ishancrazee, I agree that the difficulty level of this question is not particularly high. I believe the real trick is that none of the choices are that strong, so you might get stuck between two or three choices that sound half-right. If you go by the standard that it "must be true", then you can start knocking down C and E and get to D. Process of elimination on these types of inference questions is helpful to weed out the choices that sound correct from the one that must be correct.

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In order for president of Ronalia to be elected for the next term, he must gain the support of both urban and rural populations of the country. The only way to ensure support from the rural population is to invest a significant proportion of Ronalia’s budget in developing the agricultural segment of the economy, but such an investment will cut deeply into the country’s budget and will retard the development of other industries, which will cause discontent among urban citizens.

Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the passage above?

(A) Investing a significant proportion of Ronalia’s budget in agriculture will ensure development of the agricultural segment of the Ronalian economy – Shows only one part of argument.
(B) As long as the current president is supported by the rural citizens of Ronalia, he is likely to be reelected for the next term – HE has to be supported by Urban population as well.
(C) The president is more concerned with developing the agricultural sector of Ronalia than with being reelected – Not said above. Only an approach was proposed.
(D) The current president of Ronalia is not likely to be reelected for a second term – Correct.
(E) Rural citizens constitute the majority of Ronalia’s population – It can’t be the conclusion. If anything, It just can be a premise to believe that President can be re-elected by doing for Rural population only.

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