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In the United States, the Postal Service has a monopoly on first-class mail, but much of what is sent first class could be transmitted electronically. Electronic transmittal operators argue that if the Postal Service were to offer electronic transmission, it would have an unfair advantage, since its electronic transmission service could be subsidized from the profits of the monopoly.

Which of the following questions can be answered on the basis of the information in the passage above?
(A) Is the Postal Service as efficient as privately owned electric transmission services?
(B) If private operators were allowed to operate first-class mail services, would they choose to do so?
(C) Do the electronic transmittal operators believe that the Postal Service makes a profit on first-class mail?
(D) Is the Postal Service prohibited from offering electronic transmission services?
(E) Is the Postal Service expected to have a monopoly on electronic transmission?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2007, 11:19
C is the answer for this one.

The conclusion is based on the missing link here.
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Re: CR Test 3 Q 16 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2007, 16:54
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In the United States, the Postal Service has a monopoly on first-class mail, but much of what is sent first class could be transmitted electronically. Electronic transmittal operators argue that if the Postal Service were to offer electronic transmission, it would have an unfair advantage, since its electronic transmission service could be subsidized from the profits of the monopoly.

Which of the following questions can be answered on the basis of the information in the passage above?
(A) Is the Postal Service as efficient as privately owned electric transmission services?
(B) If private operators were allowed to operate first-class mail services, would they choose to do so?
(C) Do the electronic transmittal operators believe that the Postal Service makes a profit on first-class mail?
(D) Is the Postal Service prohibited from offering electronic transmission services?
(E) Is the Postal Service expected to have a monopoly on electronic transmission?


The answer is c. I havent understood why though? how does it answer the question in c...it thought it answers e better.. pls explain
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2007, 18:57
The first sentence of the argument mentioned the Postal Service has a monopoly on first-class mail, and Electronic transmittal operators argue that if the Postal Service were to offer electronic transmission, it would have an unfair advantage, since its electronic transmission service could be subsidized from the profits of the monopoly. And this monopoly is referring to the first-class mail in the first sentence. The missing link here is the electronic transmission operators are assuming Postal Service made profits on first-class mail.

The passage doesn't really talk about postal service want to make a monopoly on electronic transmission.

Does that make sense at all?
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2007, 05:20
I think it's E.
Electronic transmittal operators afraid that there Postal Service would have Monopoly in Electronic transmission also and thus make unfair profits.

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going postal [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2007, 05:28
i think the answer is C.D is close but i think is infers a bit to far.C is easily inferred.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2007, 07:47
eileen1017 wrote:
The first sentence of the argument mentioned the Postal Service has a monopoly on first-class mail, and Electronic transmittal operators argue that if the Postal Service were to offer electronic transmission, it would have an unfair advantage, since its electronic transmission service could be subsidized from the profits of the monopoly. And this monopoly is referring to the first-class mail in the first sentence. The missing link here is the electronic transmission operators are assuming Postal Service made profits on first-class mail.

The passage doesn't really talk about postal service want to make a monopoly on electronic transmission.

Does that make sense at all?


Great Explanation...C it is.
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