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Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of promoting the Distopian intervention in the Arcadian civil war merely to insure that the industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits during the war. Yet this cannot be the motive since, as the Distopians foresaw, Distopia’s federal expenses for the intervention were eight billion dollars, whereas, during the war, profits from the Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia totaled only four billion dollars.
Which of the following, if true, exposes a serious flaw in the argument made in the second sentence above?
(A) During the Arcadian war, many Distopian industrialists with facilities located in Arcadia experienced a significant rise in productivity in their facilities located in Distopia.
(B) The largest proportion of Distopia’s federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits.
(C) Most Distopian industrialists’ facilities located in Arcadia are expected to maintain the level of profits they achieved during the war.
(D) Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits before the events that triggered the civil war.
(E) Many Distopians expressed concern over the suffering that Arcadians underwent during the civil war.
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i was confused between B and D. I chose D. But then .. I realized B is a better option.
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B it is.This is, i feel a really good question!+1!
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Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of promoting the Distopian intervention in the Arcadian civil war merely to insure that the industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits during the war. Yet this cannot be the motive since, as the Distopians foresaw, Distopia’s federal expenses for the intervention were eight billion dollars, whereas, during the war, profits from the Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia totaled only four billion dollars.
Which of the following, if true, exposes a serious flaw in the argument made in the second sentence above?
(A) During the Arcadian war, many Distopian industrialists with facilities located in Arcadia experienced a significant rise in productivity in their facilities located in Distopia.
(B) The largest proportion of Distopia’s federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits.
(C) Most Distopian industrialists’ facilities located in Arcadia are expected to maintain the level of profits they achieved during the war.
(D) Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits before the events that triggered the civil war.
(E) Many Distopians expressed concern over the suffering that Arcadians underwent during the civil war.

I am totally confused..can anyone explain why b??/
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Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of promoting the Distopian intervention in the Arcadian civil war merely to insure that the industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits during the war. Yet this cannot be the motive since, as the Distopians foresaw, Distopia’s federal expenses for the intervention were eight billion dollars, whereas, during the war, profits from the Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia totaled only four billion dollars.
Which of the following, if true, exposes a serious flaw in the argument made in the second sentence above?

The argument states that the Distopians DID NOT intervene because they were afraid that the profits of the facilities owned by the Distopian industrialists in the war area would suffer. This cannot be the reason for the intervention because the FEDERAL EXPENSES (who has to pay this?) doubled the profits that the Distopian INDUSTRIALISTS made with their factories in Arcadia.

(A) During the Arcadian war, many Distopian industrialists with facilities located in Arcadia experienced a significant rise in productivity in their facilities located in Distopia.

If this were true, the Distopians would not care so much about the war area, because they made profits elsewhere. It does not really relate to the argument in the second sentence.

(B) The largest proportion of Distopia’s federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits.

This is the right choice. The industrialists, who were responsible for the intervention, don’t care so much about the federal expenses because they don’t have to pay most of it. This disarms the argument in the second sentence and makes us think that the real reason for the intervention is the one pointed out in the first sentence.

(C) Most Distopian industrialists’ facilities located in Arcadia are expected to maintain the level of profits they achieved during the war.

This means that the war had no effect on the profits of the factories in Arcadia. It means that there must have been another reason for the intervention and thus supports the argument.

(D) Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits before the events that triggered the civil war.

The situation before the war is irrelevant to the argument.

(E) Many Distopians expressed concern over the suffering that Arcadians underwent during the civil war.

This does not expose a flaw in the argument. In fact, it gives us another reason why the Distopians could have intervened and thus supports the argument.
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