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Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2007, 04:38
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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 industrialistsтАЩ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits during the war. Yet this cannot be the motive since, as the Distopians foresaw, DistopiaтАЩs federal expenses for the intervention were eight billion dollars, whereas, during the war, profits from the Distopian industrialistsтАЩ 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 DistopiaтАЩs federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits.
(C) Most Distopian industrialistsтАЩ facilities located in Arcadia are expected to maintain the level of profits they achieved during the war.
(D) Distopian industrialistsтАЩ 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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 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2007, 04:48
B. Industrialists got 4 billion profit and bore a small proportion (presumably < 1/2) of the 8 billion expense.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2007, 04:52
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B. Industrialists got 4 billion profit and bore a small proportion (presumably < 1/2) of the 8 billion expense.


Can you explain on how you came up with this answere. I would really appriciate

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 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2007, 05:08
The initial statement is that the industrialists promoted intervention for their own profit.
The claim is that this can't be true because Dis industrialists in Arc. only made 4 Billion profit and federal expenses were 8 billion.

It is assuming that the industrialists contributed to the 8 billion and this cancelled their 4 billion profit.

This is flawed if the industrialists didn't pay the federal expenses because then they made 4 billion profit without cost. The answer B gives this information (or rather it tells us the opposite i.e. that non-industrialist paid most of the 8 billion).
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2007, 05:52
B is the best answer.

P1 тАУ industrialists accused of promoting Distopian intervention in arcadian civil war to make sure that industrial facilities made more profits during the war.
P2 тАУ YET this cannot be the motive.
P3 тАУ Distopian тАУ expenses 8 billion dollars while arcadian profits totaled 4 billion dollars.

E тАУ Out of Scope
D тАУ Irrelevant
C тАУ Irrelevant. Argument does not talk about maintaining profits.
B тАУ BEST ANSWER. 8 billion dollars came from facilities that did not have any significant profits.
A тАУ Irrelevant
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2007, 06:33
doc14 wrote:
The initial statement is that the industrialists promoted intervention for their own profit.
The claim is that this can't be true because Dis industrialists in Arc. only made 4 Billion profit and federal expenses were 8 billion.

It is assuming that the industrialists contributed to the 8 billion and this cancelled their 4 billion profit.

This is flawed if the industrialists didn't pay the federal expenses because then they made 4 billion profit without cost. The answer B gives this information (or rather it tells us the opposite i.e. that non-industrialist paid most of the 8 billion).


Well explained .. B wins.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2007, 19:12
doc14 wrote:
The initial statement is that the industrialists promoted intervention for their own profit.
The claim is that this can't be true because Dis industrialists in Arc. only made 4 Billion profit and federal expenses were 8 billion.

It is assuming that the industrialists contributed to the 8 billion and this cancelled their 4 billion profit.

This is flawed if the industrialists didn't pay the federal expenses because then they made 4 billion profit without cost. The answer B gives this information (or rather it tells us the opposite i.e. that non-industrialist paid most of the 8 billion).


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 [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2007, 11:12
My choice is B
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2007, 19:10
Got B as well.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2007, 01:52
Good explanation doc!!!
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