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26 Jul 2007, 10:33
The Nordlingen WE luxury sports car uses a special imported rosewood in teh extensive wood trimming of its interior. Unfortunately, trade sanctions imposed on the nation that is the primary supplier of that type of rosewood has resulted in a considerable increase in price of the now extremly rare commodity. Purchasers of new models of the Nordlingen WE can expect to see that increase reflected in an increase in the Nordlingen's ticket price.

The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?

1) The price of the NOrlingen WE would not have risen even if trade sanctions hadn't been imposed on the primary supplier of the Nordlingen's rosewood.
2) The price of rosewood is a major contributing factor to the Nordlingen WE's ticket price.
3) More of the imported rosewood is used for the Nordlingen WE's wood trim than for any other domestic purpose.
4) The imported rosewood will continue to be used for the wood trim in new models of the Nordlingen WE.
5) There was no some reason for the imposition of trade sanctions on the primary supplier of the rosewood of sufficient importance to outweigh the concerns of domestic rosewood customers.
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26 Jul 2007, 10:38
Between B and D, I go with D. Argument assumes that this "extremely rare commodity" will still be used in the manufacturing of the cars.
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26 Jul 2007, 10:42
yes it comes down to B and D. my answer is D.
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26 Jul 2007, 12:03
If you negate choice B, wouldn't the argument fall apart?
Can I infer that "major factor" will effect the price?
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26 Jul 2007, 13:38
RycherX wrote:
If you negate choice B, wouldn't the argument fall apart?
Can I infer that "major factor" will effect the price?

if you negate B, it says that the price of rosewood is not a major contributing factor to the Nordlingen WE's ticket price. but even being a small factor it could factor into the increased price of the car, though it will be small.

now if you refute D, the conclusion will fall apart completely, as the imported rosewood would not be used at all in the new models.
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26 Jul 2007, 13:55
I'll go with D, as that makes the most sense with the fact the price will be raised.
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26 Jul 2007, 15:42
RycherX wrote:
The Nordlingen WE luxury sports car uses a special imported rosewood in teh extensive wood trimming of its interior. Unfortunately, trade sanctions imposed on the nation that is the primary supplier of that type of rosewood has resulted in a considerable increase in price of the now extremly rare commodity. Purchasers of new models of the Nordlingen WE can expect to see that increase reflected in an increase in the Nordlingen's ticket price.

The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?

1) The price of the NOrlingen WE would not have risen even if trade sanctions hadn't been imposed on the primary supplier of the Nordlingen's rosewood.
2) The price of rosewood is a major contributing factor to the Nordlingen WE's ticket price.
3) More of the imported rosewood is used for the Nordlingen WE's wood trim than for any other domestic purpose.
4) The imported rosewood will continue to be used for the wood trim in new models of the Nordlingen WE.
5) There was no some reason for the imposition of trade sanctions on the primary supplier of the rosewood of sufficient importance to outweigh the concerns of domestic rosewood customers.

I think D .
A - That is a fact
B - Well this may be as assumption
C - Out of context
D - Assumtion stronger than B
E - Out of context
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27 Jul 2007, 06:35
with these type of questions, I always screw up on subtleties in the answer choices. I think my issue may be stamina because I become too anxious to pick an answer because of fatigue.
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04 Jun 2008, 08:27

thanks!!
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04 Jun 2008, 08:31
i think D is a pretty straight forward on this one

what is the OA
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04 Jun 2008, 08:38
please explain....i dont have the OA.....

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04 Jun 2008, 09:34
Assumption (D) is very close to the conclusion.
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04 Jun 2008, 09:47
i would still go for B guys....not clear what is the problem with B...i request gurus to pitch in for this one...thanks!

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04 Jun 2008, 11:52
D for me as well. argument falls apart if this were not the case.
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04 Jun 2008, 12:26
RycherX wrote:
The Nordlingen WE luxury sports car uses a special imported rosewood in teh extensive wood trimming of its interior. Unfortunately, trade sanctions imposed on the nation that is the primary supplier of that type of rosewood has resulted in a considerable increase in price of the now extremly rare commodity. Purchasers of new models of the Nordlingen WE can expect to see that increase reflected in an increase in the Nordlingen's ticket price.

The conclusion above is based on which of the following assumptions?

1) The price of the NOrlingen WE would not have risen even if trade sanctions hadn't been imposed on the primary supplier of the Nordlingen's rosewood.
2) The price of rosewood is a major contributing factor to the Nordlingen WE's ticket price.
3) More of the imported rosewood is used for the Nordlingen WE's wood trim than for any other domestic purpose.
4) The imported rosewood will continue to be used for the wood trim in new models of the Nordlingen WE.
5) There was no some reason for the imposition of trade sanctions on the primary supplier of the rosewood of sufficient importance to outweigh the concerns of domestic rosewood customers.

Both B and D may be assumptions. But B is better, in my view, because if "The price of rosewood is a major contributing factor to the 's ticket price", any change in price of rosewood lead change in price of Nordlingen WE's ticket price. However, I still wonder the role of the major factor.

D: If "imported rosewood will continue to be used for the wood trim in new models of the Nordlingen WE", price MAY increase but it is not sufficient to conclude that it will lead change in price of WE' ticket. Therfore, D is not the better choice.

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04 Jun 2008, 12:44
Oh, I got some mistakes. After reread the passage, I concur that D is the best answer.

Let me crack B,
The conclusion must base on assumption that rosewood will still used in next generation of WE models.
B reveals flaw when we cast doubt on the MAJOR FACTOR, wonder what will happen if it is NOT major factor, but rather second or third factor? Price of WE still increases!

Therefore, D is BEST :D
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