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The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.

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Re: CR : America-natural resources [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2005, 00:11
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The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.


The conclusion here is in the last sentence: "the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come." My gut tells me that the earth's resources are depleting at an accelerating rate. However, the current rate of depletion is a level that the United States can absorb "for many years to come".

But given the choices, which does not include my gut choice, I would choose E. All the choices focus on the United States and all the choices but E mention something not stated or implied in the premise and conclusion...
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2005, 00:46
I have got down to 2 choices - (C) and (E).
Correct me if I am wrong but I think that (E) would be more suitable as a conclusion, so I ll go with (C)
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2005, 00:48
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I have got down to 2 choices - (C) and (E).
Correct me if I am wrong but I think that (E) would be more suitable as a conclusion, so I ll go with (C)


i also chose C but its wrong. E is quite specific and restricitnve in using the word "curbing"...

OA is E

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 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2005, 13:46
I was gonna pick E too.

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