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The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not help the big American steel mills. In fact, the quotas
will help “mini-mills” flourish in the United States. Those small domestic mills will take more business from the
big Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas.

Which of the following, if true, would cast the most serious doubt on the claim made in the last sentence
above?

(A) Quality rather than price is a major factor in determining the type of steel to be used for a particular
application.
(B) Foreign steel mills have long produced grades of steel comparable in quality to the steel produced by the
big American mills.
(C) American quotas on imported goods have often induced other countries to impose similar quotas on
American goods.
(D) Domestic “mini-mills” consistently produce better grades of steel than do the big American mills.
(E) Domestic “mini-mills” produce low-volume, specialized types of steels that are not produced by the big
American steel mills.
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Re: CR: Steel Quota [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2009, 22:22
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E.
The mini mills will pose a threat to american steel mills if they produce the same type of steel. But acc to E, the type of steel produced by the two mills is completely different. Hence small mills will not affect the bussiness of big mills.

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The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not help the big American steel mills. In fact, the quotas
will help “mini-mills” flourish in the United States. Those small domestic mills will take more business from the
big Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas.

Which of the following, if true, would cast the most serious doubt on the claim made in the last sentence
above?

(A) Quality rather than price is a major factor in determining the type of steel to be used for a particular
application.
(B) Foreign steel mills have long produced grades of steel comparable in quality to the steel produced by the
big American mills.
(C) American quotas on imported goods have often induced other countries to impose similar quotas on
American goods.
(D) Domestic “mini-mills” consistently produce better grades of steel than do the big American mills.
(E) Domestic “mini-mills” produce low-volume, specialized types of steels that are not produced by the big
American steel mills.
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Re: CR: Steel Quota [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2009, 22:28
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IMO E.

Small mill produces different kind of steel so it will not take business from large mill.
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Re: CR: Steel Quota [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2009, 11:59
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Got E as well. small mills and big mills server different markets. Hence no overlap. Small mills will not take business away from big mills as a result of import restrictions.
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Re: CR: Steel Quota [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2010, 09:21
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I was confused by the last sentence - "Those small domestic mills will take more business from the
big Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas." It made me think that D could be the correct option. Any comments?
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Re: CR: Steel Quota [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2010, 09:10
E is best.
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Re: CR: Steel Quota [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2010, 11:01
IMO E.
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Re: CR: Steel Quota [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2010, 04:52
E is convincing
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Re: CR: Steel Quota [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2011, 21:11
naish wrote:
I was confused by the last sentence - "Those small domestic mills will take more business from the
big Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas." It made me think that D could be the correct option. Any comments?


Hi,
D also sounds nice but it actually doesn't cast the 'most' serious doubt compared to E.
Use maximum info given in the arguments. Different kinds of steel imply that mini industries would benefit from the imposition of quotas, in comparison with larger industries. But, D sounds a little out of scope.
But, yes, I have his doubt.
How could mini industries take off businesses from larger groups when the former could produce different types of steel. That's the only place where I need some details.
It is assumed that customers who need one type of steel are okay to get another type when large industries import less. Can someone explain this?
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Re: The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 01:44
E is correct

Small mill -> diff types of steel than large mils
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Re: The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2011, 03:22
E is correct.
If both parties serve two completely different markets then it will weaken the argument.
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Re: CR: Steel Quota [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 09:16
naish wrote:
I was confused by the last sentence - "Those small domestic mills will take more business from the
big Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas." It made me think that D could be the correct option. Any comments?


Hi,
I am stuck with the same bit of understanding issue...
Taking away business while producing a different type of steel....
How is this possible? Did you get any better sight?
Clarifications would help..
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Re: The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2011, 23:20
I chose E

(E) Domestic “mini-mills” produce low-volume, specialized types of steels that are not produced by the big
American steel mills => This is the another reason rather than quota limitation. So, weaken the argument concluded that quota limitation will benefit the small mill
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Re: The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 19:25
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Re: The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2013, 19:52
Hello,

It's clear to me why
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Re: The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2013, 03:56
This question is easy but I found it a little time consuming because of the question stem. It takes your focus away from the overall conclusion (which IMO is statement 1). The question asks us to weaken the claim made in the last sentence, i.e. -> small domestic mills will take MORE business from big American steel mills than the business foreign steel mills would have taken in the absence of quotas

To weaken this we dont really need to show that the small mills will have no impact - just that the smalls mill will not have MORE of an impact than foreign steel mills.

E is still the best option, but to be honest - it really doesnt address any of the comparison that the final statement makes. For instance - we dont even know what kind of steel the foreign mills produced. To make this a better choice the statement must address that factor (option E ought to read - E) Domestic “mini-mills” produce low-volume, specialized types of steels that are not produced by EITHER the big
American steel mills OR THE FOREIGN STEEL MILLS

Anyway - it's a good lesson to remember that we're looking for the right answer (aka the best answer) not the perfect answer. If you internalize this CR will be a lot more pleasant!
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Re: The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2014, 00:41
sidvish wrote:
This question is easy but I found it a little time consuming because of the question stem. It takes your focus away from the overall conclusion (which IMO is statement 1). The question asks us to weaken the claim made in the last sentence, i.e. -> small domestic mills will take MORE business from big American steel mills than the business foreign steel mills would have taken in the absence of quotas

To weaken this we dont really need to show that the small mills will have no impact - just that the smalls mill will not have MORE of an impact than foreign steel mills.

E is still the best option, but to be honest - it really doesnt address any of the comparison that the final statement makes. For instance - we dont even know what kind of steel the foreign mills produced. To make this a better choice the statement must address that factor (option E ought to read - E) Domestic “mini-mills” produce low-volume, specialized types of steels that are not produced by EITHER the big
American steel mills OR THE FOREIGN STEEL MILLS

Anyway - it's a good lesson to remember that we're looking for the right answer (aka the best answer) not the perfect answer. If you internalize this CR will be a lot more pleasant!



I agree with you .. I had same thoughts and took wrong answer instead :( ... but the lesson is go for the best by eliminating the wrong ones ..
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naish wrote:
I was confused by the last sentence - "Those small domestic mills will take more business from the
big Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas." It made me think that D could be the correct option. Any comments?


The claim is:

Those small domestic mills will take more business from thebig Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas.
To weaken this, we would have to weaken the flawed assumption that small domestic mills would benefit business wise from the big mills in the absence of quotas,
Option D says Domestic “mini-mills” consistently produce better grades of steel than do the big American mills. maybe they do, but that would not stop them from doing business with the Big mills. This option is talking about the quality of steel which has never been under dispute. On the other hand E weakens the claim completely .If the kind of steel produced by the small have nothing in common with the big, the small would not be interested in doing business with the big mills with or without the presence of quotas.
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Re: The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2014, 01:18
The striking point her was that we dont have to weaken the conclusion, but we need to weaken the claim made i.e. 'Those small domestic mills will take more business from the big American steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas.'

We are so used to weaken the conclusion, but it is the specific statement that we need to undermine.

Was tricky and cheeky!!!
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