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With a record number of new companies starting up in Derderia and with previously established companies adding many jobs, a record number of new jobs were created last year in the Derderian economy. This year, previously established companies will not be adding as many new jobs overall as such companies added last year. Therefore, unless a record number of companies start up this year, Derderia will not break its record for the new jobs created.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument relies?

A. Each year, new companies starting up create more new jobs overall than do previously established companies.
B. Companies established last year will not add a greater number of jobs overall this year than they did last year.
C. This year, the new companies starting up will not provide substantially more jobs per company than did new companies last year.
D. This year, the overall number of jobs created by previously established companies will be less than the overall number of jobs lost at those companies.
E. The number of jobs created in the Derderian economy last year was substantially larger than the number of jobs lost last year.

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Check my explanations below 8-)

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With a record number of new companies starting up in Derderia and with previously established companies adding many jobs, a record number of new jobs were created last year in the Derderian economy. This year, previously established companies will not be adding as many new jobs overall as such companies added last year. Therefore, unless a record number of companies start up this year, Derderia will not break its record for the new jobs created.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument relies?

A. Each year, new companies starting up create more new jobs overall than do previously established companies. - The argument doesn't talk about trends. Out of scope.
B. Companies established last year will not add a greater number of jobs overall this year than they did last year. - This rephrase a premise already stated in the argument (notice the words in blue).
C. This year, the new companies starting up will not provide substantially more jobs per company than did new companies last year.- CORRECT. If there are more new jobs per new company, there is a possibility of reaching a new record.
D. This year, the overall number of jobs created by previously established companies will be less than the overall number of jobs lost at those companies. - We are talking about new jobs. It doesn't matter whether there were lost jobs. (Shell game choice!)
E. The number of jobs created in the Derderian economy last year was substantially larger than the number of jobs lost last year. - Same as D

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Re: Derderia: [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 03:18
The conclusion is a record number of companies should start this year... So more number of companies is to be started than last year.. Thus the jobs per company this year will be less than the previous year... C it is...
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Re: With a record number of new companies starting up in [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2013, 20:31
Hi,

Can someone explain me how to rule out A over C

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Re: Derderia: [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2013, 01:52
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+1 C

Check my explanations below 8-)

monikaleoster wrote:
With a record number of new companies starting up in Derderia and with previously established companies adding many jobs, a record number of new jobs were created last year in the Derderian economy. This year, previously established companies will not be adding as many new jobs overall as such companies added last year. Therefore, unless a record number of companies start up this year, Derderia will not break its record for the new jobs created.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument relies?

A. Each year, new companies starting up create more new jobs overall than do previously established companies. - The argument doesn't talk about trends. Out of scope.
B. Companies established last year will not add a greater number of jobs overall this year than they did last year. - This rephrase a premise already stated in the argument (notice the words in blue).
C. This year, the new companies starting up will not provide substantially more jobs per company than did new companies last year.- CORRECT. If there are more new jobs per new company, there is a possibility of reaching a new record.
D. This year, the overall number of jobs created by previously established companies will be less than the overall number of jobs lost at those companies. - We are talking about new jobs. It doesn't matter whether there were lost jobs. (Shell game choice!)
E. The number of jobs created in the Derderian economy last year was substantially larger than the number of jobs lost last year. - Same as D

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Hi metallicafan,

Thanks for the explaination.
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Re: With a record number of new companies starting up in [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2013, 23:34
veenu08 wrote:
Hi,

Can someone explain me how to rule out A over C

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Hi Veenu, the way I negated 'A' is - 'A' generalizes the situation (refer to the words: Each year) but here we are talking about a scenario which is specific to this year and 'C' is straight about this year, so I was able to weigh 'C' over 'A'. Not sure though if its the right approach.

Others' comments/explanation are very much welcome! :)
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Re: With a record number of new companies starting up in [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2014, 19:26
metallicafan has a great view about this question,GJ!
Re: With a record number of new companies starting up in   [#permalink] 06 Feb 2014, 19:26
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