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Bamboo is slowly being recognized by a growing number of industries as a versatile and remarkable material. With sources of wood becoming scarcer by the day, bamboo provides an ecological and sustainable substitute, especially since it is the fastest growing plant on earth. Used in Asian countries for thousands of years, bamboo can provide structural solutions for the production of tools, buildings, home utensils, furniture, and lighting. It can be said, therefore, that if bamboo replaced the wood used in the manufacturing of these products, deforestation would no longer be an ecological threat.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?

A) Replacing wood with bamboo to manufacture the products in the argument would be an uncomplicated procedure.
B) The rapid reduction of forest acreage is caused by using forest wood for the manufacturing of the products mentioned.
C) Bamboo is not more expensive than wood.
D) A manufacturing process that uses one material will differ to one that uses another.
E) Deforestation is an ecological threat that receives a high amount of public exposure.

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A is a close contestant here.
But B has to be the answer.
Negating A is not affecting the usage of bamboo as no one is worried about the complications of usage.
Negating B directly denies the usage of bamboo.
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The author is assuming that the wood used in the manufacturing of these products is causing deforestation, which is mentioned in option B. Hence I am going with option B. Can anyone please let me know the correct answer.

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Bamboo is slowly being recognized by a growing number of industries as a versatile and remarkable material. With sources of wood becoming scarcer by the day, bamboo provides an ecological and sustainable substitute, especially since it is the fastest growing plant on earth. Used in Asian countries for thousands of years, bamboo can provide structural solutions for the production of tools, buildings, home utensils, furniture, and lighting. It can be said, therefore, that if bamboo replaced the wood used in the manufacturing of these products, deforestation would no longer be an ecological threat.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the conclusion?

A) Replacing wood with bamboo to manufacture the products in the argument would be an uncomplicated procedure.
B) The rapid reduction of forest acreage is caused by using forest wood for the manufacturing of the products mentioned.
C) Bamboo is not more expensive than wood.
D) A manufacturing process that uses one material will differ to one that uses another.
E) Deforestation is an ecological threat that receives a high amount of public exposure.



Conclusion: If bamboo replaced the wood used in the manufacturing of these products, deforestation would no longer be an ecological threat.


A) Replacing wood with bamboo to manufacture the products in the argument would be an uncomplicated procedure. (If using bamboo is a bit complicated, still it can be used in place of woods to avoid deforestation)

B) The rapid reduction of forest acreage is caused by using forest wood for the manufacturing of the products mentioned. Correct.

C) Bamboo is not more expensive than wood. Not mentioned how much expensive. General statement. Irrelevant

D) A manufacturing process that uses one material will differ to one that uses another. Out of scope

E) Deforestation is an ecological threat that receives a high amount of public exposure. Out of scope
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