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27 Jun 2006, 08:12
The earthâ€™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.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.
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27 Jun 2006, 08:32
I'll go with B.
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27 Jun 2006, 09:44
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27 Jun 2006, 09:47
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27 Jun 2006, 09:50
Between B & D, will go with B
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27 Jun 2006, 11:06
Looks like B.
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27 Jun 2006, 11:21
Premise: The earthâ€™s resources are being depleted much too fast.

Conclusion: to prevent resources from depleting, US must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

My thought: (rather assumption)... US is not the only country on mother Earth, so for this to be true, other countries somehow must be involved.

(A) completely weakens... because if you find new resources, you will use them depleting the earth more...
(B) ok then... what about other 2/3 of the earth? we know nothing about it... may be they will use million times greater the resources, US that way would not help keeping the depletion from spreading faster on Earth
(C) economic development isn't an issue here... out of scope
(D) CLEAR WINNER TO ME... exactly what I was looking for... US must keep their consumption constant to help keep rates of depletion same only if other countries of the whole earth do the same!!!
(E) so they did, but what does it do to the future of not depleting the resources of the earth too fast?

my choice is D

please explain your E's!!! I don't see how E plays the role here
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27 Jun 2006, 12:36
B for sure.

D is out of scope. Nothing is being talked about other countries. What is other countries consume 99% of resource and US uses only 1% then conservation of resources is needed by US.
E is also wrong. If US has been conserving teh resources then whats the need to conserve now?
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27 Jun 2006, 12:43
ps_dahiya wrote:
B for sure.

D is out of scope. Nothing is being talked about other countries. What is other countries consume 99% of resource and US uses only 1% then conservation of resources is needed by US.
E is also wrong. If US has been conserving teh resources then whats the need to conserve now?

I think it is D, can you kindly explain why do you reason it is B?
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27 Jun 2006, 13:02
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ps_dahiya wrote:
B for sure.

D is out of scope. Nothing is being talked about other countries. What is other countries consume 99% of resource and US uses only 1% then conservation of resources is needed by US.
E is also wrong. If US has been conserving teh resources then whats the need to conserve now?

I think it is D, can you kindly explain why do you reason it is B?

Conclusion: The United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

Assumption: This effort of US will correct the problem.

What if US is using only 1% of the resources and other countries are using 99% of the resources. D says that other countries have agreed but then the effort of US is irrelevent. Argument falls apart.
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27 Jun 2006, 13:21
I was completely off-track.. choosing E.
Was thinking that only US has to do somthing to take care of earth's resources. ( on the earth there are other countries also ... But this is what happens when you live for long in US ...it feels like US is the World. )
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27 Jun 2006, 21:17
Clear winner B.

If the world problems can be solved by one country then that must be causing that problem..........

this is not a casual relation....... it only refers to the passage.
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27 Jun 2006, 22:15
Going with D here...
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27 Jun 2006, 22:31
jaynayak wrote:
Clear winner B.

If the world problems can be solved by one country then that must be causing that problem..........

this is not a casual relation....... it only refers to the passage.

Will go with B 2..
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10 Jul 2006, 11:35
If the total consumption on earth doesn't change, then we are good. So, if other countries agree to hold the counsumption to current levels and US does the same, this will serve the purpose. This has nothing with what percentage a particular country is consuming.

SO the answer should be D.
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10 Jul 2006, 12:45
I will go with B....just like dahiya mentioned....if US is mentioned in the premise, it is providing evidence that US has a major contribution to depletion....hence if US has 1/3rd usage, it supports the argument...

D assumes that US should follow suit if rest of countries are maintaining current levels. Doesn't seem compelling..
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10 Jul 2006, 12:50
P The earthâ€™s resources are being depleted much too fast
C therefore the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

strenghten:....

(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered (weaken)

(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.

(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.

(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.

(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years .... IMO seems the only correct one.. then CORRECT (E)
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10 Jul 2006, 12:57
changed my mind u are right as reasoning goeas should be D, if B try to motivate the answear....I do not get the reasoning behind it so far..
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10 Jul 2006, 14:18
B is the OA.

I don't like this answer. Even if USA keeps its consumption constant, the other 2/3 of the world's resource consumption could increase causing the whole to go down. If this answer said that USA consumes 2/3 of the world's resources, I would consider this answer.

I like D. It's already given that USA will keep its consumption constant. For USA's action to affect the world's resources, we need to know the actions of other players in the market.
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10 Jul 2006, 21:41
Yea D makes sense.

And coming to B, If the other 2/3 of the world will increase usin their resources, then it's not gonna be of any use... therefore clearly cant be B
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