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Economic considerations color every aspect of international dealings, and nations are just like individuals in that the lender sets the terms of its dealings with the borrower. That is why a nation that owes money to another nation cannot be world leader.

The reasoning in the passage assumes which one of the following?

(A) A nation that does not lend to any other nation cannot be a world leader.

(B) A nation that can set the terms of its dealings with other nations is certain to be a world leader.

(C) A nation that has the terms of its dealings with another action set by that nation cannot be a world leader.

(D) A nation that is a world leader can borrow from another nation as long as that other nation does not set the terms of the dealings between the two nations.

(E) A nation that has no dealings with any other nation cannot be world leader.

Originally posted by vprabhala on 22 Mar 2005, 17:42.
Last edited by broall on 09 Jun 2017, 03:20, edited 2 times in total.
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OA is C. Praveen u r on the right track.
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1) Economic considerations color every aspect of international dealing
2) Nations are just like individuals in that the lender sets the terms of its dealing with the borrower
3) That is why a nation that owes money to another nation cannot be a world leader <-- conclusion

nation owe money ---> cannot be world leader
can be world leader ---> does not owe money

Conclusion is true only if a nation is a world leader when it does not owe money to any other nation. We need an assumption along this line of reasoning.

The reasoning in the passage assumes which one of the following?

(A) A nation that does not lend to any other nation cannot be a world leader.
- Out

(B) A nation that can set the terms of its dealings with other nations is certain to be a world leader.
- No. We're told the nation can be one, but not definitely one (which the word 'certain' suggests)

(C) A nation that has the terms of its dealings with another action set by that nation cannot be a world leader.
- Yes. If we're told a nation that has the terms of its dealing set by another nation and this is sufficient to make it not be a 'world leader', then it's true that a nation that does not owe money (sets the terms) is a world leader.

(D) A nation that is a world leader can borrow from another nation as long as that other nation does not set the terms of the dealings between the two nations.
- No. Does not tells us why not oweing money makes a nation a world leader

(E) A nation that has no dealings with any other nation cannot be world leader.
- Out

I'll take C
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22 Mar 2005, 20:23
Late but (C) seemed to make the most sense though it kinda repeats what was stated in the passage
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07 May 2011, 12:24
i went with C , precisely because it repeats the words of the conclusion, but i could not find a reason to reject D , hence took 3:31 min to choose between C and D
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Aristotle CR.

Economic considerations colour every aspect of international dealings, and nations are just like individuals in that the lender sets the terms of its dealings with the borrower. That is why a nation that owes money to another nation cannot be world leader.
The reasoning in the passage assumes which one of the following?
(A) A nation that does not lend to any other nation cannot be a world leader.
(B) A nation that can set the terms of its dealings with other nations is certain
(C) A nation that has the terms of its dealings with another action set by that
nation cannot be a world leader.
(D) A nation that is a world leader can borrow from another nation as long as that
other nation does not set the terms of the dealings between the two nations.
(E) A nation that has no dealings with any other nation cannot be world leader.
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25 Jul 2011, 04:31
Prediction: A nation in debt cannot be a world leader.
Prediction: A nation that does not set the terms of an agreement with another nation cannot be a world leader.

A - Does not line up with predictions. The argument is in terms of the nation receiving the loan, not the lender. Out of scope.
B - Does not line up with predictions. The argument is in terms of the nation receiving the loan, not the lender. Key word 'certain' is too extreme.
C - Matches prediction 2. This is the correct answer.
D - Does not line up with predictions. Does not jive with author's conclusion. A nation in debt cannot be a world leader.
E - Does not line up with predictions. Out of scope.
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25 Jul 2011, 07:24
1) nation sets the terms of its dealings with the other nation
2) nation that owes money to another nation cannot be world leader

(C) A nation that has the terms of its dealings with another action set by that nation cannot be a world leader.

As you can see from above answer C is correct one
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15 Sep 2011, 07:24
C it is .. 'action' must be 'nation'
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24 Jun 2013, 21:16
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Aristotle CR.

Economic considerations colour every aspect of international dealings, and nations are just like individuals in that the lender sets the terms of its dealings with the borrower. That is why a nation that owes money to another nation cannot be world leader.
The reasoning in the passage assumes which one of the following?
(A) A nation that does not lend to any other nation cannot be a world leader.
(B) A nation that can set the terms of its dealings with other nations is certain
(C) A nation that has the terms of its dealings with another action set by that
nation cannot be a world leader.
(D) A nation that is a world leader can borrow from another nation as long as that
other nation does not set the terms of the dealings between the two nations.
(E) A nation that has no dealings with any other nation cannot be world leader.

Doubt: Why is D wrong? What exactly does C mean by another action set?
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swati007 wrote:
Doubt: Why is D wrong? What exactly does C mean by another action set?

Hi Swaiti007

This question is about "supporter assumption".

The stimulus says:
Fact: Lender sets the terms of its dealings with a nation who wants to borrow money
Conclusion: a nation that borrows money from another nation cannot be world leader

You can see the flow: Lender sets terms of borrowing to A nation who wants to borrow ==> This nation cannot be World leader.
The assumption should connect "terms of borrowing" to "world leader".
The assumption should be: Any nation who has terms of borrowing that are set by another nation ==> cannot be world leader

C says: A nation that has the terms of its dealings with another action set by that nation cannot be a world leader.
It means: X, who has the terms of X's dealing with Y set by Y, cannot be a world leader
Hence, C is correct.

D is wrong because It's simply a reverse answer. D says: X is world leader because Y does not set terms of dealing with X. But the real assumption is: X has terms of dealing that are set by Y ==> X is not world leader.

Hope it helps.
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25 Jun 2013, 00:39
A weird wording of OA. Please correct it to avoid confusions.
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26 Jun 2013, 12:09
@vabhs192003,

well this is a original LSAT qns. You can google it...You will find the same wordings. Re-constructing the OA wont help us
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I was confused too between C and D. But C does fill the gap between premise and conclusion. C it is.

D is against the conclusion. It is mentioned if a nation A owes money to another nation B then A can't be a world leader. So even if the B does not set the terms still A owes B money , and A can't be the world leader. An assumption does not break the conclusion but a negation of the assumption does.

Correct me if I am wrong.

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swati007 wrote:
Doubt: Why is D wrong? What exactly does C mean by another action set?

Hi Swaiti007

This question is about "supporter assumption".

The stimulus says:
Fact: Lender sets the terms of its dealings with a nation who wants to borrow money
Conclusion: a nation that borrows money from another nation cannot be world leader

You can see the flow: Lender sets terms of borrowing to A nation who wants to borrow ==> This nation cannot be World leader.
The assumption should connect "terms of borrowing" to "world leader".
The assumption should be: Any nation who has terms of borrowing that are set by another nation ==> cannot be world leader

C says: A nation that has the terms of its dealings with another action set by that nation cannot be a world leader.
It means: X, who has the terms of X's dealing with Y set by Y, cannot be a world leader
Hence, C is correct.

D is wrong because It's simply a reverse answer. D says: X is world leader because Y does not set terms of dealing with X. But the real assumption is: X has terms of dealing that are set by Y ==> X is not world leader.

Hope it helps.

H pqhai,

Thanks for the explanation...!!

Can you help me why B is incorrect??
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Hi jaituteja,

B cannot be correct due to the use of word "Certain"
" A nation that can set the terms of its dealings with other nations is certain to be a world leader."
The stem says that the nation cannot be a world leader if the nation it borrows from sets the rules. But it doesn't say that the nation which sets the rule will certainly be a world leader.
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In C term action is a typo... following is a copy from other source.

Economic considerations colour every aspect of international dealings, and nations are just like individuals in that the lender sets the terms of its dealings with the borrower. That is why a nation that owes money to another nation cannot be world leader.
The reasoning in the passage assumes which one of the following?
(A) A nation that does not lend to any other nation cannot be a world leader.
(B) A nation that can set the terms of its dealings with other nations is certain to be a world leader.
(C) A nation that has the terms of its dealings with another nation set by that nation cannot be a world leader.
(D) A nation that is a world leader can borrow from another nation as long as that other nation does not set the terms of the dealings between the two nations.
(E) A nation that has no dealings with any other nation cannot be world leader.
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28 Oct 2015, 04:22
I just want to ask why it can not be D. I also narrowed it down to C and D, but I found that the premise says that lender sets dealings for their borrower. So I thought that the assumption should be D.
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20 Apr 2016, 07:58
why is E wrong or out of context?
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20 Apr 2016, 08:00
What I wanted to say that, in order to be a leader you need to have some dealings, especially commanding attitude, but if there no dealings then that nation can never be a leader
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