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21 Oct 2010, 03:50
I assume the answer is B, but the question is really confusing. No, I'd say answer choices.
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21 Oct 2010, 07:11
Looks B wins...let me know if not
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21 Oct 2010, 09:51
So is this what 700+ question looks like?

No, but seriously, is it?
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21 Oct 2010, 10:29
if GMATCLUB labels questions like these are "special" ones then i really doubt the credibility....
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22 Oct 2010, 21:31
Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably during this year. The reason for the rise is that the falling value of the dollar will make it cheaper for paper manufacturers in Japan and Western Europe to buy American wood pulp than to get it from any other source.

Which of the following is an assumption made in drawing the conclusion above?

(A) Factory output of paper products in Japan and Western Europe will increase sharply during this year. This is the conclusion, not the assumption
(B) The quality of the wood pulp produced in the United States would be adequate for the purposes of Japanese and Western European paper manufacturers.IF the quality of the US woodpupl is not adequate, no one will buy even if the prices are lowered as this wood pulp would be of no use to them.
(C) Paper manufacturers in Japan and Western Europe would prefer to use wood pulp produced in the United States if cost were not a factor. To me this one also means the same as the (B) options. it means that the quality of the wood pulp from US is good and they wold prefer to buy it if the cost is not the factor.
(D) Demand for paper products made in Japan and Western Europe will not increase sharply during this year. Out of scope
(E) Production of wood pulp by United States companies will not increase sharply during this year.
Does not address the issue.

To me both B and C mean the same. I will prefer to go with B coz it directly indicate the issue ie the quality is the only issue which can stop the manufacturers to buy it.
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24 Oct 2010, 02:27
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24 Oct 2010, 04:48
Got confused between B and C.Finally took the wrong one.
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02 Nov 2010, 23:47
If B is the right answer, then the evidence that the dollar rate is going to decrease of no use.

The author says, since the dollar rate is decreasing, the sales may increase in US. There is a relation between dollar rate and the sales.

C gives the above point.
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13 Dec 2010, 08:30
B it is
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24 Oct 2011, 23:23
Whats the source of this question?
I do not understand why B should be a right answer. The conclusion of the argument says that exports will "rise" (not start), which means that the Japanese manufacturers still buy the wood pulp from US. That is the quality of the pulp may already be adequate for these buyers. The premise says that if dollar value goes down, then these manufacturers will start buying more. The writer of the this argument definitely assumes that money plays a big role in these exports.
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25 Oct 2011, 00:16
+1 B
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25 Oct 2011, 10:32
I picked B...without it the conclusion falls apart.
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25 Oct 2011, 10:36
tssambi wrote:
Whats the source of this question?
I do not understand why B should be a right answer. The conclusion of the argument says that exports will "rise" (not start), which means that the Japanese manufacturers still buy the wood pulp from US. That is the quality of the pulp may already be adequate for these buyers. The premise says that if dollar value goes down, then these manufacturers will start buying more. The writer of the this argument definitely assumes that money plays a big role in these exports.

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The fact that exports will rise does not mean that the Japanese manufacturers were already buying the product. It means that they will start to buy it now that is cheaper than any other source. Therefore we must assume that the quality of US wood pulp is suitable for Japanese manufacturers.
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24 Oct 2012, 06:36
My bad, thought it would be E
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24 Oct 2012, 07:08
Experts please explain why C is incorrect
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25 Oct 2012, 06:03
Exactly. Why C is incorrect.
The concept of quality is totally out of scope. If B were correct, then the value of dollar thing becomes useless. As far as I know, our line of reasoning should stick to the question stem and it does very well here.
I bet its C.
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25 Oct 2012, 06:13
My line of reasoning is --->
A few days ago, Indian government was supposed to choose among several fighter jets, in order to buy 126 multi role fighter jets. To everybody's information, they were Sukhoi 35, Dassault Raphael, Eurofighter, F-18 and one more was there. They were adequate in terms of quality that could perhaps suffice IAF. Now the defence ministry chose Raphael, just because it was a bit cheaper but comparable to others in terms of quality.
I gave this example just to explain if B were true, then we have to assume Japanese have some moral obligation towards American would pulp.
That's it.
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10 Nov 2012, 00:26
B. Funny thing is that I work in the pulp industry too lol
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10 Nov 2012, 01:18
(C) Paper manufacturers in Japan and Western Europe would prefer to use wood pulp produced in the United States if cost were not a factor.

I think C just a restatement of the conclusion that paper manu will prefer American pulp, if cost is not a factor. But for any assumption to be true it should be an unstated premise.

B is not stated in the argument. I agree to fact that B and C are contenders but we have to select best.

Another point whenever we go to buy some product we check the price and quality of the product.Price factor is described in the argument but quality isn't.

B is a fact and facts aren't debatable, Moreover One wont buy a product howsoever cheap it is, if the price is less but the quality is poor.
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Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably during this year. The reason for the rise is that the falling value of the dollar will make it cheaper for paper manufacturers in Japan and Western Europe to buy American wood pulp than to get it from any other source.

The argument is like this. Oh my gosh, the MAC collection has gone cheaper. Thus, sales of MAC products will rise. Why? Because my girls would buy them. Hmm. Perhaps, these girls don't like MAC. My girls may be allergic to it. CHEAPER DOESN'T MEAN A PRODUCT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT TO A BUYER.

Negate (B) - The quality of the wood pulp produced in the US would not be sufficient for the purpose of Japs. THen no sale will materialize from Jap's end...

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