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# Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably

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22 Aug 2008, 19:06
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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.

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.
(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.
(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.
(D) Demand for paper products made in Japan and Western Europe will not increase sharply during this year.
(E) Production of wood pulp by United States companies will not increase sharply during this year.

I am not convinced with OA for this question..
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22 Aug 2008, 19:14
is the OA B ?

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22 Aug 2008, 19:18
Yes thats the OA but could you please provide reasons?

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marshpa wrote:
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.
(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.
(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.
(D) Demand for paper products made in Japan and Western Europe will not increase sharply during this year.
(E) Production of wood pulp by United States companies will not increase sharply during this year.

I am not convinced with OA for this question..

A) -> Out of place
B) -> Yes, can be assumption. If quality of wood is not adequate then no matter what the price it will not be bought
C) -> From para it is clear that decrease in cost only increases the export. However this is not assumption.
D) -> Out of place
E) -> Out of place

IMO B)

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25 Aug 2008, 19:36
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marshpa wrote:
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.
(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.
(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.
(D) Demand for paper products made in Japan and Western Europe will not increase sharply during this year.
(E) Production of wood pulp by United States companies will not increase sharply during this year.

I am not convinced with OA for this question..

If I can guess well you had selected C !!!!
B and C are close calls.
There a few ways to attack assumption questions. The easiest way is to try negetion. But while doing so do not pull in extra infos.

-B = The quality would NOT be adequate.
-C = Manufacturers would NOT preffer .

In -C even if they don't preffer , they can still do so.

When ever there is a confusion with a choice leave it, if u have a better one in hand.

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25 Aug 2008, 21:55
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wood pulp export will rise because the cheaper dollar will make it easier to buy for manufacturers in Japan and western Europe to buy from US than from other soruces.

Assumption behind it should be that the Paper manufacturers in Japan and Western Europe would prefer to use wood pulp produced in the United States if cost were not a factor.

Thus "C"

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26 Aug 2008, 00:52
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But cost is a factor. Europe and Japan buys American product because it is cheaper. The quality of the wood must be adequate for Europe and Japan to buy the American’s wood. So, this is an assumption.

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27 Aug 2008, 04:14
I think cost should be deciding factor for the option.

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27 Aug 2008, 19:18
Clearly B.

If B was false, the conclusion does not work.

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29 Aug 2008, 18:11
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marshpa wrote:
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.
(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.
(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.
(D) Demand for paper products made in Japan and Western Europe will not increase sharply during this year.
(E) Production of wood pulp by United States companies will not increase sharply during this year.

I am not convinced with OA for this question..

If I can guess well you had selected C !!!!
B and C are close calls.
There a few ways to attack assumption questions. The easiest way is to try negetion. But while doing so do not pull in extra infos.

-B = The quality would NOT be adequate.
-C = Manufacturers would NOT preffer .

In -C even if they don't preffer , they can still do so.

When ever there is a confusion with a choice leave it, if u have a better one in hand.

Awsome!! I wanted to give you +1 kudos but looks now we cant give and take kudos.. Why they eliminated kudos??

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01 Sep 2008, 21:25
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Thnks buddy.
Even I was surprised to find kudos gone.
What I heard is that some sort of site maintenance is on , so kudos are gone temporarily.

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IMO B.

C is in the lines of the premise stated in the argument , where as B is a clear assumption.

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20 Oct 2010, 06:09
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Conclusion of the Premises is :: "Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably during this year."

Now we have to look into the option which will increase exports of United states as per the question.

Our options are

A) Factory output of paper products in Japan and Western Europe will increase sharply during this year. => This will not increase export of unite state
(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. => Since the quality of wood pul of US is good so Countries Japan and western europe will take wood from US rather than from other source and they will also consider dollar value which is less now.
(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. => This is not an assumption. Look like Inference.
(D) Demand for paper products made in Japan and Western Europe will not increase sharply during this year. => will not affect US export.
(E) Production of wood pulp by United States companies will not increase sharply during this year. => This is not an assumption.

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20 Oct 2010, 07:40
A) Factory output of paper products in Japan and Western Europe will increase sharply during this year ...this is increase in exports hence increase in demand.
(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 - "quality" is a new element introduced. trap IMO.
(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 - because of cost the countries are buying.
(D) Demand for paper products made in Japan and Western Europe will not increase sharply during this year. - this is a stretch
(E) Production of wood pulp by United States companies will not increase sharply during this year -production is actually increasing because of decrease in dollar value.

IMO A

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20 Oct 2010, 10:45
amma4u wrote:
A) Factory output of paper products in Japan and Western Europe will increase sharply during this year ...this is increase in exports hence increase in demand.
(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 - "quality" is a new element introduced. trap IMO.
(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 - because of cost the countries are buying.
(D) Demand for paper products made in Japan and Western Europe will not increase sharply during this year. - this is a stretch
(E) Production of wood pulp by United States companies will not increase sharply during this year -production is actually increasing because of decrease in dollar value.

IMO A

Infact A could be a conclusion of the paragraph, but not assumption. Since paper product factories in Japan and Western Europe import more paper (because of whatever reason) hence more output.

The assumption, in my opinion, is C which says that "Japan and Europe would prefer American paper pulp if it was not so expensive". Negate it and we get something like "Japan and Europe would NOT prefer American paper pulp even if it was cheap" which makes the para crash.

My 2 cents.
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20 Oct 2010, 20:22
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20 Oct 2010, 23:09
I think the answer is C. And here is why:

Firstly quality is not something that is talked about anywhere in the argument. They talk of exports that will rise in the coming year owed to a decrease in costs.

The point about exports that will rise would only stand if Japanese and WE manufacturers already had a desire to purchase this pulp. And so far there is only one reason preventing that. Cost. Or at least that is the assumption.

Can someone explain if there is a flaw in this and why?
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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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