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For the violence in Kirkenberg to be stopped, the majority of surround

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For the violence in Kirkenberg to be stopped, the majority of surrounding nations must vote to send a peacekeeping force, and the wealthy nation of Nandia must provide funding. If Nandia becomes involved in any way regarding Kirkenberg, at least half of the nations surrounding Kirkenberg will vote against intervening in Kirkenberg.

The claims above most strongly support which of the following conclusions?

(A) Nandia is the wealthiest nation in the region surrounding Kirkenberg.

(B) Violence in Kirkenberg is likely to result in unrest in other countries in the region.

(C) It is unlikely that the violence in Kirkenberg will be stopped.

(D) Most nations surrounding Kirkenberg oppose the current leadership in Nandia.

(E) The peacekeeping forces would not have sufficient equipment without financial support from Nandia.

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Re: For the violence in Kirkenberg to be stopped, the majority of surround  [#permalink]

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Situation: To stop violence in Kirkland, vote to send a peacekeeping force + funding from Nandia is required
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If Nandia helps surrounding nations will not vote to send a peacekeeping force.

We have to find an option that must be true based on the stated facts.

(A) Nandia is the wealthiest nation in the region surrounding Kirkenberg. - Incorrect. Out of scope.

(B) Violence in Kirkenberg is likely to result in unrest in other countries in the region. - Incorrect. Out of scope.

(C) It is unlikely that the violence in Kirkenberg will be stopped. - Correct. There are 2 requirements to stop the violence. But both the requirements cannot be fulfilled.

(D) Most nations surrounding Kirkenberg oppose the current leadership in India - Incorrect. Out of scope.

(E) The peacekeeping forces would not have sufficient equipment without financial support from Nandia - Incorrect. Out of scope.

Answer: C
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Re: For the violence in Kirkenberg to be stopped, the majority of surround  [#permalink]

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For the violence in Kirkenberg to be stopped, the majority of surrounding nations must vote to send a peacekeeping force, and the wealthy nation of Nandia must provide funding. If Nandia becomes involved in any way regarding Kirkenberg, at least half of the nations surrounding Kirkenberg will vote against intervening in Kirkenberg.

Type- inference
Boil it down - the 2 necessary conditions for violence in Kirkenberg to stop are the majority of surrounding nations must vote for force and the wealthy nation of Nandia must provide funding. But, two of them can't occur at the same time.

(A) Nandia is the wealthiest nation in the region surrounding Kirkenberg. - Incorrect

(B) Violence in Kirkenberg is likely to result in unrest in other countries in the region. - Out of scope - this is too far fetched

(C) It is unlikely that the violence in Kirkenberg will be stopped.- Correct

(D) Most nations surrounding Kirkenberg oppose the current leadership in Nandia. - Incorrect - while this may be true, it need not be true

(E) The peacekeeping forces would not have sufficient equipment without financial support from Nandia.- Out of scope

Answer C
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