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Gortland has long been narrowly self-sufficient in both grain and meat. However, as per capita income in Gortland has risen toward the world average, per capita consumption of meat has also risen toward the world average, and it takes several pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat. Therefore, since per capita income continues to rise, whereas domestic grain production will not increase, Gortland will soon have to import either grain or meat or both.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) The total acreage devoted to grain production in Gortland will soon decrease.
(B) Importing either grain or meat will not result in a significantly higher percentage of Gortlanders' incomes being spent on food than is currently the case.
(C) The per capita consumption of meat in Gortland is increasing at roughly the same rate across all income levels.
(D) The per capita income of meat producers in Gortland is rising faster than the per capita income of grain producers.
(E) People in Gortland who increase their consumption of meat will not radically decrease their consumption of grain.

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Choice E says people will NOT radically decrease consumption of grain - which means the demand could remain the same (if not increased). It is also stated that it takes several pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat, and if the consumption of meat increases, it implies that the need for grain automatically increases. And if people do not reduce the consumption of grain, they could fall short of grains (to get the meat), which could call for import of the grains too !!

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Oh, I did missed that part. Thanks.
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Gortland has long been narrowly self-sufficient in both grain and meat. However, as per capita income in Gortland has risen toward the world average, per capita consumption of meat has also risen toward the world average, and it takes several pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat. Therefore, since per capita income continues to rise, whereas domestic grain production will not increase, Gortland will soon have to import either grain or meat or both.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A: The total acreage devoted to grain production in Gortland will not decrease substantially.
B: The population of Gortland has remained relatively constant during the country's years of growing prosperity.
C: The per capita consumption of meat in Gortland is roughly the same across all income levels.
D: In Gortland, neither meat nor grain is subject to government price controls.
E: People in Gortland who increase their consumption of meat will not radically decrease their consumption of grain.
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E.

if consumption of grain remains same, there will not be additional grain to produce meat. argument holds.
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How to refute B.

If the population of Gortland has decreased, then the total consumption will decrease and Gortland will not have to import either grain or meat or both.


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Agree with (E).

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even though population is constant, its per capita will keep on increasing(as per eveidence). This assumption has no effect on the argument.
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B says that population remains constant. but argument states that per capita income is rising so is consumption of grain and meat. even if population decrease, per capita income may rise to such an extent that it it offsets amount consumed by decreased population.
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The OA is (E). Thank you.
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The OA is (E). Thank you.
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Gortland has long been narrowly self-sufficient in both grain and meat. However, as per capita income in Gortland has risen toward the world average, per capita consumption of meat has also risen toward the world average, and it takes several pounds of grains to produce one pound of meat. Therefore, since per capita income continues to rise, whereas domestic grain production will not increase, Gortland will soon have to import either grain or meat or both.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) The total acreage devoted to grain production in Gortlnad will not decrease substantially
(B) The population of Gortland has remained relatively constant during the country’s years of growing prosperity
(C) The per capita consumption of meat in Gortland is roughly the same across all income levels
(D) In Gortland, neither meat nor grain is subject to government price controls
(E) People in Gortland who increase their consumption of meat will not radically decrease their consumption of grain

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E is my answer. If the consumption of grain comes down, then there is no need to import the grain or meat or both.
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OA is E
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Gortland has long been self -sufficient in both grain and meat.However, as per capita income in Gortland has risen toward the world average, per capita consumption of meat has also risen toward the world average, and it takes several pounds of grain to produce one pound of meat. Therefore, since per capita income continues to rise, whereas domestic grain production will not increase, Gortland will soon have to import either grain or meat or both.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

a) The total acreage devoted to grain production in Gortland will soon decrease.

b) Importing either grain or meat will not result in a significantly higher percentage of Gortlander's incomes being spent on food than is currently the case.

c) The per capita consumption of meat in Gortland is increaing at roughly the same rate across all income levels.

d) The per capita income of meat producers in Gortland is rising faster than the per capita income of grain producers.

e) People in Gortland who increase their consumption of meat will not radically decrease their consumption of grain.
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E.

a) The total acreage devoted to grain production in Gortland will soon decrease.
- Decrease in production of grain is not mentioned.

b) Importing either grain or meat will not result in a significantly higher percentage of Gortlander's incomes being spent on food than is currently the case.
- proportion of expenditure on food in income is not mentioned.

c) The per capita consumption of meat in Gortland is increaing at roughly the same rate across all income levels.
- "same rate" is irrelevant.

d) The per capita income of meat producers in Gortland is rising faster than the per capita income of grain producers.
- irrelevant

e) People in Gortland who increase their consumption of meat will not radically decrease their consumption of grain.
- Yes, since ppl will not radically decrease their consumption of grain, Gortland may have to import grain.


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Yes. E is the answer. Negation works here.
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E is the answer. If the meat consumption increases, the grain consumption should come down, which will offset partially the production of meat. But if it doesn't happen, then the import becomes necessary
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