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Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of promoting the Distopian intervention in the Arcadian civil war merely to insure that the industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits during the war. Yet this cannot be the motive since, as the Distopians foresaw, Distopia’s federal expenses for the intervention were eight billion dollars, whereas, during the war, profits from the Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia totaled only four billion dollars.
Which of the following, if true, exposes a serious flaw in the argument made in the second sentence above?
(A) During the Arcadian war, many Distopian industrialists with facilities located in Arcadia experienced a significant rise in productivity in their facilities located in Distopia.
(B) The largest proportion of Distopia’s federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits.
(C) Most Distopian industrialists’ facilities located in Arcadia are expected to maintain the level of profits they achieved during the war.
(D) Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits before the events that triggered the civil war.
(E) Many Distopians expressed concern over the suffering that Arcadians underwent during the civil war.
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Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of promoting the Distopian intervention in the Arcadian civil war merely to insure that the industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits during the war. Yet this cannot be the motive since, as the Distopians foresaw, Distopia’s federal expenses for the intervention were eight billion dollars, whereas, during the war, profits from the Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia totaled only four billion dollars.
Which of the following, if true, exposes a serious flaw in the argument made in the second sentence above?
(A) During the Arcadian war, many Distopian industrialists with facilities located in Arcadia experienced a significant rise in productivity in their facilities located in Distopia.
(B) The largest proportion of Distopia’s federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits.

C,D and E are out easily.
I need to prove that industrialists of Distopia made enough money from Arcadian facilities. A did not say this clearly. But B is also not explaining this.

Explain your logic why do you think it is B. OA is
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If the industrialists themselves did not have to bear the bulk of the expense for interfering in the Arcadian civil war and profits from the Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia totaled only four billion dollars - if this money is not passed on to the people bearing the cost of intervention,it still stands to the gain of the industrialists. They have made money with minimal investment.Therefore it is to their benefit to promote Distopian intervention in the Arcadian civil .Hence option B.
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20 Jan 2010, 09:30
option B?
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20 Jan 2010, 10:43
I came up with B as well.
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20 Jan 2010, 10:53
Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of promoting the Distopian intervention in the Arcadian civil war merely to insure that the industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits during the war. Yet this cannot be the motive since, as the Distopians foresaw, Distopia’s federal expenses for the intervention were eight billion dollars, whereas, during the war, profits from the Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia totaled only four billion dollars.
Which of the following, if true, exposes a serious flaw in the argument made in the second sentence above?
(A) During the Arcadian war, many Distopian industrialists with facilities located in Arcadia experienced a significant rise in productivity in their facilities located in Distopia.
(B) The largest proportion of Distopia’s federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits.

C,D and E are out easily.
I need to prove that industrialists of Distopia made enough money from Arcadian facilities. A did not say this clearly. But B is also not explaining this.

Explain your logic why do you think it is B. OA is
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20 Jan 2010, 11:56
Yes now I can see it.
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22 Mar 2011, 19:46
The answer is B, as it provides an alternate explanation, i.e., how the \$4 Billion goes to coffers of Industrialists even though they did not have to invest anything substantial.
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23 Mar 2011, 00:13
+1 for B
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28 Mar 2011, 13:41
+1 B

The expenses don't affect the industrialists.
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02 May 2012, 17:20
I don't know how but somehow the argument makes us assume that federal expense will be paid by the industries. There is no such connection required and hence the industrialists are making money without any significant investment.. hence B..
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18 Jun 2012, 10:31
The argument says profit is not the motive , option B also says the same " The largest proportion of Distopia’s federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits" if this option is correct it means expenses are borne out of no motivation for profit otherwise they would not bear expenses if profit was the motive. In fact B is strengthening the argument. Can someone explain it please??
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29 Jun 2012, 12:04
Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of promoting the Distopian intervention in the Arcadian civil war merely to insure that the industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits during the war. Yet this cannot be the motive since, as the Distopians foresaw, Distopia’s federal expenses for the intervention were eight billion dollars, whereas, during the war, profits from the Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia totaled only four billion dollars.
Which of the following, if true, exposes a serious flaw in the argument made in the second sentence above?
(A) During the Arcadian war, many Distopian industrialists with facilities located in Arcadia experienced a significant rise in productivity in their facilities located in Distopia.
(B) The largest proportion of Distopia’s federal expenses is borne by those who receive no significant industrial profits.
(C) Most Distopian industrialists’ facilities located in Arcadia are expected to maintain the level of profits they achieved during the war.
(D) Distopian industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits before the events that triggered the civil war.
(E) Many Distopians expressed concern over the suffering that Arcadians underwent during the civil war.

I will go with Option D for the following reasons :

Lets take A and B in the last.
option C : Out of Scope. We are not bothered about the expectations of the industrialists.
option D : It is out of scope because what we need is what happened during the war and its effect on industries and not what happened before the war.
option E : Sufferings......Out of Scope.

now lets see option A and option B.

option A : The argument says that the industrialists from Distopia were accused of promoting the Distopian intervention in the Arcadian civil war to insure that the industrialists’ facilities in Arcadia made substantial profits during the war. The whole argument never talks about the industries in Distopia.Also, Even if we say that the industries in Distopia have seen a rise in profits, we cannot say whether the rise was already expected or it just happened because of civil war. Therefore it cannot be the flaw since it requires an assumption in itself to be true.

hence option B.........
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