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Mark: The taxes on our business are really high here. We should move our operations to a foreign country, and in that way, increase our profits.

Alan: Governments reject the requests of foreign companies that wish to perform private development within their borders since such companies merely abuse the local resources.

Which of the following, if true, most supports Mark's position?


(A) To prevent a situation where taxes place too much of a burden on a business, every company has the right to claim tax deductions.

(B) Transferring a company to a foreign location is an attractive option for many reasons, though two in every three companies that do so encounter complications.

(C) A recent international trend is the reforming of policies concerned with the admission of foreign business operations as such operations often nourish the economy.

(D) Auditing companies can provide expert advice on how to limit the taxes that need to be paid by any specific business.

(E) Companies that operate in foreign countries often employ workers of their own nationality, an act that is disapproved by most governments.



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Mark: The taxes on our business are really high here. We should move our operations to a foreign country, and in that way, increase our profits.

Alan: Governments reject the requests of foreign companies that wish to perform private development within their borders since such companies merely abuse the local resources.

Which of the following, if true, most supports Mark's position?


(A) To prevent a situation where taxes place too much of a burden on a business, every company has the right to claim tax deductions.
This implies that profits can be improved without having to move to a foreign country

(B) Transferring a company to a foreign location is an attractive option for many reasons, though two in every three companies that do so encounter complications.
This option weakens the argument by raising a concern for foreign companies.

(C) A recent international trend is the reforming of policies concerned with the admission of foreign business operations as such operations often nourish the economy.
reforming of policies concerned with foreign business is a positive sign and supports the reasoning presented

(D) Auditing companies can provide expert advice on how to limit the taxes that need to be paid by any specific business.
similar to option A. it weakens the argument

(E) Companies that operate in foreign countries often employ workers of their own nationality, an act that is disapproved by most governments.
this also weakens the argument
Ans: C
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Mark: The taxes on our business are really high here. We should move our operations to a foreign country, and in that way, increase our profits.

Alan: Governments reject the requests of foreign companies that wish to perform private development within their borders since such companies merely abuse the local resources.

Ques : Which of the following, if true, most supports Mark's position?

Pre-thinking : We need to choose the option that supports Mark position that moving operations to a foreign country will increase their profits.

Lets analyse our options now :
(A) To prevent a situation where taxes place too much of a burden on a business, every company has the right to claim tax deductions. - Incorrect as this is not related to Mark's stand also this statement will be true for operations in both the countries that are mentioned.

(B) Transferring a company to a foreign location is an attractive option for many reasons, though two in every three companies that do so encounter complications. - Incorrect as this option says that most of the companies face complications, this means that chances of Mark's company to face complications are high.

(C) A recent international trend is the reforming of policies concerned with the admission of foreign business operations as such operations often nourish the economy. - Correct as this means that is Mark moves their company's operations to a different country then that country economy will also flourish and it will be beneficial for the country as well.

(D) Auditing companies can provide expert advice on how to limit the taxes that need to be paid by any specific business. - Incorrect as this point is completely irrelevant and not related to how Mark's position is supported.

(E) Companies that operate in foreign countries often employ workers of their own nationality, an act that is disapproved by most governments. - Incorrect as this is in opposite to Mark's point. This options shows that Mark should not move the operations to another country.
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Answer: Option C

We have to find the answer choice that suggests it will be beneficial for the government and people if foreign companies are allowed

(A) To prevent a situation where taxes place too much of a burden on a business, every company has the right to claim tax deductions.
=> No information on how significant the tax deductions are for the companies. Is it significant enough to be profitable? No info.

(B) Transferring a company to a foreign location is an attractive option for many reasons, though two in every three companies that do so encounter complications.
=> This option creates more problems for Mark as it suggests that further complications are probable. so not favorable.

(C) A recent international trend is the reforming of policies concerned with the admission of foreign business operations as such operations often nourish the economy.
=> CORRECT. This trend, of course, will benefit the local economy along with foreign business operations. Mutual benefits for the government and the companies. Strengthens Mark's position.

(D) Auditing companies can provide expert advice on how to limit the taxes that need to be paid by any specific business.
=> No info on how much tax can be saved.
=> No info if Auditing companies' advice will add further burden on the company's cost.


(E) Companies that operate in foreign countries often employ workers of their own nationality, an act that is disapproved by most governments.
=> It is against Mark's favor. If the local economy or government is not beneficial, the government will not approve the business.
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Mark: The taxes on our business are really high here. We should move our operations to a foreign country, and in that way, increase our profits.

Alan: Governments reject the requests of foreign companies that wish to perform private development within their borders since such companies merely abuse the local resources.

Stimulus: Mark: the taxes in our country are high so we should move our operations in foreign countries and by doing so increase our profit.

Alan states that the govt rejects the request of foreign companies who want to develop independently as it results into abuse of local resources.

Which of the following, if true, most supports Mark's position?


(A) To prevent a situation where taxes place too much of a burden on a business, every company has the right to claim tax deductions. incorrect as the taxes are reducing the profits on a company

(B) Transferring a company to a foreign location is an attractive option for many reasons, though two in every three companies that do so encounter complications. talks about the complications involved does not support marks claim of moving operations

(C) A recent international trend is the reforming of policies concerned with the admission of foreign business operations as such operations often nourish the economy. gives foreign business an impetus to invest. Correct

(D) Auditing companies can provide expert advice on how to limit the taxes that need to be paid by any specific business. irrelevant

(E) Companies that operate in foreign countries often employ workers of their own nationality, an act that is disapproved by most governments. Incorrect

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Mark: The taxes on our business are really high here. We should move our operations to a foreign country, and in that way, increase our profits.

Alan: Governments reject the requests of foreign companies that wish to perform private development within their borders since such companies merely abuse the local resources.

Which of the following, if true, most supports Mark's position?


(A) To prevent a situation where taxes place too much of a burden on a business, every company has the right to claim tax deductions.

(B) Transferring a company to a foreign location is an attractive option for many reasons, though two in every three companies that do so encounter complications.

(C) A recent international trend is the reforming of policies concerned with the admission of foreign business operations as such operations often nourish the economy.

(D) Auditing companies can provide expert advice on how to limit the taxes that need to be paid by any specific business.

(E) Companies that operate in foreign countries often employ workers of their own nationality, an act that is disapproved by most governments.



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To support Mark's position we have to strengthen that foreign investments are helpful for profits

(A) To prevent a situation where taxes place too much of a burden on a business, every company has the right to claim tax deductions - this option is not talking about foreign investments , OUT OF SCOPE

(B) Transferring a company to a foreign location is an attractive option for many reasons, though two in every three companies that do so encounter complications.--Its strengthening the Argument but there is a twist, its a SHELL GAME question --OUT

(C) A recent international trend is the reforming of policies concerned with the admission of foreign business operations as such operations often nourish the economy.--CORRECT, its supporting Mark's point by saying reforms in policies are encouraging Foreign investment because its helpful for profit in the business and also helpful for economic growth

(D) Auditing companies can provide expert advice on how to limit the taxes that need to be paid by any specific business. --not supporting Mark's point of foreign investment --OUT

(E) Companies that operate in foreign countries often employ workers of their own nationality, an act that is disapproved by most governments.
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Mark: The taxes on our business are really high here. We should move our operations to a foreign country, and in that way, increase our profits.

Alan: Governments reject the requests of foreign companies that wish to perform private development within their borders since such companies merely abuse the local resources.

Which of the following, if true, most supports Mark's position?



(A) To prevent a situation where taxes place too much of a burden on a business, every company has the right to claim tax deductions.

Incorrect.

This is a Conclusion Strengthening question in the Dialog format. You are asked to choose the answer choice which strengthens Mark's recommendation (or weakens Alan's objection):

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This answer choice weakens Mark's position since it suggests a completely different way in which taxes can be dealt with. Since Mark is pushing to transfer the company to a foreign location, this answer choice can do nothing to strengthen his position.




(B) Transferring a company to a foreign location is an attractive option for many reasons, though two in every three companies that do so encounter complications.

Incorrect.

This answer choice actually weakens Mark's recommendation by providing an actual statistic showing that most companies that carry out Mark's plan - 2 out of 3 or 66.6% - encounter complications.



(C) A recent international trend is the reforming of policies concerned with the admission of foreign business operations as such operations often nourish the economy.

This answer choice attacks Alan's claim that governments are against the transferal of foreign operations into their territory. Nourishing the economy is a good thing, and since this statement shows that more countries are accepting foreign business operations, Mark's recommendation is indirectly strengthened.


(D) Auditing companies can provide expert advice on how to limit the taxes that need to be paid by any specific business.

Incorrect.

This answer choice weakens Mark's position by offering an alternative method to combat the burden of taxes on a business. Since Mark is recommending the transfer of the company to a foreign location, this answer choice does nothing to strengthen his position.



(E) Companies that operate in foreign countries often employ workers of their own nationality, an act that is disapproved by most governments.

Incorrect.

This answer choice strengthens Alan's position and, therefore, weakens Mark's. By providing another negative aspect of foreign business operations that is disliked (disapproved) by governments, Alan's consideration is validated and Mark's recommendation to move the company begins to look less attractive.


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Effectively, Mark's statement is as follows: We should move our business to a foreign country to increase our profits.

To support Mark's statement, we need something that encourages the transition of a business to a foreign country.

(A) To prevent a situation where taxes place too much of a burden on a business, every company has the right to claim tax deductions. - Irrelevant. Hence, eliminate (A)

(B) Transferring a company to a foreign location is an attractive option for many reasons, though two in every three companies that do so encounter complications. - This would actually discourage the plan. Hence, eliminate (B)

(C) A recent international trend is the reforming of policies concerned with the admission of foreign business operations as such operations often nourish the economy. - From the tone of "E" (as suggested by 'nourishes') indicates a favorable stance toward foreign businesses. This may encourage the transition as described above. Hence, (C) is the right answer choice.

(D) Auditing companies can provide expert advice on how to limit the taxes that need to be paid by any specific business. - Irrelevant. hence, eliminate (D)

(E) Companies that operate in foreign countries often employ workers of their own nationality, an act that is disapproved by most governments. - this would probably indicate that the foreign governments do not have a favorable stance toward foreign businesses. Hence, eliminate (E)
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Mark: The taxes on our business are really high here. We should move our operations to a foreign country, and in that way, increase our profits.

Alan: Governments reject the requests of foreign companies that wish to perform private development within their borders since such companies merely abuse the local resources.

Which of the following, if true, most supports Mark's position?
the answer is provided and reasoning has been given in earlier comments. What I want to add is how this was a tricky question.
Apparently, on the first instance, I got Option C only as a contender and my confidence level on this was lower than 60%. The logic of the question was simple - find out option that can justify leaving the country.

Option A, B, D were clear out as A was providing an alternate solution of shifting. B was showing that grass is not always green. D was no where linked to the reasoning. When I got to option E, I was confused as I had to resort to the contender. I read all the answers again and finally marked C after 2.15 minutes.


(A) To prevent a situation where taxes place too much of a burden on a business, every company has the right to claim tax deductions.
(B) Transferring a company to a foreign location is an attractive option for many reasons, though two in every three companies that do so encounter complications.


(C) A recent international trend is the reforming of policies concerned with the admission of foreign business operations as such operations often nourish the economy.

(D) Auditing companies can provide expert advice on how to limit the taxes that need to be paid by any specific business.
(E) Companies that operate in foreign countries often employ workers of their own nationality, an act that is disapproved by most governments.
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Mark: The taxes on our business are really high here. We should move our operations to a foreign country, and in that way, increase our profits.

Alan: Governments reject the requests of foreign companies that wish to perform private development within their borders since such companies merely abuse the local resources.

Which of the following, if true, most supports Mark's position?


(A) To prevent a situation where taxes place too much of a burden on a business, every company has the right to claim tax deductions. OOS

(B) Transferring a company to a foreign location is an attractive option for many reasons, though two in every three companies that do so encounter complications. Discussing a few companies does not help us quantify anything

(C) A recent international trend is the reforming of policies concerned with the admission of foreign business operations as such operations often nourish the economy. Spot on. If this is true Mark's proposition of moving a new country will be strenghtened

(D) Auditing companies can provide expert advice on how to limit the taxes that need to be paid by any specific business. OOS

(E) Companies that operate in foreign countries often employ workers of their own nationality, an act that is disapproved by most governments. OOS
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