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No nation in the world has experienced as significant a decline in its Yucaipa tree population as our nation. Yet only our nation imposes a law prohibiting the use of Yucaipa tree-bark oil in cosmetics. The purpose of this law in the first place was to help maintain the Yucaipa tree population, at least in this nation. But the law is clearly unnecessary and therefore should be repealed.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion drawn in the passage?

a. This nation contains more Yucaipa trees than any other nation.

b. Yucaipa tree-bark oil is not used for any consumer goods other than cosmetics.

c. The demand for cosmetics containing Yucaipa tree-bark oil is expected to decline in the future in other nations while continuing unabated in this nation.

d. In other countries, labor used to harvest Yucaipa trees for cosmetics is less expensive than comparable labor in this nation.

e. In this nation, some wild animals eat Yucaipa tree bark, thereby contributing to their destruction.

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New post 26 Jul 2008, 23:32
Between B and C. C looks more probable.

b. Yucaipa tree-bark oil is not used for any consumer goods other than cosmetics.
It may not be used in other consumer good but may be used in other form in some other industry.

c. The demand for cosmetics containing Yucaipa tree-bark oil is expected to decline in the future in other nations while continuing unabated in this nation.
This explain that if law if repealed then for sure trees will be cut.
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New post 27 Jul 2008, 00:41
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No nation in the world has experienced as significant a decline in its Yucaipa tree population as our nation. Yet only our nation imposes a law prohibiting the use of Yucaipa tree-bark oil in cosmetics. The purpose of this law in the first place was to help maintain the Yucaipa tree population, at least in this nation. But the law is clearly unnecessary and therefore should be repealed.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion drawn in the passage?

a. This nation contains more Yucaipa trees than any other nation.

b. Yucaipa tree-bark oil is not used for any consumer goods other than cosmetics.

c. The demand for cosmetics containing Yucaipa tree-bark oil is expected to decline in the future in other nations while continuing unabated in this nation.

d. In other countries, labor used to harvest Yucaipa trees for cosmetics is less expensive than comparable labor in this nation.

e. In this nation, some wild animals eat Yucaipa tree bark, thereby contributing to their destruction.


A) Irrelevant

B) If it is not used for any consumer goods other than cosmetics then why is there a decline?

C) Even if rate stays same it will not hold the decline

D) Irrelevant

E) This explains why the trees have been declining although law is in place. Law is right at its place but it still cannot stop the decline

Will go with E)
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New post 27 Jul 2008, 01:18
between C and E

Please post answer.
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New post 27 Jul 2008, 01:35
ssandeepan wrote:
No nation in the world has experienced as significant a decline in its Yucaipa tree population as our nation. Yet only our nation imposes a law prohibiting the use of Yucaipa tree-bark oil in cosmetics. The purpose of this law in the first place was to help maintain the Yucaipa tree population, at least in this nation. But the law is clearly unnecessary and therefore should be repealed.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion drawn in the passage?

a. This nation contains more Yucaipa trees than any other nation.

b. Yucaipa tree-bark oil is not used for any consumer goods other than cosmetics.

c. The demand for cosmetics containing Yucaipa tree-bark oil is expected to decline in the future in other nations while continuing unabated in this nation.

d. In other countries, labor used to harvest Yucaipa trees for cosmetics is less expensive than comparable labor in this nation.

e. In this nation, some wild animals eat Yucaipa tree bark, thereby contributing to their destruction.


A - irrelevant

B - tells us that the law is needed.

C - tells us that the law is needed

D - irrelavant

E - it has nothing to do with the law.

B and C are very similar. I would choose C on exam day, just because it mentions the trend in different countries. It tells us that although this law may not be needed in other countries, it is needed in this country.
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New post 27 Jul 2008, 18:10
As per Peterson ( thats where I got this question ) the right answer is D. I think it should be E as it seems more logical.
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New post 27 Jul 2008, 19:56
strange, i picked E as well :-S
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New post 29 Jul 2008, 05:37
Do you have the OE?

Can someone please explain the rationale behind D?
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New post 29 Jul 2008, 06:00
I chose C - same reasoning as Sanjay.

D looks aweful as the OA. :x . Anyone have the OE?

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