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# Numismatist: In medieval Spain, most gold coins were minted from gold

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Re: Numismatist: In medieval Spain, most gold coins were minted from gold [#permalink]
Why is E not correct?
It is easy for merchants to reuse pure gold received from Senegal gold minted coins. No?
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Numismatist: In medieval Spain, most gold coins were minted from gold [#permalink]

swapnils123 wrote:
Why is E not correct?
It is easy for merchants to reuse pure gold received from Senegal gold minted coins. No?

Hey,

From my perspective, there's two reasons that this option is not correct -
1. The question asks us why all the merchants often request payment to be made from Sen. gold. However, the option E specifies that "most" merchants prefer the same in order to resell it for the use in jewerly purposes. While it explains the reasoning for the most merchants, it doesn't answer why the rest of the merchants would still want the payment to be made in that particular kind of minted gold.
2. Moreover, even if for a second, we assume that this option had addressed "all" instead of "most", this would still not be enough. Here's why - Option E states that "they could not sell the metal unless it was first refined". The passage nowhere mentions that "nearly" pure/refined gold would work in the situation, or to be more precise - 92% of purity would work as to resell it for the use in jewelry.

Verbal section answer choices has to be aligned word by word (not exactly the same word tho) with the information mentioned in the passage and that of the question demands i.e., every sentence should be true.

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