Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack
GMAT Club

 It is currently 28 Mar 2017, 09:14

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Of the countries that were the worldтАЩs

Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 19 Feb 2004
Posts: 414
Location: Lungi
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

02 Apr 2004, 05:55
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (02:45) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 3 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Of the countries that were the worldтАЩs twenty largest exporters in 1953, four had the same share of total world exports in 1984 as in 1953. Theses countries can therefore serve as models for those countries that wish to keep their share of the global export trade stable over the years.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the suitability of those four countries as models in the sense described?

(A) Many countries wish to increase their share of world export trade, not just keep it stable.
(B) Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports.
(C) With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other.
(D) Of the four countries, two had a much larger, and two had a much smaller, share of total world exports in 1970 than in 1984.
(E) The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output
If you have any questions
New!
Manager
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 154
Location: India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

02 Apr 2004, 10:12
Guys, I have a doubt.

Is it ok to choose D despite the fact that nothing is mentioned in the stem about the year 1970. Is it ok to assume something that is not given in the passage?
_________________

A 750 aspirant.

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4302
Followers: 42

Kudos [?]: 451 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

02 Apr 2004, 10:36
aspire wrote:
Guys, I have a doubt.

Is it ok to choose D despite the fact that nothing is mentioned in the stem about the year 1970. Is it ok to assume something that is not given in the passage?

Conclusion: Theses countries can therefore serve as models for those countries that wish to keep their share of the global export trade stable over the years

If their share of global export trade varied wildly between 1953 and 1984 (despite the fact that they were back at the same level in those 2 years), can we say that they can serve as model of stability?
1953: 10k
1970: 5k
1984: 10k
Is that stable?
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Manager
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 154
Location: India
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

02 Apr 2004, 10:54
Paul wrote:
aspire wrote:
Guys, I have a doubt.

Is it ok to choose D despite the fact that nothing is mentioned in the stem about the year 1970. Is it ok to assume something that is not given in the passage?

Conclusion: Theses countries can therefore serve as models for those countries that wish to keep their share of the global export trade stable over the years

If their share of global export trade varied wildly between 1953 and 1984 (despite the fact that they were back at the same level in those 2 years), can we say that they can serve as model of stability?
1953: 10k
1970: 5k
1984: 10k
Is that stable?

Got it.

Thanks Paul. I am really impressed by the way you tackle these verbal questions.
_________________

A 750 aspirant.

SVP
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1793
Location: NewJersey USA
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 100 [0], given: 0

Show Tags

02 Apr 2004, 14:36
D it is. Thanks to Paul for the explanation
Optimus Prep Instructor
Joined: 06 Nov 2014
Posts: 1795
Followers: 54

Kudos [?]: 415 [0], given: 22

Re: Of the countries that were the worldтАЩs [#permalink]

Show Tags

11 May 2016, 05:10
batliwala wrote:
Of the countries that were the worldтАЩs twenty largest exporters in 1953, four had the same share of total world exports in 1984 as in 1953. Theses countries can therefore serve as models for those countries that wish to keep their share of the global export trade stable over the years.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the suitability of those four countries as models in the sense described?

(A) Many countries wish to increase their share of world export trade, not just keep it stable.
(B) Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports.
(C) With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other.
(D) Of the four countries, two had a much larger, and two had a much smaller, share of total world exports in 1970 than in 1984.
(E) The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output

As per the premise, the countries can serve as a model if they keep share constant.
Although the share is same in 1953 and 1984, but what if the share varied in between. In such case, we cannot say them as models

Option D says just the same by saying that the shares were different in 1970

Correct Option: D
_________________

Janielle Williams

Customer Support

Special Offer: $80-100/hr. Online Private Tutoring GMAT On Demand Course$299
Free Online Trial Hour

Re: Of the countries that were the worldтАЩs   [#permalink] 11 May 2016, 05:10
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
17 Developed countries around the world have ... 6 03 Oct 2013, 08:11
4 Of the countries that were the world's twenty largest 9 13 Oct 2011, 21:09
10 Of the countries that were the world s twenty largest 17 28 Mar 2011, 01:22
27 Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of 18 31 Jul 2008, 19:29
Industrialists from the country Distopia were accused of 9 24 Apr 2007, 05:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by