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# Of the countries that were the worlds twenty largest exporters in 1953

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Project CR Butler:Day 54:Critical Reasoning (CR2)

Of the countries that were the worlds 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.

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29 Dec 2018, 11:28
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IMO: D qualifies for the answer

Of the countries that were the worlds 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.

Since it is a weaken type, we have to find the logical gap between the premise and the conclusion.
The conclusion relies on the assumption that each of those four countries had the same share of the total world export throughout the years.
Only option D cast a doubt on the assumption as it is possible that each country's export ratio has dwindled; however the total ratio for the four was the same.
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Of the countries that were the worlds 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?

The conclusion of the argument is that these four countries can serve as models for those countries that are trying to keep a stable share of the global trade.

To find the answer that weakens the argument in a best way lets try process of elimination

A. Many countries wish to increase their share of world export trade, not just keep it stable.
Good for those countries.. :P , but the argument is not concerned that some countries want to increase the share, the argument focuses on to keeping the share stable.so its not actually weakening the argument as to why the countries are choosen to be models.

B. Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports.
yeah sure..., sounds like phrase some whould say to sound intelligent.. :P , but its not in the scope of our argument as the arguemtn is not discussing about the inport vs the export,and focuses on trade share overall.

C. With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other.
well all countries have a unique set of trade goods and hardly any is alike. but the what constitutes the traded products is also out of scope.it doesnt weaken the argument in any way.

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.

correct weakener as it shows that the trade share for the four counties respectively were not stable, so if thye shares were not stable how can they be modles to other counties. therefore correct weakener.

E. The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output.
this also does not weakne the argument as the TNO cannot weaken the argument
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29 Dec 2018, 11:36
Of the countries that were the worlds 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.( There may be many countries which are not able to maintain their export trade)

B. Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports.( We are concerned with export only)

C. With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other.( Because the product mix is different for these countries, so these countries can not serve as models)

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.( But these countries maintained their share)

E. The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output.(argument is about % share of exports in global export)

Will go with choice C

Please correct me if I am wrong

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29 Dec 2018, 18:18
Of the countries that were the worlds 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?

The conclusion of the argument is that these four countries can serve as models for those countries that are trying to keep a stable share of the global trade.

To find the answer that weakens the argument in a best way lets try process of elimination

A. Many countries wish to increase their share of world export trade, not just keep it stable.
Good for those countries.. :P , but the argument is not concerned that some countries want to increase the share, the argument focuses on to keeping the share stable.so its not actually weakening the argument as to why the countries are choosen to be models.

B. Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports.
yeah sure..., sounds like phrase some whould say to sound intelligent.. :P , but its not in the scope of our argument as the arguemtn is not discussing about the inport vs the export,and focuses on trade share overall.

C. With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other.
well all countries have a unique set of trade goods and hardly any is alike. but the what constitutes the traded products is also out of scope.it doesnt weaken the argument in any way.

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.

correct weakener as it shows that the trade share for the four counties respectively were not stable, so if thye shares were not stable how can they be modles to other counties. therefore correct weakener.

E. The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output.
this also does not weakne the argument as the TNO cannot weaken the argument

Couldn't you make the argument that, since many companies are looking to increase their share of world exports and not keep it stable, then the 4 countries where total exports in world exports in 1984 and 1953, would not suitable models?

I guess the word "in the sense described" ? Does this mean that we have to keep within the parameters of suitability for stability?
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29 Dec 2018, 21:59
A. Many countries wish to increase their share of world export trade, not just keep it stable. : Not talking about these nations

B. Many countries are less concerned with exports alone than with he balance between exports and imports. : same as above

C. With respect to the mix of products each exports, the four countries are very different from each other.: irrelevant

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.: WEAKEN the argument as it shows there growth is not consistent

E. The exports of the four countries range from 15 percent to 75 percent of the total national output. : irrelevant
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30 Dec 2018, 04:07
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Imo D

The conclusion is that the 4 countries serve as an example of the 20 countries
Assumption is that the share of market they hold is still the same as what they held in past
Weakener :what if the market overall share has increased very high as compared the current share of the 4 companies

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What if the percent share of these companies varied a lot in between 2 time periods

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Project CR Butler:Day 54:Critical Reasoning (CR2)

Of the countries that were the worlds 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.

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This Q is a duplicate of https://gmatclub.com/forum/of-the-count ... ml?kudos=1. Since this thread was created after the other one, could we please archive this thread? Thanks!
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