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# Of the world's largest external-debt countries in 1999,three had the

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Of the world's largest external-debt countries in 1999,three had the same share of world external-debt as they had in 1990. These three countries may serve as examples of countries that succeeded in holding steady their share of world external-debt.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously undermine the idea that these countries serve as examples as described above ?

(A) Of the three countries, two had a much larger share of world external-debt in 1995 than in 1999
(B) Some countries strive to reduce their share of world external-debt , not keep it steady.
(C) The three countries have different rates of economic growth.
(D) The absolute value of debt of the three countries is different.
(E) Some countries are more concerned with internal budgets than with external-debt.
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25 Aug 2017, 19:51
Why cant it be D.?

It can be that interest adjusted debt is the same but the absolute value is different..

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25 Aug 2017, 19:58
2201neha wrote:
Of the world's largest external-debt countries in 1999,three had the same share of world external-debt as they had in 1990. These three countries may serve as examples of countries that succeeded in holding steady their share of world external-debt.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously undermine the idea that these countries serve as examples as described above ?

(A) Of the three countries, two had a much larger share of world external-debt in 1995 than in 1999
(B) Some countries strive to reduce their share of world external-debt , not keep it steady.
(C) The three countries have different rates of economic growth.
(D) The absolute value of debt of the three countries is different.
(E) Some countries are more concerned with internal budgets than with external-debt.

The argument focuses only on the share of world external-debt, so the absolute value is out of scope. Eliminate D.

The argument said that those three countries succeeded in holding steady their share of world external-debt. If any of those three countries changed their share of world external-debt, then the argument is weakened. Answer A.
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23 Oct 2017, 01:12
Why is A the best choice here? Went for B
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