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One analyst predicts that Hong Kong can retain its capitalist ways after it becomes part of mainland China in 1997 as long as a capitalist Hong Kong is useful to China; that a capitalist Hong Kong will be useful to China as long as Hong Kong is prosperous; and that Hong Kong will remain prosperous as long as it retains its capitalist ways.
If the predictions above are correct, which of the following further predictions can logically be derived from them?
(A) If Hong Kong fails to stay prosperous, it will no longer remain part of mainland China.
(B) If Hong Kong retains its capitalist ways until 1997, it will be allowed to do so afterward.
(C) If there is a world economic crisis after 1997, it will not adversely affect the economy of Hong Kong.
(D) Hong Kong will be prosperous after 1997
(E) The citizens of Hong Kong will have no restrictions placed on them by the government of mainland China.

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New post 05 Jul 2009, 07:56
A?

The only way HK can remain a part of mainland China is if it's useful/prosperous. If it isn't prosperous, then it won't be a part of mainland China. This seems to be the only logical choice here.

B, C, and D all make predictions about the prosperity of HK in the future. But there's nothing in the stimulus to indicate anything about the future prosperity of HK.

There is nothing in the stimulus to say that E would be true.
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New post 05 Jul 2009, 08:10
I am with B

If HK is lives with capitalist ways, HK will be allowed to remain with capitalist ways. Straight B!
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A IMO
(A) If Hong Kong fails to stay prosperous, it will no longer remain part of mainland China.

reasoning:
HK is prosperous if it remains capitalist.
HK will become part of China if it is prosperous.
If HK is not prosperous, it won't become part of China.
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OA please.
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imo b.
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Premises
Hong Kong after 1997
if HK retain capitalist way => prosperous => useful to China => allowed to retain capitalist ways

Now in (b)
If Hong Kong retains its capitalist ways until 1997 => it will remain useful to China => retain capitalist ways. ==> will be allowed to do the same after 1997 as per the premises.

Hence, Ans is B.

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One analyst predicts that Hong Kong can retain its capitalist ways after it becomes part of mainland China in 1997 as long as a capitalist Hong Kong is useful to China; that a capitalist Hong Kong will be useful to China as long as Hong Kong is prosperous; and that Hong Kong will remain prosperous as long as it retains its capitalist ways.
If the predictions above are correct, which of the following further predictions can logically be derived from them?
(A) If Hong Kong fails to stay prosperous, it will no longer remain part of mainland China.
(B) If Hong Kong retains its capitalist ways until 1997, it will be allowed to do so afterward.
(C) If there is a world economic crisis after 1997, it will not adversely affect the economy of Hong Kong.
(D) Hong Kong will be prosperous after 1997
(E) The citizens of Hong Kong will have no restrictions placed on them by the government of mainland China.

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Another vote for A.
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Certainly A for the same reason as given by sudeep.


you must be refring to B right ;)
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New post 08 Jul 2009, 08:33
i'd go for B

the first sentence mentions 'hong kong can retain its capitalist ways' inferring that it can continue in an uninterrupted way post 1997.

i wouldn't go for A as all the passage is saying to me is that if hong kong does not remain prosperous, china will not allow it to retain its capitalist ways but not necessarily reject it as part of mainland china
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bigoyal wrote:
Certainly A for the same reason as given by sudeep.


you must be refring to B right ;)


I updated my answer by changing the pointer. :idea: I still vote for A.
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There is no reference to Hong kong being not a part of China.
It clearly state that after 1997, Hong kong will be a part of china.

Only issue here is whether Hong Kong will be able to continue its communist way.
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OA is B.
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bigoyal wrote:
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bigoyal wrote:
Certainly A for the same reason as given by sudeep.


you must be refring to B right ;)


I updated my answer by changing the pointer. :idea: I still vote for A.


Oh yeh! Sudeep is right, I also meant B :?
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i would also go for B.
Sudeep seems to be bang on with the reasoning.

sudeep wrote:
Premises
Hong Kong after 1997
if HK retain capitalist way => prosperous => useful to China => allowed to retain capitalist ways

Now in (b)
If Hong Kong retains its capitalist ways until 1997 => it will remain useful to China => retain capitalist ways. ==> will be allowed to do the same after 1997 as per the premises.

Hence, Ans is B.

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One analyst predicts that Hong Kong can retain its capitalist ways after it becomes part of mainland China in 1997 as long as a capitalist Hong Kong is useful to China; that a capitalist Hong Kong will be useful to China as long as Hong Kong is prosperous; and that Hong Kong will remain prosperous as long as it retains its capitalist ways.
If the predictions above are correct, which of the following further predictions can logically be derived from them?
(A) If Hong Kong fails to stay prosperous, it will no longer remain part of mainland China.
(B) If Hong Kong retains its capitalist ways until 1997, it will be allowed to do so afterward.
(C) If there is a world economic crisis after 1997, it will not adversely affect the economy of Hong Kong.
(D) Hong Kong will be prosperous after 1997
(E) The citizens of Hong Kong will have no restrictions placed on them by the government of mainland China.

Please explain your answers?


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There is no reference to Hong kong being not a part of China.
It clearly state that after 1997, Hong kong will be a part of china.

Only issue here is whether Hong Kong will be able to continue its communist way.
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reason for eliminating A ?? pls share your reasoning ..
sudeep wrote:
Premises
Hong Kong after 1997
if HK retain capitalist way => prosperous => useful to China => allowed to retain capitalist ways

Now in (b)
If Hong Kong retains its capitalist ways until 1997 => it will remain useful to China => retain capitalist ways. ==> will be allowed to do the same after 1997 as per the premises.

Hence, Ans is B.

acer2knight wrote:
One analyst predicts that Hong Kong can retain its capitalist ways after it becomes part of mainland China in 1997 as long as a capitalist Hong Kong is useful to China; that a capitalist Hong Kong will be useful to China as long as Hong Kong is prosperous; and that Hong Kong will remain prosperous as long as it retains its capitalist ways.
If the predictions above are correct, which of the following further predictions can logically be derived from them?
(A) If Hong Kong fails to stay prosperous, it will no longer remain part of mainland China.
(B) If Hong Kong retains its capitalist ways until 1997, it will be allowed to do so afterward.
(C) If there is a world economic crisis after 1997, it will not adversely affect the economy of Hong Kong.
(D) Hong Kong will be prosperous after 1997
(E) The citizens of Hong Kong will have no restrictions placed on them by the government of mainland China.

Please explain your answers?

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One analyst predicts that Hong Kong can retain its capitalist ways after it becomes part of mainland China in 1997 as long as a capitalist Hong Kong is useful to China; that a capitalist Hong Kong will be useful to China as long as Hong Kong is prosperous; and that Hong Kong will remain prosperous as long as it retains its capitalist ways.

If the predictions above are correct, which of the following further predictions can logically be derived from them?

(A) If Hong Kong fails to stay prosperous, it will no longer remain part of mainland China.

(B) If Hong Kong retains its capitalist ways until 1997, it will be allowed to do so afterward.

(C) If there is a world economic crisis after 1997, it will not adversely affect the economy of Hong Kong.

(D) Hong Kong will be prosperous after 1997.

(E) The citizens of Hong Kong will have no restrictions placed on them by the government of mainland China.
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IMO D

Hong Kong is -> Captalist if is -> Useful to China and will be -> Prosperous if -> Hong Kong is -> Capitalist and is -> Useful to China... etc etc.

It looks to be a complete chain. As long as nothing is thrown into the chain all above variables will be true.

A - No alternative mentioned in facts
B - "Allowed" is not mentioned in facts - "can retain" is. I don't consider these synonyms. Cannot be infered
C - Cannot be inferred
D - Completes the circuit!
E - No restrictions as circuit is complete
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The OA is B
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