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# Opening a plant in war-torn Country X is not inadvisable,

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09 Jan 2008, 15:41
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2. Opening a plant in war-torn Country X is not
inadvisable, despite what critics of the plan may
say. Ten years ago we opened our plant in
Country Y in the middle of a revolution; that
plant has been generating substantial profits
ever since.
Which of the following is the author of the
argument above most reasonably intending the
(A) Wars are profitable for the author’s
(B) Country X is a more politically stable
nation than is Country Y.
(C) Critics of the proposed plant in Country X
are likely to be biased.
(D) The proposed plant in Country X will
generate profits despite the war.
(E) The proposed plant in Country X will be
more successful than the plant in Country Y
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09 Jan 2008, 15:57
JCLEONES wrote:
2. Opening a plant in war-torn Country X is not
inadvisable, despite what critics of the plan may
say. Ten years ago we opened our plant in
Country Y in the middle of a revolution; that
plant has been generating substantial profits
ever since.
Which of the following is the author of the
argument above most reasonably intending the
(A) Wars are profitable for the author’s
(B) Country X is a more politically stable
nation than is Country Y.
(C) Critics of the proposed plant in Country X
are likely to be biased.
(D) The proposed plant in Country X will
generate profits despite the war.
(E) The proposed plant in Country X will be
more successful than the plant in Country Y

the author suggests that opening a plant in X is advisable because of D
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09 Jan 2008, 17:57
D. He is basically saying 'look, we opened one in country Y during bad times, and we are making a lot of money from it. If you do the same in country X, youll make money for yourself too'.
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10 Jan 2008, 09:15
is A an extreme option to consider? whats the OA?
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10 Jan 2008, 11:41
It has to be D. OA?
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10 Jan 2008, 11:47
i think i like C better. Choice D is a good answer but i think it's a second best. The author says that when the palnt was opened in Y, it made profit, therefore the answer can't be despite the war, the war is welcomed. Choice C says that peopel are biased. Of course they are.. they assume country X will make profit just because Y did, which in fact is what the argument depends on.

Do you guys agree?
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10 Jan 2008, 12:07
I think its D. Based on the fact (comapny in country Y is profitable) author trying to draw conclusion about Contry X.
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17 Jan 2008, 18:49
Another D from my side. OA pls?
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17 Jan 2008, 23:37
another one for "D"
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18 Jan 2008, 00:04
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Conclusion argument must confine to the argument passage. Please POE any extreme conclusion that are outside the scope of the argument.

(A) Wars are profitable for the author’s particular business. [Author neither implied or stated Wars were profitable nor his business – Eliminate it]

(B) Country X is a more politically stable nation than is Country Y. [Not mentioned anything about Country X / Y – Eliminate it]

(C) Critics of the proposed plant in Country X are likely to be biased. [Hold it]

(D) The proposed plant in Country X will generate profits despite the war. [Predicting future is well outside the argument – Eliminate it]

(E) The proposed plant in Country X will be more successful than the plant in Country Y [ Never mentioned Plant in Country X vs. Country Y.]

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23 Jan 2008, 02:48
hanumayamma wrote:
Conclusion argument must confine to the argument passage. Please POE any extreme conclusion that are outside the scope of the argument.

(A) Wars are profitable for the author’s particular business. [Author neither implied or stated Wars were profitable nor his business – Eliminate it]

(B) Country X is a more politically stable nation than is Country Y. [Not mentioned anything about Country X / Y – Eliminate it]

(C) Critics of the proposed plant in Country X are likely to be biased. [Hold it]

(D) The proposed plant in Country X will generate profits despite the war. [Predicting future is well outside the argument – Eliminate it]

(E) The proposed plant in Country X will be more successful than the plant in Country Y [ Never mentioned Plant in Country X vs. Country Y.]

I think your reasoning is right. kudo for you
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23 Jan 2008, 03:32
Conclusion: Opening a plant in war-torn Country X is not
inadvisable, despite what critics of the plan may
say.

Fact: Ten years ago we opened our plant in
Country Y in the middle of a revolution;
fact: that
plant has been generating substantial profits
ever since.

C is only answerchoice that relates closely to conclusion in argument
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23 Jan 2008, 18:44
Late but "C" is what author intends to conclude.
D can't be author's conclusion because he does not want to convey that profits will be generated or not but wants to emphasize that the plan is worth going ahead considering the other examples of similar plans and criticism against this plan is biased. Which is "C"
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23 Jan 2008, 18:49
great question!
Re: CR Plant opening   [#permalink] 23 Jan 2008, 18:49
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