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# Questions 13-14 are based on the following. The earths

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Questions 13-14 are based on the following. The earths [#permalink]

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05 Oct 2007, 12:09
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Questions 13-14 are based on the following.
The earths resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

Q. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?

A. New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.

B. The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.

C. Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.

D. Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.

E. The United States has been conserving resources for several years.

NM i see this one now. Duhhhhhhhhhh.

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05 Oct 2007, 12:12
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Questions 13-14 are based on the following.
The earths resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

Q. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?

A. New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.

B. The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.

C. Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.

D. Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.

E. The United States has been conserving resources for several years.

NM i see this one now. Duhhhhhhhhhh.

B.

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05 Oct 2007, 16:16
Is it B ?

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05 Oct 2007, 16:20
pmenon wrote:
Is it B ?

yeah i remember how we've discussed this one before. B was the correct answer i believe

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05 Oct 2007, 17:50
beckee529 wrote:
pmenon wrote:
Is it B ?

yeah i remember how we've discussed this one before. B was the correct answer i believe

Ya I got this one wrong b/c the answer was just TOO obvious .

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06 Oct 2007, 05:04
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
beckee529 wrote:
pmenon wrote:
Is it B ?

yeah i remember how we've discussed this one before. B was the correct answer i believe

Ya I got this one wrong b/c the answer was just TOO obvious .

200% true. I stared at this for at least 15 seconds extra before deciding B was the one. It's an ugly question by any standards.

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06 Oct 2007, 06:32
GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
Questions 13-14 are based on the following.
The earths resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

Q. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?

A. New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.

B. The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.

C. Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.

D. Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.

E. The United States has been conserving resources for several years.

NM i see this one now. Duhhhhhhhhhh.

welcome back GMATBLACKBELT ! This is the 1st first post I see from you after you met your nemesis.. !!! Hope you come out more lethal now to avenge the monster ..

I closed in on D but then I realized that D is tangent to the statements in Q. B connects both the sentences of the argument together.. Since US consumes 1/3rd of the global resources, its contribution towards depletion is high and hence it should keep its consumption constant..

Thanks guys... another realization..

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06 Oct 2007, 06:42
B and D are the only choices of contention.

I read B is OA but I dont agree with it.

If the rest of world consumes 2/3rds of resources then how will containing US's 1/3 resources will hold the balance.

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06 Oct 2007, 10:34
trivikram wrote:
B and D are the only choices of contention.

I read B is OA but I dont agree with it.

If the rest of world consumes 2/3rds of resources then how will containing US's 1/3 resources will hold the balance.

yeah.. but we are'nt talking abt the rest of world here.. its the US ..we r talking about ..

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06 Oct 2007, 10:34
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