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# Seven countries signed a treaty binding each of them to

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03 Jul 2007, 13:20
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20. Seven countries signed a treaty binding each of them to perform specified actions on a certain fixed date, with the actions of each conditional on simultaneous action taken by the other countries. Each country was also to notify the six other countries when it had completed its action.

The simultaneous-action provision of the treaty leaves open the possibility that
(A) the compliance date was subject to postponement, according to the terms of the treaty
(B) one of the countries might not be required to make any changes or take any steps in order to comply with the treaty, whereas all the other countries are so required.
(C) each country might have a well-founded excuse, based on the provision, for its own lack of compliance
(D) the treaty specified that the signal for one of the countries to initiate action was notification by the other countries that they had completed action
(E) there was ambiguity with respect to the date after which all actions contemplated in the treaty are to be complete.
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03 Jul 2007, 13:49
I go for E
because it adress an issue that has not been taken into account; that is the time at which all those actions should be completed since coutries are only bond to notify whether actions of the other countries are complete.
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03 Jul 2007, 18:49
Between B and D, I choose B
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03 Jul 2007, 20:00
A.

Just fyi... this question would not appear on the gmat. It's a pure lsat question.
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Re: CR - Nations .. [#permalink]

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04 Jul 2007, 02:51
Amit05 wrote:
20. Seven countries signed a treaty binding each of them to perform specified actions on a certain fixed date, with the actions of each conditional on simultaneous action taken by the other countries. Each country was also to notify the six other countries when it had completed its action.

The simultaneous-action provision of the treaty leaves open the possibility that
(A) the compliance date was subject to postponement, according to the terms of the treaty
(B) one of the countries might not be required to make any changes or take any steps in order to comply with the treaty, whereas all the other countries are so required.
(C) each country might have a well-founded excuse, based on the provision, for its own lack of compliance
(D) the treaty specified that the signal for one of the countries to initiate action was notification by the other countries that they had completed action
(E) there was ambiguity with respect to the date after which all actions contemplated in the treaty are to be complete.

C. If the other countries had not taken any action, Country A could cite this non-compliance as a reason for its inaction
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04 Jul 2007, 05:47
C--> each country...for its own...
are you sure you can interpret C that way?
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04 Jul 2007, 05:50
Owww i understand... i made a mistake... prefer C
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04 Jul 2007, 09:23
I would also go for C
04 Jul 2007, 09:23
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