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# Since India has received less than normal rainfall this monsoon, we ca

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Since India has received less than normal rainfall this monsoon, we cannot expect that the agricultural activity and its derivatives will contribute to GDP growth this year.

Which of the following questions should be answered before accepting the above argument as valid?

A. What percentage of the normal rainfall has been received

B. Which crops are dependent on the monsoon

C. Which portion of the manufacturing sector in the country uses agricultural produce as raw material

D. What percentage of the total water used every year by Indians comes from the monsoon rains

E. How efficient Indian farmers are at conserving rainwater

Originally posted by Thakurdas on 20 Mar 2019, 20:10.
Last edited by Bunuel on 20 Mar 2019, 21:11, edited 1 time in total.
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26 Mar 2019, 08:02
I am not sure on reason why A is correct?
I marked E , which is wrong

VeritasKarishma , could you please assist in understanding why A here is marked as correct , when in the given inference its mentioned that rainfall is less than normal.. so how will determining the % of normal rainfall help predict GDP growth ?
also under what category of CR type question does this question fall into?

Thakurdas ; please share source of the question..

Thakurdas wrote:
Since India has received less than normal rainfall this monsoon, we cannot expect that the agricultural activity and its derivatives will contribute to GDP growth this year.

Which of the following questions should be answered before accepting the above argument as valid?

A. What percentage of the normal rainfall has been received

B. Which crops are dependent on the monsoon

C. Which portion of the manufacturing sector in the country uses agricultural produce as raw material

D. What percentage of the total water used every year by Indians comes from the monsoon rains

E. How efficient Indian farmers are at conserving rainwater
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26 Mar 2019, 20:10
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Archit3110 wrote:
I am not sure on reason why A is correct?
I marked E , which is wrong

VeritasKarishma , could you please assist in understanding why A here is marked as correct , when in the given inference its mentioned that rainfall is less than normal.. so how will determining the % of normal rainfall help predict GDP growth ?
also under what category of CR type question does this question fall into?

Thakurdas ; please share source of the question..

Thakurdas wrote:
Since India has received less than normal rainfall this monsoon, we cannot expect that the agricultural activity and its derivatives will contribute to GDP growth this year.

Which of the following questions should be answered before accepting the above argument as valid?

A. What percentage of the normal rainfall has been received

B. Which crops are dependent on the monsoon

C. Which portion of the manufacturing sector in the country uses agricultural produce as raw material

D. What percentage of the total water used every year by Indians comes from the monsoon rains

E. How efficient Indian farmers are at conserving rainwater

It is not a good quality GMAT question. The argument is too vague and the options require too much assumption. I came across another such question in the last 2-3 days put up by the same OP.
Thakurdas - You are wasting your time with this source.
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Re: Since India has received less than normal rainfall this monsoon, we ca   [#permalink] 26 Mar 2019, 20:10
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