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# The average hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Manoda are far lowe

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The average hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Manoda are far lower than in the neighboring Barathia. Since Barathia dropped all tariffs on Manodan shoes 2 years ago, the number of shoes sold annually in Barathia has not changed. However, recent statistics show a drop in the number of shoe factory workers in Barathia. Therefore, the latest trade report will probably indicate that the number of shoes Barathia imports annually from Manoda has increased.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) The number of shoe factory workers in Manoda has increased by at least as much as the number of shoe factory workers in Barathia has decreased.

(B) Shoes manufactured in Manoda have features that shoes manufactured in Manoda do not have.

(C) The average number of hours it takes a Barathian shoe factory worker to manufacture a shoe has not decreased significantly during the past three years.

(D) The number of shoes manufactured annually in Manoda has increased significantly during the past three years.

(E) The difference between the hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Manoda and the hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Barathia is likely to decrease in the next few years.

Originally posted by dqtuan9627 on 06 May 2014, 20:35.
Last edited by Bunuel on 20 May 2018, 22:13, edited 2 times in total.
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06 May 2014, 20:37

The average hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Manoda are far lower than in the neighboring Barathia. Since Barathia dropped all tariffs on Manodan shoes 2 years ago, the number of shoes sold annually in Barathia has not changed. However, recent statistics show a drop in the number of shoe factory workers in Barathia. Therefore, the latest trade report will probably indicate that the number of shoes Barathia imports annually from Manoda has increased.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A)The number of shoe factory workers in Manoda has increased by at least as much as the number of shoe factory workers in Barathia has decreased.

(B)Shoes manufactured in Manoda have features that shoes manufactured in Manoda do not have.

(C)The average number of hours it takes a Barathian shoe factory worker to manufacture a shoe has not decreased significantly during the past three years.

(D)The number of shoes manufactured annually in Manoda has increased significantly during the past three years.

(E)The difference between the hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Manoda and the hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Barathia is likely to decrease in the next few years.
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06 May 2014, 22:01
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Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A)The number of shoe factory workers in Manoda has increased by at least as much as the number of shoe factory workers in Barathia has decreased.
-------The number of workers is not relevant and is not mentioned anywhere in the argument. So this option is irrelevant--------

(B)Shoes manufactured in Manoda have features that shoes manufactured in Manoda do not have.
------- Features of shoe?? Again irrelevant------

(C)(Correct)The average number of hours it takes a Barathian shoe factory worker to manufacture a shoe has not decreased significantly during the past three years.
-------The number of shoe factory workers has decreased and number of shoes sold annually has not...now if the avg number of hours it takes to manufacture a shoe has decreased(say it has decreased).. the whole argument falls apart------

(D)The number of shoes manufactured annually in Manoda has increased significantly during the past three years.
------- Not relevant. ---------

(E)The difference between the hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Manoda and the hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Barathia is likely to decrease in the next few years.
---- Again not relevant----

dqtuan9627,
You can come to the conclusion by POE as well because the other options are very easy to eliminate.

And moreover, there is a scope shift as well in the argument..
Check the first line and then compare the rest of the argument.
Be aware of scope shifts as well.

Hope this post helped you.
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06 May 2014, 22:54
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the answer has to be C :The average number of hours it takes a Barathian shoe factory worker to manufacture a shoe has not decreased significantly during the past three years.
the fact was that in country X the number of shoes sold has remained constant ,lets say 100 are sold .also this country imports shoes from country Y
also recent report shows that in country X number of workers have reduced ---->lets say initially there were 10 and now there are 5 .
conclusion drawn : the number of shoes Barathia imports annually from Manoda has increased.
while drawing this conclusion u r assuming that those 5 workers are not putting the work of those 10 workers .C hints at that
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07 May 2014, 01:04
dqtuan9627 wrote:

The average hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Manoda are far lower than in the neighboring Barathia. Since Barathia dropped all tariffs on Manodan shoes 2 years ago, the number of shoes sold annually in Barathia has not changed. However, recent statistics show a drop in the number of shoe factory workers in Barathia. Therefore, the latest trade report will probably indicate that the number of shoes Barathia imports annually from Manoda has increased.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A)The number of shoe factory workers in Manoda has increased by at least as much as the number of shoe factory workers in Barathia has decreased.

(B)Shoes manufactured in Manoda have features that shoes manufactured in Manoda do not have.

(C)The average number of hours it takes a Barathian shoe factory worker to manufacture a shoe has not decreased significantly during the past three years.

(D)The number of shoes manufactured annually in Manoda has increased significantly during the past three years.

(E)The difference between the hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Manoda and the hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Barathia is likely to decrease in the next few years.

Premise: recent statistics show a drop in the number of shoe factory workers in Barathia
Conclusion: Therefore, the latest trade report will probably indicate that the number of shoes Barathia imports annually from Manoda has increased.

Assumption: with decrease in the number of shoe factory workers in B, the number of shoe produced in B will decrease.
or in other words the remaining shoe factory workers in B will not produced more shoes to compensate the decreased number of shoes that resulted from drop in number of shoe workers in B.

(A)The number of shoe factory workers in Manoda has increased by at least as much as the number of shoe factory workers in Barathia has decreased. not necessarily, because it is possible that the number of shoes produced in M is large enough to export without the need to increase the number of workers to produce more

(B)Shoes manufactured in Manoda have features that shoes manufactured in Manoda do not have. feature is out of scope

(C)The average number of hours it takes a Barathian shoe factory worker to manufacture a shoe has not decreased significantly during the past three years. if the average number of hours it takes a B shoe factory worker to manufacture a shoe has decreased significantly, it means that fewer number of workers can produce sig. more shoes, so there is no need to import shoes from M. this negation breaks the conclusion so it is the assumption

(D)The number of shoes manufactured annually in Manoda has increased significantly during the past three years. has no effect on the argument

(E)The difference between the hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Manoda and the hourly wage of shoe factory workers in Barathia is likely to decrease in the next few years. out of scope
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28 Apr 2015, 07:05
Good Question of Defender assumption (Answer C eliminates alternate explanation.)
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