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# The average hourly wage of television assemblers in Vernland

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Re: The average hourly wage of television assemblers in Vernland [#permalink]

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21 Sep 2017, 23:18
C. Because if the number of hours required to assemble a television has decreased, then production demands can be met with fewer workers. If this is true, then Borodian production wouldn't change and there would be no increased imports from Vernland

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04 Oct 2017, 19:47
The average hourly wage of television assemblers in Vernland has long been significantly lower than that in neighboring Borodia. Since Borodia dropped all tariffs on Vernlandian televisions three years ago, the number of televisions sold annually in Borodia has not changed. However, recent statistics show a drop in the number of television assemblers in Borodia. Therefore, updated trade statistics will probably indicate that the number of televisions Borodia imports annually from Vernland has increased.

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

A. The number of television assemblers in Vernland has not increased by at least as much as the number of television assemblers in Borodia has decreased.
- out of scope. don't care about the # of assemblers, we care about the # of tv imports

B. Televisions assembled in Vernland have features that televisions assembled in Borodia do not have.
- out of scope. the features tvs have is irrelevant in this argument

C. The average number of hours it takes a Borodian television assembler to assemble a television has not decreased significantly during the past three years.
- correct as is.

D. The number of televisions assembled annually in Vernland has not increased significantly during the past three years.
- has nothing to do with importing tvs.

E. The difference between the hourly wage of television assemblers in Vernland and the hourly wage of television assemblers in Borodia is not likely to decrease in the next few years.
- argument is not concerned with potential future trends

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Re: The average hourly wage of television assemblers in Vernland [#permalink]

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10 Oct 2017, 22:17
Borodia importing TVs from Vernland because the number of assemblers has decreased. The conclusion introduces new/rogue data (importing) which is a logical leap from the premises provided. The correct answer will link the premises that the decrease in number of assemblers must cause in increase in imports. C is the only that does that.

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