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# The average hourly wage of television assemblers in Vernland has long

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27 Aug 2017, 00:39
Number of television sold in Bordia has not changed but number of TV assembler in Bordia has decreased . It means Bordia must have imported more number of TV from Vernland .
Prethinking : What if productivity of worker increased . In that case although number of assembler decreased but due to higher productivity they were able to assemble more TV .

option C is along the line of pre thinking.
The average number of hours it takes a Borodian television assembler to assemble a television has not decreased significantly during the past three years.
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27 Aug 2017, 20:19
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 increased by at least as much as the number of television assemblers in Borodia has decreased.
B. Televisions assembled in Vernland have features that televisions assembled in Borodia do not have.
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.
D. The number of televisions assembled annually in Vernland has increased significantly during the past three years.
E. The difference between the hourly wage of television assemblers in Vernland and the hourly wage of television assemblers in Borodia is likely to decrease in the next few years.

If the number of hours that it takes Borodian television assembler to assemble a television has decreased then Borodia will require less people for the Job , hence the argument fails so C is necessary assumption.

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27 Aug 2017, 20:20
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 increased by at least as much as the number of television assemblers in Borodia has decreased.
B. Televisions assembled in Vernland have features that televisions assembled in Borodia do not have.
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.
D. The number of televisions assembled annually in Vernland has increased significantly during the past three years.
E. The difference between the hourly wage of television assemblers in Vernland and the hourly wage of television assemblers in Borodia is likely to decrease in the next few years.

If the number of hours that it takes Borodian television assembler to assemble a television has decreased then Borodia will require less people for the Job , hence the argument fails so C is necessary assumption.

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27 Aug 2017, 20:25
The argument assumes that the number of televisions produced in Vernland has increased... D suits the best

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The average age of television assemblers in Vernland has long been significantly lower than in the neighboring Borodia. Since Borodia dropped all tariffs on Vernlandian televisions three years ago, the number of televisions sold anually in Borodia has not changed. However, recent statistics show a drop in the number of television assemblers Borodia. Therefore, updated traffic 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 increased by atleast as much as the number of television assemblers in Borodia has decreased.

B) Televisions assembled in Vernland have features that televisions assembled in Borodia do not have.

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.

D) The number of televisions assembled annually in Vernland has increased significantly during the past three years.

E) The difference between the hourly wage of television assemblers in Vernland and the hourly wage of television assemblers in Borodia is likely to decrease in the next few years.

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12 Sep 2017, 21:33
Took me 4 minutes but got it right
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17 Sep 2017, 09:33
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 increased by at least as much as the number of television assemblers in Borodia has decreased.Tempting - very tempting But how do we know if the workers in B decreased? Too much of a leap
B. Televisions assembled in Vernland have features that televisions assembled in Borodia do not have.Out of scope - we cannot presume this
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.Yes - correct assumption - if it did decrease then no. of B's locally made TV's would increase
D. The number of televisions assembled annually in Vernland has increased significantly during the past three years.No mention of this -also contrary to the increase of imports in B
E. The difference between the hourly wage of television assemblers in Vernland and the hourly wage of television assemblers in Borodia is likely to decrease in the next few years - Out of scope
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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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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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28 Oct 2017, 09:24
abhimahna wrote:
TaN1213 wrote:
How is the conclusion failing on negating the option C? please provide description of that situation.

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Hi TaN1213 ,

The conclusion is saying one country has started imported from other country. The premise is the number of assemblers have decreased while the demand is still the same.

It means it is assuming that if one assembler used to take 2 hours to assemble one TV previously, he will still take the same time. This is what option C is saying.

Let's negate option C.

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.

It means earlier they used to take 2 hours but now they are taking only 1 hour. So, I can say their efficiency must have increased. Hence, they are not importing from other nations but assembling within the same nation with greater efficiency. Hence, the conclusion that they are importing it is weakened.

Let me know in case of any doubts.

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I understood the why the ans is C.
Could you pls explain why option A is wrong?
If the Vernland increases the workforce than certainly it would produce more TV and compensate the loss wherein the Borodia TV production is less due to the less number of workers.

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28 Oct 2017, 09:40
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Hi
I understood the why the ans is C.
Could you pls explain why option A is wrong?
If the Vernland increases the workforce than certainly it would produce more TV and compensate the loss wherein the Borodia TV production is less due to the less number of workers.

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Hi shoumodip ,

Here is the catch. How does the number of assemblers relate to the amount of work they do?

It may happen that the assemblers are the same but they just started working 2 hours extra in a day, right?

Consider it mathematically:

In Vernland - Assemblers before = 10. They do 8 hours a work per worker per day. Total units of work done = 80.

In Borodia - Assemblers before = 10. They also do the same work. = 80 units.

Now, all 10 of Barodia left but Vernland assemblers started doing work of 10 hours per worker per day.

Total work to be done = 160 units.

Current Venland employees can do 10*10 = 100 units.

Remaining work = 60 units. So, do I really need atleast 10 workers to complete this work?

Hence, even if the increase in the workforce is atleast as much as the decrease, we can get the conclusion.

Hence, A is not the assumption.

Does that make sense?
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28 Oct 2017, 09:52
abhimahna wrote:
shoumodip wrote:

Hi
I understood the why the ans is C.
Could you pls explain why option A is wrong?
If the Vernland increases the workforce than certainly it would produce more TV and compensate the loss wherein the Borodia TV production is less due to the less number of workers.

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Hi shoumodip ,

Here is the catch. How does the number of assemblers relate to the amount of work they do?

It may happen that the assemblers are the same but they just started working 2 hours extra in a day, right?

Consider it mathematically:

In Vernland - Assemblers before = 10. They do 8 hours a work per worker per day. Total units of work done = 80.

In Borodia - Assemblers before = 10. They also do the same work. = 80 units.

Now, all 10 of Barodia left but Vernland assemblers started doing work of 10 hours per worker per day.

Total work to be done = 160 units.

Current Venland employees can do 10*10 = 100 units.

Remaining work = 60 units. So, do I really need atleast 10 workers to complete this work?

Hence, even if the increase in the workforce is atleast as much as the decrease, we can get the conclusion.

Hence, A is not the assumption.

Does that make sense?

Thanks...yeah got it...ASSUMPTIONS must be NECESSARY CONDITIONS and here option A is sufficient to think but not at all necessary while option C is.
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17 Nov 2017, 04:32
This is an OG question. The assumption here is that the productivity per employee does not change. The answer is option C.
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17 Nov 2017, 08:03
Could you provide me the reasons for the OA
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17 Nov 2017, 13:27
Could you provide me the reasons for the OA

Additional questions can be posted on that thread (this one will be locked).

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29 Nov 2017, 15:50
I would like to know why is it C over A?

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