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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.
this is the correct answer for the question for the argument since this choice impacts the most on the outcomes.

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please explain why the answer is C and not A

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please explain why the answer is C and not A


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Well its one of the most toughest CR i have seen. +1 to you.
My Pick is C
Premise1: However, recent statistics show a drop in the number of television assemblers
in Borodia.
Concluson: Therefore, updated trade statistics will probably indicate that the number of
televisions Borodia imports annually from Vernland has increased.

Recently I have learned for assumption questions, focus on premise. Now lets use negate theory to find the answers. Only C and D are relevant.
D. The number of televisions assembled annually in Vernland has increased
significantly during the past three years.
If this is not true then conclusion will fail but still premise will hold true.
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.
If this is not true then both premise and conclusion will fail. Hence my Pick.

How is the conclusion failing on negating the option C? please provide description of that situation.

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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.

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Thank you abhimahna for providing a succinct explanation to my doubt. :)

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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 droip 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.
" By atleast as much" For the imports to go up, we need the Vernland assemblers to increase more in terms of numbers than Borodia. Then only we will have increased positive effect in imports.

(B) Televisions assembled in Vernland have features that televisions assembled in Borodia do not have.
Features is not an issue here at all.

(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.
So, if the average number of hours are decreased, the the total production also decreases. For example, if the demand is only for 4 tv from which 2 are being produced domestically and 2 are being imported from Vernland. Now the production falls to 1 TV, and the demand continues to rise, Borodia would need one extra TV to fill in the gap. And so it will import one more TV from Vernland. I arrived on this answer through rigorous POE.

(D) The number of televisions assembled annually in Vernland has increased significantly during the past three years.
The production of TV being increased in Vernland does not mean that it will increase the import for Borodia. Those extra TV's could be going to XYZ country for instance.

(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.
For Borodia to have an incentive to import TV's from Vernland, the hourly wage gap should increase or total day work. Otherwise, if Borodia has a price advantage that is the TV is being produced cheaply in their own domestic country with same hardware prices, where will the motivation for import come?

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this question is all about Borodia, so A and D are out. => C is correct.

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Hi,
Can someone please give me an explanation for that question and answer key. i am not able to understand

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

The above does not defend the argument. Even if it was false, the argument can hold.
scenarios:
The number of televisions assembled annually in Vernland has increased significantly only during the past(last) year?
The number of televisions assembled annually in Vernland has remained steady during the past three years (and the the sale outside Borodia decreased)?

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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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