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The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

13. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.

14. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.
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14 May 2007, 09:40
sidbidus wrote:
The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

13. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.

14. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.

I am not too sure but No 13. seems to be C. The statement says that the earth's resources are being depleted. Then it goes on to say The way to combat the depletion is by the US keeing a constant consumption of such resources.

As for No 14. I am caught between D and E.

Help!!
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14 May 2007, 20:27
sidbidus wrote:
The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

13. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.

14. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.

13 C

14 B
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14 May 2007, 20:47
E and B
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14 May 2007, 21:04
E & D respectively.

I think for 13, the implied (unstated) premise is that if the U.S. curbs consumption it will have an impact. C could be the answer though too.

For 14 D seems like the best choice; you have to be careful and keep the assumptions from 13 out of question 14. When you consider that, what does it matter that the US consumes 1/3 of all the worlds resources and tries to curb consumption?? you've still got 2/3 of the world to worry about.

can we get an OA? theres no consensus here!
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14 May 2007, 21:33
E and B

It is not D for 14 because
if US holds the consumption at current levels and other countries hold consumption at current levels then resources will continue to deplete,if not at rapid pace, but the situation is not corrected
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14 May 2007, 21:59
13. E
14. B

E is the only option that links the 2 sentences together.

14 is B because 13 is E. Think about it
The other way to view is that A, C, D, E all weakens if true.
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14 May 2007, 22:47
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sidbidus wrote:
The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

13. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.

14. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.

I am not too sure but No 13. seems to be C. The statement says that the earth's resources are being depleted. Then it goes on to say The way to combat the depletion is by the US keeing a constant consumption of such resources.

As for No 14. I am caught between D and E.

Help!!

I am beginning to see how the answer could be E for 13. But couldn't the assumption also be C?

As for 14, I agree with nbooky and others, B. However, I am not sure whether one should be relying on question 13 for the answer to 14.

PLS what is the OA?
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14 May 2007, 22:56
Ok the OA is

13 -> E
14 ->B
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15 May 2007, 03:27
ninomoi wrote:
ninomoi wrote:
sidbidus wrote:
The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

13. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.

14. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.

I am not too sure but No 13. seems to be C. The statement says that the earth's resources are being depleted. Then it goes on to say The way to combat the depletion is by the US keeing a constant consumption of such resources.

As for No 14. I am caught between D and E.

Help!!

I am beginning to see how the answer could be E for 13. But couldn't the assumption also be C?

As for 14, I agree with nbooky and others, B. However, I am not sure whether one should be relying on question 13 for the answer to 14.

PLS what is the OA?

How can you assume that the US is consuming more than any other country? That may be second largest consuming country, and the first one is planning to limit its consumption.
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Pls what is the OA?
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15 May 2007, 22:45
ninomoi wrote:
Pls what is the OA?

OA is

13 -> E
14 ->B
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15 May 2007, 23:00
The answer to 13 cannot be C. C states that the US consumes more resources than any other country. It could very well be the case that when comparing the consumption of the US to the sum of the consumptions of the rest of the countries we find that consumption of the US is a small fraction of the sum.

The correct choice would be one that relates the US consumption to the total world consumption. Thus the answer is E.
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15 May 2007, 23:04
I still dont see how B is correct for 14. Can someone please explain .......
B for 14????   [#permalink] 15 May 2007, 23:04
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