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The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not help the big American steel mills. In fact, the quotas will help “mini-mills” flourish in the United States. Those small domestic mills will take more business from the big Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas.

Which of the following, if true, would cast the most serious doubt on the claim made in the last sentence above?

(A) Quality rather than price is a major factor in determining the type of steel to be used for a particular application.
(B) Foreign steel mills have long produced grades of steel comparable in quality to the steel produced by the big American mills.
(C) American quotas on imported goods have often induced other countries to impose similar quotas on American goods.
(D) Domestic “mini-mills” consistently produce better grades of steel than do the big American mills.
(E) Domestic “mini-mills” produce low-volume, specialized types of steels that are not produced by the big American steel mills.
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I was confused by the last sentence - "Those small domestic mills will take more business from the
big Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas." It made me think that D could be the correct option. Any comments?


Hi,
D also sounds nice but it actually doesn't cast the 'most' serious doubt compared to E.
Use maximum info given in the arguments. Different kinds of steel imply that mini industries would benefit from the imposition of quotas, in comparison with larger industries. But, D sounds a little out of scope.
But, yes, I have his doubt.
How could mini industries take off businesses from larger groups when the former could produce different types of steel. That's the only place where I need some details.
It is assumed that customers who need one type of steel are okay to get another type when large industries import less. Can someone explain this?
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This question is easy but I found it a little time consuming because of the question stem. It takes your focus away from the overall conclusion (which IMO is statement 1). The question asks us to weaken the claim made in the last sentence, i.e. -> small domestic mills will take MORE business from big American steel mills than the business foreign steel mills would have taken in the absence of quotas

To weaken this we dont really need to show that the small mills will have no impact - just that the smalls mill will not have MORE of an impact than foreign steel mills.

E is still the best option, but to be honest - it really doesnt address any of the comparison that the final statement makes. For instance - we dont even know what kind of steel the foreign mills produced. To make this a better choice the statement must address that factor (option E ought to read - E) Domestic “mini-mills” produce low-volume, specialized types of steels that are not produced by EITHER the big
American steel mills OR THE FOREIGN STEEL MILLS

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I was confused by the last sentence - "Those small domestic mills will take more business from the
big Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas." It made me think that D could be the correct option. Any comments?


The claim is:

Those small domestic mills will take more business from thebig Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas.
To weaken this, we would have to weaken the flawed assumption that small domestic mills would benefit business wise from the big mills in the absence of quotas,
Option D says Domestic “mini-mills” consistently produce better grades of steel than do the big American mills. maybe they do, but that would not stop them from doing business with the Big mills. This option is talking about the quality of steel which has never been under dispute. On the other hand E weakens the claim completely .If the kind of steel produced by the small have nothing in common with the big, the small would not be interested in doing business with the big mills with or without the presence of quotas.
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Please explain how to reject B.

If "Foreign steel mills have long produced grades of steel comparable in quality to the steel produced by the big American mills" , then foreign steel mills will take more business from the big American steel mills as both are producing same quality of material.

E , it weakens the last line of argument...
How E is better option than B.
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The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not help the big American steel mills. In fact, the quotas will help “mini-mills” flourish in the United States. Those small domestic mills will take more business from the big Americal steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas.

Which of the following, if true, would cast the most serious doubt on the claim made in the last sentence above?

(A) Quality rather than price is a major factor in determining the type of steel to be used for a particular application.
(B) Foreign steel mills have long produced grades of steel comparable in quality to the steel produced by the big American mills.
(C) American quotas on imported goods have often induced other countries to impose similar quotas on American goods.
(D) Domestic “mini-mills” consistently produce better grades of steel than do the big American mills.
(E) Domestic “mini-mills” produce low-volume, specialized types of steels that are not produced by the big American steel mills.


The possible weakeners could be:-
1) Demand of Big- Steel mills will remain higher than the demand of small steel mills.
2) Product produced by BM is different from product produced by SM
3) Target markets for BM is different from SM.

Looking at the answer choices, E falls into one of these weakness and hence is the answer
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I learnt a valuable lesson from this question:

1. Pay attention to what question is really asking.

2. Don't waste time on GMAT distraction traps.


In this problem the question is basically asking:

Will small mills take business away from big mills? Since it is a weakening question we need to find answer NO to this question.

(E) Small mills produce different type of steel, they thus will not take business away from big mills. That's the answer.

I wasted a lot of time on two distracting premises in the first two sentences of the passage, and got a wrong answer.
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The imposition of quotas limiting imported steel will not help the big American steel mills. In fact, the quotas will help “mini-mills” flourish in the United States. Those small domestic mills will take more business from the big American steel mills than would have been taken by the foreign steel mills in the absence of quotas.

Type- Weaken
Boil it down - Small Americian mills will take more business from big Americian mills than would have been taken by foreign mills in absence of quotas
Pre-Thinking - What if the quality of steel produced by the two types of mills is different?

(E) Domestic “mini-mills” produce low-volume, specialized types of steels that are not produced by the big American steel mills.

Answer E
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As this a CR question, let’s begin reading the question stem first: The question is talking about – most serious doubt – which implies this is a WEAKEN THE ARGUMENT question.

Premise: Imposition of Quota’s will not help Big steel mills, rather would help flourish mini mills

Conclusion: Small mills will make take more business from big steel mills

Author is assuming that the type of product manufactured by small mills is same as that of big mills

(A) Quality rather than price is a major factor in determining the type of steel to be used for a particular application.
- Usage of steel is not even discussed – this option is OUT OF SCOPE


(B) Foreign steel mills have long produced grades of steel comparable in quality to the steel produced by the big American mills.
- Does not explain the reason why smalls can flourish compared to big mills


(C) American quotas on imported goods have often induced other countries to impose similar quotas on American goods.
- Author is not even talking about other countries (import is different as compared to this topic) – it is IRRELEVANT


(D) Domestic “mini-mills” consistently produce better grades of steel than do the big American mills.
- This does not weaken the argument rather does the opposite


(E) Domestic “mini-mills” produce low-volume, specialized types of steels that are not produced by the big American steel mills.
- This targets the assumptions that products of big and small companies might be same, this is weakening the argument – E is CORRECT answer.

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