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The program to control the entry of illegal drugs into the

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The program to control the entry of illegal drugs into the [#permalink]

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27 Jul 2004, 07:27
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The program to control the entry of illegal drugs into the country was a failure in 1987. If the program had been successful, the wholesale price of most illegal drugs would not have dropped substantially in 1987

The argument in the passage depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) The supply of illegal drugs dropped substantially in 1987
(B) The price paid for most illegal drugs by the average consumer did not drop substantially in 1987
(C) Domestic production of illegal drugs increased at a higher rate than did the entry of such drugs into the country
(D) The wholesale price of a few illegal drugs increased substantially in 1987
(E) A drop in demand for most illegal drugs in 1987 was not the sole cause of the drop in their wholesale price

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27 Jul 2004, 07:44
C and E are shortlisted....C is out as it proposes a new concept...

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27 Jul 2004, 10:59
I agree. E is the answer. The argument gives supply of illegal drugs as other factor for the drop in wholesale price.

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27 Jul 2004, 11:10
E ...with the Experts on this.

supply has been so much , of the illegal drugs that there has been price decrease...

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27 Jul 2004, 20:36
1 min and half. I pondered between B and E and picked E.
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27 Jul 2004, 20:47
Also b/w B and E but E is best
Negating B actually supports the conclusion. If average prices consumers pay went down, then the policy really did not have the desired effects
E is rather funny. The argument, without E could still stand. The presence of E however makes it an assumption. If E is negated, then the drug control program would certainly not be blamed for its supposed failure
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28 Jul 2004, 00:30
OA is E

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