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The rate of unemployment in Country X is higher than is the rate of unemployment in Country Y. Therefore, the number of unemployed people in Country X is greater than the number of unemployed people in Country Y is.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the above conclusion?

A) The unemployment rate in Country X is 15%.
B) The population of Country Y is more skilled than the population of Country X.
C) The number of people in Country X is the same as the number of people in Country Y.
D) The size of Country X is the same as that of Country Y.
E) In both countries, the ratio of the number of men to the number of women is the same.

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The rate of unemployment in Country X is higher than is the rate of unemployment in Country Y. Therefore, the number of unemployed people in Country X is greater than the number of unemployed people in Country Y is.

Which of the following is an assumption underlying the above conclusion?

A) The unemployment rate in Country X is 15%.
B) The population of Country Y is more skilled than the population of Country X.
C) The number of people in Country X is the same as the number of people in Country Y.
D) The size of Country X is the same as that of Country Y.
E) In both countries, the ratio of the number of men to the number of women is the same.




The answer must be C

A- no specific info given
B- skill of people irrelevant
C- correct
D- size of country is irrelevant
E- sex ration is irrelevant
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Answer would be C. Straight forward

Use assumption negation on C and the argument falls apart

However if you use assumption negation on B .....if the population of country Y is not more skilled than the population of country X.. Then it does not weaken our conclusion and what if the same jobs in country Y require lower skills as compared to country X

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The rate of unemployment in Country X is higher than is the rate of unemployment in Country Y. Therefore, the number of unemployed people in Country X is greater than the number of unemployed people in Country Y is.


Rate of unemployment of country X> Rate of unemployment of country Y

Conclusion: Therefore, NUMBER of unemployed people in country X> NUMBER of unemployed people in country Y

The author is assuming that the comparison between the two countries is valid and the population is same (then only this conclusion can be true).

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