It is currently 21 Oct 2017, 14:54

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

The recent decline in the value of the dollar was triggered

Author Message
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4285

Kudos [?]: 528 [0], given: 0

The recent decline in the value of the dollar was triggered [#permalink]

Show Tags

18 Apr 2004, 13:53
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The recent decline in the value of the dollar was triggered by a prediction of slower economic growth in the coming year. But that prediction would not have adversely affected the dollar had it not been for the governmentтАЩs huge budget deficit, which must therefore be decreased to prevent future currency declines.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion about how to prevent future currency declines?
(A) The government has made little attempt to reduce the budget deficit.
(B) The budget deficit has not caused a slowdown in economic growth.
(C) The value of the dollar declined several times in the year prior to the recent prediction of slower economic growth.
(D) Before there was a large budget deficit, predictions of slower economic growth frequently caused declines in the dollarтАЩs value.
(E) When there is a large budget deficit, other events in addition to predictions of slower economic growth sometimes trigger declines in currency value.
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Kudos [?]: 528 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1788

Kudos [?]: 112 [0], given: 0

Location: NewJersey USA

Show Tags

18 Apr 2004, 15:50
I will go with D on this one. D clearly says opposite of what the argument says.

Kudos [?]: 112 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 02 Mar 2004
Posts: 327

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Location: There

Show Tags

18 Apr 2004, 16:49
D it is.

X caused Y
rebuttal: Z caused Y

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Oct 2003
Posts: 261

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 0

Location: sydney

Show Tags

18 Apr 2004, 20:51
how abt B. a. budget deficit has is not the cause of slow economic growth and b. currency decline is caused by slow economic growth , given these facts decreasing budget defict may not give desired results.
_________________

When u r about to make ends meet, someone moves the ends.

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 0

18 Apr 2004, 20:51
Display posts from previous: Sort by