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There are only two kinds of fruits that can be grown on a large scale

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There are only two kinds of fruits that can be grown on a large scale in Nashvin County— bananas and oranges. The unique climate of Nashville County is of particular benefit to the orange trees and as a result, the total number of oranges that can be grown in one year in Nashville County is three times the number of bananas that can be grown in a year. However, most orchard owners still focus on growing more banana trees than orange trees.

Which of the following best explains the paradox highlighted above?
(A) While the demand for oranges in the domestic market is low, the export demand for oranges is huge.
(B) The selling price of a dozen bananas is at least 6 times that of a dozen oranges.
(C) The amount of fertilizer required by banana trees and orange trees is more or less the same.
(D) It takes less manpower to pluck ripe oranges from trees than it does to pluck bananas.
(E) Most orchard owners in other neighbouring counties also focus more on growing bananas than on growing oranges.

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There are only two kinds of fruits that can be grown on a large scale in Nashvin County— bananas and oranges. The unique climate of Nashville County is of particular benefit to the orange trees and as a result, the total number of oranges that can be grown in one year in Nashville County is three times the number of bananas that can be grown in a year. However, most orchard owners still focus on growing more banana trees than orange trees.

Which of the following best explains the paradox highlighted above?
(A) While the demand for oranges in the domestic market is low, the export demand for oranges is huge.
(B) The selling price of a dozen bananas is at least 6 times that of a dozen oranges.
(C) The amount of fertilizer required by banana trees and orange trees is more or less the same.
(D) It takes less manpower to pluck ripe oranges from trees than it does to pluck bananas.
(E) Most orchard owners in other neighbouring counties also focus more on growing bananas than on growing oranges.

Option B because revenue is a multiple of units and price. Statement says units of oranges is 3 times that of banana while option B says price of banana is 6 times that of oranges.

Other options are irrelevant or is in favor for growth of oranges

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There are only two kinds of fruits that can be grown on a large scale in Nashvin County— bananas and oranges. The unique climate of Nashville County is of particular benefit to the orange trees and as a result, the total number of oranges that can be grown in one year in Nashville County is three times the number of bananas that can be grown in a year. However, most orchard owners still focus on growing more banana trees than orange trees.

Which of the following best explains the paradox highlighted above?
(A) While the demand for oranges in the domestic market is low, the export demand for oranges is huge.
(B) The selling price of a dozen bananas is at least 6 times that of a dozen oranges.
(C) The amount of fertilizer required by banana trees and orange trees is more or less the same.
(D) It takes less manpower to pluck ripe oranges from trees than it does to pluck bananas.
(E) Most orchard owners in other neighbouring counties also focus more on growing bananas than on growing oranges.


The correct answer here is B. With such paradox questions, you're first looking to identify exactly what the inexplicable part is. In this case, its that people still wanna grow bananas, despite the yields of oranges being three times the bananas. So we need something that suggests a positive for growing bananas.

Options A, D, E all actually deepen the paradox, and Option C doesn't change the current curious situation. Hence, option B, which gets at the value of bananas being higher, is the one that settles this paradox.

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