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The answer is B. Because it might be possible to have an alternate route to achieve similar goals, this doesn't discredit the current plan.
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i really dont understand why ppl write answers and explanations in question window. Dont they want the learners to do some pre-thinking
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Request you not to write your queries/answers/opinions in question window. It prevents ppl from analysing the question. The whole purpose of GMAT Club forum goes wasted by doing so.

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Twelve years ago and again five years ago, there were extended periods when the Darfir Republic's currency, the pundra, was weak: its value was unusually low relative to the world's most stable currencies. Both times a weak pundra made Darfir's manufactured products a bargain on world markets, and Darfir's exports were up substantially. Now some politicians are saying that, in order to cause another similarly sized increase in exports, the government should allow the pundra to become weak again.
Which of the following, if true, provides the government with the strongest grounds to doubt that the politicians' recommendation, if followed, will achieve its aim?

(A) Several of the politicians now recommending that the pundra be allowed to become weak made that same recommendation before each of the last two periods of currency weakness.
(B) After several decades of operating well below peak capacity, Darfir's manufacturing sector is now operating at near-peak levels.
The country won't be able to meet the increased demand for goods if its factories are already operating at a peak. Hence no increase in revenue from exports.
(C) The economy of a country experiencing a rise in exports will become healthier only if the country's currency is strong or the rise in exports is significant.
(D) Those countries whose manufactured products compete with Darfir's on the world market all currently have stable currencies.
(E) A sharp improvement in the efficiency of Darfir's manufacturing plants would make Darfir's products a bargain on world markets even without any weakening of the pundra relative to other currencies.


Can someone please explain why option B is correct over option E
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Analysis summary:

Given data :
Earlier data with weak currency had resulted in the increased exports,
Politicians suggest Govt to make the currency weak so the exports will increase.

Assumption :
If the currency is weak, it will have a good bargain,exports will increase and so in Revenue

Question :
should weaken the politician suggestion of weak currency will have increased exports and increased revenue.

Answer :
Anything that questions politicians assumption will be the answer,

A : Out of scope
B : correctly questions that revenue will not increase with the proposed plan
C : Not in scope
D : Out of scope
E : confusing, but read again it says alternate method to increase export but never questions the assumption

Answer is "B"
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Request you not to write your queries/answers/opinions in question window. It prevents ppl from analysing the question. The whole purpose of GMAT Club forum goes wasted by doing so.

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sundar218 wrote:
Analysis summary:

Given data :
Earlier data with weak currency had resulted in the increased exports,
Politicians suggest Govt to make the currency weak so the exports will increase.

Assumption :
If the currency is weak, it will have a good bargain,exports will increase and so in Revenue

Question :
should weaken the politician suggestion of weak currency will have increased exports and increased revenue.

Answer :
Anything that questions politicians assumption will be the answer,

A : Out of scope
B : correctly questions that revenue will not increase with the proposed plan
C : Not in scope
D : Out of scope
E : confusing, but read again it says alternate method to increase export but never questions the assumption

Answer is "B"


After reading various explanations i found out why is E wrong but i cant confidently tell why is B correct.
B talks about increase in revenue while we are only concerned with increase in exports.
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How is this a strengthening question?
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New post 01 Jul 2016, 19:18
choice B

eventually , by POE i got all choices leaving B crossed off.

After reading B again it made more sense.if the capacity is at peak level exports can't be done
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