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Which of the following, if true, most logically completes the politician's argument?

United States politician: Although the amount of United States goods shipped to Mexico doubled in the year after tariffs on trade between the two countries were reduced, it does not follow that the reduction in tariffs caused the sales of United States goods to companies and consumers in Mexico to double that year, because __________.

(A) many of the United States companies that produced goods that year had competitors based in Mexico that had long produced the same kind of goods

(B) most of the increase in goods shipped by United States companies to Mexico was in parts shipped to the companies’ newly relocated subsidiaries for assembly and subsequent shipment back to the United States

(C) marketing goods to a previously unavailable group of consumers is most successful when advertising specifically targets those consumers, but developing such advertising often takes longer than a year

(D) the amount of Mexican goods shipped to the United States remained the same as it had been before the tariff reductions

(E) there was no significant change in the employment rate in either of the countries that year

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Question No.: SC
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Which of the following, if true, most logically completes the politician's argument?

United States politician: Although the amount of United States goods shipped to Mexico doubled in the year after tariffs on trade between the two countries were reduced, it does not follow that the reduction in tariffs caused the sales of United States goods to companies and consumers in Mexico to double that year, because __________.

(A) many of the United States companies that produced goods that year had competitors based in Mexico that had long produced the same kind of goods
- Opposite

(B) most of the increase in goods shipped by United States companies to Mexico was in parts shipped to the companies’ newly relocated subsidiaries for assembly and subsequent shipment back to the United States
- Correct (This explains the alternate reason - Shipping goods doesn't necessarily mean increase in sales but shipping them to the companies newly relocated subsidiaries)

(C) marketing goods to a previously unavailable group of consumers is most successful when advertising specifically targets those consumers, but developing such advertising often takes longer than a year
- Irrelevant

(D) the amount of Mexican goods shipped to the United States remained the same as it had been before the tariff reductions
- Irrelevant

(E) there was no significant change in the employment rate in either of the countries that year
- Irrelevant


Which of the following, if true, most logically completes the politician's argument?

United States politician: Although the amount of United States goods shipped to Mexico doubled in the year after tariffs on trade between the two countries were reduced, it does not follow that the reduction in tariffs caused the sales of United States goods to companies and consumers in Mexico to double that year, because __________.

(A) many of the United States companies that produced goods that year had competitors based in Mexico that had long produced the same kind of goods
- Opposite

(B) most of the increase in goods shipped by United States companies to Mexico was in parts shipped to the companies’ newly relocated subsidiaries for assembly and subsequent shipment back to the United States
- Correct (This explains the alternate reason - Shipping goods doesn't necessarily mean increase in sales but shipping them to the companies newly relocated subsidiaries)

(C) marketing goods to a previously unavailable group of consumers is most successful when advertising specifically targets those consumers, but developing such advertising often takes longer than a year
- Irrelevant

(D) the amount of Mexican goods shipped to the United States remained the same as it had been before the tariff reductions
- Irrelevant

(E) there was no significant change in the employment rate in either of the countries that year
- Irrelevant
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Argument : -
1. Increase in shipments from USA to Mexico due to reduced tariffs
2. but increase in shipments doesn't mean increase in sales of USA-produced-goods in mexico

What do we need to find out?
We need to find out a reason that gives a reason to support #2 in the argument

(A) many of the United States companies that produced goods that year had competitors based in Mexico that had long produced the same kind of goods ---> It can cause an increase in sales if the price of the USA-produced-goods is cheaper than that of mexico-produced goods or vice versa. we don't have info regarding prices. Incomplete info. OUT

(B) most of the increase in goods shipped by United States companies to Mexico was in parts shipped to the companies’ newly relocated subsidiaries for assembly and subsequent shipment back to the United States ---> This option provides a strong reason to say that companies shipped more goods to their own subsidiaries only to be shipped back to the USA. Hence, the goods are not meant for sales in Mexico and therefore will not cause in sales in MEXICO. CORRECT

(C) marketing goods to a previously unavailable group of consumers is most successful when advertising specifically targets those consumers, but developing such advertising often takes longer than a year ---> clearly IRRELEVANT. OUT

(D) the amount of Mexican goods shipped to the United States remained the same as it had been before the tariff reductions ---> We are concerned about the reverse. Also, this option doesn't provide any reason to say why sales will not increase in Mexico. OUT

(E) there was no significant change in the employment rate in either of the countries that year ---> this option doesn't provide any reason to say why sales will not increase in Mexico. IRRELEVANT. OUT
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I think this is a clear C.B is wrong because the argument says DOUBLE the number of goods were SOLD in Mexico.B does not account for this fact.B says the goods are coming back to the US.

The tariffs did not cause the sales to increase in Mexico because __________? is basically the question

Ans : The tariffs did not cause the sales to increase in Mexico because = people did not know about tariff reduction...

which is what C says.

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I can also see why people have gone for B(this could very well be the right answer here on second thought). chetan2u is this question ambiguous.Have sales in Mexico gone up or not.?Can you please help
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Hi redskull1, Ans should be B..
Reason for each choice as given below

Flow of argument..
Amount of goods shipped to Mexico doubled in the year after tariffs were lowered.
However does not mean that it resulted in double the sales of good..

Catch here is CHANGE in Shipping of goods TO sales of goods..


Which of the following, if true, most logically completes the politician's argument?

United States politician: Although the amount of United States goods shipped to Mexico doubled in the year after tariffs on trade between the two countries were reduced, it does not follow that the reduction in tariffs caused the sales of United States goods to companies and consumers in Mexico to double that year, because __________.

(A) many of the United States companies that produced goods that year had competitors based in Mexico that had long produced the same kind of goods
Not relevant

(B) most of the increase in goods shipped by United States companies to Mexico was in parts shipped to the companies’ newly relocated subsidiaries for assembly and subsequent shipment back to the United States

This gives us the quantum of stores shipped but not resulting in sales..
Correct

(C) marketing goods to a previously unavailable group of consumers is most successful when advertising specifically targets those consumers, but developing such advertising often takes longer than a year
Too many uncertainties..
Unavailable group?? People would buy because the rates have gone down and not necessarily wait for advertising

(D) the amount of Mexican goods shipped to the United States remained the same as it had been before the tariff reductions
Irrelevant

(E) there was no significant change in the employment rate in either of the countries that year
Out of context

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How D is irrelevant here?

It says tariffs between the two countries reduced, but Mexico shippings to US didn't change. Doesn't this indicate that change in shippings was independent of tariff reductions?

What am I missing here?

Also, for answer B; it doesn't change the fact that you are exporting even if you send the items to a subsidiary, and reducing tariffs would clearly help exporting to another country.
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