critical reasoning question from kaplan

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critical reasoning question from kaplan

by wawatan » Wed May 21, 2008 5:53 pm
Opening a plant in war-torn country x is not inadvisable, despite what critics of the plan may say. Ten years ago we opened our plant in Country Y in the middle of a revolution; that plant has been generating substantial profits ever since.

Which of the following is the author of the argument above most reasonably intending the reader to conclude?

A. Wars are profitable for the author’s particular business
B. Country X is a more politically stable nation than is Country Y
C. Critics of the proposed plant in Country X are likely to be biased
D. The proposed plant in Country X will generate profits despite the war
E. The proposed plant in Country X will be more successful than the plant in Country Y

I got the correct answer, but I was stuck b/w two choices. I’ll post the OA later.

sorry guys, i posted the wrong word before so now i fixed it ( the word is in bold)...wow, one word can do alot to a critical reasoning question...hehe :oops:
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by aatech » Thu May 22, 2008 6:50 am
Author is against opening a plant in country x - A, D and E can happen only after opening the plant. So, these can be eliminated..

B - political stability is out of the scope as para does not talk about it.

I will go with C, OA??

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by tar.goyal » Thu May 22, 2008 11:23 pm
I think the answer should be D. The author says that it is not advisable i.e. it is advisable and then gives the example of a business opened in country B during a revolution in that country. So if we apply same to the country X as well, D is clearly the answer.

I have eliminated B, C and E as they are not at all relevant.

A is incorrect as author has mentioned only one of its businesses here..so we can not derive a trend from it about Author's businesses.

Please correct me if I am wrong!
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by wawatan » Thu May 22, 2008 11:40 pm
the correct answer is D

you got it right ! great job! 8)

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by khanshainur » Tue May 10, 2016 6:27 am
i also think it's D