CR 17/03

18. The current pattern of human consumption of resources, in which we rely on nonrenewable resources, for example metal ore, must eventually change. Since there is only so much metal ore available, ultimately we must either do without or turn to renewable resources to take its place.
Which one of the following is an assumption required by the argument?
(A) There are renewable resource replacements for all of the nonrenewable resources currently being consumed.
(B) We cannot indefinitely replace exhausted nonrenewable resources with other nonrenewable resources.
(C) A renewable resource cannot be exhausted by human consumption.
(D) Consumption of nonrenewable resources will not continue to increase in the future.(B)
(E) Ultimately we cannot do without nonrenewable resources.
answer and explanatin in comments

5 comments:

rishi 17/3/09 11:12 PM  

hey please explain y the ans is b and not c
Since there is only so much metal ore available, ultimately we must either do without or turn to renewable resources to take its place.
this statement implies that non renewable resources get exhausted so use sth which dont get finished

Jonathan Franco 18/3/09 1:58 PM  

i agree with rishi, the right anwer is not b is c.

RN 23/3/09 4:37 AM  

I too think that ans is C and not B

Arun 27/7/09 5:26 AM  

Hi Arshad,

Could you please explain why you have chosen “B” as the correct answer?

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