It can be inferred from the passage that United States specialty–steel mills generally differ from integrated steel p...

Julie on September 6, 2019

Answer Explanation

Hi LSAT Max, Could you help me out with this one? Thanks!

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Irina on September 6, 2019

@Julie,

The passage tells us that "integrated producers have been unable to compete with mini mills and specialty steel mills because they have dispensed entirely ..with the blast-furnace operation" (lines 50-57) among other process modifications, meaning specialty steel mills do not operate blast furnaces (E). Minimills rather than specialty mills produce a limited range of products (choice D) in a restricted geographic area (choice A) (lines 23-26). Both minimills and specialty mills have avoided economic troubles (lines 17-20), hence (B) is incorrect. The passage compares integrated producers in the US and Japan, not specialty mills in the US and Japan (lines 39-46), hence (C) is also incorrect.

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