The most successful economies have been, and will continue to be, those that train as many people as possible in the ...

on June 29 at 03:46PM

Please help

Could you please explain how we can definitively arrive at D as the answer? The stimulus seems a bit contradictory to get a good grasp of what the conclusion is.

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Shunhe on June 30 at 05:45PM

Hi @yckim2180,

Thanks for the question! So let’s recap the stimulus. It’s not really contradictory, but it is kind of long, and some parts of it are totally unnecessary in getting to the correct answer (though we can’t know that on our first read-through). We’re told that the most successful economics are those that train people to research, develop, and apply new technology. Japan’s good at this. Europe is not as good at this, since it has a shortage of skilled labor trained to use, and a shortage of scientists to develop and apply. But Japan also isn’t perfect for various reasons.

Now we’re asked to find what we can properly infer from the passage; in other words, this is a must be true question. Well, clearly, Japan and Europe could both use some more training, that’s something we can infer. And that’s exactly what (D) says. To be more successful economically, Europe will have to train more people in new technologies. That follows directly from the first sentence of the passage, and the fact that Europe has shortages.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.