The five sentences (labelled 1,2,3,4, and 5) given in this question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Decide on the proper order for the sentences and key in this sequence of five numbers as your answer.

  1. Within the declining industry, one country now dominates the market for the design and export of nuclear plants: Russia.
  2. Subsequently, many nuclear plants closed around the world.
  3. The worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, it was a devastating blow to an industry that has been in the doldrums since the 1980s.
  4. In March 2011, a tsunami engulfed the Fukushima power plant in Japan, ultimately causing a meltdown.
  5. Rosatom, Russia’s state-owned nuclear power company, has 33 new plants on its order book, worth about $130 billion.

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  1. The sequence should be 43215.
    4 is a general statement about the meltdown in Fukushima plant of Japan.
    3 follows 4 because it tells that it has been the worst disaster after Chernobyl,and a major blow to the already saddled Industry.
    2 following this various plants were closed.This points to the decline in the nuclear industry.
    1 talks about the same that in the declining industry,Russia is the leader now.
    5 talks about a Russian company which has orders worth big numbers.

  2. Mayank Khanna

    The passage talks about meltdown of nuclear industry.
    4- The tsunami incident which affected power plant
    3- Worst nuclear power plant accident
    2- Subsequent many plants shut down
    1- Russia’s dominance in the sector
    5- continues the idea of Russia ‘s dominance.

  3. The answer is 43215. Seeing that it contains the earliest time indicator (March 2011) and is a general sentence, 4 is the appropriate opening sentence. 3 has clear references to 4. 2 follows as it mentions the event(s) that is next in the sequence. 1 continues the idea with ‘declining industry’. 5 supports 1.

    All the answers received are correct- Great going, everyone! 🙂

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