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False chicory's taproot is always one half as long as the
plant is tall. Furthermore, the more rain false chicory
receives, the taller it tends to grow. In fact, false chicory
plants that receive greater than twice the average rainfall of
the species' usual habitat always reach above-average
heights for false chicory.

If the statements above are true, then which one of the
following must also be true?

(A) If two false chicory plants differ in height, then
it is likely that the one with the shorter taproot
has received less than twice the average
rainfall of the species' usual habitat.
(B) If a false chicory plant has a longer-than
average taproot, then it is likely to have
received more than twice the average rainfall
of the species' usual habitat.
(C) It is not possible for a false chicory plant to
receive only the average amount of rainfall of
the species' usual habitat and be of above
average height.
(D) If the plants in one group of false chicory are
not taller than those in another group of false
chicory, then the two groups must have
received the same amount of rainfall.
(E) If a false chicory plant receives greater than
twice the average rainfall of the species' usual
habitat, then it will have a longer taproot than
that of an average-sized false chicory plant.
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06 Apr 2011, 11:10
Is it (E)?

From the text we know "false chicory
plants that receive greater than twice the average rainfall of
the species' usual habitat always reach above-average"
"Always" is a key.
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10 May 2012, 08:03
Can anyone shed light on this? I eliminated down to A and B and made an educated guess for A. I might be very wrong though. Thank you.
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12 May 2012, 14:33
I picked E

But D seemed pretty close as well.

But in D, I felt the assumption was that "only" rainfall is a factor of plant height. this may not be true, not present in the text.

So I picked E. Anybody any light?
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23 May 2012, 11:53
If A then B. The same analogy is present in option E which more or less restates the same thing from the passage.

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I went with A. What is the OA?
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09 Jun 2012, 23:07
i pick B here. i think B is the direct pre-phrase of the last sentence of the stimulus. whats the OA and source?
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09 Jun 2012, 23:08
i pick B here. i think B is the direct pre-phrase of the last sentence of the stimulus. whats the OA and source?
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10 Jun 2012, 07:42
vjsharma25 wrote:
False chicory's taproot is always one half as long as the
plant is tall. Furthermore, the more rain false chicory
receives, the taller it tends to grow. In fact, false chicory
plants that receive greater than twice the average rainfall of
the species' usual habitat always reach above-average
heights for false chicory.

If the statements above are true, then which one of the
following must also be true?

(A) If two false chicory plants differ in height, then
it is likely that the one with the shorter taproot
has received less than twice the average
rainfall of the species' usual habitat.
(B) If a false chicory plant has a longer-than
average taproot, then it is likely to have
received more than twice the average rainfall
of the species' usual habitat.
(C) It is not possible for a false chicory plant to
receive only the average amount of rainfall of
the species' usual habitat and be of above
average height.
(D) If the plants in one group of false chicory are
not taller than those in another group of false
chicory, then the two groups must have
received the same amount of rainfall.
(E) If a false chicory plant receives greater than
twice the average rainfall of the species' usual
habitat, then it will have a longer taproot than
that of an average-sized false chicory plant.

I have opted for E as it added both the statements quoted in premise. B & C are also good contender.
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The argument that contains many words makes the question become harder to solve. To make the argument easier. I will define the "False chicory plan" = X

=> Argument Evaluation: X's taproot = 1/2 X
Furthermore, the more rain X get, the taller X is
In fact, X that receives >2 average rainfall of usual reception is higher than the average height of X

(A) If two false chicory plants differ in height, then it is likely that the one with the shorter taproot has received less than twice the average rainfall of the species' usual habitat. => If 2 X differ in height, then it is likely that the X1 (shorter taproot) has received less than 2 average rainfall of X
=> These matter are not mentioned in the argument.

(B) If a false chicory plant has a longer-than average taproot, then it is likely to have received more than twice the average rainfall
of the species' usual habitat.=> If X's taproot is longer than X's average taproot, then it is likely to have received more than twice the average rainfall => This was stated in the argument. If you choose this choice as the correct answer. It's a trap. This answer is the reverse form of the argument.
(C) It is not possible for a false chicory plant to receive only the average amount of rainfall of the species' usual habitat and be of above
average height. => not mentioned
(D) If the plants in one group of false chicory are not taller than those in another group of false chicory, then the two groups must have
received the same amount of rainfall. => not mentioned
(E) If a false chicory plant receives greater than twice the average rainfall of the species' usual habitat, then it will have a longer taproot than
that of an average-sized false chicory plant. => If X receive >2 rainfall of the average X, then X will have longer than average (+ height of taproot = exactly 1/2 height of X) => the X'taproot will be higher than the average that of average X
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16 Feb 2013, 23:15
I think the option B is wrong is because , there could be more than one reason(which might not have been mentioned in the passage) as to why the false chicory plant has a longer-than average height. Receiving more than twice the avg rainfall IMHO can't be treated as the one and only reason for the above average height of false chicory.
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23 Apr 2013, 08:57
According to tuanquang269's reply, B and E are correct.

Is this a valid GMAT question ? Because GMAT won't support 2 choices. Any expert replies ?
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I think the answer must be E and not A ...The argument uses the strong wording in the last sentence ie "ALWAYS" the the plant will grow twice the avg height, when condition of rainfall is met.
But in A the uses of word "Likely" disqualifies it to be the answer.

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