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# For the condor to survive in the wild, its breeding

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For the condor to survive in the wild, its breeding population must be greatly increased. But because only a few eggs can be produced by a breeding pair over their lifetime, any significant increase in the number of birds depends upon most of these eggs hatching, which is extremely unlikely in the wild due to environmental dangers. One possible way to eliminate the effects of these factors is to breed the birds in captivity and subsequently return them to the wild.
Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?
(A) The condor as a species will eventually become extinct in the wild.
(B) The best way to save the condor from extinction is to breed it in captivity.
(C) It is almost impossible to eliminate all the environmental threats to the eggs of condors.
(D) If more condor eggs do not hatch, the condor as a species will not survive in the wild.
(E) The most feasible way to save the condor from extinction is to increase egg production.
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For the condor to survive in the wild, its breeding population must be greatly increased. But because only a few eggs can be produced by a breeding pair over their lifetime, any significant increase in the number of birds depends upon most of these eggs hatching, which is extremely unlikely in the wild due to environmental dangers. One possible way to eliminate the effects of these factors is to breed the birds in captivity and subsequently return them to the wild.
Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?
(A) The condor as a species will eventually become extinct in the wild.
Not necessarily if there are other ways to prevent it.
(B) The best way to save the condor from extinction is to breed it in captivity.
It's just one possible way, not the best way.
(C) It is almost impossible to eliminate all the environmental threats to the eggs of condors.
Not in captivity.
(D) If more condor eggs do not hatch, the condor as a species will not survive in the wild.
Right answer. The passage above supports every word of this sentence.
(E) The most feasible way to save the condor from extinction is to increase egg production.
Almost right, the key is not the production of eggs, but hatching of eggs.
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19 Jul 2010, 13:06

Lets divide the question is Premise and Conclusion:

Conclusion1: Condor to survive breeding population must be increased

Premise1: few eggs hatched, increase in numbers depend on hatching but has environmental dangers

Premise2: to eliminate effects breed birds in captivity

Premise 2 can be easily taken as conclusion but that is a mistake,

Now we have to support the conclusion, lets take options:

(a) bird will extinct --- but this is not related to conclusion

(b) "best possible way" --- hey man as soon as u see u can ignore the answer choice as argument clearly says one of the possible ways

(c) it is almost impossible to remove threats to the eggs -- again this is not related to conclusion which is more concerned breeding and population increase, also such high words to be ignored

(d) if no hatching species will extinct -- yes you can say this is the contender because it clearly says if no hatching species will extinct

(e) "the most feasible way" - ignore this choice

noboru wrote:
For the condor to survive in the wild, its breeding population must be greatly increased. But because only a few eggs can be produced by a breeding pair over their lifetime, any significant increase in the number of birds depends upon most of these eggs hatching, which is extremely unlikely in the wild due to environmental dangers. One possible way to eliminate the effects of these factors is to breed the birds in captivity and subsequently return them to the wild.
Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?
(A) The condor as a species will eventually become extinct in the wild.
(B) The best way to save the condor from extinction is to breed it in captivity.
(C) It is almost impossible to eliminate all the environmental threats to the eggs of condors.
(D) If more condor eggs do not hatch, the condor as a species will not survive in the wild.
(E) The most feasible way to save the condor from extinction is to increase egg production.
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21 Jul 2010, 11:34
For the condor to survive in the wild, its breeding population must be greatly increased. But because only a few eggs can be produced by a breeding pair over their lifetime, any significant increase in the number of birds depends upon most of these eggs hatching, which is extremely unlikely in the wild due to environmental dangers. One possible way to eliminate the effects of these factors is to breed the birds in captivity and subsequently return them to the wild.

Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?

(A) The condor as a species will eventually become extinct in the wild. --> The argument does not say this. There are ways to save the species
(B) The best way to save the condor from extinction is to breed it in captivity. --> The possible way not the best way
(C) It is almost impossible to eliminate all the environmental threats to the eggs of condors. --> too strong
(D) If more condor eggs do not hatch, the condor as a species will not survive in the wild. --> correct
(E) The most feasible way to save the condor from extinction is to increase egg production. --> not increase egg production but increase egg hatching.
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21 Jul 2010, 18:10
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23 Jul 2010, 01:09
I pick D. :D
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23 Jul 2010, 02:56
IMO: D... for all the above reasons
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28 Jul 2010, 21:29
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Lets divide the question is Premise and Conclusion:

Conclusion1: Condor to survive breeding population must be increased

Premise1: few eggs hatched, increase in numbers depend on hatching but has environmental dangers

Premise2: to eliminate effects breed birds in captivity

Premise 2 can be easily taken as conclusion but that is a mistake,

Now we have to support the conclusion, lets take options:

(a) bird will extinct --- but this is not related to conclusion

(b) "best possible way" --- hey man as soon as u see u can ignore the answer choice as argument clearly says one of the possible ways

(c) it is almost impossible to remove threats to the eggs -- again this is not related to conclusion which is more concerned breeding and population increase, also such high words to be ignored

(d) if no hatching species will extinct -- yes you can say this is the contender because it clearly says if no hatching species will extinct

(e) "the most feasible way" - ignore this choice

Agree with u .
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12 Sep 2010, 03:55
got trap on B..................:D

confused in B and D

well D is easy pick acually....
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12 Sep 2010, 19:53
+1 For D
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12 Sep 2010, 21:41
D. got trapped by B too!
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04 May 2011, 21:10
A exaggeration.
B may be/may not be
C contradicted by the last line of argument
D OA
E too strong
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05 May 2011, 10:03
D is an exact paraphrase of the question! so d !
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06 May 2011, 01:56
D in 2:16 seconds , i think this should be a sub 600 level question .
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23 Oct 2013, 21:31
Well, most of the people have got correct answers, but eliminated other options due to incorrect reasons. So I will add my 2 cents.

The question stem translates to a "Must Be True" question. In a Must Be True question, the answer can be derived from any of the premises, not necessarily from the conclusion. In fact, if you notice clearly, this stimulus just presents a fact set and doesn't conclude anything. So the conclusion is missing, another indicator that we are looking at a "Must Be True" question.

I will specifically discuss Option (C), since I feel it has been eliminated due to wrong reasons. First Option C, doesn't contradict the last statement. The last line of the stimulus states -
"One possible way to eliminate the effects of these factors" -> These factors refer to environmental dangers.

So, in essence C is not directly contradicting the last statement, because it presents a way in which the effects of "environmental dangers" can be mitigated. It doesn't present a case in which environmental threats have themselves been eliminated. Though, this option can be eliminated for other more plausible reasons. Hope it makes sense.
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24 Oct 2013, 00:22
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Well, most of the people have got correct answers, but eliminated other options due to incorrect reasons. So I will add my 2 cents.

The question stem translates to a "Must Be True" question. In a Must Be True question, the answer can be derived from any of the premises, not necessarily from the conclusion. In fact, if you notice clearly, this stimulus just presents a fact set and doesn't conclude anything. So the conclusion is missing, another indicator that we are looking at a "Must Be True" question.

I will specifically discuss Option (C), since I feel it has been eliminated due to wrong reasons. First Option C, doesn't contradict the last statement. The last line of the stimulus states -
"One possible way to eliminate the effects of these factors" -> These factors refer to environmental dangers.

So, in essence C is not directly contradicting the last statement, because it presents a way in which the effects of "environmental dangers" can be mitigated. It doesn't present a case in which environmental threats have themselves been eliminated. Though, this option can be eliminated for other more plausible reasons. Hope it makes sense.

It think the conclusion in the argument is " any significant increase in the number of birds depends upon most of these eggs hatching, which is extremely unlikely in the wild due to environmental dangers."
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It think the conclusion in the argument is " any significant increase in the number of birds depends upon most of these eggs hatching, which is extremely unlikely in the wild due to environmental dangers."

That is definitely a fact which the author is presenting and not a conclusion. "Which is extremely unlilkely in...." is the reason which the author gives for the statement and definitely dosen't classify it as the main conclusion of the argument. You can use "Conclusion Identification Method" to confirm this.
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