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I hate those inference questions. Like this one, it just

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I hate those inference questions. Like this one, it just [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2006, 14:24



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I hate those inference questions. Like this one, it just doesn't click for me in 1.5-2 minutes. Well, I guess I have to take a literally blind guess and move on.

French divers recently found a large cave along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The cave is accessible moly through an underwater tunnel. The interior of the cave is completely field with seawater and contains numerous large stalagmites, which are the only stony pillars that form when drops of water fall repeatedly on a single spot on a cave flor, leaving behind numerous deposits that accumulate over time.

The information above most strongly supports which one of the following?

A.The Meditteranean Sea was at a higher level in the past than it is now
B. The water level within the cave is higher now than it was once
C. The French drivers were the first people who knew that the tunnel leading to the cave existed
D. There was onve an entrance to the cave besides the underwater tunnel
E. Seawater in the Mediterranean has a lower mineral content now than it had when the stalagmites were being formed

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2006, 14:32
B :?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2006, 16:20
I did not thought too much into this and what can directly (rathar than indirectly) be inferred from the passage is



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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2006, 16:30
using common sense (i hope), i picked B as well. it seems to be the only choice consistent with the stem
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2006, 19:47
B. Since the cave has water at the floor level ( tunnel is through the water ) and the stalagmites are formed when water falls on hard surfaces.....we can infer that once upon a time the floor of the cave wasn't filled with water.

I hope my answer isn't filled with gibberish..OA ?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2006, 22:00
B for me too..
Earlier the cave didnt had water and water used to tickle from top, and now its completely under water...
Doesnt convinces me completely but no other choice apart from A comes this close
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2006, 22:14
I choose B. OA, please?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2006, 06:02
Never make a completely "blind" guess. At least try to eliminate one or more illogical/inconsistent answer choices.

In this CR, C,D, and E can be immediately tossed out.

(B) makes the most sense.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2006, 11:01
I ll go with B!whats the OA
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2006, 11:41
If you examine the answer choice you will find that B is the only one standing. Rest can be attacked with ease.
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