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If the forest continues to disappear at its present pace, [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2005, 00:11
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“If the forest continues to disappear at its present pace, the koala will approach extinction,â€
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2005, 06:03
I don't see how (B) agrees with the Biologist's argument though.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2005, 07:19
I have the same problem, Folaa.

Biologist: If deforestation continues at the present rate, Koala will approach extinction (not become extinct). There's a difference between approaching extinction (perhaps becoming an endangered species) and being completely extinct.

Politician: To save the Koala, simply stop deforestation. (Stop it completely - not slow down the rate and neither start reforestation)

(A) - Does not talk about the politician's claim
(B) - Against the politician, but does not talk about the biologist.
(C) - Noone's talking about reforestation here
(D) - Reforestation - again nobody's talking about planting new trees - all
they seem to be talking about is the rate at which deforestation is
taking place (the biologist) and whether or not to completely stop
deforestation (the politician)
(E) - For the biologist, but does not talk anything about the politician.

Anyone can throw some light on this one?
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2005, 21:38
Biologist:
- Deforestion continues at present rate, Koala will approach extincintion

Politician:
- Stop deforestation and koala will be save (not be extinct)

We want a statement that agrees the biologist, and disagrees with the politician

Which one of the following statements is consistent with the biologist’s claim but not with the politician’s claim?

(A) Deforestation continues and the koala becomes extinct.
- consistent with both claims

(B) Deforestation is stopped and the koala becomes extinct.
Deforestation stopped --> Koala becomes extincit
Koala not extinct --> Deforestation not stopped (consistent with biologist's claim)

This is consistent with the biologist's claim and not consistent with the politian. The biologist says that if deforestation is not slowed down, koala will become extinct. However, it does not have to take a complete stop to achieve the aim of preserving the koalas. However, it contradicts the politician's claim that stopping deforestation will save the koalas.

(C) Reforestation begins and the koala survives.
- Reforestation is not the same as slowing down or stopping deforestation.

(D) Deforestation is slowed and the koala survives.
Deforestation is slowed --> Koala survives
Koala does not survive --> Deforestation is not slowed
- Consistent with biologists claim that slowing deforestation will help koala survive. But it does not contradict the politicain as well as it says koala will not survive if deforestation is not slowed (i.e. not stopped or faster)

(E) Deforestation is slowed and the koala approaches extinction
- does not agree with biologist

B it is.

Not sure if i'm right, just my thoughts as to how this should be solved. :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2005, 07:28
in the earlier post I picked D. but yup B makes more sense.
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Re: CR: Koala [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2005, 09:00
[quote="Vithal"]“If the forest continues to disappear at its present pace, the koala will approach extinction,â€
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2005, 21:41
The difference between B & D is very sutle here. You could argue either way, I don't think ETS would get into controversy like this. Can you reveal the source of this question?. Thanks
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2005, 00:10
praveen_rao7 wrote:
The difference between B & D is very sutle here. You could argue either way, I don't think ETS would get into controversy like this. Can you reveal the source of this question?. Thanks


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 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2005, 00:52
My choice was D and then I've checked the previous post with the answer and the explanation.... :? not so clear....
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 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2005, 01:27
chunjuwu wrote:
OA please

already given in the link below the first posting
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2005, 13:42
praveen_rao7 wrote:
The difference between B & D is very sutle here. You could argue either way, I don't think ETS would get into controversy like this. Can you reveal the source of this question?. Thanks


There isn't any controversy or subtle difference between B and D. I see that chunjuwu has mastered the tricks of if x then y. ;) :good
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2005, 14:18
another approach

if x then y BUT that does not means that when y and then x. the politican claim falls into this trap. Find the choice that contradict with y and then x logic will take care of the problem. I remember this one and it is a good one.
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Re: CR: Koala [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2005, 15:16
[quote="Vithal"]“If the forest continues to disappear at its present pace, the koala will approach extinction,â€
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Re: CR: Koala [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2005, 17:10
[quote="DLMD"][quote="Vithal"]“If the forest continues to disappear at its present pace, the koala will approach extinction,â€
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Re: [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 00:13
ywilfred wrote:
Biologist:
- Deforestion continues at present rate, Koala will approach extincintion

Politician:
- Stop deforestation and koala will be save (not be extinct)

We want a statement that agrees the biologist, and disagrees with the politician

Which one of the following statements is consistent with the biologist’s claim but not with the politician’s claim?

(A) Deforestation continues and the koala becomes extinct.
- consistent with both claims

(B) Deforestation is stopped and the koala becomes extinct.
Deforestation stopped --> Koala becomes extincit
Koala not extinct --> Deforestation not stopped (consistent with biologist's claim)

This is consistent with the biologist's claim and not consistent with the politian. The biologist says that if deforestation is not slowed down, koala will become extinct. However, it does not have to take a complete stop to achieve the aim of preserving the koalas. However, it contradicts the politician's claim that stopping deforestation will save the koalas.

B it is.

Not sure if i'm right, just my thoughts as to how this should be solved. :-D



Can you explain B again, I still don't get it.
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