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The cheetah seems to be headed for extinction because,

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The cheetah seems to be headed for extinction because, [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 23:28
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The cheetah seems to be headed for extinction because, resulting from intensive inbreeding generations ago, the species has so little genetic variation that it is extremely vulnerable to enviornmental change.


a) because, resulting from intensive inbreeding genrations ago,
b) because, as a result of intensive inbreeding genrations ago,
c) because they inbred intensively genrations ago so that
d) because there was intensive inbreeding generations ago and
e) as a result of their intensive inbreeding generations ago, and




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Re: PT #14 SC 25 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2012, 23:54
okay, i assume you have already struck off C,D and E.

Read the sentence as:
The cheetah seems to be headed for extinction because,.........., the species has so little genetic variation that it is extremely vulnerable to enviornmental change

The missing part should give you an answer for 'why the species has so little genetic variation?'

Now fit A and B one by one in your answer
A. The species has little genetic variation resulting from blah blah
B. The species has little gentic variation as a result of blah blah

Which one do you now think is correct? I hope you say B.
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Re: PT #14 SC 25 [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2012, 02:37
Cant be C, D and E (was clear thanks to the "and" at the end),
B fits best
Re: PT #14 SC 25   [#permalink] 23 Mar 2012, 02:37
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