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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

Using broad-spectrum weed killers on weeds that are competing with crops for sunlight, water, and nutrients presents a difficulty: how to keep the crop from being killed along with the weeds. For at least some food crops, specially treated seed that produces plants resistant to weed killers is under development. This resistance wears off as the plants mature. Therefore, the special seed treatment will be especially useful for plants that _____________ .

(A) produce their crop over an extended period of time, as summer squash does
(B) produce large seeds that are easy to treat individually, as corn and beans do
(C) provide, as they approach maturity, shade dense enough to keep weeds from growing
(D) are typically grown in large tracts devoted to a single crop
(E) are cultivated specifically for the seed they produce rather than for their leaves or roots
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Re: Which of the following most logically completes the argument [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2012, 11:54
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Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

Using broad-spectrum weed killers on weeds that are competing with crops for sunlight, water, and nutrients presents a difficulty: how to keep the crop from being killed along with the weeds. For at least some food crops, specially treated seed that produces plants resistant to weed killers is under development. This resistance wears off as the plants mature. Therefore, the special seed treatment will be especially useful for plants that _____________ .

(A) produce their crop over an extended period of time, as summer squash does
(B) produce large seeds that are easy to treat individually, as corn and beans do
(C) provide, as they approach maturity, shade dense enough to keep weeds from growing
(D) are typically grown in large tracts devoted to a single crop
(E) are cultivated specifically for the seed they produce rather than for their leaves or roots



..... weeds that are competing with crops for sunlight, water, and nutrients ....

Special seeds are weed resistant but the Resistance goes off one they mature,
(C) says that
-provide, as they approach maturity, shade dense enough to keep weeds from growing
means they will become self sufficient when grow up and hence can protect themselves even if the resistance goes off which was there by the virtue og the seeds they grew on
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Re: Which of the following most logically completes the argument [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2012, 06:08
Why is E wrong? If special seed treatment is for those plants whose seeds are cultivated,then this special seed treatment is ideal for them.
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Re: Which of the following most logically completes the argument [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2012, 06:36
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Why is E wrong? If special seed treatment is for those plants whose seeds are cultivated,then this special seed treatment is ideal for them.


The argument is about seeds that produce plants that are resistant to weed killers, but this resistance diminishes with time. So no weed killer can be used on them after a certain time, but something must be done with the weed. Therefore, it behooves plants that do something crucial before they lose their resistance to the weed killer: they're either cultivated quickly while they have their resistance, or get strong enough to fend for themselves agains the weed so that the weed problem is eliminated without the need to use the weed killer.

Answer choice E doesn't talk about any of this. It's irrelevant. The special...
Oh, I just realized what you are saying. E says the special seed treatment will be especially useful for *PLANTS* that are cultivated specifically for the seed *they produce* rather than for their leaves or roots. It's not talking about the treatment that's applied to the seeds. It's referring to the plants that have grown from those specially-treated seeds and the seeds that THOSE plants produce. Still irrelevant.
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Re: Which of the following most logically completes the argument [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 02:25
Found it easy to pick C.
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Re: Which of the following most logically completes the argument [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2014, 08:08
Which of the following most logically completes the argument below?

The special seed treatment will be especially useful for plants that would not need the broad-spectrum weed killers for weeds as they mature...

only "C" PROVIDES THE CORRECT REASON.....
(C) provide, as they approach maturity, shade dense enough to keep weeds from growing



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