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Which of the following most logically completes the passage

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Which of the following most logically completes the passage [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 16:10
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Which of the following most logically completes the passage below?
Heavy rains during Centralia’s corn planting season prevented some farmers there from planting corn. It is now the planting season for soybeans, another of Centralia’s principal crops, and those fields originally intended for corn are dry enough for planting. Nonetheless, even though soybean prices are unusually high at present, the farmers will leave most of these fields empty rather than plant them with soybeans, since ‗‗‗‗‗‗.

A. the extensive rains have led to an increase in the price of corn
B. some Centralian farmers anticipate serious financial losses due to the extremely wet spring planting season
C. chemicals that were used to prepare the fields for corn planting would stunt the growth of soybeans
D. the majority of Centralia’s corn farmers were able to plant corn as they had intended, despite the wet planting season
E. many Centralian farmers grow both corn and soybeans
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Re: Which of the following most logically completes the passage [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2012, 18:40
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Which of the following most logically completes the passage below?
Heavy rains during Centralia’s corn planting season prevented some farmers there from planting corn. It is now the planting season for soybeans, another of Centralia’s principal crops, and those fields originally intended for corn are dry enough for planting. Nonetheless, even though soybean prices are unusually high at present, the farmers will leave most of these fields empty rather than plant them with soybeans, since ‗‗‗‗‗‗.

A. the extensive rains have led to an increase in the price of corn
B. some Centralian farmers anticipate serious financial losses due to the extremely wet spring planting season
C. chemicals that were used to prepare the fields for corn planting would stunt the growth of soybeans
D. the majority of Centralia’s corn farmers were able to plant corn as they had intended, despite the wet planting season
E. many Centralian farmers grow both corn and soybeans


Basically, we are looking for the reason for the discrepency highlighted by "even though soybean prices are unusually high at present, the farmers will leave most of these fields empty rather than plant them with soybeans"


A. the extensive rains have led to an increase in the price of corn
The planting season for corn is over. price increase must be due to limited supply. It is unlikely that increase in price can lead farmers to plant corn in a non season. Hence not the reason.

B. some Centralian farmers anticipate serious financial losses due to the extremely wet spring planting season
irrelevant... We dont know which season is.. spring planting season? we know about corn planting season and soybean planting seasons. Not the reason.

C. chemicals that were used to prepare the fields for corn planting would stunt the growth of soybeans
If the growth of soybean is hampered due to chemicals, farmers would again suffer a loss. Hence they might not plant the fields with soybeans. Possible reason.

D. the majority of Centralia’s corn farmers were able to plant corn as they had intended, despite the wet planting season
Totally irrelevant. Farmers were able to plant corn as they intended. But it doesnt help in explaining the discrepancy. Not the reason.

E. many Centralian farmers grow both corn and soybeans
Again ,irrelavant. Yeah we know that - both are principal crops in centralia. But it doesnt help in explaining the discrepancy.Not the reason.

C presents only possible reason.

Hence Ans C.
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