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A grain-processing company is considering purchasing a catfish farm in an attempt to reduce waste by using the by-products of its grain processing as fish food. Catfish whose diet includes grain by-products have been found to reach marketable size in five months, and restaurants have expressed interest in having a reliable source for catfish.

The answer to which of the following questions is LEAST directly relevant to the grain-processing company’s consideration of whether fish farming is a preferable alternative to discarding grain byproducts?

(A) How does the cost of discarding grain by-products compare to the operating costs of a fish farm?

(B) How many pounds of catfish are served by restaurants locally and nationally each year?

(C) Are there government regulations that apply to the production and transportation of fish?

(D) Do catfish require nutrients not supplied by grain by-products?

(E) In how many months do wild catfish reach marketable size?

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A grain-processing company is considering purchasing a catfish farm in an attempt to reduce waste by using the by-products of its grain processing as fish food. Catfish whose diet includes grain by-products have been found to reach marketable size in five months, and restaurants have expressed interest in having a reliable source for catfish.

The answer to which of the following questions is LEAST directly relevant to the grain-processing company’s consideration of whether fish farming is a preferable alternative to discarding grain byproducts?

(A) How does the cost of discarding grain by-products compare to the operating costs of a fish farm?

(B) How many pounds of catfish are served by restaurants locally and nationally each year?

(C) Are there government regulations that apply to the production and transportation of fish?

(D) Do catfish require nutrients not supplied by grain by-products?

(E) In how many months do wild catfish reach marketable size?

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The logical sequence is simple: the company wants to buy catfish so which it can feed with grain by-products; these catfish might be sellable for money; restaurants might want to buy the catfish.
We need to identify an answer irrelevant to the question of 'should the company buy catfish or throw out the grain'.
Relevant answers will likely deal with the relative costs of the various processes involved and with the logical links between each of the above steps. So, we'll look for answers that don't do this -- a Logical approach.

(A) directly relates to the relative costs -- relevant.
(B) directly relates to the potential revenue from selling catfish-- relevant.
(C) directly relates to the costs of selling catfish -- relevant.
(D) directly relates to the costs of growing catfish-- relevant.
(E) relates to a different type of catfish -- irrelevant.

(E) is the answer.
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SajjadAhmad wrote:
A grain-processing company is considering purchasing a catfish farm in an attempt to reduce waste by using the by-products of its grain processing as fish food. Catfish whose diet includes grain by-products have been found to reach marketable size in five months, and restaurants have expressed interest in having a reliable source for catfish.

The answer to which of the following questions is LEAST directly relevant to the grain-processing company’s consideration of whether fish farming is a preferable alternative to discarding grain byproducts?

(A) How does the cost of discarding grain by-products compare to the operating costs of a fish farm?

(B) How many pounds of catfish are served by restaurants locally and nationally each year?

(C) Are there government regulations that apply to the production and transportation of fish?

(D) Do catfish require nutrients not supplied by grain by-products?

(E) In how many months do wild catfish reach marketable size?

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A. Wrong. Relevant to cost aspect.
B. Wrong. Relevant to supply and demand aspect.
C. Wrong. Relevant to multiple aspects.
D. Wrong. Relevant to production aspect.
E. Correct. Irrelevant as this option is discussing wild catfish while the argument is concerned with farm catfish.
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