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Although studies have found bamboo to be a better raw material than cement and mortar for use in the construction industry, as it is cheaper and more environment-friendly, most builders are concerned that home buyers will be resistant to the idea of houses built of bamboo. Nevertheless, experts predict that the use of bamboo in the construction industry will soon see a rapid increase.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the prediction outlined above?

A. Although it grows only in specific regions, bamboo is relatively easy to grow and does not require as much maintenance as other crops.

B. Bamboo cannot be grown in coastal areas since salt water and humidity have been proven to have an adverse effect on the growth of the plant in such areas.

C. Many building materials sourced from natural resources can also be used to make items such as household furniture and farming implements.

D. According to recent studies, bamboo is much more resilient than it was previously believed to be, and houses made out of bamboo are expected to require much less maintenance than those made of more commonly used materials.

E. Environmental organizations have recently become much more vocal about the multiple ways in which the environment is being exploited.

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According to recent studies, bamboo is much more resilient than it was previously believed to be, and houses made out of bamboo are expected to require much less maintenance than those made of more commonly used materials.

this is actually a weaken.
if bamboo are expected to require much less maintenance then how will it increase the use of bamboo in construction.

i think the answer is c
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According to recent studies, bamboo is much more resilient than it was previously believed to be, and houses made out of bamboo are expected to require much less maintenance than those made of more commonly used materials.

this is actually a weaken.
if bamboo are expected to require much less maintenance then how will it increase the use of bamboo in construction.

i think the answer is c


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C. Many building materials sourced from natural resources can also be used to make items such as household furniture and farming implements.
- Incorrect. This statement talks about many building materials sourced from natural resources, it can also mean that its talking about other resources like teak wood or any other wood material which can be used to make items such as household furniture and farming implements. Hence, This cannot be our answer as we don't know whether it is talking about bamboo or not.

D. According to recent studies, bamboo is much more resilient than it was previously believed to be, and houses made out of bamboo are expected to require much less maintenance than those made of more commonly used materials.
- Correct. This statement is not a weakener, its a strengthener. When we say something requires less maintenance that means it will cost you less after you buy that thing. For example, if there is a car, which is expected to require much less maintenance than other cars then everyone would buy that car. Similarly, when the statement says bamboo are expected to require much less maintenance than those made of more commonly used materials, that means people would make their houses of bamboo. Hence, its a strengthener.
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New post 17 Sep 2018, 01:01
C is incorrect for other reason that The conclusion is about bamboo being used in the construction industry and not else where and So D is the correct answer
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New post 18 Sep 2018, 02:24
Although studies have found bamboo to be a better raw material than cement and mortar for use in the construction industry, as it is cheaper and more environment-friendly, most builders are concerned that home buyers will be resistant to the idea of houses built of bamboo. Nevertheless, experts predict that the use of bamboo in the construction industry will soon see a rapid increase.

Prediction: The use of bamboo in the construction industry will soon see a rapid increase despite of the current resistance from the buyers.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the prediction outlined above?

A. Although it grows only in specific regions, bamboo is relatively easy to grow and does not require as much maintenance as other crops.
Explanation: IRRELEVANT

B. Bamboo cannot be grown in coastal areas since salt water and humidity have been proven to have an adverse effect on the growth of the plant in such areas.
Explanation: IRRELEVANT

C. Many building materials sourced from natural resources can also be used to make items such as household furniture and farming implements.
Explanation: Not Bamboo in specific. This diverts from our subject " Use of bamboo in construction industry"- INCORRECT

D. According to recent studies, bamboo is much more resilient than it was previously believed to be, and houses made out of bamboo are expected to require much less maintenance than those made of more commonly used materials.
Explanation: There we go! Studies have proved certain benefits of constructing houses with bamboo. Eventually people will choose bamboo over other materials once they are aware of its benefits.-CORRECT


E. Environmental organizations have recently become much more vocal about the multiple ways in which the environment is being exploited.
Explanation: IRRELEVANT

Hence the answer is D
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