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Bio-chemists at Perck Pharma Corporation have discovered a new type of allergy.  Their research confirms that not only is it caused by pollen of a certain flower, as it was thought, but also the flower has to be pollinated by a certain kind of bee to cause the allergy. Which of the following would most likely support the data’s implication?

(A) In the absence of the bee, the pollen does not cause allergic reactions
(B) The bee has been shown to be a critical element in the reproduction of the particular flower.
(C) Many cases of the allergy have been observed only in the presence of the bee
(D) In cases in which the allergy does not develop, the flower will grow without the presence of the bee
(E) The onset of the allergy is usually caused by the flower even if the pollen is not present.


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Cannot decide between A and C. Can someone help explain it?
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Bio-chemists at Perck Pharma Corporation have discovered a new type of allergy.  Their research confirms that not only is it caused by pollen of a certain flower, as it was thought, but also the flower has to be pollinated by a certain kind of bee to cause the allergy. Which of the following would most likely support the data’s implication?

(A) In the absence of the bee, the pollen does not cause allergic reactions
(B) The bee has been shown to be a critical element in the reproduction of the particular flower.
(C) Many cases of the allergy have been observed only in the presence of the bee
(D) In cases in which the allergy does not develop, the flower will grow without the presence of the bee
(E) The onset of the allergy is usually caused by the flower even if the pollen is not present.


Cannot decide between A and C. Can someone help explain it?
Thanks in advance.

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Both bee and pollen of the flower are required for allergy as per premise. So if bee is not present the allergy reaction is not caused

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Bio-chemists at Perck Pharma Corporation have discovered a new type of allergy.  Their research confirms that not only is it caused by pollen of a certain flower, as it was thought, but also the flower has to be pollinated by a certain kind of bee to cause the allergy. Which of the following would most likely support the data’s implication?

(A) In the absence of the bee, the pollen does not cause allergic reactions
(B) The bee has been shown to be a critical element in the reproduction of the particular flower.
(C) Many cases of the allergy have been observed only in the presence of the bee
(D) In cases in which the allergy does not develop, the flower will grow without the presence of the bee
(E) The onset of the allergy is usually caused by the flower even if the pollen is not present.


Cannot decide between A and C. Can someone help explain it?
Thanks in advance.


This is an inference question.

We know that "research confirms that not only is it caused by pollen of a certain flower, as it was thought, but also the flower has to be pollinated by a certain kind of bee to cause the allergy". Therefore, the answer is A since the premise states that the flower must be pollinated by a certain kind of bee

As for C, the passage does not state whether many cases have been observed only in the presence of a bee. Perck Pharma Corporation may have conducted studies with or without the presence of bees and still came to the conclusion that the bee must pollinate the flower for allergy to occur (for example, they could have found traces of the bee in the flowers). In inference question, we have to know something for a fact and C is an assumption. therefore, C is incorrect

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Bio-chemists at Perck Pharma Corporation have discovered a new type of allergy.  Their research confirms that not only is it caused by pollen of a certain flower, as it was thought, but also the flower has to be pollinated by a certain kind of bee to cause the allergy. Which of the following would most likely support the data’s implication?

(A) In the absence of the bee, the pollen does not cause allergic reactions
(B) The bee has been shown to be a critical element in the reproduction of the particular flower.
(C) Many cases of the allergy have been observed only in the presence of the bee
(D) In cases in which the allergy does not develop, the flower will grow without the presence of the bee
(E) The onset of the allergy is usually caused by the flower even if the pollen is not present.


Cannot decide between A and C. Can someone help explain it?
Thanks in advance.


To eliminate C

The key word here is Many cases. Many does not mean all.
The conclusion says - in all cases the bee is required to pollinate the flower for the allergy
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Between A and C A is better .
Moreover we have to carefully the words such as all,many and some for questions like these .
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