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Because state sanctions against hunting have been eased, Deersdale Preserve has experienced an influx of hunters in the last several months. During this time, the silvertail fox, a popular target for hunters, has seen a marked decrease in population. Therefore, to prevent the population of silvertail fox—an important apex predator responsible for keeping the Deersdale County’s rabbit population in check—from falling even lower, the state should once again place strict sanctions against hunting.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly suggests that stricter sanctions against hunting would not have the desired effect?

A) The number of hunters entering the park is expected to drop drastically in the next few months as hunting season comes to an end.
B) The silvertail fox population varies greatly throughout the year, especially during winter when prey becomes scarce.
C) The grey wolf, a large predator that competes with the silvertail fox over Deersdale Preserve’s rabbit population, has seen its numbers decrease since the arrival of the hunters.
D) The silvertail fox had been experiencing a population surge shortly before the state sanctions against hunting were eased.
E) Many rabbits in the Deersdale Preserve recently have become carriers of a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals.

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Originally posted by DensetsuNo on 13 Jun 2016, 09:29.
Last edited by DensetsuNo on 14 Jun 2016, 07:12, edited 1 time in total.
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13 Jun 2016, 09:41
Because state sanctions against hunting have been eased, Deersdale Preserve has experienced an influx of hunters in the last several months. During this time, the silvertail fox, a popular target for hunters, has seen a marked decrease in population. Therefore, to prevent the population of silvertail fox—an important apex predator responsible for keeping the Deersdale County’s rabbit population in check—from falling even lower, the state should once again place strict sanctions against hunting.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly suggests that stricter sanctions against hunting would not have the desired effect?

A) The number of hunters entering the park is expected to drop drastically in the next few months as hunting season comes to an end.- does not tell whether the imposition of strict restrictions will help prevent the decrease in number of silvertail fox
B) The silvertail fox population varies greatly throughout the year, especially during winter when prey becomes scarce.-correct option which says that the imposition of stricter rules will not have the desired effect
C) The grey wolf, a large predator that competes with the silvertail fox over Deersdale Preserve’s rabbit population, has seen its numbers decrease since the arrival of the hunters.-out of context
D) The silvertail fox had been experiencing a population surge shortly before the state sanctions against hunting were eased.-out of context
E) Many rabbits in the Deersdale Preserve recently have become carriers of a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals.- we don't know whether the liver disease in carnivorous animals is causing them to die or decrease in number. we can consider silvertail fox as a carnivore since it feeds on rabbits.-not correct
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13 Jun 2016, 23:47
chetan2u Hey chetan I don't know whether it was you who merged the topics, but the questions are not the same, similar but different. $$:)$$
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14 Jun 2016, 00:01
It's clearly b
D is opposing the statement made in the passage so no, a e are strengthening . E is irrelevant

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14 Jun 2016, 03:02
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chetan2u Hey chetan I don't know whether it was you who merged the topics, but the questions are not the same, similar but different. $$:)$$

Hi DensetsuNo,

the Q is -

Because state sanctions against hunting have been eased, Deersdale Preserve has experienced an influx of hunters in the last several months. During this time, the silvertail fox, a popular target for hunters, has seen a marked decrease in population. Therefore, to prevent the population of silvertail fox—an important apex predator responsible for keeping the Deersdale County’s rabbit population in check—from falling even lower, the state should once again place strict sanctions against hunting.
Which of the following, if true, most strongly suggests that stricter sanctions against hunting would not have the desired effect?
A.The population of rabbits has surged ever since the hunting sanctions in Deersdale County were lifted.
B.The silvertail fox population varies greatly throughout the year, especially during winter when prey becomes scarce.
C.The local authorities are expecting even more hunters in the coming year to arrive to the park.
D.The silvertail fox had been experiencing a population surge shortly before the state sanctions against hunting were eased.
E.The grey wolf, a large predator that competes with the silvertail fox over Deersdale Preserve’s rabbit population, has seen its numbers decrease since the arrival of the hunters.

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Due to an easing of state sanctions against hunting, Deersdale Preserve has experienced an influx of hunters in the last several months. During this time, the silvertail fox, a popular target for hunters, has seen a marked decrease in population. Therefore, to prevent the population of silvertail fox—an important apex predator responsible for keeping the Deersdale County’s rabbit population in check—from falling even lower, the state should once again place strict sanctions against hunting.
Which of the following, if true, may suggest that stricter sanctions against hunting would not have the desired effect?

A) The number of hunters entering the park is expected to drop drastically in the next few months as hunting season comes to an end.
B) The silvertail fox population varies greatly throughout the year, especially during winter when prey becomes scarce.
C) The grey wolf, a large predator that competes with the silvertail fox over Deersdale Preserve’s rabbit population, has seen its numbers decrease since the arrival of the hunters.
D) The silvertail fox had been experiencing a population surge shortly before the state sanctions against hunting were eased.
E) Many rabbits in the Deersdale Preserve recently have become carriers of a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals.

The argument is exactly the same - except the highlighted portion, which means the same..
Three choices including the OA are same..
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14 Jun 2016, 05:19
chetan2u wrote:
Three choices including the OA are same..

If you look again you'll see they are similar but they have different questions (and a different answer)

Here are the two main differences:
E) Many rabbits in the Deersdale Preserve recently have become carriers of a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals.
A) The population of rabbits has surged ever since the hunting sanctions in Deersdale County were lifted.

Moreover question C in my post says:
C) The local authorities are expecting even more hunters in the coming year to arrive to the park.
A) The number of hunters entering the park is expected to drop drastically in the next few months as hunting season comes to an end.

Here a more throughout comparison:

B) The silvertail fox population varies greatly throughout the year, especially during winter when prey becomes scarce.

In the other one is:
E) Many rabbits in the Deersdale Preserve recently have become carriers of a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals.
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14 Jun 2016, 06:27
DensetsuNo wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
Three choices including the OA are same..

If you look again you'll see they are similar but they have different questions (and a different answer)

Here are the two main differences:
E) Many rabbits in the Deersdale Preserve recently have become carriers of a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals.
A) The population of rabbits has surged ever since the hunting sanctions in Deersdale County were lifted.

Moreover question C in my post says:
C) The local authorities are expecting even more hunters in the coming year to arrive to the park.
A) The number of hunters entering the park is expected to drop drastically in the next few months as hunting season comes to an end.

Here a more throughout comparison:

B) The silvertail fox population varies greatly throughout the year, especially during winter when prey becomes scarce.

In the other one is:
E) Many rabbits in the Deersdale Preserve recently have become carriers of a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals.

Hi,

you will have to tell the source of the Q you have posted..

The Q by Magoosh is clearly the one that is being discussed earlier and the one posted by you is a copy of the same..
Now the problem is that the Two arguments are 100% same -word to word. Even WHAT is asked is also the same..
I have written that 3 choices are same.
the OA given by Magoosh, surprisingly also makes part of the Q as a choice you have posted and as per you it is still not the answer..
How can OA given by the source not be the answer if everything is the same..

Request post the source
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14 Jun 2016, 06:37
chetan2u wrote:
DensetsuNo wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
Three choices including the OA are same..

If you look again you'll see they are similar but they have different questions (and a different answer)

Here are the two main differences:
E) Many rabbits in the Deersdale Preserve recently have become carriers of a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals.
A) The population of rabbits has surged ever since the hunting sanctions in Deersdale County were lifted.

Moreover question C in my post says:
C) The local authorities are expecting even more hunters in the coming year to arrive to the park.
A) The number of hunters entering the park is expected to drop drastically in the next few months as hunting season comes to an end.

Here a more throughout comparison:

B) The silvertail fox population varies greatly throughout the year, especially during winter when prey becomes scarce.

In the other one is:
E) Many rabbits in the Deersdale Preserve recently have become carriers of a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals.

Hi,

you will have to tell the source of the Q you have posted..

The Q by Magoosh is clearly the one that is being discussed earlier and the one posted by you is a copy of the same..
Now the problem is that the Two arguments are 100% same -word to word. Even WHAT is asked is also the same..
I have written that 3 choices are same.
the OA given by Magoosh, surprisingly also makes part of the Q as a choice you have posted and as per you it is still not the answer..
How can OA given by the source not be the answer if everything is the same..

Request post the source

Chetan, although I find it strange as well, I do not lie the source is Magoosh:
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14 Jun 2016, 06:47
DensetsuNo wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
Hi,

you will have to tell the source of the Q you have posted..

The Q by Magoosh is clearly the one that is being discussed earlier and the one posted by you is a copy of the same..
Now the problem is that the Two arguments are 100% same -word to word. Even WHAT is asked is also the same..
I have written that 3 choices are same.
the OA given by Magoosh, surprisingly also makes part of the Q as a choice you have posted and as per you it is still not the answer..
How can OA given by the source not be the answer if everything is the same..

Request post the source

Chetan, although I find it strange as well, I do not lie the source is Magoosh:

Hi,

Thanks and I was not for once assuming that you are telling a lie but I thought may be some one has modified it..

Here is a link where I found B absurd and mike did reply justifying the solution ..
But may be they have changed the Q after that..
http://gmatclub.com/forum/debatable-logic-due-to-an-easing-of-state-sanctions-against-hunting-215055.html

i'll try to rearrange the post again
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14 Jun 2016, 08:49
chetan2u wrote:

Thanks and I was not for once assuming that you are telling a lie but I thought may be some one has modified it..

Here is a link where I found B absurd and mike did reply justifying the solution ..
But may be they have changed the Q after that..
http://gmatclub.com/forum/debatable-logic-due-to-an-easing-of-state-sanctions-against-hunting-215055.html

i'll try to rearrange the post again

So at the end it was you who pulled the trigger on the old question!
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15 Jun 2016, 00:38
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state sanctions against hunting has led to an influx of hunters in recent months.
silvertail fox - a popular target for hunters, population of silvertail has declined . Silvertail also helps to keep in check the rabbit population.

C:To prevent population of the silvertail from falling even lower --- state should once again place strict sanctions.

q: weaken !!

E it is ... as it gives another reason in decline in population of silvertail because their food itself carries a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals, so even if you place strict sanctions on hunting ,the population of silvertail is bound to decline .
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23 Oct 2016, 11:45
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Because state sanctions against hunting have been eased, Deersdale Preserve has experienced an influx of hunters in the last several months. During this time, the silvertail fox, a popular target for hunters, has seen a marked decrease in population. Therefore, to prevent the population of silvertail fox—an important apex predator responsible for keeping the Deersdale County’s rabbit population in check—from falling even lower, the state should once again place strict sanctions against hunting.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly suggests that stricter sanctions against hunting would not have the desired effect?

A) The number of hunters entering the park is expected to drop drastically in the next few months as hunting season comes to an end.
B) The silvertail fox population varies greatly throughout the year, especially during winter when prey becomes scarce.
C) The grey wolf, a large predator that competes with the silvertail fox over Deersdale Preserve’s rabbit population, has seen its numbers decrease since the arrival of the hunters.
D) The silvertail fox had been experiencing a population surge shortly before the state sanctions against hunting were eased.
E) Many rabbits in the Deersdale Preserve recently have become carriers of a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals.

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I got down to E. Though C is close too.
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11 Jan 2018, 15:11
C is a super trap. There are similar questions but patterns in those questions are different that the pattern in C.
C is not the answer b/c there is no clear relation between the hunter and the wolf.

E gives an alternative explanation.
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12 Jan 2018, 06:21
IMO OA is E

A) The number of hunters entering the park is expected to drop drastically in the next few months as hunting season comes to an end.
-> Nothing. There is no relationship with stricter sanction
B) The silvertail fox population varies greatly throughout the year, especially during winter when prey becomes scarce.
-> Nothing. This is just one kind of fact that is possible to happen.
C) The grey wolf, a large predator that competes with the silvertail fox over Deersdale Preserve???s rabbit population, has seen its numbers decrease since the arrival of the hunters.
-> keep
D) The silvertail fox had been experiencing a population surge shortly before the state sanctions against hunting were eased.
-> Nothing. This is just a fact of past period.
E) Many rabbits in the Deersdale Preserve recently have become carriers of a virus that destroys the livers of carnivorous animals.
-> keep

Between C and E, I chose E.
The reason is below.
C. If there are alot of rabbits, there is no problem. So I do not chose C.
E. Even though there is stricter sanctions against hunting, fox population would be diminished, because their prey rabbit
will make foxes die.
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14 Feb 2018, 19:07
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Hi Mike,

I noticed that this question is from Magoosh. I have come across two different answers for this question. One post said the OA was B whereas this post is saying that the OA is E. I was wondering if you could please confirm the final answer? The link that Mr. Chetan posted mentions that the OA is B; however, the OA is confirmed as E here. Could you please confirm the final answer? Would immensely appreciate it!

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15 Feb 2018, 17:08
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Hi Mike,

I noticed that this question is from Magoosh. I have come across two different answers for this question. One post said the OA was B whereas this post is saying that the OA is E. I was wondering if you could please confirm the final answer? The link that Mr. Chetan posted mentions that the OA is B; however, the OA is confirmed as E here. Could you please confirm the final answer? Would immensely appreciate it!

Thank You!

Hi csaluja,

Carolyn from Magoosh here -- I can step in for Mike

The official answer is E, and has not been changed. See Mike's previous posts here discussing the reason that B is not the best answer choice.

Hope that helps!
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