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# Editorial: Almost every year the Smithfield River floods the coastal f

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19 Mar 2019, 22:24
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Editorial: Almost every year the Smithfield River floods the coastal fishing community of Redhook, which annually spends \$3 million on the cleanup. Some residents have proposed damming the river, which would cost \$5 million but would prevent the flooding. However, their position is misguided. A dam would prevent nutrients in the river from flowing into the ocean. Fish that now feed on those nutrients would start feeding elsewhere. The loss of these fish would cost Redhook \$10 million annually.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main conclusion of the editorial’s argument?

(A) The Smithfield River should be dammed to prevent flooding.
(B) Nutrients from the Smithfield River are essential to the local fish population.
(C) Damming the Smithfield River is not worth the high construction costs for such a project.
(D) For Redhook to build a dam on the Smithfield River would be a mistake.
(E) The Smithfield River floods cost Redhook \$3 million every year.

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19 Mar 2019, 23:10
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Argument states that the opinion of resident is misguided...
So editor says that DAM SHOULD NOT BE BUILD AS LOSSES OF building a dam outweigh the benefits gained

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19 Mar 2019, 23:52
Editorial: Almost every year the Smithfield River floods the coastal fishing community of Redhook, which annually spends \$3 million on the cleanup. Some residents have proposed damming the river, which would cost \$5 million but would prevent the flooding. However, their position is misguided. A dam would prevent nutrients in the river from flowing into the ocean. Fish that now feed on those nutrients would start feeding elsewhere. The loss of these fish would cost Redhook \$10 million annually.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main conclusion of the editorial’s argument?

(A) The Smithfield River should be dammed to prevent flooding.
(B) Nutrients from the Smithfield River are essential to the local fish population.
(C) Damming the Smithfield River is not worth the high construction costs for such a project.
(D) For Redhook to build a dam on the Smithfield River would be a mistake.
(E) The Smithfield River floods cost Redhook \$3 million every year.

A- goes against the main idea of the argument
B- this can be taken as an inference but not main conclusion
C-irrelevant/out of scope
D- CORRECT. Clearly, from the last three sentences of the passage it is quiet clear that building a dam would be a mistake for Redhook people.
E- Not the main conclucion
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Re: Editorial: Almost every year the Smithfield River floods the coastal f  [#permalink]

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19 Apr 2019, 08:37
Editorial: Almost every year the Smithfield River floods the coastal fishing community of Redhook, which annually spends \$3 million on the cleanup. Some residents have proposed damming the river, which would cost \$5 million but would prevent the flooding. However, their position is misguided. A dam would prevent nutrients in the river from flowing into the ocean. Fish that now feed on those nutrients would start feeding elsewhere. The loss of these fish would cost Redhook \$10 million annually.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main conclusion of the editorial’s argument?

(A) The Smithfield River should be dammed to prevent flooding.
(B) Nutrients from the Smithfield River are essential to the local fish population.
(C) Damming the Smithfield River is not worth the high construction costs for such a project.
(D) For Redhook to build a dam on the Smithfield River would be a mistake.
(E) The Smithfield River floods cost Redhook \$3 million every year.

Though Its very hard to choose b/w 'B' and 'D' but i chose D because as B is already mentioned in the passage(Fish that now feed on those nutrients would start feeding elsewhere. The loss of these fish would cost Redhook \$10 million annually) and we need go choose conclusion not the same or paraphrased statement.
Re: Editorial: Almost every year the Smithfield River floods the coastal f   [#permalink] 19 Apr 2019, 08:37
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