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Environmental scientist: It is true that over the past ten years

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Environmental scientist: It is true that over the past ten years, there has been a sixfold increase in government funding for the preservation of wetlands while the total area of wetlands needing such preservation has increased only twofold (although this area was already large ten years ago). Even when inflation is taken into account, the amount of funding now is at least three times what it was ten years ago. Nevertheless, the current amount of government funding for the preservation of wetlands is inadequate and should be augmented.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to reconcile the environmental scientist's conclusion with the evidence cited above?

(A) The governmental agency responsible for administering wetland-preservation funds has been consistently mismanaged and run inefficiently over the past ten years.
(B) Over the past ten years, the salaries of scientists employed by the government to work on the preservation of wetlands have increased at a rate higher than the inflation rate.
(C) Research over the past ten years has enabled scientists today to identify wetlands in need of preservation well before the areas are at serious risk of destruction.
(D) More people today scientists and nonscientists alike, are working to preserve all natural resources including wetlands.
(E) Unlike today, funding for the preservation of wetlands was almost nonexistent ten years ago.
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C, D and E are irrevelant to the argument. B scientist's salary has nothing to do with government funding.

A is the only one relates to the argument here.
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Environmental scientist: It is true that over the past ten years, there has been a sixfold increase in government funding for the preservation of wetlands while the total area of wetlands needing such preservation has increased only twofold (although this area was already large ten years ago). Even when inflation is taken into account, the amount of funding now is at least three times what it was ten years ago. Nevertheless, the current amount of government funding for the preservation of wetlands is inadequate and should be augmented.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to reconcile the environmental scientist’s conclusion with the evidence cited above?

(A) The governmental agency responsible for administering wetland-preservation funds has been consistently mismanaged and run inefficiently over the past ten years.

(B) Over the past ten years, the salaries of scientists employed by the government to work on the preservation of wetlands have increased at a rate higher than the inflation rate.

(C) Research over the past ten years has enabled scientists today to identify wetlands in need of preservation well before the areas are at serious risk of destruction.

(D) More people today scientists and nonscientists alike, are working to preserve all natural resources including wetlands.

(E) Unlike today, funding for the preservation of wetlands was almost nonexistent ten years ago.

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Straight E.

This is a numbers CR so itd help to write this down if u have trouble imagining it.

Lets say funding for Wetlands was 1$ 10 years ago. 10 years ago there were 10wetlands needing funding. funding is now 6$ and wetlands needing funding has increased to 20. from this it can easily be seen that funding is still drastically insufficient.

Also the 1$ (a little exaggerated) explains how funding was almost non-existant.
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Yup, OA is E. Good explanation GMATBlackBelt.
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E is right then but don't show why A is not right?
A could also be an explaination to the situation there.
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Bump. Added OA and relevant tags.
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