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# Every adult male woolly monkey is larger than even the

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Every adult male woolly monkey is larger than even the largest female woolly monkey. In colonies of woolly monkeys, any adult male will dominate any female.

If the statements above are true, which one of the following must on the basis of them be true of woolly monkeys in colonies?

(A) Size is the primary determinant of relations of dominance among woolly monkeys.
(B) Some large adolescent male woolly monkeys dominate some smaller females of the species.
(C) If a male woolly monkey is larger than a female of the species, that male will dominate that female.
(D) If a female woolly monkey dominates a male of the species, the dominated male monkey is not an adult.
(E) An adult male woolly monkey can dominate a female of the species only if that female is also an adult.

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08 Nov 2005, 20:20
D.

A. Cannot be established
B. Adults is the key here
C. We need adult male wolley, not anyone else
D. Aha
E. Not only adult female but any female

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08 Nov 2005, 21:15

Is this one of the logic questions? Since I saw hints of the "if P, then Q" sort of sentence structure in answer D?

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09 Nov 2005, 00:08
I too go for D

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09 Nov 2005, 00:32
(A) - can't infer that from the passage
(B) - Can't tell either
(C) - Can't tell
(D) If a female woolly monkey dominates a male of the species, the dominated male monkey is not an adult.
(E) - the passage doesn't say that

D is the best answer. We're told any adult male will dominate a female, so if the female is dominating a male, then it must not be an adult male.

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09 Nov 2005, 02:20
Straight D.

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09 Nov 2005, 04:58
clearly D.

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09 Nov 2005, 08:33
lets see.

A. Size can be one of the factors but doesn't certainly say if it is the primary determinat, there can be other determinant like being adult, sex etc as well. this is one possiblity, but not a certain one.

E. it can dominate any female.

So D is the right choice.
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09 Nov 2005, 09:34
I am sure answer should be either A or D. D makes sense but looks like A is the Basic Assumption author is making for his conslusion.

Conslusion : In colonies of woolly monkeys, any adult male will dominate any female.

Evidance : Every adult male woolly monkey is larger than even the largest female woolly monkey.

Assumption : Size is the Primary Factor in determining the dominance.

As if Assumption is True if justifies the Conlustion.

I would go with A . (taking chance)....

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guys what is OA ...?

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Every adult male woolly monkey is larger than even the largest female woolly monkey. In colonies of woolly monkeys, any adult male will dominate any female.

If the statements above are true, which one of the following must on the basis of them be true of woolly monkeys in colonies?

(A) Size is the primary determinant of relations of dominance among woolly monkeys.
(B) Some large adolescent male woolly monkeys dominate some smaller females of the species.
(C) If a male woolly monkey is larger than a female of the species, that male will dominate that female.
(D) If a female woolly monkey dominates a male of the species, the dominated male monkey is not an adult.
(E) An adult male woolly monkey can dominate a female of the species only if that female is also an adult.

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09 Nov 2005, 13:36
D for me too.

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09 Nov 2005, 15:09
I also choose D because it can be infered from the passage. They only aother solution I had in consideration was A, but there could be another factor than size which determines the dominance of a male.

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09 Nov 2005, 15:19
I choose D..
Articles about animals are usually intresting!

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09 Nov 2005, 18:44
OA is D

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