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# Every year a large percentage of the population of loggerhead and

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Every year a large percentage of the population of loggerhead and leatherback turtles are killed by deep-sea fishing. To protect land animals, habitats of endangered species are fenced off and monitored. This method of protection cannot be implemented in ocean habitats that change position in three dimensions.

If the statements above are correct, they most strongly support which of the following?

A) A method for the protection of moving habitats would have to be developed and implemented to solve the problem of endangered turtles.
B) Conservationists are not working hard enough to develop a protection method for every kind of habitat.
C) In a matter of a few years, loggerhead an leatherback turtles will no longer inhabit the oceans.
D) Other sea animals are also harmed by the fishing industry, and will also become endangered unless the problem is solved.
E) To control and monitor a three-dimensional ocean habitat, an infrared tagging system should be used.

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29 Aug 2015, 23:16
Harley1980 could you please explain why is it A and not E?
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Harley1980 could you please explain why is it A and not E?

Hello nisharaj

Sorry, I made a mistake during the posting and tag this question as Stregthen and maybe this throw you off. This is inference question.

In inference question we can not have new information in the answer.

E gives us new information about infrared devices so this is wrong.
A says that for saving turtles we should invent some new method because current methods is not applicable to marine environment.
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30 Aug 2015, 23:01
Ok now it makes more sense..

Thanks..
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31 Aug 2015, 01:16
Why not C? Doesnt it make sense for them to disappear, as nothing is being done about it?
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31 Aug 2015, 03:45
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Why not C? Doesnt it make sense for them to disappear, as nothing is being done about it?

Hello nakul2905

There is can be a lot of scenarios in which these turtles will not dissapear.
Maybe deep-sea fishing killing these turtles only then they are present in big qualities.
Maybe this turtles will change they areal then they realized that something is going wrong.

In inference questions we should 100% assurance that answer is true.
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08 May 2016, 13:18
A is the only option that folows from stimulus. All others can not be infered
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Harley1980 wrote:
Every year a large percentage of the population of loggerhead and leatherback turtles are killed by deep-sea fishing. To protect land animals, habitats of endangered species are fenced off and monitored. This method of protection cannot be implemented in ocean habitats that change position in three dimensions.

If the statements above are correct, they most strongly support which of the following?

A) A method for the protection of moving habitats would have to be developed and implemented to solve the problem of endangered turtles.
B) Conservationists are not working hard enough to develop a protection method for every kind of habitat.
C) In a matter of a few years, loggerhead an leatherback turtles will no longer inhabit the oceans.
D) Other sea animals are also harmed by the fishing industry, and will also become endangered unless the problem is solved.
E) To control and monitor a three-dimensional ocean habitat, an infrared tagging system should be used.

I did not understand how option 'A' is the inference from the stimulus!

I picked D.. Can someone throw some light pls
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Harley1980 wrote:
Every year a large percentage of the population of loggerhead and leatherback turtles are killed by deep-sea fishing. To protect land animals, habitats of endangered species are fenced off and monitored. This method of protection cannot be implemented in ocean habitats that change position in three dimensions.

If the statements above are correct, they most strongly support which of the following?

A) A method for the protection of moving habitats would have to be developed and implemented to solve the problem of endangered turtles.
B) Conservationists are not working hard enough to develop a protection method for every kind of habitat.
C) In a matter of a few years, loggerhead an leatherback turtles will no longer inhabit the oceans.
D) Other sea animals are also harmed by the fishing industry, and will also become endangered unless the problem is solved.
E) To control and monitor a three-dimensional ocean habitat, an infrared tagging system should be used.

I did not understand how option 'A' is the inference from the stimulus!

I picked D.. Can someone throw some light pls

A) A method for the protection of moving habitats would have to be developed and implemented to solve the problem of endangered turtles. - Correct

B) Conservationists are not working hard enough to develop a protection method for every kind of habitat. - Incorrect - Out of context

C) In a matter of a few years, loggerhead an leatherback turtles will no longer inhabit the oceans. - Incorrect - Too extreme.

D) Other sea animals are also harmed by the fishing industry, and will also become endangered unless the problem is solved. - Incorrect - Again this option is out of context. The argument speaks only about certain species of turtles. We can't infer how other sea animals are affected

E) To control and monitor a three-dimensional ocean habitat, an infrared tagging system should be used. - Incorrect - We don't know the effectiveness of infrared tagging system. This option is also out of context.

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25 Feb 2017, 16:06
A still does not make sense to me.
I don't think any of the answers are valid but C seems the most valid to me.

The problem with A is that it assumes turtles have a moving habitat in 3D. Maybe they're stationary in a specific isolated area. We just don't know that so we don't know if the method of moving habitats would even be needed to solve this issue.

C makes the most sense because it tells us that every year a LARGE percentage of these turtles are killed. If we keep with it, they will surely disappear in a few years. Had the prompt just said "a percentage" instead of large percentage, I could see C being incorrect.
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27 Feb 2017, 22:23
Option A talks about endangered turtles. But the question never mentions that turtles are endangered. They are just killed in large numbers. For all we know, the population of these turtles maybe very large. It's hard for me to accept A as the answer. Though E brings in some external elements, it does not make these turtles extinct.
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08 Mar 2017, 09:27
Every year a large percentage of the population of loggerhead and leatherback turtles are killed by deep-sea fishing. To protect land animals, habitats of endangered species are fenced off and monitored. This method of protection cannot be implemented in ocean habitats that change position in three dimensions.

If the statements above are correct, they most strongly support which of the following?

A) A method for the protection of moving habitats would have to be developed and implemented to solve the problem of endangered turtles.
Correct answer for an inference question.

B) Conservationists are not working hard enough to develop a protection method for every kind of habitat.
Role of conservationist is not discussed.

C) In a matter of a few years, loggerhead an leatherback turtles will no longer inhabit the oceans.
This is a good answer choice since to protect the turtles they have to be moved out of the ocean if no method is successfull to protect them and they have to be moved to a limited area.But Answer A is a better choice as it address that the problem is to be fixed.

D) Other sea animals are also harmed by the fishing industry, and will also become endangered unless the problem is solved.
Other sea animals are little out of scope,dont you think?

E) To control and monitor a three-dimensional ocean habitat, an infrared tagging system should be used.
Good, but not good answer for the inference question as infrared tagging is a good solution but we are not seeking the solution but the fact that is to be derived form the argument.
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Every year a large percentage of the population of loggerhead and leatherback turtles are killed by deep-sea fishing. To protect land animals, habitats of endangered species are fenced off and monitored. This method of protection cannot be implemented in ocean habitats that change position in three dimensions.

If the statements above are correct, they most strongly support which of the following?

A) A method for the protection of moving habitats would have to be developed and implemented to solve the problem of endangered turtles.
Correct answer for an inference question.

B) Conservationists are not working hard enough to develop a protection method for every kind of habitat.
Role of conservationist is not discussed.

C) In a matter of a few years, loggerhead an leatherback turtles will no longer inhabit the oceans.
This is a good answer choice since to protect the turtles they have to be moved out of the ocean if no method is successfull to protect them and they have to be moved to a limited area.But Answer A is a better choice as it address that the problem is to be fixed.

D) Other sea animals are also harmed by the fishing industry, and will also become endangered unless the problem is solved.
Other sea animals are little out of scope,dont you think?

E) To control and monitor a three-dimensional ocean habitat, an infrared tagging system should be used.
Good, but not good answer for the inference question as infrared tagging is a good solution but we are not seeking the solution but the fact that is to be derived form the argument.

Great explanation.

But the question states , " This method of protection cannot be implemented ...... " in the last line. It does not not mention that there are NO OTHER methods for protection of endangered turtles. Maybe, fencing is one of the methods for protection of endangered animals. How can we assume (according to option A) that there are CURRENTLY no other method for protecting turtles?
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09 Mar 2017, 09:34
Swethas9 wrote:
Every year a large percentage of the population of loggerhead and leatherback turtles are killed by deep-sea fishing. To protect land animals, habitats of endangered species are fenced off and monitored. This method of protection cannot be implemented in ocean habitats that change position in three dimensions.

If the statements above are correct, they most strongly support which of the following?

A) A method for the protection of moving habitats would have to be developed and implemented to solve the problem of endangered turtles.
Correct answer for an inference question.

B) Conservationists are not working hard enough to develop a protection method for every kind of habitat.
Role of conservationist is not discussed.

C) In a matter of a few years, loggerhead an leatherback turtles will no longer inhabit the oceans.
This is a good answer choice since to protect the turtles they have to be moved out of the ocean if no method is successfull to protect them and they have to be moved to a limited area.But Answer A is a better choice as it address that the problem is to be fixed.

D) Other sea animals are also harmed by the fishing industry, and will also become endangered unless the problem is solved.
Other sea animals are little out of scope,dont you think?

E) To control and monitor a three-dimensional ocean habitat, an infrared tagging system should be used.
Good, but not good answer for the inference question as infrared tagging is a good solution but we are not seeking the solution but the fact that is to be derived form the argument.

Great explanation.

But the question states , " This method of protection cannot be implemented ...... " in the last line. It does not not mention that there are NO OTHER methods for protection of endangered turtles. Maybe, fencing is one of the methods for protection of endangered animals. How can we assume (according to option A) that there are CURRENTLY no other method for protecting turtles?

Hi Swethas9,
Your doubt is a valid doubt ,but given the answer choices one picks A because there may be other methods available but are not implemented and tested yet,but the premises only provides information that the current method will not be successfull and they do not have any reference of alternate methods that are already exisiting.

Also in an Inference question one has to deduct fact from the given information and shall not provide new information in the answer.
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