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Government representative: Between 1996 and 2005, the gray

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Government representative: Between 1996 and 2005, the gray wolf popula­tion in Minnesota grew nearly 50 percent; the gray wolf population in Montana increased by only 13 percent during the same period. Clearly, the Minnesota gray wolf population is more likely to survive and thrive long term.

Environmentalist: But the gray wolf population in Montana is nearly 8 times the population in Minnesota; above a certain critical breeding number, the popula­ tion is stable and does not require growth in order to survive.

The environmentalist challenges the government representative's argument by doing which of the following?
(A) introducing additional evidence that undermines an assumption made by the representative
(B) challenging the representative's definition of a critical breeding number
(C) demonstrating that the critical breeding number of the two wolf popula­tions differs significantly
(D) implying that the two populations of wolves could be combined in order to preserve the species
(E) suggesting that the Montana wolf population grew at a faster rate than stated in the representative's argument

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A- The representative assumes that the % of growth is the only criterion for deciding whether or not a species is endangered.The Envormmentalist introduces another criterion , the critical breeding number, which undermines the assumption of the GR.

B- Naaa

C- The GR did not even consider Critical breeding ... in his argument

D- :shock:

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I would go for A
Here goes my reasoning.

(A) introducing additional evidence that undermines an assumption made by the representative
Correct: Assumption made by GR is "the growth of population decides the probability of survival". This assumption is challenged and undermined by Environmentalist.

(B) challenging the representative's definition of a critical breeding number
Out of scope.

(C) demonstrating that the critical breeding number of the two wolf popula­tions differs significantly
Critical breeding number is never compared for two breeds. Irrelevant.

(D) implying that the two populations of wolves could be combined in order to preserve the species
Out of scope.

(E) suggesting that the Montana wolf population grew at a faster rate than stated in the representative's argument
Never done this. Irrelevant.

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Option A.
GR:GW pop. In Minnesota grew at a faster rate than that in Montana.
Conclusion-Minnesota's GW Pop is MORE LIKELY TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN THE LONG TERM.
The GR is assuming that ONLY GROWTH=long term survival.
The env. Undermines this assumption by contending that above a certain CB NUMBER(additional evidence),pop. DOESNT NEED GROWTH TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN THE LONG TERM.

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clearly A..an easy question though.

The environmenatlist gives an additional evidence (critical breeding number) which undermines the the claim made by the representative.

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