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In a study, infant monkeys given a choice between two surrogate mothers―a bare wire structure equipped with a milk bottle, or a soft, suede-covered wire structure equipped with a milk bottle―unhesitatingly chose the latter. When given a choice between a bare wire structure equipped with a milk bottle and a soft, suede-covered wire structure lacking a milk bottle, they unhesitatingly chose the former.

Which one of the following is most supported by the information above?

A. Infant monkeys' desire for warmth and comfort is nearly as strong as their desire for food.
B. For infant monkeys, suede is a less convincing substitute for their mother's touch than animal fur would be.
C. For infant monkeys, a milk bottle is a less convincing substitute for their mother's teat than suede is for their mother's touch.
D. For infant monkeys, a milk bottle is an equally convincing substitute for their mother's teat as suede is for their mother's touch.
E. Infant monkeys' desire for food is stronger than their desire for warmth and comfort.

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The argument says when Monkey's had food at both the wires, they chose softness but when they had food in bare one and nothing in the soft one they chose food.

It means they gave first preference to food and then to softness.

A. Infant monkeys' desire for warmth and comfort is nearly as strong as their desire for food. Against what I said above.
B. For infant monkeys, suede is a less convincing substitute for their mother's touch than animal fur would be. Suede and Animal fur?? OFS.
C. For infant monkeys, a milk bottle is a less convincing substitute for their mother's teat than suede is for their mother's touch. No, against
D. For infant monkeys, a milk bottle is an equally convincing substitute for their mother's teat as suede is for their mother's touch. No, this is against to what we said.
E. Infant monkeys' desire for food is stronger than their desire for warmth and comfort. Same as I said while decoding. Correct
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The argument says when Monkey's had food at both the wires, they chose softness but when they had food in bare one and nothing in the soft one they chose food.

It means they gave first preference to food and then to softness.

A. Infant monkeys' desire for warmth and comfort is nearly as strong as their desire for food. Against what I said above.
B. For infant monkeys, suede is a less convincing substitute for their mother's touch than animal fur would be. Suede and Animal fur?? OFS.
C. For infant monkeys, a milk bottle is a less convincing substitute for their mother's teat than suede is for their mother's touch. No, against
D. For infant monkeys, a milk bottle is an equally convincing substitute for their mother's teat as suede is for their mother's touch. No, this is against to what we said.
E. Infant monkeys' desire for food is stronger than their desire for warmth and comfort. Same as I said while decoding. Correct



Could someone help me understand how option A is an opposite of option E ? For me they both meant the same, with option A being a little more moderate of the two.

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Could someone help me understand how option A is an opposite of option E ? For me they both meant the same, with option A being a little more moderate of the two.


Hi Easaw_George ,

I am happy to help.

Look at the explanation I have given above.

We are told 1st preference is given to food and then to softness while A is saying preference for food = preference for softness. This is opposite to what the argument is saying. Hence, A is out.

While option E is clearly saying what I mentioned in my previous post.

Hence, E is correct.

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In a study, infant monkeys given a choice between two surrogate mothers―a bare wire structure equipped with a milk bottle, or a soft, suede-covered wire structure equipped with a milk bottle―unhesitatingly chose the latter. When given a choice between a bare wire structure equipped with a milk bottle and a soft, suede-covered wire structure lacking a milk bottle, they unhesitatingly chose the former.

Which one of the following is most supported by the information above?

A. Infant monkeys' desire for warmth and comfort is nearly as strong as their desire for food.
B. For infant monkeys, suede is a less convincing substitute for their mother's touch than animal fur would be.
C. For infant monkeys, a milk bottle is a less convincing substitute for their mother's teat than suede is for their mother's touch.
D. For infant monkeys, a milk bottle is an equally convincing substitute for their mother's teat as suede is for their mother's touch.
E. Infant monkeys' desire for food is stronger than their desire for warmth and comfort.

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E is best choice here ..
Monkeys decision changes because of milk (food)....

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