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# Monarch butterflies, whose average life span is nine months,

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13 Dec 2014, 12:33
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16 Feb 2015, 15:23
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I think the official answer is incorrect.

The problem stem states clearly that the reason the transmitter was set up was to test the hypothesis that geomagnetism impacts the route of the monarch butterflies. So, the test is on magnetism distortion response. There is no mention of any sensitivity to electricity, and also, (could not help - this one ) a transmitter does not transmit electricity...transmits electromagnetic waves ...

One of the self crafted questions floating around, perhaps ?....

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16 Nov 2015, 22:48
Why not D? Why are they trying to prove that the butterflies are sensitive to electricity not electromagnetic waves?

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18 Nov 2015, 20:57
Hi,

I am not sure how B is the correct answer but D is definitely not correct. Inference question requires one to find implied meaning.. not explicitly mentioned in the passage...Here D is explicitly mentioned and hence cant be the correct answer.

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19 Nov 2015, 00:47
why not C?

D is wrong because the test does nothing to indicate about earth's electromagnetic field. the test takes a first step (and how can you draw full conclusion of the premise with just first step of the test)

why is C incorrect over B? B is a more general statement saying they are sensitive to electricity - agreed. but C has more specifics like low voltage and repel/attract. I would challenge B saying how can you generalize the result with "electricity" when the test was conducted on low voltage only. (yeah, common sense says that if sensitive to low, will be highly sensitive to high voltage )

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04 Aug 2016, 03:55
Dear all,

I chose C at first, but after reading the very detail & insight explanation here:

monarch-butterflies-whose-average-life-span-is-nine-months-76159.html

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04 May 2017, 20:41
I choose D.
But after Confirming OA as B. I reread the question stimulus. Where i forgot to read the piece of info "first step in testing this theory" . Now i can say that just first step to research is not enough to come into the conclusion of the goal. So D is wrong . B is apt .
C is wrong - positively and adversely ?? Ambiguous isn't it.

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21 Aug 2017, 07:28
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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21 Aug 2017, 09:35
BarneyStinson wrote:
Powerscore CR bible says, there is a specific standard of attempting these fill-the-blank type questions. Go with the general flow of the argument, make sure the elements are duly noted and associated with each other properly, the required statement will either end up as a premise or a will be a conclusion statement.

My answer was indeed B. Btw, Low Voltage is associated with electricity only, voltage term itself should suggest that it is electricity.

hi ,

how can we assume that low voltage actually signifies electricity? Can you please elaborate?

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