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PhishCo runs a number of farms in the arid province of Nufa, depending largely on the irrigation. Now, as a part of a plan to efficiently increase the farms' total production, it plans to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds. The water from the ponds will later be used to supplement piped-in irrigation water for PhishCo's vegetable fields, and the ponds and accompanying vegetation should help reduce the heat in the area of the farms.

Which of the following would, if true, most strongly suggest that the plan, if implemented, would increase the overall efficiency of PhishCo's farms?

(A) Most of the vegetation to be placed around the ponds is native to Nufa.

(B) Fish raised on PhishCo's farms are likely to be saleable in the nearest urban areas.

(C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation.

(D) The govt of Nufa will help to arrange loan financing to partially cover the costs of drilling.

(E) Ponds will be located on low-lying land now partially occupied by grain crops.

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PhishCo runs a number of farms in the arid province of Nufa, depending largely on the irrigation. Now, as a part of a plan to efficiently increase the farms' total production, it plans to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds. The water from the ponds will later be used to supplement piped-in irrigation water for PhishCo's vegetable fields, and the ponds and accompanying vegetation should help reduce the heat in the area of the farms.

Which of the following would, if true, most strongly suggest that the plan, if implemented, would increase the overall efficiency of PhishCo's farms?

A) Most of the vegetation to be placed around the ponds is native to Nufa.

B) Fish raised on PhishCo's farms are likely to be saleable in the nearest urban areas.

C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation.

D) The govt of Nufa will help to arrange loan financing to partially cover the costs of drilling.

E) Ponds will be located on low-lying land now partially occupied by grain crops.



Hi,

the argument is to find alternate method of irrigation..

But the most important WORD here is - increase the overall EFFICIENCY of PhishCo's farms.

so we look for a choice that tells us that the efficieny will increase by this alternate method of irrigation. C tells us exactlt that..
C tells us that NOT ONLY water is going to be available BUT ALSO fertilizers in the form of fish waste will be avail..

C
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PhishCo runs a number of farms in the arid province of Nufa, depending largely on the irrigation. Now, as a part of a plan to efficiently increase the farms' total production, it plans to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds. The water from the ponds will later be used to supplement piped-in irrigation water for PhishCo's vegetable fields, and the ponds and accompanying vegetation should help reduce the heat in the area of the farms.

Which of the following would, if true, most strongly suggest that the plan, if implemented, would increase the overall efficiency of PhishCo's farms?

A) Most of the vegetation to be placed around the ponds is native to Nufa.

B) Fish raised on PhishCo's farms are likely to be saleable in the nearest urban areas.

C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation.

D) The govt of Nufa will help to arrange loan financing to partially cover the costs of drilling.

E) Ponds will be located on low-lying land now partially occupied by grain crops.



The argument is that by implementing, new schemes, there would be some advantages.


Let us review the options

A) Irrelevant. This option is out.

B) This supports new scheme, but it does not tel what will be the effect on current crop growth. Hold for the moment.

C) This supports. So this will benefit existing agriculture. This option is better than option B.

D) Irrelevant. This option is out.

E) This actually opposes. This means some of the existing fields will be used in making Ponds. Therefore yield will be reduced. Out.

C is the best option. (B only highlights benefit of new scheme, but remains silent on its impact on agriculture)
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only see C as an viable option.

the argument said the water from the pond will affect the production on farms positively.

now to strenthen it read choice C- it says that waste from fish will increase the production because the waste acts like a fertiliser .

other choices b,d and e are out of scope and So is A too(which says it crops are native )
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PhishCo runs a number of farms in the arid province of Nufa, depending largely on the irrigation. Now, as a part of a plan to efficiently increase the farms' total production, it plans to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds. The water from the ponds will later be used to supplement piped-in irrigation water for PhishCo's vegetable fields, and the ponds and accompanying vegetation should help reduce the heat in the area of the farms.

Which of the following would, if true, most strongly suggest that the plan, if implemented, would increase the overall efficiency of PhishCo's farms?

A) Most of the vegetation to be placed around the ponds is native to Nufa.

B) Fish raised on PhishCo's farms are likely to be saleable in the nearest urban areas.

C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation.

D) The govt of Nufa will help to arrange loan financing to partially cover the costs of drilling.

E) Ponds will be located on low-lying land now partially occupied by grain crops.


Type - Evaluate
Plan is to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds.
Pre- thinking - Anything that supports the claim that efficiency will increase .

C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation. Correct answer - this is likely to increase the yield
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Situation A company plans to increase the total efficiency of its farms in an arid region by drilling down to an aquifer whose water will be used to raise fish in ponds and to help irrigate the farms' vegetable fields. The ponds and accompanying vegetation should help reduce
the heat around the farms.

Reasoning What would make it most likely that implementing the plan would increase the farms' overall efficiency? The farms will become more efficient if the plan significantly increases
their production for little or no added cost.

A Vegetation native to an arid region may be no more likely to thrive around ponds than non-native vegetation would be, and in any case would not clearly increase the farms' total crop production or efficiency.

B This makes it slightly more likely that the plan would increase the farms' profitability, not their efficiency or productivity.

C Correct. Fertilizing the fields with the waste while irrigating the crops might significantly improve crop production. But it would cost little or nothing extra, since the waste would already be in the irrigation water. Thus, this feature of the plan would likely enhance the farms' efficiency by increasing their productivity for no significant extra cost.

D This government assistance might slightly reduce the work the company has to do to procure a loan. But probably it would neither increase the farms' production nor reduce the overall expense of implementing the plan (including the expense incurred by the government).

E If anything, this suggests that the plan might reduce the farms' efficiency by eliminating productive crop land.


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PhishCo runs a number of farms in the arid province of Nufa, depending largely on the irrigation. Now, as a part of a plan to efficiently increase the farms' total production, it plans to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds. The water from the ponds will later be used to supplement piped-in irrigation water for PhishCo's vegetable fields, and the ponds and accompanying vegetation should help reduce the heat in the area of the farms.

Which of the following would, if true, most strongly suggest that the plan, if implemented, would increase the overall efficiency of PhishCo's farms?

A) Most of the vegetation to be placed around the ponds is native to Nufa.
The point needs to be more elabourate and not sufficient to suggest increase in teh efficiency,because what if the vegetation is already at the optimum production and excess water damage the produce.

B) Fish raised on PhishCo's farms are likely to be saleable in the nearest urban areas.
sale of fish is out of scope for the question and argument.

C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation.
Correct choice. for the given argument and question asked.

D) The govt of Nufa will help to arrange loan financing to partially cover the costs of drilling.
Drilling loans are out od scope.

E) Ponds will be located on low-lying land now partially occupied by grain crops.
Out of scope as it does not explain anything about how the efficiency is increased.
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PhishCo runs a number of farms in the arid province of Nufa, depending largely on the irrigation. Now, as a part of a plan to efficiently increase the farms' total production, it plans to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds. The water from the ponds will later be used to supplement piped-in irrigation water for PhishCo's vegetable fields, and the ponds and accompanying vegetation should help reduce the heat in the area of the farms.

Plan : To efficiently increase the farms' total production.
How? To drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds.

Which of the following would, if true, most strongly suggest that the plan, if implemented, would increase the overall efficiency of PhishCo's farms?

(A) Most of the vegetation to be placed around the ponds is native to Nufa.
As per my understanding, Native vegetation is used to survive in the arid conditions of the province of Nufa. So, there chances of thriving in such arid conditions is more as compared to the non-native vegetation which may or may not thrive. SO, it slightly strengthens. It will contribute to the productivity of the farms.
But what will be the role of pond and the fishes in those ponds then. If Just by planting native vegetation would contribute to productivity. SO, it does not support the plan. We are looking for an option that will support the plan's prospective of increasing the productivity of farm efficiently and effectively. So, incorrect.


(B) Fish raised on PhishCo's farms are likely to be saleable in the nearest urban areas.
This will increase the Farms PROFITABILITY not the FARM's PRODUCTIVITY. so, INCORRECT.

(C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation.
PONDS + FISH -- there two helpful indirect beneficial usages : (Without any extra COST)
1. Fertilization of the fields by the organic waste of fish present in the irrigation water.
2. Usage of the salty water for irrigation.
So, this options supports that both the EFFICIENCY and PRODUCTIVITY of the farm will increase. so CORRECT.


(D) The govt of Nufa will help to arrange loan financing to partially cover the costs of drilling.
Governments help in loan procurement is a good step, it will reduce some of the efforts/work of the PhishCo. But it does not help in increase of farm's PRODUCTIVITY or EFFICIENCY.

(E) Ponds will be located on low-lying land now partially occupied by grain crops.
This suggests that creation of ponds will actually decrease productivity as they will occupy the productive land used by GRAIN CROPS, which contribute to the productivity of the farms.
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PhishCo runs a number of farms in the arid province of Nufa, depending largely on the irrigation. Now, as a part of a plan to efficiently increase the farms' total production, it plans to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds. The water from the ponds will later be used to supplement piped-in irrigation water for PhishCo's vegetable fields, and the ponds and accompanying vegetation should help reduce the heat in the area of the farms.

Which of the following would, if true, most strongly suggest that the plan, if implemented, would increase the overall efficiency of PhishCo's farms?

A) Most of the vegetation to be placed around the ponds is native to Nufa.

B) Fish raised on PhishCo's farms are likely to be saleable in the nearest urban areas.

C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation.

D) The govt of Nufa will help to arrange loan financing to partially cover the costs of drilling.

E) Ponds will be located on low-lying land now partially occupied by grain crops.

Quote:
Hi,

the argument is to find alternate method of irrigation..

But the most important WORD here is - increase the overall EFFICIENCY of PhishCo's farms.

so we look for a choice that tells us that the efficieny will increase by this alternate method of irrigation. C tells us exactlt that..
C tells us that NOT ONLY water is going to be available BUT ALSO fertilizers in the form of fish waste will be avail..

C


I got to OA with completely different approach and would like to validate my reasoning.

This is strengthen question and I need to strengthen that goal of plan will succeed. What is the goal?
To efficiently increase the farms' total production. Production depends on irrigation.

I do not see any alternative approach here in the argument.

Quote:
PhishCo runs a number of farms in the arid province of Nufa, depending largely on the irrigation.


Lots of farms in nearby province of Nufa are run by Phishco and these farms are hugely dependent on irrigation.


Quote:
Now, as a part of a plan to efficiently increase the farms' total production, it plans to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds.

To achieve a goal of efficiently increasing farms' total production, Phishco proposed to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds.


Quote:
The water from the ponds will later be used to supplement piped-in irrigation water for PhishCo's vegetable fields, and the ponds and accompanying vegetation should help reduce the heat in the area of the farms.


I can cross out the part which is not relevant to my goal here. This sentence shows how my goal will be achieved.


Quote:
A) Most of the vegetation to be placed around the ponds is native to Nufa.

Location of ponds is immaterial to the execution of plan

Quote:
B) Fish raised on PhishCo's farms are likely to be saleable in the nearest urban areas.

No , we are not trying to earn profit be selling fish. We need to strengthen final goal of
improving farm efficiency so that more vegetation can be grown.

Quote:
C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation.

Yes , this links execution of plan (Organic waste from fish in the pond water) to my goal (better fertilizer which can be
used for irrigation and more output.)

Quote:
D) The govt of Nufa will help to arrange loan financing to partially cover the costs of drilling.

Irrelevant to my final goal.

Quote:
E) Ponds will be located on low-lying land now partially occupied by grain crops.

Irrelevant to my final goal.
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PhishCo runs a number of farms in the arid province of Nufa, depending largely on the irrigation. Now, as a part of a plan to efficiently increase the farms' total production, it plans to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds. The water from the ponds will later be used to supplement piped-in irrigation water for PhishCo's vegetable fields, and the ponds and accompanying vegetation should help reduce the heat in the area of the farms.

Which of the following would, if true, most strongly suggest that the plan, if implemented, would increase the overall efficiency of PhishCo's farms?

A) Most of the vegetation to be placed around the ponds is native to Nufa.

B) Fish raised on PhishCo's farms are likely to be saleable in the nearest urban areas.

C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation.

D) The govt of Nufa will help to arrange loan financing to partially cover the costs of drilling.

E) Ponds will be located on low-lying land now partially occupied by grain crops.

Quote:
Hi,

the argument is to find alternate method of irrigation..

But the most important WORD here is - increase the overall EFFICIENCY of PhishCo's farms.

so we look for a choice that tells us that the efficieny will increase by this alternate method of irrigation. C tells us exactlt that..
C tells us that NOT ONLY water is going to be available BUT ALSO fertilizers in the form of fish waste will be avail..

C


I got to OA with completely different approach and would like to validate my reasoning.

This is strengthen question and I need to strengthen that goal of plan will succeed. What is the goal?
To efficiently increase the farms' total production. Production depends on irrigation.

I do not see any alternative approach here in the argument.

Quote:
PhishCo runs a number of farms in the arid province of Nufa, depending largely on the irrigation.


Lots of farms in nearby province of Nufa are run by Phishco and these farms are hugely dependent on irrigation.


Quote:
Now, as a part of a plan to efficiently increase the farms' total production, it plans to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds.

To achieve a goal of efficiently increasing farms' total production, Phishco proposed to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salty water that will be used to raise fish in ponds.


Quote:
The water from the ponds will later be used to supplement piped-in irrigation water for PhishCo's vegetable fields, and the ponds and accompanying vegetation should help reduce the heat in the area of the farms.


I can cross out the part which is not relevant to my goal here. This sentence shows how my goal will be achieved.


Quote:
A) Most of the vegetation to be placed around the ponds is native to Nufa.

Location of ponds is immaterial to the execution of plan

Quote:
B) Fish raised on PhishCo's farms are likely to be saleable in the nearest urban areas.

No , we are not trying to earn profit be selling fish. We need to strengthen final goal of
improving farm efficiency so that more vegetation can be grown.

Quote:
C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation.

Yes , this links execution of plan (Organic waste from fish in the pond water) to my goal (better fertilizer which can be
used for irrigation and more output.)

Quote:
D) The govt of Nufa will help to arrange loan financing to partially cover the costs of drilling.

Irrelevant to my final goal.

Quote:
E) Ponds will be located on low-lying land now partially occupied by grain crops.

Irrelevant to my final goal.


Yes, it is correct.
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Problem:
Need to efficiently increase the farm's total production.

Current Plan:
PhishCo plans to plans to drill down to an aquifer containing warm, slightly salt water.

Now lets consider the options

(A) Most of the vegetation to be placed around the ponds is native to Nufa. - Irrelevant to question
(B) Fish raised on PhishCo's farms are likely to be saleable in the nearest urban areas - Again irrelevant to our question
(C) Organic waste from fish in the pond water will help to fertilize fields where it is used for irrigation - This gives us information that how the fishes will be helpful to fertilize the fields which will increase production.
(D) The govt of Nufa will help to arrange loan financing to partially cover the costs of drilling - Out of scope for our question
(E) Ponds will be located on low-lying land now partially occupied by grain crops - This is opposite of what we need.

Ans: C
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