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# Pools of stagnant or standing water, such as rainwater that collects

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30 Dec 2017, 06:57
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Pools of stagnant or standing water, such as rainwater that collects in low-lying areas, are breeding grounds for mosquitoes that can spread disease. In fact, the more standing water that exists, the more mosquito larvae that survive into adulthood. In some towns, local heath officials have successfully reduced the amount of standing water through outreach and education programs that teach local residents how to prevent or eliminate standing water on the residents' property.

Which of the following can be properly inferred from the above passage?

A. The introduction of organisms that feed on mosquito larvae in standing water can be an effective way to control the mosquito population.
B. Some towns have been able to reduce the mosquito population through outreach and education programs designed to reduce standing water.
C. Controlling the mosquito population is the best way to prevent the spread of certain diseases.
D. Outreach and education programs designed to reduce standing water are the only way that towns can eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.
E. Towns that do not have any incidence of mosquito-borne illness must have implemented successful outreach and education programs designed to reduce standing water.

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30 Dec 2017, 07:24
gmatFalcon wrote:
Pools of stagnant or standing water, such as rainwater that collects in low-lying areas, are breeding grounds for mosquitoes that can spread disease. In fact, the more standing water that exists, the more mosquito larvae that survive into adulthood. In some towns, local heath officials have successfully reduced the amount of standing water through outreach and education programs that teach local residents how to prevent or eliminate standing water on the residents' property.

Which of the following can be properly inferred from the above passage?

A. The introduction of organisms that feed on mosquito larvae in standing water can be an effective way to control the mosquito population.
B. Some towns have been able to reduce the mosquito population through outreach and education programs designed to reduce standing water.
C. Controlling the mosquito population is the best way to prevent the spread of certain diseases.
D. Outreach and education programs designed to reduce standing water are the only way that towns can eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.
E. Towns that do not have any incidence of mosquito-borne illness must have implemented successful outreach and education programs designed to reduce standing water.

Flow of PARA :-
I....more standing water - more mosquitoes surviving into adulthood - more diseases related to mosquitoes
II....outreach and education programs - reduction in amount of standing water

so it logically flows from II, after reading it along with I that less standing water - less mosquitoes - less diseases related to mosquitoes

B gives this flow correctly and is the correct inference..
C could be mistaken for answer BUT "best way" is extreme - it is nowhere mentioned

B
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Re: Pools of stagnant or standing water, such as rainwater that collects   [#permalink] 30 Dec 2017, 07:24
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