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Recently ApexCo has begun drilling off the coast of Mycondia. In this time, the number of animals that end up on the beach, coated in oil and other industrial by-products, has increased dramatically. Nonetheless, no Peterson’s loggerhead turtles, a tortoise common in the waters off the coast of Mycondia, have washed upon shore. ApexCo’s public relations claim that while some of the by-products are clearly harmful to aquatic life, the lack of Peterson’s loggerhead turtles that are washed ashore suggest that not all the aquatic life there is adversely affected.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the argument employed by ApexCo’s public relations firm?

A) The Peterson’s loggerhead turtle has never been seen washed upon the shores of Mycondia.
B) Sea otters are the most common beached animals, followed by dolphins.
C) Many of the animals that are beached are saved by environmental groups, which later release them into water not affected by ApexCo drilling.
D) There have been no reports of beached cephalopods, which are common in the waters of the coast of Mycondia.
E) ApexCo has also drilled off the coast of Sylvania, which witnessed many of its local aquatic life washing ashore.
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B D and E - Not Relevant to the argument in discussion

Between A and C

C states that "Many of the animals that are beached are saved by environmental groups,". So Peterson’s loggerhead turtles may or may not be in the subset of this animals. - Ambiguity

A states that "The Peterson’s loggerhead turtle has never been seen washed upon the shores of Mycondia.". So its not that they are not adversely affected, but that they never are washed ashore.

So A is the correct Answer.
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Recently ApexCo has begun drilling off the coast of Mycondia. In this time, the number of animals that end up on the beach, coated in oil and other industrial by-products, has increased dramatically. Nonetheless, no Peterson’s loggerhead turtles, a tortoise common in the waters off the coast of Mycondia, have washed upon shore. ApexCo’s public relations claim that while some of the by-products are clearly harmful to aquatic life, the lack of Peterson’s loggerhead turtles that are washed ashore suggest that not all the aquatic life there is adversely affected.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the argument employed by ApexCo’s public relations firm?

A) The Peterson’s loggerhead turtle has never been seen washed upon the shores of Mycondia.
B) Sea otters are the most common beached animals, followed by dolphins.
C) Many of the animals that are beached are saved by environmental groups, which later release them into water not affected by ApexCo drilling.
D) There have been no reports of beached cephalopods, which are common in the waters of the coast of Mycondia.
E) ApexCo has also drilled off the coast of Sylvania, which witnessed many of its local aquatic life washing ashore.


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Can you please explain how the answer is A? I believe the only answer possible is C. A says the same thing that the arguments says.
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Recently ApexCo has begun drilling off the coast of Mycondia. In this time, the number of animals that end up on the beach, coated in oil and other industrial by-products, has increased dramatically. Nonetheless, no Peterson’s loggerhead turtles, a tortoise common in the waters off the coast of Mycondia, have washed upon shore. ApexCo’s public relations claim that while some of the by-products are clearly harmful to aquatic life, the lack of Peterson’s loggerhead turtles that are washed ashore suggest that not all the aquatic life there is adversely affected.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the argument employed by ApexCo’s public relations firm?

A) The Peterson’s loggerhead turtle has never been seen washed upon the shores of Mycondia.
B) Sea otters are the most common beached animals, followed by dolphins.
C) Many of the animals that are beached are saved by environmental groups, which later release them into water not affected by ApexCo drilling.
D) There have been no reports of beached cephalopods, which are common in the waters of the coast of Mycondia.
E) ApexCo has also drilled off the coast of Sylvania, which witnessed many of its local aquatic life washing ashore.


Harley,

Can you please explain how the answer is A? I believe the only answer possible is C. A says the same thing that the arguments says.



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Answer C says that happens with creatures after they wash up. So these animals were adversly affected and fact that after this they were saved change nothing about situation with drilling: drilling still causes adverse effects to animals.

Answer A not just repeat premise from argument. It says that turtles never washed up. So when turtles died with their remains happens something other. Maybe they are too heavy and they just drown. So there is possibility that turtles too adversly affected by oil but we just don't see consequences because they as usual drown.
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Hi,

One doubt here "washed upon the shores"/ "washed ashore" mean death of these animals?

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I dont understand how turtles never being washed ashore in the past proves that the turtles are not affected. This is error in assessing evidence. Lack of evidence is taken to support the position that turtles are being affected. Can an expert advise please?
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Recently ApexCo has begun drilling off the coast of Mycondia. In this time, the number of animals that end up on the beach, coated in oil and other industrial by-products, has increased dramatically. Nonetheless, no Peterson’s loggerhead turtles, a tortoise common in the waters off the coast of Mycondia, have washed upon shore. ApexCo’s public relations claim that while some of the by-products are clearly harmful to aquatic life, the lack of Peterson’s loggerhead turtles that are washed ashore suggest that not all the aquatic life there is adversely affected.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the argument employed by ApexCo’s public relations firm?

A) The Peterson’s loggerhead turtle has never been seen washed upon the shores of Mycondia.
B) Sea otters are the most common beached animals, followed by dolphins.
C) Many of the animals that are beached are saved by environmental groups, which later release them into water not affected by ApexCo drilling.
D) There have been no reports of beached cephalopods, which are common in the waters of the coast of Mycondia.
E) ApexCo has also drilled off the coast of Sylvania, which witnessed many of its local aquatic life washing ashore.

Drilling activity ----> Increase in No. of animals that have washed ashore coated in industrial by products.
P/L Turtle common in the area have not washed ashore
Co claims = Not all the aquatic life there is adversely affected.


(A) Can suggest that the P/L Turtle ( Follows an annual routine ) migrated to a different area ( Might be warm water region ) when the drilling activity begun at the coast and thus they may not be affected by the drilling activity ( Coating Industrial by products )

(C) Suggests that by-products are clearly harmful to aquatic life and as a precautionary measure environmental groups have already taken the necessary steps to reduce/mitigate the effects caused by Drilling activity in the costal area.
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I'm a little confused as to the wording of A - it says turtles never 'been washed upon ashore' while PR agency says they 'weren't washed upon ashore' - so does washed ashore mean they're still alive? Aren't they saying the same thing? How does it cast doubt over the argument?
Also just because they weren't seen dead ('beached'), does it mean they're alive?

Would appreciate some explanation on this, thank you!
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I'm a little confused as to the wording of A - it says turtles never 'been washed upon ashore' while PR agency says they 'weren't washed upon ashore' - so does washed ashore mean they're still alive? Aren't they saying the same thing? How does it cast doubt over the argument?
Also just because they weren't seen dead ('beached'), does it mean they're alive?

Would appreciate some explanation on this, thank you!


IMO, all A is trying to say is that these turtles were never seen ashore, so there is no basis to the PR agency's claim that the turtles are unaffected by the drilling because they haven't washed up ashore.
The turtles might be affected, and they decide to swim to greener pastures, or maybe they die, and their bodies are at the bottom of the sea. We don't know, and nor does the PR agency, so its argument is Bull.

C on the other hands is a trick answer choice.

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Recently ApexCo has begun drilling off the coast of Mycondia. In this time, the number of animals that end up on the beach, coated in oil and other industrial by-products, has increased dramatically. Nonetheless, no Peterson’s loggerhead turtles, a tortoise common in the waters off the coast of Mycondia, have washed upon shore. ApexCo’s public relations claim that while some of the by-products are clearly harmful to aquatic life, the lack of Peterson’s loggerhead turtles that are washed ashore suggest that not all the aquatic life there is adversely affected.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the argument employed by ApexCo’s public relations firm?

A) The Peterson’s loggerhead turtle has never been seen washed upon the shores of Mycondia.
B) Sea otters are the most common beached animals, followed by dolphins.
C) Many of the animals that are beached are saved by environmental groups, which later release them into water not affected by ApexCo drilling.
D) There have been no reports of beached cephalopods, which are common in the waters of the coast of Mycondia.
E) ApexCo has also drilled off the coast of Sylvania, which witnessed many of its local aquatic life washing ashore.


A very tight choice between A & C.
While C talks about animals that are beached while the public relation emphasised about Peterson's loggerhead turtles.A will be apt response in that respect i presume
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this question is a mix of humor, clever, logic, and gmat.
Using POE, ones can choose A.
Without POE, ones can still pick A.
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