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Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva

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Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "survival of the strongest." However, inasmuch as "strong" is interpreted as "physical size and prowess", this is incorrect. Although strength and size provide a survival advantage within a species in such tasks as breeding, fighting for food, and running from predators, a species will survive only if its overall resource requirement for maintaining its strength does not outweigh the resources available, as is often the case during a famine or other ecological disaster.

Based on the passage above, which of the following statements must be true?

(A) If a species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighs the resources available, that species will not survive.
(B) Strength does not provide a survival advantage for hunting food.
(C) The phrase "survival of the fittest" should not be used by the scientific community.
(D) The species with the least strength is the most likely to survive in a famine.
(E) If a species does not survive an ecological disaster, it is because that species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighed the resources available.


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Originally posted by EchelonStrike2016 on 01 Dec 2014, 05:57.
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Thanks Carcass. It was my post on the forum. Was not aware for the norms. Will keep in this mind for all my future post.
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New post 02 Dec 2014, 05:03
Although I was little confused b/w A and E but my take is A

(A) If a species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighs the resources available, that species will not survive - Correct.
Given that when Maintenance of strength < or = Resource available only then species survives.
Therefore, When Maintenance of strength > Resource available, then species won't survive.
(B) Strength does not provide a survival advantage for hunting food - Opposite to given in stem.
(C) The phrase "survival of the fittest" should not be used by the scientific community - Cannot be said or cannot be inferred or not mentioned
(D) The species with the least strength is the most likely to survive in a famine - Stem says that only species that survives whose requirement for maintaining its strength does not outweigh the resources available. Therefore, within the available resources, strength can be higher or lower depending upon relative degree, so we cannot say that least strength species is most likely to survive.
(E) If a species does not survive an ecological disaster, it is because that species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighed the resources available - It is to specific. Moreover, it is one of often cases.
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Was stuck between A and E. E seems to be a little too "strict" for lack of a better word...A is more open ended, so I went with A.
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a species will survive only if its overall resource requirement for maintaining its strength does not outweigh the resources available, as is often the case during a famine or other ecological disaster.


A) is the answer. straight
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Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "survival of the strongest." However, inasmuch as "strong" is interpreted as "physical size and prowess", this is incorrect. Although strength and size provide a survival advantage within a species in such tasks as breeding, fighting for food, and running from predators, a species will survive only if its overall resource requirement for maintaining its strength does not outweigh the resources available, as is often the case during a famine or other ecological disaster.

Based on the passage above, which of the following statements must be true?

(A) If a species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighs the resources available, that species will not survive.
(B) Strength does not provide a survival advantage for hunting food.
(C) The phrase "survival of the fittest" should not be used by the scientific community.
(D) The species with the least strength is the most likely to survive in a famine.
(E) If a species does not survive an ecological disaster, it is because that species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighed the resources available.


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remember , in must be true questions any paraphrase from main phrase is always a right answer.
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New post 30 Mar 2016, 14:51
correct answer appears to be option A
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