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The distance that animals travel each day and the size of the groups

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The distance that animals travel each day and the size of the groups in which they live are highly correlated with their diets. And diet itself depends in large part on the sizes and shapes of animals’ teeth and faces.

The statements above provide the most support for which one of the following?


(A) Animals that eat meat travel in relatively small groups and across relatively small ranges compared to animals that eat plants.

(B) Animals that have varied diets can be expected to be larger and more robust than animals that eat only one or two kinds of food.

(C) When individual herd animals lose their teeth through age or injury, those animals are likely to travel at the rear of their herd.

(D) Information about the size and shape of an animal’s face is all that is needed to identify the species to which that animal belongs.

(E) Information about the size and shape of an extinct animal’s teeth and face can establish whether that animal is likely to have been a herd animal.

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The statements above provide the most support for which one of the following?

(A) Animals that eat meat travel in relatively small groups and across relatively small ranges compared to animals that eat plants. - We cannot relate the diet of meat and plants with the small groups/range. Out
(B) Animals that have varied diets can be expected to be larger and more robust than animals that eat only one or two kinds of food. - like option 'A', we do not have anything in this statement to support. Out
(C) When individual herd animals lose their teeth through age or injury, those animals are likely to travel at the rear of their herd. - It made me smile. I started imagining for half a second about an animal without teeth. This is gone. Illogical
(D) Information about the size and shape of an animal’s face is all that is needed to identify the species to which that animal belongs. - The option at least made some logic but way too extreme. Also, it misses to mention about animals teeth. 'Runner up'.
(E) Information about the size and shape of an extinct animal’s teeth and face can establish whether that animal is likely to have been a herd animal. - This statements supports the above correlation :thumbup:
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(A) is incorrect because the stimulus does not give any information as to what type of diet would indicate a far-ranging animal

(B) is wrong and not supported by the stimulus. The stimulus does not indicate what kind of diet would indicate a larger animal.

(C) is incorrect because the stimulus contains absolutely no information that discusses behavior within a herd. The stimulus establishes a relationship between teeth and the general type of animal, not between teeth and the specific behavior of one animal.

(D) is incorrect. The stimulus establishes that certain teeth and faces are necessary for certain diets, not that those teeth and faces were sufficient to establish anything. On the broad level, that makes this choice wrong. Specifically, the stimulus never discussed species, only general behavior, so this answer choice is also entirely off-topic.

(E) is the CORRECT ANSWER. The stimulus infers that teeth and faces are correlated with group size and travel. This answer choice correctly refers to group size by discussing "herds." If you eliminated this choice on the grounds that the stimulus does not discuss herds, you should remember that the correct answer choice is allowed to reference the stimulus using different phrasings and word choices, and "herd" is definitely an acceptable reference to the discussion of group size

FINAL ANSWER IS (E)

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The distance that animals travel each day and the size of the groups in which they live are highly correlated with their diets. And diet itself depends in large part on the sizes and shapes of animals’ teeth and faces.

The statements above provide the most support for which one of the following?


(A) Animals that eat meat travel in relatively small groups and across relatively small ranges compared to animals that eat plants.

(B) Animals that have varied diets can be expected to be larger and more robust than animals that eat only one or two kinds of food.

(C) When individual herd animals lose their teeth through age or injury, those animals are likely to travel at the rear of their herd.

(D) Information about the size and shape of an animal’s face is all that is needed to identify the species to which that animal belongs.

(E) Information about the size and shape of an extinct animal’s teeth and face can establish whether that animal is likely to have been a herd animal.


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group size and distance is correlated to diet
diet depends on size and shape of teeth and face

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Ans (E) an animal's group size is related to its diet dependent on its teeth and face.
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The distance that animals travel each day and the size of the groups in which they live are highly correlated with their diets. And diet itself depends in large part on the sizes and shapes of animals’ teeth and faces.

The statements above provide the most support for which one of the following?


(A) Animals that eat meat travel in relatively small groups and across relatively small ranges compared to animals that eat plants.

(B) Animals that have varied diets can be expected to be larger and more robust than animals that eat only one or two kinds of food.

(C) When individual herd animals lose their teeth through age or injury, those animals are likely to travel at the rear of their herd.

(D) Information about the size and shape of an animal’s face is all that is needed to identify the species to which that animal belongs.

(E) Information about the size and shape of an extinct animal’s teeth and face can establish whether that animal is likely to have been a herd animal.

Animals teeth and face size and shape >> their diet >> their travel distance and size of their group .
Considering this logical chain, only E suits the structure as no info about animals' veg or non-veg diet, age or health condition are given. E is the OA I think.
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