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The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is rigorously working on eradicating the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) fungi that has damaged hemlock trees on the east coast of the country. In addition to other steps to eradicate the fungi, the EPA has conducted awareness sessions for hemlock growers on the extent of damage that HWA can cause and given the growers detailed instructions on how to identify and destroy the fungi.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the prediction that the EPA’s action will have its intended effect?

A. Some fungal infestations on pine trees closely resemble the HWA fungi.
B. Reports have shown that the HWA also affects another plant species known as the bleeding hearts, a species that is commercially cultivated by hemlock growers in the same area as hemlocks.
C. The eradication of HWA is likely to cause a serious imbalance in the ecosystem of the east coast area.
D. Hemlock trees have also been considerably damaged by the fungus E. Coli, which is native to the east coast area and attacks trees through their roots.
E. Some sub-species of hemlock trees can resist fungal infestations without human intervention.

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The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is rigorously working on eradicating the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) fungi that has damaged hemlock trees on the east coast of the country. In addition to other steps to eradicate the fungi, the EPA has conducted awareness sessions for hemlock growers on the extent of damage that HWA can cause and given the growers detailed instructions on how to identify and destroy the fungi.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the prediction that the EPA’s action will have its intended effect?

A. Some fungal infestations on pine trees closely resemble the HWA fungi.
B. Reports have shown that the HWA also affects another plant species known as the bleeding hearts, a species that is commercially cultivated by hemlock growers in the same area as hemlocks.
C. The eradication of HWA is likely to cause a serious imbalance in the ecosystem of the east coast area.
D. Hemlock trees have also been considerably damaged by the fungus E. Coli, which is native to the east coast area and attacks trees through their roots.
E. Some sub-species of hemlock trees can resist fungal infestations without human intervention.


Conclusion: EPA's action will help to eradicate fungi that has damaged hemlock trees

E. Some sub-species of hemlock trees can resist fungale infestations w/out human intervention => Now, with the human intervention (in order to eradicate fungi on hemlock trees) => the intention to eradicate fungi is even much more achievable.
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Good one.+1.
Imo B. If hwa is also infesting a commercially cultivated species by hemlock growers in the same area as hemlocks, the growers are more likely to identify the fungi with the help of awareness session and will more likely to act to kill them due to the greater damage caused by them to the commercially cultivated specie.
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Good one.+1.
Imo B. If hwa is also infesting a commercially cultivated species by hemlock growers in the same area as hemlocks, the growers are more likely to identify the fungi with the help of awareness session and will more likely to act to kill them due to the greater damage caused by them to the commercially cultivated specie.
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I kinda get confused between B and E :(
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Good one.+1.
Imo B. If hwa is also infesting a commercially cultivated species by hemlock growers in the same area as hemlocks, the growers are more likely to identify the fungi with the help of awareness session and will more likely to act to kill them due to the greater damage caused by them to the commercially cultivated specie.
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I kinda get confused between B and E :(

The reason I eliminated E is that E talks about the species that have intrinsic property of resisting hwa. This means these species were not affected by hwa at the first place. The EPA is worried about protecting the species that are affected by hwa, and thus EPA has taken action to call human intervention (by growers).
This is again just my opinion. Let's see what the OA is.
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The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is rigorously working on eradicating the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) fungi that has damaged hemlock trees on the east coast of the country. In addition to other steps to eradicate the fungi, the EPA has conducted awareness sessions for hemlock growers on the extent of damage that HWA can cause and given the growers detailed instructions on how to identify and destroy the fungi.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the prediction that the EPA’s action will have its intended effect?

A. Some fungal infestations on pine trees closely resemble the HWA fungi.
B. Reports have shown that the HWA also affects another plant species known as the bleeding hearts, a species that is commercially cultivated by hemlock growers in the same area as hemlocks.
C. The eradication of HWA is likely to cause a serious imbalance in the ecosystem of the east coast area.
D. Hemlock trees have also been considerably damaged by the fungus E. Coli, which is native to the east coast area and attacks trees through their roots.
E. Some sub-species of hemlock trees can resist fungal infestations without human intervention.


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Could you please throw some light on this one. None of the option seems to be correct.
Also, How likely are we to see such a question on real exam?

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what will bring growers if they learn how to protect hemlock trees? because the same fungi infected their commercially grown plant n obviously they dont want to see their revenue going down as hemlock will attack commercial species that they grow to sale in market. so growers will listen instructions n will destroy fungi

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The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is rigorously working on eradicating the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) fungi that has damaged hemlock trees on the east coast of the country. In addition to other steps to eradicate the fungi, the EPA has conducted awareness sessions for hemlock growers on the extent of damage that HWA can cause and given the growers detailed instructions on how to identify and destroy the fungi.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the prediction that the EPA’s action will have its intended effect?

A. Some fungal infestations on pine trees closely resemble the HWA fungi.
B. Reports have shown that the HWA also affects another plant species known as the bleeding hearts, a species that is commercially cultivated by hemlock growers in the same area as hemlocks.
C. The eradication of HWA is likely to cause a serious imbalance in the ecosystem of the east coast area.
D. Hemlock trees have also been considerably damaged by the fungus E. Coli, which is native to the east coast area and attacks trees through their roots.
E. Some sub-species of hemlock trees can resist fungal infestations without human intervention.


Hello broall,

Could you please throw some light on this one. None of the option seems to be correct.
Also, How likely are we to see such a question on real exam?

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Skywalker18 wrote:
The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is rigorously working on eradicating the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) fungi that has damaged hemlock trees on the east coast of the country. In addition to other steps to eradicate the fungi, the EPA has conducted awareness sessions for hemlock growers on the extent of damage that HWA can cause and given the growers detailed instructions on how to identify and destroy the fungi.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the prediction that the EPA’s action will have its intended effect?

A. Some fungal infestations on pine trees closely resemble the HWA fungi.
B. Reports have shown that the HWA also affects another plant species known as the bleeding hearts, a species that is commercially cultivated by hemlock growers in the same area as hemlocks.
C. The eradication of HWA is likely to cause a serious imbalance in the ecosystem of the east coast area.
D. Hemlock trees have also been considerably damaged by the fungus E. Coli, which is native to the east coast area and attacks trees through their roots.
E. Some sub-species of hemlock trees can resist fungal infestations without human intervention.


Hello broall,

Could you please throw some light on this one. None of the option seems to be correct.
Also, How likely are we to see such a question on real exam?

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I see no problem with this question. I think that this question tries to copy the logic from OG question (I dont remember that question).
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gmatexam439 wrote:
Skywalker18 wrote:
The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is rigorously working on eradicating the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) fungi that has damaged hemlock trees on the east coast of the country. In addition to other steps to eradicate the fungi, the EPA has conducted awareness sessions for hemlock growers on the extent of damage that HWA can cause and given the growers detailed instructions on how to identify and destroy the fungi.

Which of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the prediction that the EPA’s action will have its intended effect?

A. Some fungal infestations on pine trees closely resemble the HWA fungi.
B. Reports have shown that the HWA also affects another plant species known as the bleeding hearts, a species that is commercially cultivated by hemlock growers in the same area as hemlocks.
C. The eradication of HWA is likely to cause a serious imbalance in the ecosystem of the east coast area.
D. Hemlock trees have also been considerably damaged by the fungus E. Coli, which is native to the east coast area and attacks trees through their roots.
E. Some sub-species of hemlock trees can resist fungal infestations without human intervention.


Hello broall,

Could you please throw some light on this one. None of the option seems to be correct.
Also, How likely are we to see such a question on real exam?

Regards


I see no problem with this question. I think that this question tries to copy the logic from OG question (I dont remember that question).


Hello broall,
The argument is that the steps will have their desired outcome. But, none of the choice here talks about the IMPLEMENTATION of the plan. Just stating that hamlock growers also grow bleeding hearts that is also effected by the virus doesn't mean that the plan will be a success.

Could you please point out OG question that you are talking about. It would be of great help.

Thank you for the quick reply as always. :)
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Hello broall,
The argument is that the steps will have their desired outcome. But, none of the choice here talks about the IMPLEMENTATION of the plan. Just stating that hamlock growers also grow bleeding hearts that is also effected by the virus doesn't mean that the plan will be a success.

Could you please point out OG question that you are talking about. It would be of great help.

Thank you for the quick reply as always. :)
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The correct answer does attack indirectly the argument by pointing out a reason that hemlock growers would appreciate and support destroying HWA: HWA effects the benefit of them.

There is an OG question like this one: An non-native species that eats other native species in a lake, so scientists try to keep track of this non-native species. Because this species also eats a fish species that is beneficial to the local people, local people will help scientists to keep track of that non-native species.

My bad memory, I can't remember exactly what that OG question is!
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gmatexam439 wrote:
Hello broall,
The argument is that the steps will have their desired outcome. But, none of the choice here talks about the IMPLEMENTATION of the plan. Just stating that hamlock growers also grow bleeding hearts that is also effected by the virus doesn't mean that the plan will be a success.

Could you please point out OG question that you are talking about. It would be of great help.

Thank you for the quick reply as always. :)
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The correct answer does attack indirectly the argument by pointing out a reason that hemlock growers would appreciate and support destroying HWA: HWA effects the benefit of them.

There is an OG question like this one: An non-native species that eats other native species in a lake, so scientists try to keep track of this non-native species. Because this species also eats a fish species that is beneficial to the local people, local people will help scientists to keep track of that non-native species.

My bad memory, I can't remember exactly what that OG question is!


Thank you broall for the quick reply.

I hadn't seen such an argument till now, so was taken a back. I guess I will just have to move on.

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