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The Larynxtown industrial zone is infested with rats. The municipality

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The Larynxtown industrial zone is infested with rats. The municipality introduced DDA poison, improving the situation, but resulting in the death of many Klacktop birds. To prevent the death of the Klacktops, DDB poison was introduced which resulted in the death of many Gellowtop frogs. Some of the public believe that since the rat infestation poses a significant threat to the Larynxtown citizens' health, any measures, irrelevant of the harm caused to wildlife, must be taken to cease it. The industrial zone neighbors the habitats of certain wildlife species that are protected by law so the introduction of poisons is probably not the solution to this particular infestation.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?


(a) The first provides support for the argument's main position; the second objects to this position.
(b) The first states a position that challenges that supported by the argument's conclusion; the second is evidence used to further support that conclusion.
(c) The first challenges the main position of the argument; the second gives support to that challenge.
(d) The first describes evidence that supports the argument's conclusion; the second is that conclusion.
(e) The first is a position that opposes that established by the argument; the second is a conclusion to the argument.
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The Larynxtown industrial zone is infested with rats. The municipality introduced DDA poison, improving the situation, but resulting in the death of many Klacktop birds. To prevent the death of the Klacktops, DDB poison was introduced which resulted in the death of many Gellowtop frogs. Some of the public believe that since the rat infestation poses a significant threat to the Larynxtown citizens' health, any measures, irrelevant of the harm caused to wildlife, must be taken to cease it. The industrial zone neighbors the habitats of certain wildlife species that are protected by law so the introduction of poisons is probably not the solution to this particular infestation.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?


(a) The first provides support for the argument's main position; the second objects to this position.
(b) The first states a position that challenges that supported by the argument's conclusion; the second is evidence used to further support that conclusion.
(c) The first challenges the main position of the argument; the second gives support to that challenge.
(d) The first describes evidence that supports the argument's conclusion; the second is that conclusion.
(e) The first is a position that opposes that established by the argument; the second is a conclusion to the argument.


Carolyn from Magoosh here! :-)

First, let's identify exactly what the argument is here. Two poisons were introduced to try and curb the rat infestation, but the first hurt birds and the second hurt frogs. These first few sentences are pieces of evidence (information) that gives us context for the argument. Now, some people believe that the damage to the birds and frogs should be ignored, since the rat infestation is a major health threat (so far it's unclear how this fits in). And finally, we are told that this area is right next to a protected habitat, so poisons should probably not be used. Now, this looks a lot like a conclusion. Whenever we see certain trigger words, like "so", "consequently", "thus", "therefore", and so on, that's a really good indication that whatever follows is some sort of conclusion. This seems to follow well from the other evidence provided in the passage.

Now, let's to back to the first bolded part. This statement would lead to an opposite conclusion - that poison should be used. So this would be best classified as "a position that opposes that established by the argument". This leads us to answer E :-)

Hope that's helpful! :-)
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