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The number of wild tigers living in india dropped from an estimated 40,000 at the turn of the century to 2,000 in 1970. Although determined conservation efforts have hatled the precipitous decline, the survival of the wild tiger in india is uncertain even now. Still, it is beyond doubt that if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best chance is in india.

The statements above, if true, supports which of the following?

(A) There are now more than 2,000 wild tigers surviving in india.
(B) There are fewer than 2,000 wild tigers living in the wild outside of india.
(C) If tigers fail to survive in the wild in india, the species will become extinct.
(D) IT is impossible for a tiger raised in captivity to ever successfully adapt to life in the wild.
(E) The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than india is also endangered.
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E seems only reasonable: The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than india is also endangered.
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OA is E indeed. But how. Survival of tigers in other countries is never discussed in passage.
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why E?
read this text: Still, it is beyond doubt that if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best chance is in india.------------> the FACT that "if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best chance is in india" THEN you got to ask yourself as the chance is best OUT OF WHAT? india has obviously BEST chance when compared to rest of the world ------>this implies that "The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than india is also endangered."

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The number of wild tigers living in india dropped from an estimated 40,000 at the turn of the century to 2,000 in 1970. Although determined conservation efforts have hatled the precipitous decline, the survival of the wild tiger in india is uncertain even now. Still, it is beyond doubt that if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best chance is in india.

The statements above, if true, supports which of the following?

A) There are now more than 2,000 wild tigers surviving in india.
B) There are fewer than 2,000 wild tigers living in the wild outside of india.
C) If tigers fail to survive in the wild in india, the species will become extinct.
D) IT is impossible for a tiger raised in captivity to ever successfully adapt to life in the wild.
E) The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than india is also endangered.


If the best chance is in India, and if tigers fail to survive in India, then it should be certain that the species will become extinct. Hence, I chose (C)
Experts, please explain the fallacies in my thought process

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Even I chose C.
Can anyone explain why it is wrong?

My reasoning was:
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Still, it is beyond doubt that if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best chance is in india.


Meaning, if it does not survive in India, it will not survive anywhere else --> The tiger will become extinct.

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Even I chose C.
Can anyone explain why it is wrong?

My reasoning was:
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Still, it is beyond doubt that if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best chance is in india.


Meaning, if it does not survive in India, it will not survive anywhere else --> The tiger will become extinct.



Found my mistake!
I really need to read the question as well as the answer choices carefully! :(

A major clue is hidden in one of the other answer choices: IT is impossible for a tiger raised in captivity to ever successfully adapt to life in the wild
This choice tells us that the tigers will not be extinct: they would simply be in captivity, if not in the wild.

In option E, we are told that its survival in "the wild" in other countries is also endangered --> So, one of its best chances of survival in the wild could be in India.

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The number of wild tigers living in India dropped from an estimated 40,000 at the turn of the century to 2,000 in 1970. Although determined cons ervation efforts have halted the precipitous decline, the survival of the wild tiger in India is uncertain even now. Still, it is beyond doubt that if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best chance is in India.

The statements above, if true, support which of the following?

There are now more than 2,000 wild tigers surviving in India.

There are fewer than 2,000 wild tigers living in the wild outside of India.

If tigers fail to survive in the wild in India, the species will become extinct.

It is impossible for a tiger raised in captivity to ever successfully adapt to life in the wild.

The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than India is also endangered.
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Still, it is beyond doubt that if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best chance is in India.

The above conclusion prompted me to select this one:

(E) The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than India is also endangered.



-- Edit with explanation:

I’m looking for an inference based on the argument:

(A) There are now more than 2,000 wild tigers surviving in India. — There were 2,000 tigers in 1970, but it doesn’t have to hold true today for the species to survive. There could be 10; there could be 10,000 — the species still survives.

(B) There are fewer than 2,000 wild tigers living in the wild outside of India. — Same as above.

(C) If tigers fail to survive in the wild in India, the species will become extinct. — Not necessarily. Its best chance to survive is in India, not the only chance.

(D) It is impossible for a tiger raised in captivity to ever successfully adapt to life in the wild. — Irrelevant?

-> (E) The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than India is also endangered. — This is a reasonable inference as this species may be less likely to survive in the wild in other countries.

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The statements above, if true, support which of the following?

A. There are now more than 2,000 wild tigers surviving in India.
B. There are fewer than 2,000 wild tigers living in the wild outside of India.
C. If tigers fail to survive in the wild in India, the species will become extinct.
D. It is impossible for a tiger raised in captivity to ever successfully adapt to lifein the wild.
E. The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than India is also endangered.

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The number of wild tigers living in India dropped from an estimated 40,000 at the
turn of the century to 2,000 in 1970. Although determined conservation efforts have
halted the precipitous decline, the survival of the wild tiger in India is uncertain even
now. Still, it is beyond doubt that if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best
chance is in India.
The statements above, if true, support which of the following?
○○ There are now more than 2,000 wild tigers surviving in India.
○○ There are fewer than 2,000 wild tigers living in the wild outside of India.
○○ If tigers fail to survive in the wild in India, the species will become extinct.
○○ It is impossible for a tiger raised in captivity to ever successfully adapt to life
in the wild.
○○ The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than India is also endangered.

I am not convinced by the OA can you please shed light on it



○○ There are now more than 2,000 wild tigers surviving in India. Question stem says that the decline reduced, but we don't know weather there are more or less than 2,000 wild tigers.

○○ There are fewer than 2,000 wild tigers living in the wild outside of India. Same as in option A.

○○ If tigers fail to survive in the wild in India, the species will become extinct. Tigers are best survived in wild does not mean that if they fail to survive in wild, they will become extinct.

○○ It is impossible for a tiger raised in captivity to ever successfully adapt to life
in the wild. This is not discussed in question stem

○○ The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than India is also endangered. Survival in wild in India is best but endangered. That means in other countries, it is definitely endangered.

E is the answer.

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Premise: The number of wild tigers living in India dropped from an estimated 40,000 at the turn of the century to 2,000 in 1970. Although determined conservation efforts have
halted the precipitous decline, the survival of the wild tiger in India is uncertain even now.
Conclusion: Still, it is beyond doubt that if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best chance is in India.

"The statements above, if true, support which of the following?"
Question Type : Assumption, answers may include new information and one can apply modified negation.
Prephase: Look for words/ statements which refer to survival/ comparison with India.

○○ There are now more than 2,000 wild tigers surviving in India. - Premise, does not influence the conclusion.
○○ There are fewer than 2,000 wild tigers living in the wild outside of India. - Premise, does not influence the conclusion.
○○ If tigers fail to survive in the wild in India, the species will become extinct. - Does refer to survival but does not clarify why the tigers best chance of survival is in india.
○○ It is impossible for a tiger raised in captivity to ever successfully adapt to life in the wild. - Premise, does not influence the conclusion.
○○ The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than India is also endangered. - refers to to both survival and comparison.
If you negate - The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than India is not endangered - dissolves the conclusion.


ashwini86 - hope this resolves your query. Feel free to revert in case of any doubts. :)

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I have some confusion between Choices C and E, because both appear to be correct and choosing between them is confusing.What info am i missing
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I have some confusion between Choices C and E, because both appear to be correct and choosing between them is confusing.What info am i missing
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Hi rhine29388,

The key to deciding between C and E is found in the final sentence, which states that the “best chance” for the tiger's survival is in India. The combination of information that the tiger's survival is still uncertain in India (from the previous sentence) with the claim that the best chance for the tiger's survival is in India leads to the deduction that the tiger's survival is uncertain outside of India as well. This supports answer choice E. However, the claim that India is the best chance for the tiger's survival does not mean that India is the tiger's only chance for survival. Therefore, we cannot conclude that failure to survive in India will definitely lead to extinction, as answer choice C claims.

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I have some confusion between Choices C and E, because both appear to be correct and choosing between them is confusing.What info am i missing
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Hi rhine29388,

The key to deciding between C and E is found in the final sentence, which states that the “best chance” for the tiger's survival is in India. The combination of information that the tiger's survival is still uncertain in India (from the previous sentence) with the claim that the best chance for the tiger's survival is in India leads to the deduction that the tiger's survival is uncertain outside of India as well. This supports answer choice E. However, the claim that India is the best chance for the tiger's survival does not mean that India is the tiger's only chance for survival. Therefore, we cannot conclude that failure to survive in India will definitely lead to extinction, as answer choice C claims.

Best,
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Hi @JenifferAtKaplan

I'm not sure whether E is correct. I hope you would agree that "Must Be True" questions don't support new information brought in by any correct options. Option E says that Wild Tigers who live outside India are also endangered. This kind of "affirms" that wild tigers also live at least somewhere outside India, and this is not provided by the stimulus. I would have straightaway selected this option if it said the following:

The survival of the wild tigers, if any, in countries other than India is also endangered.

But since that is not the case, I did not choose this one. I do agree that C is incorrect in that it fails to differentiate between only chance and best chance, but provided all that I've said, I chose C.

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I'm not sure whether E is correct. I hope you would agree that "Must Be True" questions don't support new information brought in by any correct options. Option E says that Wild Tigers who live outside India are also endangered. This kind of "affirms" that wild tigers also live at least somewhere outside India, and this is not provided by the stimulus. I would have straightaway selected this option if it said the following:

The survival of the wild tigers, if any, in countries other than India is also endangered.

But since that is not the case, I did not choose this one. I do agree that C is incorrect in that it fails to differentiate between only chance and best chance, but provided all that I've said, I chose C.

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Hi ShashankDave ,

The conclusion of the sentence is saying the best environment for these tigers is in India.

In the previous statements, the author is saying these tigers are getting endangered.

It means if they are getting endangered in India and we are still saying it is best in India, it means the situation outside India is even worse.

Let's consider a similar example:

Let's say Ram got failed in Maths after scoring 40 marks. Now, if I am saying Ram's score was best in the class, it means other students were also failed.

Did you get what I am trying to convey?

Hence, E is the correct answer.
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The number of wild tigers living in india dropped from an estimated 40,000 at the turn of the century to 2,000 in 1970. Although determined conservation efforts have hatled the precipitous decline, the survival of the wild tiger in india is uncertain even now. Still, it is beyond doubt that if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best chance is in india.

The statements above, if true, supports which of the following?

(A) There are now more than 2,000 wild tigers surviving in india.
(B) There are fewer than 2,000 wild tigers living in the wild outside of india.
(C) If tigers fail to survive in the wild in india, the species will become extinct.
(D) IT is impossible for a tiger raised in captivity to ever successfully adapt to life in the wild.
(E) The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than india is also endangered.



After I saw many expert`s explanation, I am confused even worse.

C and E could be only contender.
And E is the most appropriate.

But the logic that they use to explain option E seems not clear for me.

Let`s assume that there are only 2,000 tigers in india, and that there are 4,000,000 tigers out of india
Then, even though india is the most suitable place to survive, and, outside of india, there are greater decline in tiger population,
why don`t we say that "but the tigers are not endangered."

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The number of wild tigers living in india dropped from an estimated 40,000 at the turn of the century to 2,000 in 1970. Although determined conservation efforts have hatled the precipitous decline, the survival of the wild tiger in india is uncertain even now. Still, it is beyond doubt that if the tiger is to survive in the wild at all, its best chance is in india.

The statements above, if true, supports which of the following?

(A) There are now more than 2,000 wild tigers surviving in india. -We just know that the rapid decline has stopped. We don't know the exact numbers.
(B) There are fewer than 2,000 wild tigers living in the wild outside of india. -Outside india? Out of scope
(C) If tigers fail to survive in the wild in india, the species will become extinct. -extinct? too extreme language
(D) IT is impossible for a tiger raised in captivity to ever successfully adapt to life in the wild. -We are not talking about the adaptiveness of tiger
(E) The survival of the wild tiger in countries other than india is also endangered. -Correct. From the conclusion we know that the best chance of survival is in India, so that must mean that the tigers are endangered outside India as well.
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at first, this question sounds like an assumption; nevertheless, the question is actually an inference question.

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