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# The population of desert tortoises in Targland's Red Desert has declin

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09 Mar 2015, 05:51
+1 for B. this option only provides a valid evaluating aspect neglecting which would result in not achieving the target.
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11 Mar 2015, 08:23
Closing only one access point will not work if other access points are open for vehicles.
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16 Jan 2018, 18:42
Question understanding - Tortoises population has declined for couple of reasons. main step taken for protection is block vehicle entry in desert area. only pedestrians are allowed. and pedestrians can not collect tortoises without vehicle.

(A) Whether possessing the tortoises as pets remains legally permissible in Targland. --- this is not affecting the argument in any way possible. irrelevant

(B) Whether Targland is able to enforce the regulations with respect to all-terrain vehicle entry at points other than the current access routes. --- is response to this is yes and multiple access point are there to access the desert, then officials plan for protection of tortoises is not full proof. on the other hand if answer is no then well and good. Correct answer.

(C) Whether the Red Dessert Tortoises are most active during the day or at night ---- again irrelevant as this option is not affecting argument in either ways.

(D) Whether people who travel on foot in the Red Desert often encounter the tortoises --- this is a beautiful trap answer. and if by any chance you missed the last line of the stem then one is going to get caught. however if can can not carry tortoises without vehicle, then this choice has no effect on the plan .

(E) Whether the Targland authorities held public hearings before restricting entry by vehicle inot the Red Desert. --- irrelevant
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17 Jan 2018, 05:53
Why not D if people who encounter tortoise kill them by stepping on them esp the baby tortoise

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17 Jan 2018, 05:55
Binggm14 wrote:
Why not D if people who encounter tortoise kill them by stepping on them esp the baby tortoise

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I understood why it's B as access point is a bigger evaluating point

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17 Jan 2018, 15:08
Binggm14 wrote:
Why not D if people who encounter tortoise kill them by stepping on them esp the baby tortoise

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Binggm14 - I thought exactly the same. but then I thought, how many people will go there and destroy things by stepping on them. more so ever accidentally or intentionally. When you compare this way you will find that chances are really less then they are in B.

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18 Jan 2018, 11:25
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Binggm14 wrote:
Why not D if people who encounter tortoise kill them by stepping on them esp the baby tortoise

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Binggm14 - I thought exactly the same. but then I thought, how many people will go there and destroy things by stepping on them. more so ever accidentally or intentionally. When you compare this way you will find that chances are really less then they are in B.

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Updated on: 09 Dec 2018, 17:08
Why A?

What if the fact that tortoises are popular pets is what is hurting the population?

Originally posted by IQuantToCry on 03 Dec 2018, 16:26.
Last edited by IQuantToCry on 09 Dec 2018, 17:08, edited 1 time in total.
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03 Dec 2018, 16:37
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Pierrealvarez - welcome to GMATclub - This one is evaluate question and you need to evaluate "Targland's officials predict that these measures will be adequate, since it is difficult to collect the tortoises without a vehicle." Now let me phrase up what you are saying.

the tortoises as pets remains legally permissible in Targland.and this way these measures will be adequate, since it is difficult to collect the tortoises without a vehicle.

Sound absurd to me. Explanations are given above. Let me know if you have any doubts. This might help you.
How to solve Evaluate type questions:

a. Usually a situation given in which implementation of a plan is discussed.
b. Focus on what to achieve.
c. Think every answer choice is possible, now how we can achieve our goal.
d. Consider two polar opposite response of the choice.
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