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When bees build a new hive composed of hexagonal honeycomb “rooms,”

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When bees build a new hive composed of hexagonal honeycomb “rooms,” they must build precisely the correct number of rooms to house the population of bees that will immediately inhabit the new hive. If there were too few rooms, some younger bees would be displaced and would freeze or starve outside the hive. If there were too many rooms, some bees would instinctively fight to the death to conquer the extra space.

Which of the following conclusions can correctly be inferred from the paragraph above?

A. From the bees' hive-building behavior, one could theoretically determine the correct number of rooms to be built for a particular colony of bees.
B. Trees on which hives are built have no properties that can affect the number of rooms of the hive built on them.
C. Bees learn how many rooms can be built in a hive from experience.
D. Building too many rooms in the hive would kill bees more quickly than building too few.
E. Builder bees determine the number of rooms to be built by the chemical scent of individual resident bees.
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Can somebody explain why D is ruled out? Is it because the rate of killing is out of scope?
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ichocolatefish: Option D gives you comparison between 2 situations. Only the possibility of the 2 situations is mentioned in the prompt. There is no comparison between the two.
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ichocolatefish wrote:
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Can somebody explain why D is ruled out? Is it because the rate of killing is out of scope?


I was stuck between A and D however I don't think D properly "concludes" the paragraphs arguments.
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