JJDancer wrote:PT 58 - LR 1 - #24 - BEARS
I can't believe I am posting about THE bear question the day before the LSAT buuut..
Can someone explain why D is incorrect?
Doesn't D imply that pop in preserve nearly doubled but that doesn't mean pop of VALLEY increased because pop outside preserve decreased...meaning they migrated to the preserve.
Or would this NOT weaken because that still says the valley overall could increase (just that it was happening in the preserve area while the nonpreserve area decreased but valleyTOTAL increased?)
This question was one of wording... response D doesn't indicate anything regarding the overall population of bears in the valley as a whole (which the conclusion of the argument regards). Sure, you are right, D implies that the population of the VALLEY *could have* remained constant. The question asks, though, which MOST undermines the argument. E, which asserts that the population of bears in the VALLEY *has* remained constant directly opposes any assertion that the road closure will lead to an increase in bear population overall.
I, myself, have to be careful with questions like these, as often more than one answer COULD undermine the argument, but they ask which undermines it most. Hope this was helpful.