PT 22 Section 2 Question 17

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PT 22 Section 2 Question 17

Postby MConchis » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:02 pm

The stimulus reads that the current population of wild cheetahs "barely meets the previous estimates." Barely meeting the estimates is still meeting the estimates, which means the population could survive a natural disaster. Why is the correct answer that they are incapable of doing so?

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Re: PT 22 Section 2 Question 17

Postby jamesireland » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:07 pm

Because meeting the estimates is not enough to survive a natural disaster. The previous estimates were too small.

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Re: PT 22 Section 2 Question 17

Postby MConchis » Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:13 pm

Ah, I see now. It still may not logically follow, however: 'barely meets' indicated greater than, and the estimates may have been too small by less than or equal to the difference between the current population and the previous estimates. In any case, I see how 'D' is most strongly supported. Thanks.




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