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Over a period of several months, researchers attached sma [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2017, 03:54
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Over a period of several months, researchers attached small lights to the backs of wetas—flightless insects native to New Zealand—enabling researchers for the first time to make comprehensive observations of the insects' nighttime activities.Thus, since wetas forage only at night, the researchers' observations will significantly improve knowledge of the normal foraging habits of wetas.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) Researchers were interested only in observing the wetas' foraging habits and so did not keep track of other types of behavior.
(B) No pattern of behavior that is exhibited by wetas during the nighttime is also exhibited by wetas during the daytime.
(C)Attaching the small lights to the wetas' backs did not greatly alter the wetas' normal night- time foraging habits.
(D)Wetas typically forage more frequently during the months in which the researchers studied them than they do at other times.
(E)The researchers did not use other observational techniques to supplement their method of using small lights to track the nighttime behavior of wetas.
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Re: Over a period of several months, researchers attached sma [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2017, 08:16
i think ans should be b
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Re: Over a period of several months, researchers attached sma [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2017, 11:12
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No. It is C

Only if this particular kind of insects show a normal habit in their behavior even having the small lights attached to them the whole argument holds. Actually, C is the assumption.

B is wrong because we do not care so much if the behavior is during nite or day (which already implied is not in the researchers' interest, considering we are talking about nite and neon lights) but if whether it is still normal even though the small tool attached to them

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improve knowledge of the normal foraging habits of wetas


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Re: Over a period of several months, researchers attached sma [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2018, 03:39
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if we negate the correct assumption (C) conclusion will be flawed
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