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help me out with the following RC:

the desert tortoise


Despite its 1989 designation as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act, the desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, has declined in numbers by ninety per

It can be inferred from the passage that the desert tortoise mortality rate would be most likely to decrease if which of the following were true?


a.Male and female tortoises mated more frequently.
b.Adult tortoises provided better care for their young.
c.Forage plants were abundant in the habitat of the desert tortoise.
d.Rabbits were abundant in the habitat of the desert tortoise.
e.Desert tortoise burrows were cooler.


It is Option D.None of the other options are satisfactory.This option stands out alone to be the correct answer.
help me out with the following RC:

the desert tortoise



Despite its 1989 designation as a threatened --------------------------------------------- For protection from predators, as well as from desert temperature extremes, tortoises of all ages burrow into the earth. However, if rabbits and rodents are scarce, larger mammalian predators may dig tortoises out of their burrows, devouring even mature tortoises despite their hardened shells.

My take:--
option D- Rabbits were abundant in the habitat of the desert tortoise.
Expl- Have a look at the above bold portion of the passage..... if the rabbits are scarce then larger predators dig out the tortoises so if they are more then it negates this danger and they will also survive the extreme temperatures.
Hence, it will significantly decrease the desert tortoise mortality rate.
IIM A | KDT 09| BDT 11 | SBT 11
garima99 Says
no this is not the answer , either b or d..can any one explain


a. reasoning is given in para..females reproduce at a very late stage..so not possible
b. agree with this part..if male adults help then mortality rate would decrease
c. their growth can't be helped.. a valid reason but not the most likely answer
d. rabits kill the tortoises..so they should be less
e. out of context
appears to be C
a: if forage isn't there this wont work
b:better care out of context
C:this appears good as the 2nd condition of laying eggs
d: rabbits kill
e: burrow temperature out of context

no this is not the answer , either b or d..can any one explain

appears to be C
a: if forage isn't there this wont work
b:better care out of context
C:this appears good as the 2nd condition of laying eggs
d: rabbits kill
e: burrow temperature out of context

help me out with the following RC:

the desert tortoise


Despite its 1989 designation as a threatened species under the federal Endangered Species Act, the desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, has declined in numbers by ninety percent since the 1980s. Although federal protection made it illegal to harm desert tortoises or remove them from the wild of the southwestern North American deserts, this measure has been insufficient to reverse the species decline, and further intervention is required.
Recovery has been slow, partly due to the desert tortoises low reproductive potential. Females breed only after reaching full size at fifteen to twenty years of age, and even then may only lay eggs when adequate forage is available. Although the number of eggs in each clutch varies, and each female might lay a few clutches in one season, the average mature female produces only a few eggs annually. From these precious eggs, hatchlings emerge wearing soft shells that will harden slowly into protective armor over the next five years. The vulnerable young are entirely neglected by adult tortoises, and only five percent ultimately reach adulthood.
Predators are blamed for most tortoise deaths; ravens, specifically, are estimated to cause more than half of the juvenile tortoise deaths in the Mojave Desert. Tortoise eggs and juveniles, with their delicate shells, can fall prey to many birds, mammals, and other reptiles. For protection from predators, as well as from desert temperature extremes, tortoises of all ages burrow into the earth. However, if rabbits and rodents are scarce, larger mammalian predators may dig tortoises out of their burrows, devouring even mature tortoises despite their hardened shells.
Even with current protections from human interference, the desert tortoise faces a tough recovery, so additional measures must be taken. First, the limited habitat of desert tortoises, with soil suitable for their burrows, must be protected from development. Next, urban expansion often has the unintended effect of increasing raven populations, so aggressive measures to control the birds are necessary to increase desert tortoise hatchling survival rates. Finally, released captive tortoises typically perish, and can pass upper respiratory tract disease into the wild population with devastating consequences, so continuing education of pet tortoise owners is essential.

It can be inferred from the passage that the desert tortoise mortality rate would be most likely to decrease if which of the following were true?


a.Male and female tortoises mated more frequently.
b.Adult tortoises provided better care for their young.
c.Forage plants were abundant in the habitat of the desert tortoise.
d.Rabbits were abundant in the habitat of the desert tortoise.
e.Desert tortoise burrows were cooler.

it is in 12th edition OG, RC question no 94. the option B mentions the word "inaccurate" and the explanation says this option is significantly incomplete.
this i did not understood. if the data is inaccurate then it means the contents are wrong... but if that is significantly incomplete then it is not showing full true facts, but that does not mean the facts presented by themselves are false or inaccurate.
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Hi All,
i need help in RC section... there are instances where the answer options given are so similar in nature that it becomes quite confusing...

example in OG12th edition:

the data is significantly incomplete
the data is inaccurate

what is the diff between these two? the Q choices were almost indistinguishable


can you provide specific ques nos...that'll help...

Hi All,
i need help in RC section... there are instances where the answer options given are so similar in nature that it becomes quite confusing...

example in OG12th edition:

the data is significantly incomplete
the data is inaccurate

what is the diff between these two? the Q choices were almost indistinguishable

i need powerscore lsat rc bible..can anyone pm me pl.it'll be of a huge help

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