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## 1000 cr TEST3 NO8

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#### 1000 cr TEST3 NO8

Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:31 pm
Hi,

I am confused by the statment - the less food with more standarize OR the more food with more standarize......

By analyzing the garbage of a large number of average-sized households, a group of modern urban anthropologists has found that a household discards less food the more standardized-made up of canned and prepackaged foods-its diet is. The more standardized a household's diet is, however, the greater the quantities of fresh produce the household throws away.

Which of the following can be properly inferred from the passage?

(A) An increasing number of households rely on a highly standardized diet.
(B) The less standardized a household's diet is, the more nonfood waste the household discards.
(C) The less standardized a household's diet is, the smaller is the proportion of fresh produce in the household's food waste.
(D) The less standardized a household's diet is, the more canned and prepackaged foods the household discards as waste.
(E) The more fresh produce a household buys, the more fresh produce it throws away.

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Sat Mar 31, 2007 9:51 am
Thanks so much! it's very clear now.

(I forgot to post the answer but yes, it is C))

rajesh_ctm Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts
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Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:58 am
Don't get confused by the verbiage. Tear down all unnecessary details. Keep only the bare bones.

By analyzing the garbage of a large number of average-sized households, a group of modern urban anthropologists has found that a household discards less food the more standardized-made up of canned and prepackaged foods-its diet is. The more standardized a household's diet is, however, the greater the quantities of fresh produce the household throws away.

more standardized diet --> less food discard, but more fresh food discard.

less food discard, but more fresh food discard means the quantity of food discarded is less, but in that discarded food, proportion of fresh food is more.

(A) An increasing number of households rely on a highly standardized diet.
Irrelevant
(B) The less standardized a household's diet is, the more nonfood waste the household discards.
Nonfood waste - not mentioned - Irrelevant
(C) The less standardized a household's diet is, the smaller is the proportion of fresh produce in the household's food waste.

The only supported option as per our statement.

(D) The less standardized a household's diet is, the more canned and prepackaged foods the household discards as waste.
Not implied by our statement
(E) The more fresh produce a household buys, the more fresh produce it throws away.
Irrelevant

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