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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Strengthen ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ## Strengthen Many agricultural intensive areas of the world are beginning to encounter water scarcity problems. As a result, many farmers in these areas are likely to reduce their output as the water supply they need in order to maintain production shrinks. However, one group of farmers in such a region plans to increase their production by implementing techniques for water conservation. Which of the following, if true, would most strongly support the prediction that the groupâ€™s plan will succeed? (A) Farmers that can gain a larger share of the food market in their regions will be better positioned to control more water resources. (B) Most agricultural practices in areas with water shortages are water- intensive. (C) Other regions of the world not facing water shortages are likely to make for the reduction in agricultural output. (D) Demand for agricultural products in the groupâ€™s region is not expected to decline. (E) More than half of the water used for agriculture in the farmers' region is lost to evaporation or leakage from irrigation channels. QA is e. what is the answer to this question please? This analysis is giving me headache ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2667 messages Followed by: 122 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 Roland2rule wrote: Many agricultural intensive areas of the world are beginning to encounter water scarcity problems. As a result, many farmers in these areas are likely to reduce their output as the water supply they need in order to maintain production shrinks. However, one group of farmers in such a region plans to increase their production by implementing techniques for water conservation. Which of the following, if true, would most strongly support the prediction that the groupâ€™s plan will succeed? (A) Farmers that can gain a larger share of the food market in their regions will be better positioned to control more water resources. (B) Most agricultural practices in areas with water shortages are water- intensive. (C) Other regions of the world not facing water shortages are likely to make for the reduction in agricultural output. (D) Demand for agricultural products in the groupâ€™s region is not expected to decline. (E) More than half of the water used for agriculture in the farmers' region is lost to evaporation or leakage from irrigation channels. QA is e. what is the answer to this question please? This analysis is giving me headache The farmers' plan: to increase production by using techniques for water conservation Premise: Many areas have encountered water scarcity problems The biggest question we should have for these farmers is: do they need to improve water conservation? Sure, many areas have encountered water scarcity problems, but is the farmers' area one of them? What if they're already quite adept at conserving water and there isn't much room for improvement? Answer choice E addresses these questions: if more than half of the water they use for agriculture is being squandered, then improving water conservation sounds like a sensible way to increase output. _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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