Which one of the following statements is most strongly supported by the information in the passage?

on July 9, 2018

Question makes no sense

The passage says nothing about or alludes to anything about water transportation. Can someone explain to me why this is the answer.

3 Replies

Anita on July 9, 2018

@mws7129 Lines 5-7 have what we need here. These lines discuss flooding and river clogging, and mention recreation. With these combined, it follows that water-based recreation (or transportation) would be affected.

on September 5 at 01:44PM

This question is a bit troubling, I thought with the lsat we were never supposed to assume. Transportation is a complete stretch here. Please help me understand.

Irina on September 5 at 06:02PM

@chris_va,

This question requires us to make an inference, which is a common exercise on the LSAT. The passage mentions that forests help to prevent soil erosion that clogs rivers with silt (recreation is actually not related to the water). It is reasonable to infer that clogged rivers would impede any water-based transportation.