The passage most strongly suggests that Emeagwali holds which one of the following views?

Stephanie on February 4 at 03:36PM

Please explain

Can someone please explain why the answer is A?

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Ravi on February 5 at 12:05AM

@Steph,

Happy to help!

The question asks, "The passage most strongly suggests that Emeagwali
holds which one of the following views?"

We're looking for an answer choice that is something that Emeagwali
likely believes.

(A) says, "some natural systems have arrived at efficient solutions to
problems that are analogous in significant ways to technical problems
faced by computer scientists."

The key portion of the text to look at is the second half of the
second paragraph. In this portion of the passage, Emeagwali's
exploration of the branching patterns of trees is discussed, and it's
mentioned that trees evolved this way to maximize their use of taking
up resources. Emeagwali's solution to model oil field flow was
inspired by his examination of the trees' branching patterns, which
were a natural system that solved a problem. Emeagwali then used this
as a basis for a model to solve his parallel oil field modeling
problem, so (A) is correct because based on the passage, it's
something we have strong support that Emeagwali would agree with.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any more questions!

Stephanie on February 9 at 03:41PM

yes thank you!

Ravi on February 9 at 10:50PM

@Steph you're welcome!