Information in the passage most strongly supports which one of the following inferences regarding the text that this ...

Minerva on August 11, 2019

Please explain

I don't see how the passage has anything to do with Tucker's acting technique. Can someone please explain?

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Irina on August 11, 2019


This is a tricky question. In lines 4-7, the author says that Tucker "acted in 20 films and performed hundreds of times on stage as a" In the second paragraph, the author talks about his process for collecting background material for the book and says that he "also examined - as primary source material for an analysis of Tucker's acting technique -were the ten still available films in which Tucker appeared." (lines 23-26). Preponderance is generally understood more than 50% -think of the preponderance of the evidence standard in civil cases - therefore, since Tucker acted in 20 films, and the author only examined ten of them to analyze his acting technique, it is only 50%, not OVER 50% and is thus, not based on examination of a preponderance of the films.

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