Though many insects die soon after reproducing for the first time, some may live for years after the survival of the ...

on September 26 at 05:12PM

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Oddly enough the correct answer choice was one of my narrowed down, but I opted for ecosystem option. I couldn’t select the correct choice because it seemed illogical that there would be living bees that did not reproduce. So, “of the bees that reproduce” didn’t seem to logically make sense. Can y’all help?

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Ravi on September 26 at 07:04PM

@chris_va,

Happy to help. Let's take a look.

In the stimulus, we have two groups: insects that reproduce and die
immediately, and insects that reproduce and continue to live. Some of
those that end up living on, such as bees, work for the benefit of the
ecosystem.

We need an answer choice that's guaranteed by the stimulus.

(D) says, "Those bees that reproduce do not always die soon after
reproducing for the first time."

We know from the stimulus that bees are in the category of insects
that live after reproducing for the first time. Thus, (D) has to be
true because it indicates to us a bare minimum that bees have to
surpass to be part of the category that the stimulus tells us they're
a part of. We know that for sure at least one bee does not die right
after producing because that's the only way that bees can fit in the
category, so this is what makes (D) something that we can infer from
the stimulus.

Does this help? Let us know if you have any other questions!