Agricultural scientist: Wild apples are considerably smaller than cultivated apples found in supermarkets. In one par...

Farnoush on October 10, 2019

Further explanation

Hi could you please explain why B? Thank you

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on October 10, 2019

Hello @farnoushsalimian,

The argument that apples were not cultivated in the region is based on the fact that the apples found were the same size as wild apples. This seems to violate the premise, "wild apples are considerably smaller than cultivated apples found in supermarkets." However, the reference to supermarkets implies that this statement applies to modern cultivated apples.

Remember, we are talking about 5,000 years ago, when people first started cultivating fruit. I think it's reasonable to argue that early attempts to cultivate apples may have produced fruit the same size as wild apples. This would question the agricultural scientists' conclusion. B presents this criticism, which makes it the correct answer.

on August 17 at 02:53PM

I'm still confused as to how C is incorrect. If the error the author is making is about the size of the apples, doesn't it make sense that the author is assuming that apples need to be the cultivated size or the wild apple size? Also, how is B correct if the author focuses on fruits and not necessarily plants?