Nayeli on November 3, 2019
I'm stuck on one of the practice questions.
2. "If the forest continues to disappear at its present pace, the koala will approach extinction," said the biologist.
"So all that is needed to save the koala is to stop deforestation," said the politician.
Which one of the following statements is consistent with the biologist's claim, but not with the politician's claim?
I chose answer choice D. Deforestation is slowed and the koala survives, because if (contrapositive) the Koala has not approached extinction deforestation has not continued at the same pace, meaning it would have slowed down.
The answer key says the correct answer choice is B. Deforestation is stopped and the Koala becomes extinct.
I don't understand how this statement is in line with what the biologist has stated.
Skylar on November 3, 2019
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