A science class stored one selection of various fruits at 30 degrees Celsius, a similar selection in similar conditio...

cjahangiri on January 3, 2020

How is C better than B?

The answer makes sense that it wasn't inclusive of a broad range of temperatures but I felt it was given that they wouldn't want to store food in extremely hot temperatures!

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Skylar on January 6, 2020

@cjahangiri, thanks for your question.

The LSAT does not allow a lot of room for things to be assumed, and in this case the idea that the class wouldn't store food in hot temperatures requires outside knowledge that is not directly supported by the passage.

Also, it is important to note that (C) applies to more than hot temperatures. Based on a study of only three temperatures, the lowest being 10 degrees Celsius, the class concluded that the cooler the temperature fruits are stored in, the longer they will stay fresh. However, is this true if the fruits are stored in 0 degrees Celsius? What about below freezing? The class fails to consider that there could be a floor to this and, at a certain temperature, the fruits may be too cold to stay fresh. In other words, the class applies a conclusion drawn from a limited set of temperatures to all temperatures prematurely.

(B) is incorrect because it is irrelevant. Moreover, we do not know that the fruit is being stored outside. Perhaps it is stored in a temperature-controlled environment inside, where humidity and sunlight are not influencing factors.

Does that make sense? Please let us know if you have any other questions and best of luck with your studies!