December 2001 LSAT Section 3 Question 11
Melody on September 9, 2015The passage is not concluding that "watering plants just enough" is equal to "mildly drought-stressed." It is inferring that since those of mildly drought-stressed plants are tougher in texture, it would be beneficial to water plants less (but not so little where it would damage them), i.e. just enough to ensure that there is no substantial threat to either growth or the yield of the crops from lack of water. This way, decreasing the amount of water could give it the same benefits as seen in leaves of mildly drought-stressed plants.