- Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:10 pm
I think your interpretation of answer A is correct, bli - it's saying that some tokens denoted more than one item. A cone, for example, might be used to indicate a bale of hay but it could also indicate a barrel of oil, etc.
The problem with that answer is that nothing in the passage ever suggests that. It might make sense that that's the case, since there were few shapes used and they were abstract, but we cannot get that from the text without "helping" it more than we should. When they ask what we can infer, we use the text, and only the text, to support that inference, leaving out our assumptions and outside information. The text supports answer C but does not support answer A, and so C is the better choice.
Stick to the evidence presented in the passage and avoid drawing conclusions that are too remote from that evidence, and you'll be in better shape moving forward. Keep up the good work!
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