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 tetsuya0129
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As a social science major, I am offended by this question since it assumes that environmental problems include ecological problems. (Sorry, this is just a whining.)
 cnyberg
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Could anyone please explain the logic behind translating the correct answer, "Few serious ecological problems are the result of gov't MM.", to "Most serious ecological problems are not the result of gov't MM?

I am confused because "few" does not mean "less than half of". What if there are only a few ecological problems in existence in this made-up scenario? Then, "not few" would actually mean "none". Nowhere in the question is the total number of problems mentioned, so wouldn't it be illogical to assume that since few problems are the result of gov't MM then most problems are not the result of gov't MM?

I would sincerely appreciate a logical explanation of this jump.
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 Ryan Twomey
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Hey Cynberg,

I think you may be looking at the wrong answer choice. The correct answer choice is answer choice A, which is "few serious ecological problems are the result of government mismanagement." There is no jump between few and most in this answer choice.

You should have mapped out this stimulus. The evidence is as follows:
environmental problem and not government mismanaged ---->major change consumer habits---->econ enticing

You could map out the conclusion as well, which then gives us the assumption that "few of the problems are the result of government mismanagement." and this ends up being our correct answer exactly.

I hope all this helps.

Tetsuya0129, as a fellow science major, I would say that an ecological problem is an environmental problem, but that an environmental problem is not necessarily an ecological problem. That is just my opinion though. I

I wish everyone good luck in your studies.

Best,
Ryan

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