- Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:53 pm
Remember what the instructions tells us, hasan66 - that we are to select the best answer from among the five choices provided. Sure, it's possible that there is some third alternative, not mentioned in the passage, that the authors might say is actually the best one, but that doesn't mean that we have to reject answer E for being imperfect. We don't need to be certain that they would agree with the answer, but only that of these answer choices this is the one that they would be most likely to agree with.
Also, we have to base our answer entirely on what we read, and these authors both seemed to present the two paradigms (individual computers working in sequence vs. parallel computing) as being the only alternatives. What else could there be, other than "working alone" and "working together"? Those two options seem all-encompassing, so it's not an unreasonable leap to say that they find parallel computing to be the best option.
Don't overthink the answer choices, and don't try to fight with answers to poke holes in them and then shoot them down because they are imperfect. Instead, look for the best answer of the choices presented, and pick it even if you don't completely love it. Love the one you're with!
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