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Reading Comprehension: Detail Function Questions

The author cites a lack of metallic iron in the Moon's core in order to

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The lack of metallic iron in the Moon's core does not give more details about the hypothesis but explains a problem with it.

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The high angular momentum, like the lack of metallic iron in the Moon's core, is one of the problems with the hypothesis described in the passage. These two details serve the same function; they do not explain one another.

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The lack of metallic iron in the Moon's core questions is mentioned in order to question, not support, the hypothesis.

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The author uses the the lack of metallic iron in the Moon's core to question the hypothesis, which according to the passage agrees with the hypothetical model [of] our solar system. Therefore, it is unlikely that the author uses this detail to support that model.

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The passage tells us that the hypothesis is flawed, or faulty. It then gives two reasons why this is so, the second of which is the lack of metallic iron in the Moon's core.

describe a hypothesis discussed in the passage
explain the high angular momentum of the Earth-Moon system
support a theory discussed in the passage
agree with the model of our solar system mentioned in the passage
explain why a theory discussed in the passage is faulty