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Critical Reasoning: Inference Questions

When food is boiled it loses much of its original nutritional value. The nutrients in food are what the human body needs to function correctly. Food that has been steamed contains a high amount of its original nutritional value.

Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

Incorrect.

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The argument does not mention anything about the healing of cells. This answer choice presents new information that resembles an additional premise. Unfortunately, you should be looking for a conclusion based upon the current premises.

Incorrect.

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The argument does not mention anything about the popularity of cooking methods. Therefore, based on the argument, we cannot conclude that to steam food is not a common practice.

Incorrect.

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According to the argument, steamed food is indeed quite a healthy form of food. However, the argument does not provide enough information to conclude that it is the healthiest form of food in existence. For example, what about about fresh food that has not been cooked at all?

Incorrect.

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The argument does not mention anything about taste. This answer choice cannot be concluded logically from the given premises.

Great!

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The argument tells us that nutrients are healthy. It also tells us that boiled food does not contain many of these nutrients while steamed food does. Therefore, the conclusion that steamed food is healthier than boiled food is a logical one.

Nutrients help the body heal damaged cells.
Steaming food is not a common cooking method.
Steamed food is the healthiest form of food.
Steamed food is healthier than boiled food.
Steamed food is not as tasty as boiled food.