ACT ASPIRE Science Tip

Published on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 by

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According to Table 1, as the number of dead crows and blue jays increased from 0 to 4, the percentage of households in which one or more people were infected by West Nile virus:

F. increased only.

G. decreased only.

H. increased, then decreased.

J. alternated between decreasing and increasing.

Explain your answer using numbers from the table.

 

 

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The correct answer is J. When the number of dead crows and blue jays is put in order from 0 to 4, the corresponding percentage of households in which one or more people were infected by the West Nile virus is 46, 21, 42, 32, and 60, that is the values decrease, increase, decrease, increase, etc. Choice J is, therefore, the correct answer.