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Re: Consider three fish swimming together in a school. The space [#permalink]
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according to the passage predator can attack when it is in any one of the sphere(imagine fish is at center of a sphere),also they mentioned three fishes overlap as much as possible that means the three spheres coincide one on other.
In option A ,the possibility for predator to attack as a whole is not much greater than(there is no difference) attacking individual.
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Given: Consider three fish swimming together in a school. The space within which each fish can be seen by predator Y is defined by a sphere centered on the fish and having a radius that is the maximum distance Y can see. The school is vulnerable to attack when Y is within one of the three spheres. The spheres overlap to a great extent, since the fish are in a compact group.

Asked: Which of the following is a reliable inference to be drawn from the passage above?

Since Y >> distance between fishes ; Since the fish are in a compact group and the spheres overlap to a great extent
Vulnerability of a single fish ~ Vulnerability of the group of fish ~ Vulnerability of the school

(A) The vulnerability to attack of the school as a whole is not much greater than the vulnerability to attack of any one fish in the school.

(B) There is less chance that predator Y will attack a school of four fish than that it will attack a school of three fish.
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(C) Fish who swim I schools are less likely to be devoured by predators than are fish who do not swim in schools.
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(D) The maximum distance at which an individual fish is visible depends less on the size of the fish than on whether the fish is swimming in a school.
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(E) The maximum distance at which predator Y can see its prey is increased if Y is itself swimming in a school of Y’s.
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