ACT Science 3.3 Data Representation Passage

ACT Science: Data Representation Passage Drill 3, Problem 3. Which of the following is the reason why an individual born in 1963 has a higher 14C content than someone born in 1945?

ACT ScienceData Representation Passage
Earth/Space SciencesEnvironmental Science
LanguageEnglish Language
Product TypeACT Science

Transcript

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Well, lucky for you, there’s no need to interpret any graphs to get the right answer on this one.

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We’re looking for the reason and individual could have higher carbon-14 content.

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We know, the JFK presidency answer looks tempting.

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But all we really need to do is read the passage carefully to find the answer.

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To be more specific, there’s actually one line in the entire passage

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that pretty much gives you the answer to this one.

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Have you found it yet? OK, we’ll read it for you.

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It’s the line that reads,

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“Nuclear bomb tests during 1955-63 produced large amounts of 14C...”.

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The answer lies within that one sentence.

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Nuclear bomb testing didn’t start till 1955,

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so how could people born before then have more 14C than people born after?

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They couldn’t.

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Which means, our answer is (B).

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And if you chose answers C) or D),

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