ACT Science 3.1 Data Representation Passage
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ACT Science: Data Representation Passage Drill 3, Problem 1. What correlation can be drawn between the carbon-14 content the year a patient was born and the carbon-14 content in that individual's eye proteins?
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So we’re looking for a CORRELATION. Just another word for relationship.
But which figure do we use?
Well, figure 1 gives us the amount of carbon-14 the year a patient is born compared to
the amount of carbon-14 in that individual’s eye protein….exactly what we’re looking for.
So, to answer this question correctly, all we need to do is refer to figure 1.
Figure 1 shows that the amount of carbon-14 (14C) in an individual's eye is directly related
to the amount of 14C in the atmosphere at the time of that individual's birth.
Notice how the red line showing model output of 14C in the eye is almost exactly on top
of the grey line showing the 14C content in the atmosphere.
That means that both values are nearly identical.
Choice C just happens to use the exact words, “nearly identical”.
And that's our answer.
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