ACT Science 4.4 Research Summary Passage
ACT Science: Research Summary Passage Drill 4, Problem 4. The protein seen in sample 3 is most likely the same as which protein?
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Here we’re being asked to look at the data on the chart and attempt to find a meaningful connection.
Kind of like online dating, but with less of a chance that you’ll wind up getting your kidneys stolen.
The protein seen in sample 3, shown here, is most likely which other protein?
We only have one type of data to go on here—protein weight, but that should be enough.
We can assume the same proteins also will have the same weight.
Imagine being blindfolded and you’re handed an apple. The person handing it to you says,
“This is an apple. I’m going to hand you some other things of various weights now,
and you need to tell me which one is probably also an apple.”
Then you’re handed a bottle of water. No, that’s not it.
What about this huge, heavy sandwich? No, but it smells great.
Aaaand finally, you’re handed another apple. That’s it, you’ve made the connection… and lunch!
We’re doing the same thing here in a way. We’ve got a protein in column C and we need
to identify the closest match by weight. Looking across, we can see that protein D
appears to weigh the same as the protein in column C. They’re probably the same protein.
D’s our answer. And so is roast beef on rye. Hold the mayo.