Q. Dear Applicant:
Thank you for your application. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you a position in our local government office for the summer. As you know, funding for summer jobs is limited, and it is impossible for us to offer jobs to all those who want them. Consequently, we are forced to reject many highly qualified applicants.
Which of the following can be inferred from the letter?
A. The number of applicants for summer jobs in the government office exceeded the number of summer jobs available.
B. The applicant who received the letter was considered highly qualified.
C. Very little funding was available for summer jobs in the government office.
D. The application of the person who received the letter was considered carefully before being rejected.
E. Most of those who applied for summer jobs were considered qualified for the available positions.
Worldwide, tomato is one of the most important crops. Because this crop can be adapted for cultivation in various environments ranging from tropical to alpine regions, its cultivation area is now expanding worldwide into not so productive regions. On the other hand, traditional cultivation areas, the most favourable for tomato cultivation with warm and dry climate, are contracting. Every year, traditional cultivation areas lose 2 million hectares (ha) of land to environmental factors such as salinity, drought, and soil erosion.
Which of the following is the correct inference based on the above passage?
1. In recent years, per hectare production of tomato has increased worldwide.
2. In recent years, per hectare wastage of tomato has increased worldwide.
3. In recent years, per hectare production of tomato has decreased worldwide,
4. In recent years, per hectare wastage of tomato has decreased worldwide.
5. In recent years, per hectare production of tomato has remained the same worldwide.
In this question, how can we infer about the worldwide production when all we know is that the traditional cultivation has reduced but the not so productive regions have expanded?