QUESTION TEXT: Raisins are made by drying grapes in…
QUESTION TYPE: Paradox
PARADOX: Raisins have more iron per calorie than grapes do. But raisins are just dried grapes. Grapes lose water when they are turned into raisins. Some sugar is caramelized, but nothing is added.
ANALYSIS: We only care about how much iron is in the grapes and raisins, and why.
We don’t care about how often we can eat them (answer D), or what we eat with them (answers E) or how many of them we have to eat to get the same number of calories (answer A) or how fast we can absorb the iron (answer C.)
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- This would explain why raisins have more iron per gram. But the stimulus is talking about calories, so it doesn’t matter how dense grapes are.
- CORRECT. Raisins lose some calories from caramelization. If iron stays the same, then there will be relatively more of it since the remaining calories shrank.
- It doesn’t matter how fast we can absorb iron. This has nothing to do with how much iron is in raisins.
- This doesn’t tell us how much iron is in grapes or raisins.
- This has no effect on how much iron is in grapes or raisins.
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