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Question 38: A. But when it feels other ants walking on its back, the ant simply stays put.

B. When an ant on the march comes to a gap in its path, it slows down.

C. In this way, the ants build a bridge long enough to span whatever gap is in front of them.

D. The process repeats as the next ant in line slows, gets trampled and freezes in place.

E. The rest of the colony, still barreling along at 12 centimeters per second, comes trampling over its back.

  1. BDEAC
  2. BEADC
  3. BEDCA
  4. BADEC

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Explanatory Answer

Method of solving this CAT Question from Sentence Rearrangement:

B is the obvious choice to start the paragraph as it sets the context--what happens when an ant comes across a gap in its path? It slows down.

Sentence A starts with a 'but' and doesn't fit after B.

D talks of 'the process' of ant getting trampled and freezing in place repeating itself. The process of trampling and freezing in place is not obvious from B. So, D too is not a good option after B.

Only E, which explains how the rest of the colony, unaware of what the first ant knows, barrels along, trampling over its back, seems to be a good choice to follow B.

Now, after BE, A makes the best sense, as it explains that the ant 'simply stays put' after getting trampled upon.

D takes this further, explaining how the process repeats itself and C sums up the paragraph.

The question is " Arrange the sentences in the correct order "
The order is BEADC

Hence, the answer is BEADC

Choice B is the correct answer.

 


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