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Rain Plan

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Phil was halfway through a three-mile hike traveling around the local meadow when he noticed a thunderstorm approaching quickly from the opposite end of the meadow where his car was parked. Phil had prepared for rain by bringing an umbrella. He decides that he will be safe from the thunderstorm if he opens his umbrella and heads straight across the meadow to his car.

Which of the following best details the flaw in his reasoning?

A

Storms travel faster over meadows.

B

An umbrella will not protect against lightning and wind.

C

Meadows might have holes that would be obstacles for someone walking quickly.

D

An umbrella usually gets snagged in low-hanging branches.

E

It will be difficult to walk through the meadow after the ground is saturated.