# When shown the following two rows of

dots, the preoperational child would say

...... . . . . . .

A. both rows have the same number of

dots

B. the bottom row has more dots

C. the top row has more dots

D. the top row is shorter

PLEASE HELP!!!

b. The preoperation child relates length to more or less.

I assume that the rows look like this:

.......

. . . . . . .

In this case, the preoperational child would typically say that the bottom row has more dots due to the lack of development of the concept of conservation.

I searched Google under the key words "*preoperational*" to get these possible sources:

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_cognitive_development#Preoperational_stage

http://psychology.about.com/od/piagetstheory/p/preoperational.htm

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

## To answer the question, we need to understand the concept of conservation, which is when a child understands that certain properties of an object (such as the number of dots) remain the same regardless of changes in appearance or arrangement.

In this case, we have two rows of dots- the top row consisting of 6 dots and the bottom row consisting of 7 dots.

A preoperational child, typically between the ages of 2 and 7, would most likely focus on the appearance of the rows rather than the number of dots. They might say that the bottom row has more dots because it appears longer. This is an example of a preoperational child relating length to more or less.

To find the answer, we can observe the rows of dots and count the number of dots in each row.

In this case, the top row has 6 dots and the bottom row has 7 dots. Therefore, the correct answer is B. the bottom row has more dots.