Consider the following statements:

Statement-I: The soil in tropical rain forests is rich in nutrients.

Statement-II: The high temperature and moisture of tropical rain forests cause dead organic matter in the soil to decompose quickly.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements? 

(a) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is the correct explanation for Statement-I 

(b) Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is not the correct explanation for Statement-1

(c) Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect

(d) Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct

Explanation:

State-I is incorrect The soil in tropical rain forests is not rich in nutrients. The high temperature and moisture of tropical rain forests cause dead organic matter in the soil to decompose quickly, releasing nutrients into the soil. However, the nutrients are quickly washed away by the heavy rains, leaving the soil nutrient-poor.

Statement-II is correct, as the high temperature and moisture of tropical rainforests cause dead organic matter in the soil to decompose quickly.

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