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Based on the information in the map, which statement most accurately compares the Western states with the Eastern states?

A The Western states generally have a lower population density than the Eastern states.

In general, the map shows that Western states have lower population densities than Eastern states. The map only has information about population densities, not populations. Therefore, it contains no evidence that most-populous states are in the East or West. In fact, the states with the largest populations—California and Texas—are in the West, but most of the other more-populous states are in the East.