LG PT #34 Section 4, Question 6

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LG PT #34 Section 4, Question 6

Postby PrayingforHYS » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:16 pm

Alright, I can't remember the last time I missed an LG question, but I can't understand why I missed this one, so I'd like some help b/c I must've overlooked something.

Question 6 asks about if Jill stocks aisle 3 and which answer choice can't be true.

Since we know that K stocks aisle 2, that L must have exactly one end asile, and that K(all) > O > L (at least 1), this is how I diagrammed the 2 scenarios:

L takes the 1st aisle as the end: L K J _ _ _ _ _ _
L takes the 2nd aisle as the end: _ K J _ _ _ _ _ L

Now, I selected C, that "Larisa stocks aisle 4" cannot be true, b/c if it were, here are the two diagrams below:

L K J L _ _ _ _ _
_ K J L _ _ _ _ L

Since O must be lower than at least one of Larisa's aisles, then these scenarios just don't work, as there's literally no spots in diagram 1 where O could be lower than at least 1 of Larisa's and the only spot O could be in diagram 2 is #1, but that would violate K (all) > O

Am I overlooking some sort of crucial detail? This is the only question in the section that I missed, so I don't think I messed up any of the major rules (or else I'd probably have gotten more wrong)

I'd appreciate the help.

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Re: LG PT #34 Section 4, Question 6

Postby Atlas LSAT Teacher » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:27 pm

I believe this is the very game that led my wife not to go to law school.

Here's a diagram of the game. I'll have to look back at that specific question though -- I'll get back to you (or someone else will beat me to the punch :) ). http://www.atlaslsat.com/forums/pt34-s4 ... -t521.html

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Re: LG PT #34 Section 4, Question 6

Postby Atlas LSAT Teacher » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:33 pm

I think I see it:

J K J L M K M O L is possible. I don't have the question in front of me, so I'm flying a bit blind.

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Re: LG PT #34 Section 4, Question 6

Postby PrayingforHYS » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:31 pm

Atlas LSAT Teacher wrote:I think I see it:

J K J L M K M O L is possible. I don't have the question in front of me, so I'm flying a bit blind.


wow, I really confused myself up in knots on this one. I guess I was just looking too hard.

Yea, it was obvious that the diagram had to be:

_ K J L _ _ _ _ L

but for some reason, I confusing the K (all) > O > L (at least 1) rule with O > K AND L

I'm not sure that makes sense to anyone else, but I know what I mean, and apparently I just confused the heck out of myself.

yes, JKJLMKMOL certainly fits in the rules and allows C, which I selected, to be eliminated as an answer.

Thank you for your help.

Does your website have similar threads for most/all LG diagrams? Again, I rarely miss any questions on LG, but sometimes I'm curious as to if I could've set up the diagram more quickly/more efficiently.

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Re: LG PT #34 Section 4, Question 6

Postby Atlas LSAT Teacher » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:01 pm

Poke around and feel free to post. One of our teachers will respond to a post within 24 hours (usually much faster). You're also welcome to post your explanations (I assign that as HW to some students, though it does seem a bit backwards!), and we'll look it over.




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