PT 55, LG #4 (bus stops), also PT53 LR1 Q22

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PT 55, LG #4 (bus stops), also PT53 LR1 Q22

Postby Shrimps » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:37 pm

If you solved the bus stop game quickly, could you tell me how you set it up? I solved it and got, I think, all or almost of it right, but it was a horrible waste of time, plus, I panicked. Any inferences I missed? In my book, it was the most difficult game in the 50's.

Also, PT53 LR1 Q22: "makes a merely relative property for one that is absolute". Huh? I noticed LR has gotten much harder in the 50's, for the simple reason that there are now a lot more of those "convoluted language" answers that I barely understand. Also, I'm -3 on this section, though 2 of the mistakes are pure sloppiness. I felt spaced out. But I don't think I would've been able to answer Q22 even when sharp.

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Re: PT 55, LG #4 (bus stops), also PT53 LR1 Q22

Postby alphagamma » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:33 pm

Ah, yes... I remember that game well. It hit me like a sack of bricks. Luckily, I had about fifteen minutes to solve it, and I managed to ace it.

I don't think my setup was particularly graceful. I set it up like an advanced linear game (or I think you'd call it that). I had a row of four for the four people and a row above for the four stops. I marked out the rules, and went from there. From what I can remember, I made no inferences, and I found no tricks to make solving the game easier. I just worked through it.

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Re: PT 55, LG #4 (bus stops), also PT53 LR1 Q22

Postby Philipsssssss » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:44 pm

22. (E)

being slightly overweight
is enough to guarantee your health. How does doctor
know? Apparently, research shows that those who are
slightly overweight are healthier than those who are
considerably underweight. But that evidence doesn’t
establish the doctor’s conclusion because those
“considerably underweight” people may be quite
unhealthy. The slightly overweight people might be
comparatively healthier than the considerably
underweight, without being affirmatively healthy. In
other words, the doctor uses evidence of relative
health to establish a claim of absolute health, which is
what (E) says.

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Re: PT 55, LG #4 (bus stops), also PT53 LR1 Q22

Postby Shrimps » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:08 pm

alphagamma wrote:Ah, yes... I remember that game well. It hit me like a sack of bricks. Luckily, I had about fifteen minutes to solve it, and I managed to ace it.

I don't think my setup was particularly graceful. I set it up like an advanced linear game (or I think you'd call it that). I had a row of four for the four people and a row above for the four stops. I marked out the rules, and went from there. From what I can remember, I made no inferences, and I found no tricks to make solving the game easier. I just worked through it.


Yeah, that's what I did, and yes, with no inferences yet that feeling that there SHOULD be one.. I hate it. I feel out of control and it makes me panic (i.e. my brain stopped working! I'm not seeing something everyone else does!) And it was a lot harder than the much ballyhooed mauve dinosaur game, which is a pretty straightforward "place five possible X's into four slots" game.

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Re: PT 55, LG #4 (bus stops), also PT53 LR1 Q22

Postby Shrimps » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:10 pm

Philipsssssss wrote:22. (E)

being slightly overweight
is enough to guarantee your health. How does doctor
know? Apparently, research shows that those who are
slightly overweight are healthier than those who are
considerably underweight. But that evidence doesn’t
establish the doctor’s conclusion because those
“considerably underweight” people may be quite
unhealthy. The slightly overweight people might be
comparatively healthier than the considerably
underweight, without being affirmatively healthy. In
other words, the doctor uses evidence of relative
health to establish a claim of absolute health, which is
what (E) says.


Wow, thanks. As usual, everything makes perfect sense in retrospect. Now, if only I can make my brain work THIS way during the test. I've had perfect LR+LR sections before, but not in the 50's.




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