LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?

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LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?

Postby CurlyKat » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:34 pm

Hi there, does anyone have the PT 32 game 3? I was just working on it and I keep getting stuff wrong, I think I'm not understanding two of the rules correctly.. one of them is: 'at least one composition is performed either after O and before S, or after S and before O.' I took this to mean O/S_S/O, but I think that's wrong. Does it mean something else? Like that S cannot be first or O cannot be last, and/or the other way around??? I haven't seen any rules like that yet.

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Re: LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?

Postby FuManChusco » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:36 pm

CurlyKat wrote:LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?


June takers are totally going to be misled by that title.

edit: also to help you out, I think you're understanding it correctly. It has to be either O_S or S_O. that space in the middle has to be "at least" one, so it could technically be more spaces between O and S. Basically O and S cannot be touching. I hope that makes sense.
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Re: LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?

Postby citrustang » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:37 pm

"At least one" means there could be more than one space between S and O, but they cannot be consecutive.

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Re: LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?

Postby LSAT Blog » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:38 pm

It means that O and S cannot be consecutive.

The way you diagrammed it implies that there is exactly one space between them.

It'd be better to diagram in a way that makes it clear that there could be more than one space between them.

Here's how I'd do it.

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Re: LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?

Postby Bert » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:39 pm

'at least one composition is performed either after O and before S, or after S and before O.'


should be diagrammed more like: O/S ... __ S/O. It seems from your diagram that you may be missing the at least part of the rule and going with "one composition is performed..." but maybe I am just misreading your diagram.

What was the other rule?

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Re: LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?

Postby scruffs mcguff » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:41 pm

I remember this rule threw me off too.

I think the other rule ends up saying that two items have to have at least two between them.

They cannot be (for example) A _ B or B _ A

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Re: LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?

Postby CurlyKat » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:47 pm

Gosh do I feel like an idiot now!! :oops:
I totally see it now! Thank you all so much! I hate getting stuck on stupid mistakes like this one, such a waste of time! :-)
Thanks again guys!

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Re: LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?

Postby CurlyKat » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:49 pm

And yes, the other rule was that there are at least two spaces between two of the other variables. It all makes sense now.. the sun is shining again :-)

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Re: LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?

Postby citrustang » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:52 pm

Glad it makes sense now!

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Re: LG rule, unsure what it means. Help?

Postby stintez » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:52 pm

LSAT Blog wrote:It means that O and S cannot be consecutive.

The way you diagrammed it implies that there is exactly one space between them.

It'd be better to diagram in a way that makes it clear that there could be more than one space between them.

Here's how I'd do it.

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