LG Bible pg 88 question 2

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LG Bible pg 88 question 2

Postby petrovovitch@ » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:01 pm

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Re: LG Bible pg 88 question 2

Postby LSAT Blog » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:10 pm

LG Bible states that the incorrect answers are all of the same kind; for this question of a game where the stem(stim?) is a "must be true" type they should all be of the "could be true" type.

my question: who's mistaken? me or LG Bible?


When the question stem asks for a "must be true", incorrect answers can be either:

"coulds" that are not "musts" (such as choices D and E in the question you reference)

OR

"cannots" (such as choices A and C in the question you reference)


For this particular question, the hypothetical is:

G....F....J....H
X/Y.V..Y/X..W

1....2....3....4

i'll take this opportunity to ask another question. it occurs to me that all of the majors in this game are letters from the beginning of the alphabet and all the non-majors are from the end. is this always the case? that objects which are similar have names (letters) which are close together in the alphabet?


It's not always the case, but it is often the case.

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Re: LG Bible pg 88 question 2

Postby petrovovitch@ » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:09 am

so then what are the formats for the incorrect answers on the questions?

for "must be true" they are "coulds" and "cant's"

for "could be true" are they "musts" and "cant's" ? or just "can'ts" ?

for "can't be true" are they "coulds" and "musts" ?

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Re: LG Bible pg 88 question 2

Postby Anaconda » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:18 am

petrovovitch@ wrote:
for "could be true" are they "musts" and "cant's" ? or just "can'ts" ?



They are only can't be true.

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Re: LG Bible pg 88 question 2

Postby LSAT Blog » Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:50 am

petrovovitch@ wrote:so then what are the formats for the incorrect answers on the questions?

for "must be true" they are "coulds" and "cant's"

for "could be true" are they "musts" and "cant's" ? or just "can'ts" ?

for "can't be true" are they "coulds" and "musts" ?



for "must be true" they are things that are not necessarily true ("coulds" that are not "musts" and "cannots")

for "could be true" they are just "can'ts"

for "can't be true" they are "coulds" ("could" includes the possibility of "must")

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Re: LG Bible pg 88 question 2

Postby brickman » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:07 am

LSAT Blog wrote:
petrovovitch@ wrote:so then what are the formats for the incorrect answers on the questions?

for "must be true" they are "coulds" and "cant's"

for "could be true" are they "musts" and "cant's" ? or just "can'ts" ?

for "can't be true" are they "coulds" and "musts" ?



for "must be true" they are things that are not necessarily true ("coulds" that are not "musts" and "cannots")

for "could be true" they are just "can'ts"

for "can't be true" they are "coulds" ("could" includes the possibility of "must")


hurray logical oppposites. LGB does a good job covering this in one of its earlier chapters, go back and drill yourself on it until it becomes second nature, it'll take about 10 minutes of reading and note taking and about 40 questions of you constantly reminding yourself that they apply in the above noted format.




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