Section 3, Questions 13-17 (June 2010 LSAT) - pattern game?

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jtemp320

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Section 3, Questions 13-17 (June 2010 LSAT) - pattern game?

I had a bit of a meltdown on this games section - cause by misdiagramming question 18-23 but in reviewing this section I noticed Questions 13-17 (the stones and mulch game) seem unusual.

Its not an especially hard game- in fact some of the questions made me second guess whether I understood it all they were so straightforward - but it dosent seem to fit any of the types I am used to - is this a pattern game? Have similiar games appeared on other recent LSATs?

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Re: Section 3, Questions 13-17 (June 2010 LSAT) - pattern game?

Yes and no. I thought that in a pattern game, all of the variables are interchangeable (the same rules apply to each variable). However, I believe that different rules applied to the Mulch and Stones. I think it's better to think of it as a sequencing/grouping game hybrid. I think it's a grouping game because the seven spaces are not necessarily defined. I think its a sequencing game because order matters.

jtemp320

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Re: Section 3, Questions 13-17 (June 2010 LSAT) - pattern game?

I see what you mean - if its a grouping sequencing/hybrid its definately a strange one

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Re: Section 3, Questions 13-17 (June 2010 LSAT) - pattern game?

jtemp320 wrote:I see what you mean - if its a grouping sequencing/hybrid its definately a strange one

I took it in June and after coming on here after the test, most test takers seemed to agree it was a throwback game of old (maybe early 90s) when they had these type of games that dont necessarily fit into the structure of pure linear/grouping.
Im not familiar with the early 90s games and dont know if they were right, but if the posters in June are correct, I'd check out some of the earlier PTs to see if you can get practice on these types of games.