Identifying critical inferences in LG

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Identifying critical inferences in LG

Postby fosterp » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:18 pm

So I am usually pretty good on logic games these days, getting less than -2 pretty much every time. However I just did PT60 and the interns game just killed me. I got to it with 11 minutes left but I still had to guess on four questions, missing them all. The problem was that I didn't identify the inferences that makes the game manageable, and just threw up my hands in frustration on every question. Even after going through the game a second time reading that there was key inferences I missed, I still didn't identify it until about 4 minutes of just messing with the diagram and drawing some hypotheticals.

This has been a similar problem of other games that should have been doable. Is there a method that helps identify how to find the not so obvious inferences that are essentially necessary?

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Re: Identifying critical inferences in LG

Postby 2014 » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:26 pm

I just did the game today and had a hard time with inferences as well, and at a certain point you might have to recognize that a game is a brute force time one where you are going to have to start pounding out hypos to prove and disprove answer choices. By the end I had like 8 hypos drawn out, and while it took me probably 10-11 minutes for the game, I didn't miss any and just had to make up that time on another one.

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Re: Identifying critical inferences in LG

Postby thegarciab0y » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:40 am

Make sure when your "brute-forcing" out hypos that you at least slash out the ones that don't work, because I've referred back to one that I forgot to cross out and ended up getting a later question wrong because I thought "oh it worked on that hypo" and circled an answer. You can also look at the crossed out ones and use them for Which one must be false questions.

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Re: Identifying critical inferences in LG

Postby sundance95 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:41 am

This was my LSAT. You did not have to brute force the interns game to get the major deduction.

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Re: Identifying critical inferences in LG

Postby 2014 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:42 pm

sundance95 wrote:This was my LSAT. You did not have to brute force the interns game to get the major deduction.

What was the major deduction then?

And good point garcia :P

Edit- I'm an idiot. I just looked back at my sketch for it and realized that I inexplicably didn't figure out that GL had to both be in W and J had to be in P. That would have been useful... Oh well at least I got them all right regardless.




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