PT 41, LR2: #25

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PT 41, LR2: #25

Postby kpuc » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:33 am

This is the questions about serious students, happy students, overworked students, etc.

My diagram looks like this:

Happy Students <-M- Serious Students -M-> Grad School -> Overworked

I forgot what the rules of the "Some Train" and the "Most Train" (from the LR Bible) were, exactly. Can a "Some Train" ride on a "Most Train"? Because that's the only way I can see how the answer makes sense.

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Re: PT 41, LR2: #25

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:14 am

I'm not familiar with the trains analogy, but "some" can mean just about anything, and most means greater than 50%.

For this question, I think the key is the overlap of two "most" statements. (If you don't know what I mean, consider these statements: Most kids like TV and most kids like pizza; there's no way to avoid having at least one - some - kid like both TV and pizza).

So, with the most overlap we know that some happy students go to grad school. The second sentence tells us something about all grad students (they're overworked), which leads to (B). We know that those happy students that go to grad school must be overworked.

This is a common form: X and Y overlap and all Y have Z, so some X have Z.

I hope that helps.

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Re: PT 41, LR2: #25

Postby kpuc » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:17 pm

Thanks! That helps a lot!

Rats, if I had gotten that question right, I would've had a 180...

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Re: PT 41, LR2: #25

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:03 pm

That's great. Good luck next weekend. Or, better yet, I wish you consistency!




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