PT 60 - LG #17 - Help help help

darkatillam2
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PT 60 - LG #17 - Help help help

Postby darkatillam2 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:34 pm

This game wasn't particularly hard until # 17. What are they asking?

No more than two loads of the same material are hauled consecutively...

Does that mean only SS and MM blocks? (no MMM or SSS blocks)

If that's the case I found M SS MM SS works, but none of those correspond to an answer choice. Did I just misread this question?

Really stumped. This pisses me off because I've never had a problem solving a LG ever. Little help?

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Re: PT 60 - LG #17 - Help help help

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:48 pm

darkatillam2 wrote:If that's the case I found M SS MM SS works

how many cleanings would that require?

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Re: PT 60 - LG #17 - Help help help

Postby darkatillam2 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:53 pm

3, which is the max allowed.


Is the question stating that there can only be two consecutive loads total (2 cleanings max)?

What throws me is the "two loads of the same material". I had assumed that means only blocks of two loads of each type. IE SS or MM blocks....

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Re: PT 60 - LG #17 - Help help help

Postby SanDiegoJake » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:55 pm

Yep, you're understanding the question correctly (No MMM nor SSS, only blocks of 2 consecutive. Still 3 cleanings allowed.)

The scenario you're missing is MM-SS-M-SS, which gives you answer choice B.

I found this by being thorough in my diagramming of scenarios. Beginning with the M locked in 5th, I started diagramming all possibilities of what could be true with 3 scenarios: A 2nd M in a row at 4 (your scenario), a 2nd M in a row at 6 (which didn't work, as too many cleanings were required), and this possibility - no 2nd M in a row. Leading me to MM-SS-M-SS.

Noah, the answer to your question is 3.

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Re: PT 60 - LG #17 - Help help help

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:05 pm

darkatillam2 wrote:3, which is the max allowed.

cough, cough, right, I was testing you.

Or, I misremembered the rule as only allowing 2

:)

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Re: PT 60 - LG #17 - Help help help

Postby lakers3peat » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:35 pm

Manhattan LSAT Noah wrote:

Or, I misremembered the rule as only allowing 2




noah fail! 8)

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Re: PT 60 - LG #17 - Help help help

Postby darkatillam2 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:43 pm

Thanks SD Jake!

I felt that this PT had a lot of goofy wording in the LG section. It made the section itself a lot more difficult for me.

#10 was also gave me a crap load of trouble.

They say if J>M then what could be the order from earliest to latest?

Well, I failed to see how you can make an order without including J and M in between some of the other lists.

Because L, P > J >M

but one of the rules is L, M > H.

Therefore it has to go something like L,P > J > M > H with G not last.

None of the answer choices fitted to what I had pictured in my mind. Meaning, I didn't assume that the orders they were giving us were the orders of the people WITHOUT J>M included.

That really through me for a loop. Did anyone else experience this?

Afterward I figured it was (A) simply because it was the only answer choice that had L and P before H without G being last.

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Re: PT 60 - LG #17 - Help help help

Postby justbubbles » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:27 pm

LSAT Blog's Steve Schwartz has an amazing solution to this question.

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Re: PT 60 - LG #17 - Help help help

Postby darkatillam2 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:37 am

Link?




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