Bird Game December 2000 LSAT

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DaRascal
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Bird Game December 2000 LSAT

Postby DaRascal » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:26 pm

Am I the only one who finds that game really really hard? I think I'm catching onto the pattern of what kind of games require those kind of deductions but man that was hard.

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Re: Bird Game December 2000 LSAT

Postby lsacqueen » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:04 pm

If you have any specific questions, I'm sure posters will have an easier time helping you.

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Re: Bird Game December 2000 LSAT

Postby shoulinpandas » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:59 pm

:D
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Re: Bird Game December 2000 LSAT

Postby Sloth Hero » Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:50 pm

This is another prime example of the test unfairly catering to ornithologists.

If you are a Native American ornithologist you have no excuse to not get a 180.

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Re: Bird Game December 2000 LSAT

Postby DaRascal » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:14 pm

shoulinpandas wrote:shrikes are always in this god forsaken forest.... the games all bout making a conditional chain :roll:


Yeah.... If someone was never taught how to make the conditional chain though, how would it even be possible to get ANY of those questions right?

And the one thing that worries me about conditional chains is that I hate to spend time diagramming contrapositives that might not even be included in the chain.

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Re: Bird Game December 2000 LSAT

Postby barnum » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:40 am

DaRascal wrote:
Yeah.... If someone was never taught how to make the conditional chain though, how would it even be possible to get ANY of those questions right?


Here is a good link explaining the bird game http://www.griffonprep.com/Birdgamesolution.html

DaRascal wrote:And the one thing that worries me about conditional chains is that I hate to spend time diagramming contrapositives that might not even be included in the chain.


Also, you generally will use all the rules and their contrapositives, because the chain itself will have a contrapositve. Nonetheless, drawing contrapositives should be something you practice until you can do it so quickly that the time it takes is meaningless. They happen too often in games and in logical reasoning for this to be a concern.

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Re: Bird Game December 2000 LSAT

Postby lovejopd » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:15 am

I had this game(Prep33) today.
Chain is a good way to solve this game, but you don't need to make this chain.

1. Organize all rules
1) H --> Not G
G --> Not H
2) J or M --> H
Not H --> Not J AND Not M
3) W --> G
Not G --> Not W
4) Not J --> S
Not S --> J
2. Make 2 groups (Selection / Not Selection)
3. Put J/S in Selection group (J or S-or both-should be selected-Inference from Rule 4)
4. Put H/G in Not Selection group (H or G or both should NOT be selected-Inference from Rule 1)

That's it... :D

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