Interesting LR question pt33-section3-#8(parapharased)

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Interesting LR question pt33-section3-#8(parapharased)

Postby SingleLadies » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:45 pm

I am having some difficulty with this one. Hope you guys can help.

I am going to seriously paraphrase the question.

"most A do so without B........................a majority of A make C"

question type: Must be true

answer choice A "some C do without so without B" is correct.

why not D though?

"most a = c"?

is there a difference between Most and majority?

I can see both as correct but chose D because it seems to be explicitly said in the question.

Hope this makes sense. I am interested in getting to the bottom of this one.

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Re: Interesting LR question pt33-section3-#8(parapharased)

Postby Lyov Myshkin » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:26 pm

SingleLadies wrote:I am having some difficulty with this one. Hope you guys can help.

I am going to seriously paraphrase the question.

"most A do so without B........................a majority of A make C"

question type: Must be true

answer choice A "some C do without so without B" is correct.

why not D though?

"most a = c"?

is there a difference between Most and majority?

I can see both as correct but chose D because it seems to be explicitly said in the question.

Hope this makes sense. I am interested in getting to the bottom of this one.


would love if you'd post this on the qa site, since it'd be nice to have everything archived for future lsat preppers, but whatever..

I diagram most statements with a pseudo arrow:

A -m-> B

There are two ways to make and inference from a most statement:

1) Basically, transitive. The most connects to an all statement and you get to use transitive, like so:

A -m-> B -> C
(valid inference: A -m-> C)

2) Venn diagram inferences (as I call them). Basically works like the following,

most apples are red. most apples are delicious.

if there are a total of 4 apples. most of them being red would mean 3 of them are red and similarly, most of them being delicious would entail 3 of them are delicious. so no matter what you do, you end up having overlap. This means that we can infer (from the two most statements): that 'some' red things are delicious, since our venn diagram would prove this to be true.

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Re: Interesting LR question pt33-section3-#8(parapharased)

Postby Lyov Myshkin » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:27 pm

also

a majority of A make C

doesn't necessarily mean:

most A are C

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Re: Interesting LR question pt33-section3-#8(parapharased)

Postby Lyov Myshkin » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:31 pm

is there a difference between Most and majority?


and the answer to this question (i need to read more carefully) is no.

there is no difference, in terms of the LSAT, between most and majority.

there is however, a difference between the minority and 'not the majority' though..

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Re: Interesting LR question pt33-section3-#8(parapharased)

Postby SingleLadies » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:10 pm

Thanks for your response. What is the QA site that you are referring to?




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