"Exactly two of the students review exactly the same play"

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"Exactly two of the students review exactly the same play"

Postby Darkhawk » Tue May 22, 2012 11:35 pm

LSAT 41, Section 1, Questions 19-23

So, this question again.

I'm stumped by the stimulus.

For the school paper, five students--Jiang, Kramer, Lopez, Megregian, and O'Neill--each review one or more of exactly three plays: Sunset, Tamerlane, and Undulation, but do not review any other plays. The following conditions must apply:

Kramer and O'Neill both review Tamerlane.
Exactly two of the students review exactly the same play or plays as each other.
/\ What the hell does that mean? To my mind, it reads as "there can only be one pair of students who have reviewed identical films". Since we already know K and O reviewed T together, that should mean that the only pair we see at any film is KO, but that's simply not the case. Can someone explain how I should be reading that?
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Re: "Exactly two of the students review exactly the same play"

Postby 03152016 » Tue May 22, 2012 11:44 pm

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Re: "Exactly two of the students review exactly the same play"

Postby Darkhawk » Tue May 22, 2012 11:51 pm

Edited, sorry. When I looked elsewhere on this board for this game, everyone kept demanding that all the questions be written out in full.

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Re: "Exactly two of the students review exactly the same play"

Postby 03152016 » Tue May 22, 2012 11:57 pm

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Re: "Exactly two of the students review exactly the same play"

Postby Darkhawk » Wed May 23, 2012 12:02 am

Sorry, still don't get it. "exactly two of the students" to me means exactly 2 out of J K L M O. But since we already know for a fact that K and O are two students with the same plays, doesn't that preclude any other students from pairing off? I'm still not getting it, because obviously with only three to choose from, that leaves J L M O to fill two other spots, therefore forcing at minimum two pairs.

And then wouldn't that also mean that nothing else can review K, beacuse then K O ? would all have reviewed it, and therefore "exactly three of the students review exactly the same play as each other"

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Re: "Exactly two of the students review exactly the same play"

Postby 03152016 » Wed May 23, 2012 12:09 am

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Re: "Exactly two of the students review exactly the same play"

Postby Darkhawk » Wed May 23, 2012 12:13 am

Max324 wrote:Take a look at this example:

Sunset: Jiang
Tamerlane: Megregian, O'Neill, Kramer
Undulation: Megregian, O'Neill, Lopez

This follows all the constraints. K and O are both reviewing T. However O is reviewing U, while K is not. Therefore, K and O are not reviewing the same plays.

In this example, M and O are reviewing the same plays.


! Thank you! The "play or plays" thing was throwing me off. I thought it meant that as soon as two reviewed the same plays, no one else could...

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Re: "Exactly two of the students review exactly the same play"

Postby Micdiddy » Wed May 23, 2012 12:26 am

This is test 42 though right?

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Postby 03152016 » Wed May 23, 2012 12:26 am

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Re: "Exactly two of the students review exactly the same play"

Postby Micdiddy » Wed May 23, 2012 12:34 am

Max324 wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:This is test 42 though right?

Yeah, I was thrown off by that too.


I was just making sure the online copies of tests I have are labeled right. Glad to know they are.




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