The CD's Game? Error in "Complete" List??

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The CD's Game? Error in "Complete" List??

Postby Bigsby » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:21 pm

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Re: The CD's Game? Error in "Complete" List??

Postby anon sequitur » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:32 pm

They don't like it when you post extensive quotes from LSAT material, so you might want to edit your post.

The problem is that you are answering a slightly different question then they asked. The question asks for one possible list of CDs that are actually on sale. You seem to be answering the question "which is a list of all the CDs that could be on sale". The correct response to the question they asked doesn't have to list every potential CD, just a group of CDs that are acceptable by themselves.

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Re: The CD's Game? Error in "Complete" List??

Postby Noblesse_Oblige » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:58 pm

anon sequitur wrote:They don't like it when you post extensive quotes from LSAT material, so you might want to edit your post.

The problem is that you are answering a slightly different question then they asked. The question asks for one possible list of CDs that are actually on sale. You seem to be answering the question "which is a list of all the CDs that could be on sale". The correct response to the question they asked doesn't have to list every potential CD, just a group of CDs that are acceptable by themselves.


Exactly, It's more of a "Which could be true". was this the first game question? Global accounting questions usually are.

You were answering: Which is a complete and accurate list of ALL the CDs that could be on sale?

The question was: Which could be a complete and accurate list of the CDs that could be on sale?

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Re: The CD's Game? Error in "Complete" List??

Postby Bigsby » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:40 pm

Yeah, I figured it had to do with that. But my point is it asks "which COULD be a complete and accurate list" but E can't be because it doesn't account for all the CDs...so how could it be complete and accurate? It COULD be if they added more CDs. This, to me, is an accurate PARTIAL list.

I'm just confused as to what they mean by the word "complete" here.

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Re: The CD's Game? Error in "Complete" List??

Postby Elston Gunn » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:48 pm

Bigsby wrote:Yeah, I figured it had to do with that. But my point is it asks "which COULD be a complete and accurate list" but E can't be because it doesn't account for all the CDs...so how could it be complete and accurate? It COULD be if they added more CDs. This, to me, is an accurate PARTIAL list.

I'm just confused as to what they mean by the word "complete" here.


They get your point; you haven't gotten theirs. This is a simple list question. There are no rules that indicate that new pop or used opera have to picked if you pick the options in answer d. Just because they could, doesn't mean they have to be included in the answer. Therefore, it's perfectly acceptable to only pick those CDs indicated in the answer.

The language of "complete and accurate" is confusing you, but try to see that this is just a list question.

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Re: The CD's Game? Error in "Complete" List??

Postby cc.celina » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:49 pm

Bigsby wrote:Yeah, I figured it had to do with that. But my point is it asks "which COULD be a complete and accurate list" but E can't be because it doesn't account for all the CDs...so how could it be complete and accurate? It COULD be if they added more CDs. This, to me, is an accurate PARTIAL list.

I'm just confused as to what they mean by the word "complete" here.


As in, "which of these is a possible scenario?"
You're not looking for every individual CD that can be on sale here. You're looking for a list that includes some CDs, all of which could at the same time be on sale, without any other CDs being on sale.

Fake game for illustration:
Alison, Brandy, Carol, David and Edith are all at a pool party.
If A is in the pool, so is C.
If D is in the pool, E can't be in the pool.
Which of the following is a complete and accurate list of everyone who could be in the pool?

All the people who could possibly be in the pool: A, B, C, D, E.

HOWEVER, they can't all be in the pool at the same time!!
"A, C and D" WOULD be an acceptable answer to this question. Even though E can be in the pool in general, she can't be in the pool when D is in the pool. And B could be in the pool even if A C and D were, but she doesn't HAVE to be - she could be either in or out. Therefore, A C and D is a "complete and accurate list" of people that could be in the pool at any given time.

hope that helped

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Re: The CD's Game? Error in "Complete" List??

Postby ookoshi » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:09 pm

"could" = a single possibility
"complete" = they didn't leave out anything to the answer that is required
"accurate" = it doesn't violate any of the rules

For example:
If one of the answers was
"A. new pop, used pop"

New pop and used pop "could" be on sale at the same time without violating any rules. However, that list would not be "complete" because if new pop and used pop is on sale, all soul must be too. You seem to be misinterpreting the word "complete" in the context of the question. The question is not asking for an answer that cannot have any additional elements. It is asking for an answer that does not *require* any additional elements.

That's why it has the word "complete" in it. It's not saying "Here are all the CD's that could be on sale at the same time." It's saying "Here is one possibility (could be) that does not need any additional things added (complete) in order to follow the rules (accurate)."

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Re: The CD's Game? Error in "Complete" List??

Postby Nova » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:50 pm

The LSAT is always right (if not, the question is removed from scoring). It is best to accept this.




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