preptest 57 sec 3 #25

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preptest 57 sec 3 #25

Postby eddie3636 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:36 pm

Kaplan has this as a 1 star inference question but I can't seem to get my head around it?

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Re: preptest 57 sec 3 #25

Postby Nat Sherman » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:02 pm

A company is currently about to overhaul their software system. The manager is saying they should reconsider and not implement the new software, because at other companies that have done so, their employees still use the old software.

(A). It's stated right in the premise that the new software is more flexible, how could the old software be as flexible. So that's out.
(B). Saying that it's more familiar seems enticing, however we have no clue why the other companies are using the old software. It could be, despite being easier and more flexible, that it only has basic functions and can't do the the same things as the old software. So that's out
(C). There's no information here to support it. It could be true, but we're looking for what is most strongly supported. So that's out
(D). It says right in one of the premises that all the employees can use the new software, so why would it create a class of who can use it and who can't. So that's out.
(E). This is the correct answer. The support that the employees would not prefer the new software is given from the fact that when given the choice, they still use the old software.

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Re: preptest 57 sec 3 #25

Postby eddie3636 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:22 pm

I guess my only problem with E is that it assumes that the employees at another company are comparable to the one in question, and from this assumption they seem to be making a leap if we are to believe that this "must be true." Any thoughts on this? It seemed like a strange inference question to me

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Re: preptest 57 sec 3 #25

Postby Nat Sherman » Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:47 pm

I think that might be where you're going wrong, it's not a must be true question. I know that even on this website it groups must be true questions with most strongly supported, but they are different. Most strongly supported questions don't need 100% true answer.

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Re: preptest 57 sec 3 #25

Postby eddie3636 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:48 am

Ok, if that's the case then I can see E. How often does this happen though? Because I've treated all LR inference questions as must be true and this is the first time I've been completely stumped on one

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Re: preptest 57 sec 3 #25

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:46 pm

eddie3636 wrote:Ok, if that's the case then I can see E. How often does this happen though? Because I've treated all LR inference questions as must be true and this is the first time I've been completely stumped on one

Go with this mindset for all the questions you're calling inference questions: Which answer is most provable?




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