## Sufficient assumptions PT 35 S.4 Q.14

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### Sufficient assumptions PT 35 S.4 Q.14

"The linkage of the evidence's necessary condition with the conclusion's necessary condition so the former requires (for falls within) the latter."
It may be that with LSAC made a mistake or I am misunderstanding something.
Ok, from evidence and conclusion we have:
Evidence D----> E
Conclusion D----> F
Sufficient assumption # 1 is: E ---> F
Here is the thing though. In Preptest 35 (October 2001) section 4, question 14 - page 244 in Next 10 that question seems to give the right answer as F----> E as the sufficient assumption instead of E----->F as I would think should be right.
Please, am I missing something? Thanks. I've spent a great deal of time trying to figure it out.

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### Re: Sufficient assumptions PT 35 S.4 Q.14

Anderson => struggled early in life => able to keep a good perspective on the world
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Anderson => does not take success for granted

Sufficient (and necessary) assumption: able to keep a good perspective on the world => does not take success for granted

This is exactly what (B) states. I'm not sure what you're missing here. The structure of the stimulus is:

A => B => C
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A => D

The necessary and sufficient assumption is: C => D

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### Re: Sufficient assumptions PT 35 S.4 Q.14

Thanks so much sighsigh. I was not unraveling the facts well enough. This surely helps. Cheers.