## Conditional reasoning in sufficient questions

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ltowns1

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### Conditional reasoning in sufficient questions

When looking for condtionality in suff. questions am I looking for the something in the conclusion to trigger the premises sufficient statement? (Or the contrapositive of the stimulus)
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LSAT Hacks (Graeme)

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### Re: Conditional reasoning in sufficient questions

Your question isn't quite clear. But here's what you're looking for in SA questions. Most will follow a format like this:

Conclusion: A --> D
Evidence: A --> B, B --> C

Step 1: Draw conclusion
Step 2: Separate elements of conclusion: A _______ D
Step 3: Fill in evidence A --> B --> C ___ D
Step 4: Spot gap. Look for the answer that bridges the gap. In this case, C --> D or D --> C

I cannot emphasize enough how routine sufficient assumption questions should be.

Note: I used ______ because TLS doesn't show more than one space. Is there a way to make comments have more than one space between letters? It's relevant for some diagrams.

ltowns1

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### Re: Conditional reasoning in sufficient questions

LSAT Hacks (Graeme) wrote:Your question isn't quite clear. But here's what you're looking for in SA questions. Most will follow a format like this:

Conclusion: A --> D
Evidence: A --> B, B --> C

Step 1: Draw conclusion
Step 2: Separate elements of conclusion: A _______ D
Step 3: Fill in evidence A --> B --> C ___ D
Step 4: Spot gap. Look for the answer that bridges the gap. In this case, C --> D or D --> C

I cannot emphasize enough how routine sufficient assumption questions should be.

Note: I used ______ because TLS doesn't show more than one space. Is there a way to make comments have more than one space between letters? It's relevant for some diagrams.

Not sure,I think I get what you're saying. Could you give a made up example of an actual argument???? It's weired but I always get confused with the ABC examples lol.
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LSAT Hacks (Graeme)

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### Re: Conditional reasoning in sufficient questions

All aarvarks are distraught.

Evidence: All ardvarks are bleak. Bleak things are confused about their role in life.

ltowns1

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### Re: Conditional reasoning in sufficient questions

LSAT Hacks (Graeme) wrote:All aarvarks are distraught.

Evidence: All ardvarks are bleak. Bleak things are confused about their role in life.