How in the world is this answer wrong?

petdetective
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How in the world is this answer wrong?

Postby petdetective » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:46 am

Regarding Question 24 on PT74/S1(LR): can anyone please explain to me how answer choice "E" is incorrect?

This is the question about Ted and a car accident. 7sage states the correct answer is "B," but just because his car was damaged in excess of $500 doesn't mean that he in incapable of reporting the accident. The stimulus sets an alternative criteria: personal injury. Even if he was injured, though, it doesn't mean he was injured to the extent of incapacitation... Aren't we not supposed to make assumptions on the LSAT?

Answer choice "D" seems to be the most reasonable.

The only thing I can think of is that because the stimulus states "TED is not required to report the accident in which was involved as a driver" the question stem is asking us the pinpoint why he specifically is not required to report the accident, independent of the other driver.

Please provide insight. Thank you.

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Re: How in the world is this answer wrong?

Postby Shemp » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:18 am

Two conditions can eliminate the responsibility to report the accident. Either the accident didn't cause injury or $500 damage or the driver is incapable of reporting it. If either of those conditions are fulfilled then Ted is not required to report the accident. Answer B states that the first condition, the lack of property damage, was not fulfilled, so if that was the only element Ted definitely would be required to report it. But since the question stimulus tells us that Ted is not required to report the accident, then we can infer that the other condition, that Ted is incapable of reporting, must be true.

Answer D gives you one possible reason why a driver could become incapable of reporting, but we can't infer that just because Ted is incapable of reporting the accident he must be injured. Maybe he's incapable because he just doesn't have any cell reception.

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Re: How in the world is this answer wrong?

Postby petdetective » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:31 am

Don't 3 conditions exist that eliminate the duty to report?

1) No personal damage.
2) <$500 in property damage.
3) Incapacitation.

If Ted is not incapacitated, but neither $500 in damage nor personal damage occurred, then he is still not required to report.

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Re: How in the world is this answer wrong?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:21 am

Way too early for PT74 fellas

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Re: How in the world is this answer wrong?

Postby supermann » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:08 pm

I honest think it should be E.




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