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edited November 2015 in General 199 karma
I don't know if I'm overthinking it, or the diagrams truly represent different ideas. Logically, they both seem equivalent to be, just diagrammed differently.

What's the difference between these two ideas?

1. Either F or L, but not both, will go before M
2. L will go before F or G, but not both

Are these the same ideas? or represent different concepts?

I diagrammed these ideas in different forms. Can you let me know if my diagramming is merely aesthetic or it symbolizes some other idea

DIAGRAM 1:

1. F---M
L---M

F---M---L or L---M--F

DIAGRAM 2:

F----M
L---M

F----------M
F----------L

or

M--------F
L-----------F

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• Alum Member
edited November 2015 84 karma
They're the same ideas, and should look like this:

1. F- -M- -L
OR
L- -M- -F

2. G- -L- -F
OR
F- -L- -G
• Member
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1) FML - LMF
2) FLG - GLF
• Member
199 karma
Oh, so it doesn't matter which format I use to diagram them?
• Alum Member
edited November 2015 84 karma
@"LSAT Determined" In theory, it doesn't matter how you diagram as long as you understand what you are diagramming. But if I were to interpret the diagrams of @"The Last Emperor" it would appear to me that the elements are immediately beside each other, which is not what the rule is stating.

[Instructor edit: this is very correct.]
• Member
199 karma
Okay, so you're saying these two ideas are identical in meaning in terms of diagramming?

1. Either F or L, but not both, will go before M
2. L will go before F or G, but not both