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#help I am still confused... Can someone help explain how negating A would destroy the argument/conclusion?

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How is everything he was saying about Bi-conditionals and I/V not also applicable to the other rules? #Help

the only group 1 vs "only" group 2. how do I catch these better?
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I’m having the same exact issue with this question and looks like so many others are not convinced why B is incorrect either! the JY explanation is incomplete! I also think in option B”, if we replace the “things that are not animal” with “computer”, which is not an animal, then it will receive the most support by the exact statements from stimulus! verses in A, how exactly are we supposed to infer that “volitional power does not require thinking” ???! because if anything, the only related statement is that computers, which Do NOT have volitional powers do similar actions to thinking, therfore→ it makes sense to infer that thinking does not involve volitional powers(like computers) but not the other way around like the way stated in A”!! to me “A” not only receiving no support but has it backward!!
so help, please!
This is the only question in LSAT, so far, that I like to argue and prove that “A” is not right lol

Hello, a quick question, Do some and most give you a valid inference?

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I'm having the same exact issue with this question and looks like so many others are not convinced why B is incorrect either! the JY explanation is incomplete! I also think in option B", if we replace the "things that are not animal" with "computer", which is not an animal, then it will receive the most support by the exact statements from stimulus! verses in A, how exactly are we supposed to infer that "volitional power does not require thinking" ???! because if anything, the only related statement is that computers, which Do NOT have volitional powers do similar actions to thinking, therfore→ it makes sense to infer that thinking does not involve volitional powers(like computers) but not the other way around like the way stated in A"!! to me "A" not only receiving no support but has it backward!!
so help, please!
This is the only question in LSAT, so far, that I like to argue and prove that "A" is not right lol

where is the logical operator in "A good party requires alcohol"? are you assuming "requires"="must"? #help

anyone have any tips on how to think about the separate groups more intuitively? I'm enjoying having these rules as a guideline so far but im wondering if anyone further along studying them might have any tricks for how you think of these separate groups and their rules quickly when seeing the words.
here, we are learning about them as groups, so it has been easy enough for me to follow the rules and apply them. but I am looking for a way to remember which logical operators belong to each group quickly on the test. #help

I notice that in these invalid arguments the sufficient condition starts with "all" and the necessary condition starts with "some" is this a rule of thumb?

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I chose the right answer, and eliminated the other ones without a problem- which is great- but, as I'm looking at A, I'm not quite sure what makes it wrong.

I know it's wrong because that's not the answer, but I don't think it's too extreme. There is a little truth to it.

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Is there a way we can retake the same test using the digital tester? #help

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how can we modify and save a new start date for our study schedule?
I've attempted to change it on this page several times, but I don't see the dates updating, or saving, according to the new start date entered.

Thank you. Can someone #help me distinguish the difference between this example and the one presented on the flashcard?

flashcard:
S ->B
/B-> /S
does the contrapositive translate here as:
You will not beat the LSAT if you did not study ?

flashcard one:
I correctly translated to logic and found the contrapositive
M-> LT
/LT-> /M

is the translation back to English for Step 6 as follows?:
*If it doesnt live in trees, then it is not a monkey
or
if they dont live in trees, then they are not monkeys *
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Would it also be correct to say that B is wrong because it talks about a solution rather than just improvement?

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im a bit confused about the tenses we use in these translations thus far, and whether they are significant.
in the previous example with Tom, the original example uses future tense; "If Tom goes to the store, then he will buy coconut water". However, the negation translation provided was in past tense; "If Tom did not buy coconut water, then he did not go to the store".
Here, in our zombies in New York City example, it seems we go from talking about the future, to talking about the future/ present?
Im not sure why this is and how to apply this to correctly do these, as my instinct was to change them to:
If Tom does not buy coconut water, then he did not go to the store
and
If the real estate market did not slip, then zombies did not Attack New York City.
however, this seems to be slightly different than JYs negations/translations..
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Q15. do we always make the assumption when a rule says one thing implies one of the two things available the other thing will imply the other thing left?
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can you diagram D like this:

surviving spouse --> estate goes to spouse
/surviving spouse --> estate goes to kids
/surviving spouse

therefore estates goes to kids AND does not go to spouse

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I would even buy it if it says, "it was produced in the same geographical radius". But it didn't say it, it says "both produced in a small geographical radius". If it is not the same, how does it strengthen it? #help (Added by Admin)

I wonder why JY is not doing low resolutions in these videos? #help (Added by Admin)

For question 21, I get why Q is correct but am having a hard time figuring out for certain why S can't be in alone as well. Is this because it would have to be in with L? #help (Added by Admin)

So, in JYs explanation of why the answer is not D, he seems to say that this is because we have no reason to assume that a limerick would be a non-artistic type of poetry.
however, im not sure that this would have worked to debunk my original reasoning for selecting D, as I inferred that we COULD assume that since earlier we are told that poetry is defined by musical characteristics of language. To me, the part that should have caused the disconnect for this answer choice would have been the specification of "art" in the description of poetry.
BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, I am confused by why answer C is the correct choice. What exactly allows us to infer that a novel that exploits meter and rhyme + art is a novel and poem, and not just a poem (since all we are told about this novel involves the criteria of a poem). what exactly makes it a novel? just the fact that we are told that it is a novel ?
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#help for NA questions would it help to just focus solely on the conclusion?

what is the negation test everyone's talking about? #help

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Question - Would anyone recommend doing a shallow dip first before trying out answers/going down the list for MBT/MBF QUESTIONS? How effective is this in everyone's experience for saving time? I wonder how often shallow dip answers happen in question sets.

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#help What would "inference" mean? like in the context of "it's an inference made to ....." what would that mean?

I'm getting these questions wrong. This section so far is rough for me any tools or tips that I could do to improve #help

I understand why J->F but Im a bit confused by how /F-> /J is explained.
Earlier we learned that All Jedi use the force, but that it is possible to use the Force while not being a Jedi. It was simply claimed that all Jedi use the force, so it makes sense to me that if you aren't a force user there is no way you can be a Jedi.
However, since we know that there may be some force users that are not Jedi, how is the expression "/F-> /J " correct in the sense that it seems to claim that if you do not use the force, you are not a Jedi? #help

I originally chose C and now I get why that strengthens the argument. My problem with B was the stimulus didn't say the carcinogenic effects of THC is what inactivates the herpesvirus thus causing cancer. We know in real life outside of LSAT land, that carcinogens cause cancer, but I thought we weren't supposed to make those kind of assumptions?

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I need to improve identifying the MAIN CONCLUSION. How do I go about "shattering" my logic since I'm still getting most of them incorrect even after BR?

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for ques 15- if T is in 4, doesnt R have to be in 2? according to the rules??? #help

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I was doing prep tests and found out my weak spot was this SA.
so I thought "maybe I didn't understand the basic logics of how this works. I came back to this lessons and re - viewed the VDOs.
however I DID understand it right and now thinking,
how the hell do I process this while "THE CLOCK IS TICKING!!" during prep test and actual test on test day.
I find it more difficult to process with diagrams drawed + running short options with time.

please give me some ideas how to solve this situation. thank you.

For Question 2, I feel like there could be a trip up with what is meant by "over 40". JY says he can make the inference that if Amar wants to learn to ski, he must be 40 or younger, however, would 40+ not indicate that if he was 40 he wouldn't want to learn? So what is the distinction that puts the 40 either in the above or below category? If Amar is exactly 40 what is his skiing preference??

When I was mapping it out I put 40< but then reconsidered if it should be 40<_ (like equal or more than 40, I just can't put the line under the symbol)

Maybe this isn't as big a deal as I think it could be but thought I would post anyway! #help

can someone explain number 15 please.

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"are more error prone in hot surroundings than in cold ones"
I understand that 'normal molecular motion' is what causes the error.
But then does it mean that even in colder temperatures, there is bound to be an error because it's not normal molecular motion?
colder temp --> lower molecular motion...

I am very confused :( please help! Thank you

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Question 9 says "within the context of the passage," but then the correct answer choice (E) reveals that the statement in question, i.e., "any serious-minded or informed person" (line 28-29) only functions within the context of paragraph two not as a part of the broader argument being made within the body of the passage, it seems intentionally misleading for the LSAC writers to phrase the question stem in that manner. That's my opinion. Perhaps someone cares to elucidate this matter. #help

My first thought was to make this a chart with 'short' and 'long' on the left hand side with the numbers along the top... would this work too?

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Would you recommend that we memorize the specific words corresponding to group 1 and 2, or is it a better method to create the notation intuitively?

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I don't understand why B is necessarily wrong because the conclusion is justifying the idea that a single trip by the space craft is unjustifiable based on the premise that the average factory's pollution is unjustifiable.
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What does "GrpTwo" mean in terms of categorizing this game?

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What does "SeqCond" mean? Obviously sequencing is the first part but what does the 'cond' refer to?

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I did this too but then it left me wondering about G. 1: G, P, optional O. 2: Y, P. 3: optional G, optional O, right? G could be in both 1 and 3 as long as it's not with P, right? But if G is present in 3, O has to be there since P can't. Can someone check me? #help

Why are we allowed to make assumptions about these answer choices when usually we can't? Why should we assume that racing cars on freeways is a direct threat to health or property of citizens?

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#help Doesn't answer choice E provide a competing hypothesis that could weaken the support the premise provides to the conclusion? If key info is only disappearing from large airports, then couldn't this attribute the disappearance of info to the size of the airport rather than the anti-collision device? Thereby weakening the bond between premise and conclusion?

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Would /M ←s→ /H also be a valid inference from Q5?

If we know M → B then

/B → /M
/B → /H