Section 3 of the June 2007 LSAT offers a mystery: Why the hell would Jimmy’s gas bills increase after installing a new, “highly efficient” gas water heater? Seems like his gas bills should go down, right? Well, no. Not necessarily. Not if you’re arguing properly.
Archive for November, 2011
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Logical Reasoning explanation on this blog. Over the past month or so, I’ve been working on Logic Games, Frequently Asked Questions, and LSAT Fundamentals. If you can believe it, I realized that I actually missed writing about Logical Reasoning. It’s fun for me! See if you can have fun with it as well–it certainly can’t hurt your score.
Section III of the June 2007 LSAT starts off with a novelty. (I’ve done many thousands of LSAT questions, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen one exactly like this before.)
Having answered all the questions in Game 2 of the June 2007 LSAT, a few final notes:
1) This game was a bit harder than Game 1. On average, the first game in any section of Logic Games is the easiest, and each subsequent game is harder (sometimes a little harder, sometimes a lot harder) than the last. (This is true on average–occasionally a section will throw you a curveball, but most of the time it’s true. Trust me, I’ve done every section of games that’s ever been released.) This implies two things:
Final question in Game 2 of the June 2007 LSAT. Here’s the basic setup for the game. Question 10 asks “If Limelight is shown exactly three times, Harvest is shown exactly twice, and Greed is shown exactly once, then which one of the following is a complete and accurate list of the films that could be shown on Thursday?”
Onward through Game 2 of the June 2007 LSAT. Last week, I created a setup for the game. Question 9 adds three new rules that apply only for this question: 1) Greed is shown exactly three times; 2) Harvest is shown exactly twice; 3) Limelight is shown exactly once. The question asks “Which one of the following must be true” but I’ll start with the new rules before looking at the answer choices.
Let’s continue through Game 2 of the June 2007 LSAT. Last week, I created a setup for the game and answered questions six and seven. Today we’ll tackle number eight, which says “If Limelight is never shown again during the festival once Greed is shown, then which one of the following is the maximum number of film showings that could occur during the festival?” To me, that’s a pretty nasty question, because it involves a new rule and a lot of potential different scenarios where we’ll have to try to maximize the number of films shown. I’m going to use a bit of intuition here, because I don’t want to waste too much time on any one question.
My mom’s less than thrilled about it, but my LSAT class, LSAT blog, and LSAT book are all filled with dirty words. I find that sprinkling in a few f-bombs keeps students awake, which is job one when you’re teaching 4-hour LSAT classes and spilling tankers of ink on LSAT logical reasoning. (I’ll let Mom off the hook here: She certainly didn’t teach me to swear. Nope, that would have been my dad. Or more accurately, my dad and his golf buddies, who swear like sailors when they’re not at church. Mom, Dad, and Spring Creek Golf & Country Club’s many delinquents–I love you all.)
Let’s continue through Game 2 of the June 2007 LSAT. Yesterday, I created a setup for the game and answered the first question. I answered #6 pretty confidently, but didn’t make all that many inferences in the setup. So I’m still a bit apprehensive–have I missed something? Maybe Question 7 will help me find out.
In my last post, I created a setup for Game 2 of the June 2007 LSAT. I didn’t make as much progress as I might have liked, but it just feels like one of those games where you can’t make a lot of inferences. As much as I’d like to make a ton of inferences and predict the answers before I’ve even seen the questions, I don’t think that’s possible here. So I’m going to turn to the questions and see if I can sort them out. This is where the rubber meets the road–I should fairly quickly be able to learn whether I’ve missed something or I’m on the right track.
Game 2 of the June 2007 LSAT is a bit different, and a bit more complicated, than Game 1. In that game, all we had to do was put five digits in order. Here, we have to select which things are going to be chosen AND put them in order. It’s not an impossible game, but it’s definitely a step up in complexity.