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**Studying for the LSAT / can someone explain this answer to me...**

« **on:**August 13, 2005, 05:20:12 PM »

Oct 1997

F,G,J,K,L,M,O ARE THE ONLY APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR SOME POSITIONS AT A NON PROFIT ORG. ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ARE INTERVIEWED WILL BE HIRED. HIRING PROCESS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CONSTRAINTS:

If G is interviewed, J is interviewed.

If J is interviewed, L is interviewed.

F is interviewed.

F is not hired unless K is interviewed.

K is not hired unless M is interviewed.

If M is hired and L is interviewed, O is hired.

Question

If M is NOT imterviewed, which one of the following MUST be true?

A- K is not interviewed

B- K is interviewed but not hired.

C- F is not hired

D- F is hired but K is not hired.

E- F is interviewed but K is not hired.

I have worked on this for half an hour now and don't see why the answer is what it is.................

Answer is

(E)

F,G,J,K,L,M,O ARE THE ONLY APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR SOME POSITIONS AT A NON PROFIT ORG. ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ARE INTERVIEWED WILL BE HIRED. HIRING PROCESS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CONSTRAINTS:

If G is interviewed, J is interviewed.

If J is interviewed, L is interviewed.

F is interviewed.

F is not hired unless K is interviewed.

K is not hired unless M is interviewed.

If M is hired and L is interviewed, O is hired.

Question

If M is NOT imterviewed, which one of the following MUST be true?

A- K is not interviewed

B- K is interviewed but not hired.

C- F is not hired

D- F is hired but K is not hired.

E- F is interviewed but K is not hired.

I have worked on this for half an hour now and don't see why the answer is what it is.................

Answer is

(E)