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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Supermarket aisle game question is killing me!!
« on: September 15, 2005, 08:10:52 PM »
have you tried LSAT 180??

No... I just got LGB last week... and there's not much time left. I'm considering changing my test for December but don't really want to.

I'm not doing that bad, I consistently get pretty good scores in the other sections (average 3-4 wrong altogether) but I can't EVER finish the games.

And in my situation, I need an awesome score... BIG TIME!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Supermarket aisle game question is killing me!!
« on: September 15, 2005, 07:43:19 PM »
...But my lesson to Nemo is not how to master this or that particular game, but to show him the bigger picture of options.
Namely, every game has a key.

I just wish I would find them faster!!!!  >:(

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Supermarket aisle game question is killing me!!
« on: September 15, 2005, 07:33:26 PM »
Need BIG HELP on this one (with big explanations too)  :-\ ... It's a killer.  :-X

J, K, L, M, and O are the clerks in a supermarket. The supermarket has exactly 9 parallel aisles, numbered consecutively 1-9 from one end of the store to the other. ach aisle is stocked by exactly one clerk and no clerk stocks more than two aisles. Stocking asignments must meet the following conditions:
 O stocks exactly 1 aisle
 K stocks aisle 2
 M does not stock aisle 1
 J does not stock consecutive aisles
 K stocks the only aisle between the two aisles M stocks
 Exactly one of L's aisles is an end aisle
 O's aisle is numbered higher than either of K's aisles, and lower that at least one of L's

Actually, once you see that MKM block position is a lot more restricted that it seems... MKM can only be in three places (it can not be 6,7,8, because you take O out of bounds), and O can only go on 6, 7 or 8.

I agree... brute force.

But if anybody has a shortcut I would love to see it..  ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Disagree question, June 1992 Exam
« on: September 13, 2005, 10:59:38 AM »
Dr. Schilling: Those who advocate replacing my country's private health insurance system with nationalized health insurance because of the rising costs of medial care fail to consider the high human costs that consumers pay in countries with nationalized insurance: access to high technology medicne is restricted.  Kidney transplants and open heart surgery (familiar lifesaving procedures) are rationed.  People are denied their right to treatments they want and need.

Laforte: Your country's reliance on private health insurance denies access even to basic, conventional medicine to the many people who cannot afford adequate health coverage.  With nationalized insurance, rich and poor have equal access to life saving medical procedures, and people's right to decent medical treatment regardless of income is not violated.

Dr. Schilling's and Dr. Laforte's statements provide the most supported for holding that they would disagree about the truth of which one of the following?

A) People's rights are violated less when they are denied an available medical treatment they need because they lack the means to pay for it than when they are denied such treatment on noneconomic grounds.

C) In countries that rely primarily on private health insurance to pay for medical costs, most people who would benefit from a kidney transplant receive one.

D) In countries with nationalized health insurance, no one who needs a familiar medical treatment in order to stay alive is denied that treatment.

They would probably both agree with C, the issue is not how many get life-saving treatment, but who doesn't and why.

They would probably both disagree with D, Laforte is not saying that everybody will get treatment.

A is exactly what they are debating: Dr. Schilling is saying nationalized medicine is bad because life-saving treatment is restricted; Laforte is saying this kind of treatment is restricted in any system, but in the private system it's restricted money-wise.

A study sponsored by a consumer group tests exactly five of seven cold medications-F,G,H,I,K,L,M-and ranks the medications tested from first (best) to fifth (worst). There are no ties. The following conditions apply:

L ranks second.
Either F or G ranks first.
I is tested.
H ranks better than G if both are tested.
K ranks better than F if both are tested.
If M is tested, both F and H are also tested.


I can't help you with sketching because the way I do it is not computer-friendly, but I will try with the understanding part.

You have only F or G first and L is always second. I has to be one of the other three.

If F is first, L is second, I is 3, 4 or 5. K can NOT be one of the other two, because it would have to be before F, so your ONLY choices for the other two spaces are either G,H in that order, or M,H. G,M is NOT a choice because if you include M you HAVE to include H.

So if F is first, these are your choices.

F,L,--M,H,I-- any order of the last three

If G is first, then G is first, L is second, I is one of the other three. You can NOT use H because it would have to be before G, and since you can NOT use H, you can't use M either. Also K goes before F.

So these are your ONLY choices if G is first:


Disclaimer: I'm not good at games at all!!! Just trying...
So if anybody sees a flaw... PLEASE chime in

Good Luck!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: TestMaster Lesson thirteen LR
« on: September 08, 2005, 01:48:07 PM »
Mayor Tyler: In 1982 the courthouse that reoseville still needs would have cost $26million.  Now in 1992 the same building is costeing the city close to $30 million to build.  If the courthouse had been built in 1982 when I first showed how the building would relieve the overcrowding we were expereiencing.  Roseville would have saved at least $4 million by now.

Councillor Simon: Your own financial reports inform use that $25million in 1982 dollars is sequivalent to $37 million in 1992 dollars.  Adding that difference to the money roseville has saved by not having to maintain an underutilized courthouse for ten years, we can only view the delay as a financial boon for roseville.

A point at issue btween mayor tyler and councillor simon is whether

a) roseville will build a courthouse in 1992.
b.) $37 million in 1992 dollars is equivalent to $26million in 1982 dollars
c.) mayor tyler is responsible for the city's major financial reports
d.) roseville actually needed a new courthouse between 1982 and 1992.
e.) roseville would have expended $4 million to maintain a courthouse from 1982 to 1992.

It's asking about the point at issue...

a- the courthouse is being built already, not an issue
b- one is quoting from the other, not an issue
c- nobody is talking about this
d- one mentions overcrowding, the other underutilization, right answer
e- the mayor is not denying this, not an issue

Plant manager: we could greatly reduce the amount of sulfer dioxide our copper-smelting plant relaese into atmosphere by using a new process.  the new process requires replacing our open furnaces with closed ones and moving the copper from one furance to the next in solid, not molten, form.  However, not only is the new equipment expensive to buy and install, but the new process also cost more to run than the current process, because the copper must be reheated after it has cooled.  So overall, adopting the new process will cost much but bring the company not profit.

Supervisor: I agree with your overall conclusion, but disagree about one point you make, since hte latest closed furnaces are extremely fuel-efficient.

the point about which the supervisor expresses disagreement with the plant manager is

b.)whether the new copper-smelting process is more expensive to run than current process.
d.) whether closed copper-smelting furnances are more fuel-efficient than open furnances.

The manager's overall conclusion is that the system will be costly and produce no profit. This is based on the premises that it will be costly to BUY, INSTALL AND RUN.

(That it will reduce sulfur is not a conclusion, it's a stated fact)

The sup agrees that it will produce no profit because the other costs make it more expensive overall, not because it's more expensive to RUN.

So he does agree with the no profit while disagreeing with the fuel efficiency.

IMHO -  :)

She who just realized it's possible for her to get into law school and started to study last week for the Oct. 1 test and is being slowly killed by Games....  :P

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