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Studying for the LSAT / Numerical Distribution Technique?
« on: August 26, 2006, 02:45:14 PM »
Hey guys,
I was wondering if someone could explain how to systematically/efficiently figure out a numerical distribution- I tend to just stare at the paper and figure out which numbers I haven't used yet.  Sometimes I can see the pattern, but at other times I often lose track of what I've already written, and what I have yet to figure out.  If possible, could you explain to me how you'd figure the example below out step by step in your head? (Ex: start with the highest # on teh left, then decrease by 1, etc. etc.)

Below are two sets of variables, and the variables in the first set must be distributed amogn variables in the second set. Use the conditions to figure out the numerical distribution:
First set: 12 books
Second set: 4 shelves
Conditions: There must be an odd number of books on each shelf.

Just in case you want to check- here's the answer, but I would like to know how you got there step by step, and how you knew what to do next after each distribution/eliminating a possibility:
9-1-1-1
7-3-1-1
5-5-1-1
5-3-3-1

Thanks!
3-3-3-3

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Studying for the LSAT / LR Question
« on: August 21, 2006, 07:51:19 PM »
This summer, Jennifer, who has worked at KVZ Manufacturing for just over 3 years, plans to spend with her family the entire four weeks of paid vacation to which she is entitled this year. Anyone who has worked at KVZ for between one and four years is automatically entitled to exactly 3 weeks paid vacation each year but can apply up to half of any vacation time that remains unused at the end of one year to teh next year's vacation.

Q: If the statements above are true, which one of the following must also be true on the basis of them?

A) Jennifer did not use two weeks of the paid vacation time to which she was entitled last year.
B) If Jennifer continues to work for KVZ, she will only be entitled to three weeks paid vacation next year.
C) The majority of KVZ's employees use each year all of the paid vacation time to which they are entitled.
D) Last year Jennifer took only one week of the paid vacation time to which she was entitled. 
E) KVZ Manufacturing sometimes allows extra vacation time to employees who need to spend more time with their families.

Correct Answer: A
Aside from explaining how A is even a good answer, can someone also please explain to me how A and D are even different? I may be burnt out with studying for the day, but I am super confused as to how those two answer choices are different - don't they both say that she used 1 week, and did not use two weeks???. Doesn't it make more sense that she used 2 out of the 3 weeks last year, and added that 1 extra unused week to this year's vacation to make it a total of 4 for this year with her family? I'm so confused... thanks!



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Hey guys - this question is for anyone enrolled in TM:

my teacher always emphasizes circling the realm of possibilities when you recognize conditions governed by the Not Both or the 'Either or' rules when doing logic games.  So for instance, in a set of Not Both rules, she always has us circle the negated Necessary sides whereas in a set of Either/or rules, she has us circle the negated Sufficient sides. Does anyone know what the point of this is? i have yet to really use this... does anyone know what the importance of it is, and if it helps us in the games at all? Thanks!

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Studying for the LSAT / "Most" vs. "Some" Rules in TM Drills
« on: August 20, 2006, 02:07:29 PM »
I am so horrible at drawing proper conclusions especially when "most" and "some" statements are given together, (whether it's most-most, some-some, most-some, etc.).  Does anyone have any hintful rules or clues to help me understnd the concept better so that I know when i can't draw a valid conclusion, and when i can??? please help! thanks

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Choosing the Right Law School / are all gpa's judged the same?
« on: July 24, 2006, 02:19:31 PM »
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