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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb 1996 LR #25 (MODIFIED.)
« on: September 01, 2005, 04:24:38 PM »
Bulbasaur:  You're being ignorant.  Read everything more carefully.

Underdog: I do respect all the help you've given me, but I think you're overly favoring Theo.  Theo did infact help me with those two question and I do thank him for that in all honesty.  I made two silly mistakes by not putting the credited response on the question because I posted this after studying 6hours and I was very tired.  I would have apologized for my mistake but before I even had a chance to realize my mistake, Theo responded by calling me a moron.  Now I'm not egotistic enough to not admit my false, but my question is, was this necessary?  This could have been dealt between me and theo and we could've easily moved on.  No hard feelings.  But you had to jump in and say "Don't mess with theo, i got his back." 

Are you in highschool underdog??  Theo and I'm a grown ass man.  We had an disagreement and we can easily just deal with it and move on.  How does taking side help in this matter underdog??  And you say that it's bad for me to call him an idiot while it's fully ok for him to call me a moron??  You're low brother, way low.

People here are mad at theo because either they 1.)understand where i'm coming from
2.) because he not only insulted me, but ALL canadians by making the last comment.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb 1996 LR #25 (MODIFIED.)
« on: September 01, 2005, 03:21:31 PM »
The answer is E...the question asks which answer choice "most helps" to resolve the paradox. In its explanation of a reserve bid, the question stem identifies it as a way to protect against unreasonably low bids that may be placed when "there will be no ther bid". Although answer choice A seems logical enough, nowhere in the question stem does it state that the reserve bid is in place so that the seller may realize a profit. Answer choice E provides a reason for why it is likely that no bids would be placed on the most desirable items (buyers think they have to bid a lot, so they don't bother bidding at all), and therefore, why reserve bids must be placed on these items.

Thanks!  That's what I really needed.  No harm no foul.  Thanks for the help!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb 1996 LR #25 (LAST Q, sorry guys.)
« on: September 01, 2005, 12:12:06 AM »

You might try including the credited answer.

the answer is D Theo.  Can you tell me why it's the right one? and why the other one isn't?
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It's E), moron.
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I just made a mistake.  No need to get so offensive, idiot.
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I would be an idiot, if I had

1) proven myself incompetent to read a simple answer key for two consecutive questions

2) not bothered to check my post before sending

3) not bothered to recheck the answer key after being told that I'd screwed up by the "Best Instructor" on this thread - Hey, they took a poll...

4) forgotten that I was the one asking for help.


But wait, that's not me, that's you.

Idiot.

Good luck with your legal career.

I honestly don't understand why you're being so offensive.  I'm asking a question and if you don't want to help, then just move along.  Why call someone an idiot just because he made an excuse or post the question the way you want them to?  If you don't like it, then move along.  Easy as that.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb 1996 LR #25 (LAST Q, sorry guys.)
« on: August 31, 2005, 11:57:07 PM »
In one round sealed bid auctions, each prospective buyer submits in strict confidence a single bid, and the sale goes to the highest bidder.  A reserve price- a minimum price below whcih there will be no sale-can be set by the seller as protection against a token bid, which is an unreasonably low bid sometimes made by a bidder who gambles that there will be no other bid.  Paradoxically such protection is most needed when extremely desirable items are auctioned off this way.

Which one of the following, if true about one round sealed bid auctions most helps to explain why generalization characterized above as paradoxical holds?

a.) the reserve price on an extremely desireable item is generally set high enough to yeild a profit for the seller even if the winning bid just matches it.

d.) prospective buyers of an extremely desirable item can often guess quite accuractly who at laest some of the other propesctive buyers are.

Why is the right answer right, and more importantly wrong answers wrong??  Thanks!



You might try including the credited answer.

the answer is D Theo.  Can you tell me why it's the right one? and why the other one isn't?


It's E), moron.

I just made a mistake.  No need to get so offensive, idiot.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Feb 1996 LR #25 (LAST Q, sorry guys.)
« on: August 31, 2005, 11:42:23 PM »
In one round sealed bid auctions, each prospective buyer submits in strict confidence a single bid, and the sale goes to the highest bidder.  A reserve price- a minimum price below whcih there will be no sale-can be set by the seller as protection against a token bid, which is an unreasonably low bid sometimes made by a bidder who gambles that there will be no other bid.  Paradoxically such protection is most needed when extremely desirable items are auctioned off this way.

Which one of the following, if true about one round sealed bid auctions most helps to explain why generalization characterized above as paradoxical holds?

a.) the reserve price on an extremely desireable item is generally set high enough to yeild a profit for the seller even if the winning bid just matches it.

d.) prospective buyers of an extremely desirable item can often guess quite accuractly who at laest some of the other propesctive buyers are.

Why is the right answer right, and more importantly wrong answers wrong??  Thanks!



You might try including the credited answer.

the answer is D Theo.  Can you tell me why it's the right one? and why the other one isn't?

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Studying for the LSAT / Feb 1996 LR #25 (MODIFIED.)
« on: August 31, 2005, 11:31:53 PM »
In one round sealed bid auctions, each prospective buyer submits in strict confidence a single bid, and the sale goes to the highest bidder.  A reserve price- a minimum price below whcih there will be no sale-can be set by the seller as protection against a token bid, which is an unreasonably low bid sometimes made by a bidder who gambles that there will be no other bid.  Paradoxically such protection is most needed when extremely desirable items are auctioned off this way.

Which one of the following, if true about one round sealed bid auctions most helps to explain why generalization characterized above as paradoxical holds?

a.) the reserve price on an extremely desireable item is generally set high enough to yeild a profit for the seller even if the winning bid just matches it.

e.) Prospective buyers tend to believe that, in order to be successful, a bid on an extremely desirable item would have to be so high as not to make economic sense.

E was the right answer, But i'm not sure why.  A seemed pretty reasonabe as well.  Any thoughts?

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Studying for the LSAT / Feb 1996 LR #24
« on: August 31, 2005, 11:28:35 PM »
The shoe factory in Centerville is the town's largest firm and it employs more unskilled workers on a full-time basis than all of the other businessses in town combined.  Therefore, if the shoes factory closes down and ceases all operations more than half of centerville's residents who are unskilled workers with full time jobs in centerville will lose their jobs.

The conclusion above logifcally follows from the premises if which one of the following is assumed?

a.) centerville has more unskilled workers among its pouplations thanit has skilled workers.

b.) The shoe factory in centerville employs no one who is not a resident of centerville.

which one is right?? and why?  thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / Feb 1996 LR #14 (HARD HARD PARALLEL REASONING)
« on: August 31, 2005, 11:26:19 PM »
Anthropologist: The culture responsible for the inscriptions at the site must have used fire to fashion iron implements.  Of the Xa, Ye, and Zi, the three cultures known to have inhabited the area surrounding this site, the Xa could obtain iron but could not use fire to fashion implements and the Ye had no access to iron.  Therefore the Zi is the only culture known to be from the surrounding area that could have made these inscriptions.

The reasoning in which one of the following arguments is most closely parallels the reasoning used in the argument above?

a.) Whoever commited the burglary wore size nine shoes. Of the three suspsects in custody, Jensen Kapp and Lomax, neither Jensen nor Lomax could have worn size nine shoes.  Of the three suspects in custody, therefore, nobody but Kapp could be the burglar.

b.) The person who designed the Ultra180 must have been a very patient person.  Of three well-known designers, Morris, Nieves, and Ott, who worked for Ultra's manufacturer when the ultra 180 was designed, Morris and Ott were both impatient people.  Therefore, Nieves is the only person who could have designed the Ultra 180.

Which one is right and WHY IS THE WRONG ANSWER WRONG?  I seriously couldn't distinguish between those two.


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Studying for the LSAT / Help with Feb 1996 LR #11
« on: August 31, 2005, 11:22:14 PM »
Building a space station, in which astronauts would live for a considerable time, is essential even if the space station project were to contribute no new knowledge about space or earthe that could not otherwise be obtained.  For future missions to explore mars, we will need the medical knowledge that the space station project will give us about the limits of human capacities to live in spacecraft for an extended time.

the argument makes the assumption that

a.) the exploration of mars will be carried out by people traveling in spacecraft and not by robots alone.

b.) the capacities of astronuts are typical of those of ordinary human beings.


Ok, I know that A is right and this is the one I picked on the real test.  However, I don't know how to eliminate B.  If I were to negate B, wouldn't it destroy the argument?  If the capacities of astronutes were not Typical of those or ordinary human beings, this wouldn't really give any medical knowledge about the limits of human capacities to live in spacecraft for an extended time wouldn't it?
Can someone explain this?  Thanks in advance.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: In need of serious advice
« on: August 31, 2005, 01:48:31 AM »
Ok, here we go. For those that know me, I have taken the LSAT 3 times. I have went from a 144 to a 146 to a 153. NOW, I am interested in going to law schools out of state and they suggest that I retake the LSAT again because they only admit 20% of the people from out of state. My highest LSAT practice test score was a 160. My question is what does everyone think I should do. I don't want to go to my in school state and most of the schools that I am applying to take the highest LSAT score.

I think you should do what you won't regret.  If you want to take it, what's stopping you?  People will say this or that, but don't let us judge your future.  I think you should do what feels right for you.  IMO you can improve a lot, and you definetely have enough passion to achieve your goal.  I hope nothing but the best.  Cheers! ;)

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