« on: January 11, 2005, 12:27:57 AM »
C would be my pick just at first glance, but I can see why you'd be confused. They like to turn it around on what I call binary situations. There was one LR problem regarding parking and ug/faculty or something that had this similar logic issue. Anyway, basically something can either be turned down or approved, there is no middleway. So whether something affects the likelihood (likelihood DOES NOT EQUAL more likely, it could also mean less likely) of something being approved or turned down means the same thing. It doesn't say whether the effect is increasing the chances or decreasing the chances. In this situation, the supervisor is assuming that it would decrease the chances of being turned down because all the other ones previous were turned down. HTH.