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Confusing questions from prep. LSAT

cvetok

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Re: Confusing questions from prep. LSAT
« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2004, 08:48:38 PM »
Using a process of elimination I came to the conclusion that the answer is B. Right?

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Re: Confusing questions from prep. LSAT
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2004, 08:54:09 PM »
Using a process of elimination I came to the conclusion that the answer is B. Right?

If she can carry over half a year's worth (1.5 weeks), then next year she could still carry over half a week and take 3 and a half weeks vacation

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Re: Confusing questions from prep. LSAT
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2004, 09:07:28 PM »
Then it is D. :) Since Jennifer only PLANS to spend 4 weeks on her vacation, we don't know if she, in fact, will (so B is a shady answer  8)).

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Re: Confusing questions from prep. LSAT
« Reply #53 on: April 24, 2004, 10:32:28 PM »
Alright, I am reading this fairly quickly, so perhaps I am making a dumb mistake... but shouldn't the answer be A?

Jennifer is using her ENTIRE vacation time of 4 weeks; this implies that she has 3 weeks from this year, plus one week rolled over from last year.  For one week to roll over, she must have had two weeks left remaining at the end of last year.

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Re: Confusing questions from prep. LSAT
« Reply #54 on: April 24, 2004, 11:54:59 PM »
The answer is A, but why couldn't it be D??
Can anyone explain that to me?

thanks

m2


P.S. mispellings were mine...

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Re: Confusing questions from prep. LSAT
« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2004, 12:07:19 AM »
It can't be D, because she could have taken no vacation time her first year, and then taken 2.5 weeks her second year, still leaving 2 weeks to carry over as 1 week in her third year.

Re: Confusing questions from prep. LSAT
« Reply #56 on: April 25, 2004, 12:31:37 AM »
I was thinking D, but yes, A makes more sense.

She didn't use 2 weeks last year, so she carries forward 1 (half of the 2).

Even with the 3 wks in the first 4 years, I think the company needs work on that carryover policy.  ;)

jgruber

Re: Confusing questions from prep. LSAT
« Reply #57 on: April 25, 2004, 04:04:44 PM »
Actually, the answer depends on when she is given her weeks of vacation.

If she gets it at the beginning of the year for the year to come...

Re: Confusing questions from prep. LSAT
« Reply #58 on: April 25, 2004, 04:23:16 PM »
Alright, I am reading this fairly quickly, so perhaps I am making a dumb mistake... but shouldn't the answer be A?

Jennifer is using her ENTIRE vacation time of 4 weeks; this implies that she has 3 weeks from this year, plus one week rolled over from last year.  For one week to roll over, she must have had two weeks left remaining at the end of last year.

Exactly. D is wrong because she could have rolled over previous unused weeks from the past (several other posters mentioned this already). B is wrong because next year she will be past the 1-4 year work window established in the argument, and she may get more time at that point (remember, she has worked there *just over* three years). C and E seem kind of ridiculous.

jgruber

Re: Confusing questions from prep. LSAT
« Reply #59 on: April 25, 2004, 04:24:39 PM »
That's it.  I hate the whole question.