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No one explained the answer can someone explain this its driving me crazy

[PT51 S4 Q15]

The question itself contradicts the rules and is impossible

--post edited by EC: deleted text of question to keep LSAC happy.

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Re: Can not figure this question out for the life of me someone please explain
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 05:25:43 PM »
With LSAT practice tests you can be sure the test is never wrong. The rules never contradict themselves in a manner that'll make it impossible to answer a question. It is therefore far more likely you've misunderstood a rule. I just did this problem yesterday.

Question fifteen introduces block Y _ _ Z

in order for this condition to hold you must have the following order

N           NRN
T Y W S V Z X

A: impossible
B: impossible
C: impossible
D: impossible
E: is correct by default at this point, but we don't know what W is according to the diagram so obviously this is the answer.

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Re: Can not figure this question out for the life of me someone please explain
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 05:38:59 PM »
What rule do you think the question violates?

Question fifteen introduces block Y _ _ Z

Y _ _ V

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Re: Can not figure this question out for the life of me someone please explain
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 05:41:27 PM »
I apprecaite the response. So this question is not a pragmatic question where you get an exact answer? just if on the the answer has the possibility of being correct. I got you exact set up but I thought it would have to be an exact answer. would I do the same for the following question

14.  If W precedes Y on the CD then which one of the following must be true?

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Re: Can not figure this question out for the life of me someone please explain
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 05:43:50 PM »
So this question is not a pragmatic question where you get an exact answer? just if on the the answer has the possibility of being correct.

That's what "could be true" means.

would I do the same for the following question

14.  If W precedes Y on the CD then which one of the following must be true?

No.  That question needs an answer that must be true.

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Re: Can not figure this question out for the life of me someone please explain
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 05:45:59 PM »
It says that 2 songs precede V and Y but TWY all must be before S which is forth, where do the 2 songs go

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Re: Can not figure this question out for the life of me someone please explain
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 05:46:49 PM »
It says that 2 songs precede V and Y but TWY all must be before S which is forth, where do the 2 songs go

Read it again.

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Re: Can not figure this question out for the life of me someone please explain
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011, 05:50:27 PM »
isnt it _ _ VY

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Re: Can not figure this question out for the life of me someone please explain
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2011, 05:53:13 PM »
isnt it _ _ VY

No.  Reread the question.

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Re: Can not figure this question out for the life of me someone please explain
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 05:57:19 PM »
Does preceded by Y mean in front of? I though precede means before if you can explain that then I understand because with that  infer it  makes complete sense