Now, according to Powerscore's LGB, a necessary condition needs to be true for a sufficient condition to occur. So, for example, "I need to study to do well on the LSAT" can be written out as:
Do well on the LSAT--> Study...right?
However, the following is from the Powerscore site:
"If you are rich or famous, then you are happy"
Rich or famous-->happy
Being happy is the sufficient condition...so you need to be rich or famous (necessary) to be happy.
I'm just confused as to why in my example, the sufficient condition comes first, and in this example off the Powerscore website, the necessary condition comes first...??
Does someone have a quick and easy way to explain diagramming conditional statements? I'm usually quite good with these and their contrapositives but sometimes the more I analyze them, the more confused I become.
2) While going over an LR question, one of the answer choices was as follows:
"Prior experience in foreign affairs is neither a sufficient nor a necessary condition for a president or prime minister to have a successful foreign policy"
The wording just seemed strikingly similar to the way the LGB describes conditional statements, but I take it, it was just saying that to have a successful foreign policy having prior experience alone is not sufficient in and of itself, and also is not necessary.
I realize I answered the question I posed to everyone myself, but that wording just seemed confusingly similar to the LGB terminology of "sufficient" and "necessary" conditions.