A commonly-tested occurrence in Grouping Games (and even occasionally in Logical Reasoning) is a set of conditional rules that can be linked to one another through shared variables, forming chains and producing a series of inferences. The ability to create and manipulate these linkages is critical, as is the ability to avoid mistakes!
In this LSAT Forum Post of the Day, PowerScore VP of Development Jon Denning walks a student through the process of creating conditional chains, recognizing when inferences are and are not possible, and applying a handy PowerScore tool: the Double-Not Arrow.
Here’s a quick preview. Make sure to check out the full thread to read the entire explanation Jon provided to this student:
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