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Course: LSAT (DEPRECATED) > Unit 1

Lesson 5: Analytical Reasoning – Worked examples

Mixed setup | Given info–basic | Worked example

Watch a demonstration of one way to approach a "Given info: basic orientation" question on a mixed setup from the Analytical Reasoning section of the LSAT.

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  • blobby green style avatar for user Felix Zhuk
    The two scenarios sketched show that the fourth time slot is, in one case, G or L, or, in another case, M and K. The correct answer, however, shows that the fourth time slot is F (Fallon).

    Am I missing something here (are there other scenarios not sketched) or are the scenarios sketched incorrect?
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  • duskpin ultimate style avatar for user Steven Christian Amendola
    The scenario 1 diagram is incorrect due to the error at in the previous video, and it actually conflicts with the correct answer to this question.
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Video transcript

- [Instructor] Before you watch this video, make sure to watch the overview video for the setup, where I went over the rules and the initial diagram for this task. Now this question asks us, which one of the following is a possible matching of the politicians to the program segments in which they are interviewed? This is an orientation question and a good approach for you on test day is to start with the rules and eliminate the choices that violate each rule. That way you don't have to go through each choice one at a time and compare against all of the rules. So I'll show you what I mean. Rule number one tells us that Hernandez must be interviewed in a segment that is earlier than any segment in which Fallon or Munson is interviewed. Well we'll look for the choices that show that Hernandez isn't earlier than Fallon and Munson. And what we can do is eliminate choice B because in choice B, Hernandez is later than Munson and Fallon. And we can also eliminate choice E where Hernandez is at the same time as Munson. So now we're down to three choices. The next rule tells us that Kim and Munson must be interviewed in the same segment as each other. So here we can eliminate choice A because Kim and Munson are not together in choice A. Finally, rule three tells us that more of the politicians must be interviewed in the first segment than in the second segment. So we'll look for a choice where this doesn't happen, and that means we can eliminate choice C because in choice C, we only have one politician in the first segment and two politicians in the second segment. That leaves D as the answer. So start with the rules on test day and eliminate based on those rules instead of looking at each choice one at a time. You'll usually find that you can save time this way.