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## LSAT

### Course: LSAT > Unit 1

Lesson 3: Analytical Reasoning – Articles- Getting started with Analytical Reasoning
- How to approach ordering setups
- How to approach grouping setups
- How to approach mixed setups
- Given info: basic orientation | Quick guide
- Given info: could be true/false | Quick guide
- Given info: must/cannot be true/false | Quick guide
- New info: could be true/false | Quick guide
- New info: must/cannot be true/false | Quick guide
- Equivalent rule, min-max and completely determines | Quick guide
- Equivalent rule | Learn more
- Study plan for analytical reasoning | Getting more than 10 right
- How to use multiple scenarios in analytical reasoning setups
- Deductions in analytical reasoning | Introduction
- Deductions in analytical reasoning | Practice
- Diagram notation conventions for analytical reasoning setups

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# Given info: could be true/false | Quick guide

## "Could be true" questions

**Could be true**means that the statement is possible without breaking any of the rules—even once!

The wrong choices

*must be false*—they break a rule in some way.## "Could be false" questions

**Could be false**means that it's possible for the statement to be false (untrue), even if it’s only once, without breaking any of the rules.

For these, the wrong choices

*must be true*—they are always true, no matter what.## Checklist

Since you aren’t given any new information on these questions, the answer

*is*obtainable from your**initial diagram**and**rules**.**Check your diagram and deductions**

It’s possible that the answer is almost immediately evident from the deductions you’ve already made.

**Check your earlier work**

- For a
**could be true**question, if you see that one of the choices*did*happen in an earlier, acceptable sketch, then that’s the answer! - For a
**could be false**question, if you see that one of the choices*didn’t*happen in an earlier, acceptable sketch, then that’s the answer!

**Note:**You cannot

*eliminate*any choices from this step—but if you find the answer, you're done!

**Check for rule violations**

Look at the rules to see if any of the choices clearly violates the rule (for a

**could be true**) or clearly must be true (for a**could be false**question). If so—eliminate it!**Test whatever choices remain**

If only two choices remain, and you feel confident in your work so far, you can just test one of them—if it accomplishes what you need (whether it’s a

**could be true**or**could be false**) then it’s the answer! If it doesn’t accomplish what you need, then the*other*remaining choice is the answer.## Want to join the conversation?

- "Note: You cannot eliminate any choices from this step—but if you find the answer, you're done!"

Why can you not eliminate any choices?(3 votes)- Because this section is asking to check the options from your earlier sketches. So there are chances you didn't draw a possible sketch while working on previous questions. Eliminating choices wouldn't be the right thing in that case(4 votes)