Which one of the following statements most accurately characterizes a difference between the two passages?

melatkiros on June 19, 2018

Questioning the Premise

I've been told in the past that the world of the LSAT is to be taken as literally as possible. Even if the premise they put forth is obviously incorrect, is our job to accept it or base our answers around the knowledge that it is incorrect?

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Anita on June 19, 2018

@melatkiros Correct. Even if the premise is, "Elephants are pink," you should be looking at the logical structure of the question, not whether that makes any sense in real life.

msegura on November 10, 2018

So why would the Instructor say it's flawed if we are supposed to accept the premise regarding the Sue example?

Mehran on November 10, 2018

Hi @msegura. In this context, "flawed" refers to the reasoning (i.e., the link between a premise or set of premises and the conclusion). Hope that helps.