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Maroun on January 30, 2019

"Wherever there is smoke, there is fire" @ 41:45

Bad example. It is possible to have smoke without fire. Therefore, fire is not a necessary condition.

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Ravi on January 31, 2019


You make a great point, but the purpose of this lesson is to hone your
skills for understanding the placement of necessary and sufficient
conditions within particular phrasings of sentences.

Wherever introduces the sufficient condition, so we know "smoke" is
the sufficient condition, and that means fire is in the necessary

Smoke - >Fire

Sure, there do exist examples of smoke without fire, but this is just
an example that was used for fun. When you're answering questions on
the LSAT, you always want to assume the premises are true. Questions
on the LSAT are always testing your ability to identify the argument
structure and flaws that exist within said structure (that is, flaws
occur between the premises and conclusions of the argument).

I can tell that you're reading things carefully, and that's awesome.
Keep up the good work!