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Jaleel on May 22, 2019

Example #8 answer B

In answer B, the statement “Jenny will have lots of balloons at her birthday party.” is diagrammed BP —> B. How are we able to get this diagram from that statement? When I went through it, I got B—> BP. I think my problem was trying to find the indicators for the necessary and sufficient conditions in this statement. Although I was able to eliminate this answer choice because of the difference between the principle statement saying “birthday party” and the conclusion saying “not her birthday”, I want to make sure I can diagram sufficient & necessary conditions correctly. That's why I'm asking about this answer choice and how to diagram it. Sorry for the long explanation, and thanks in advance for the help!

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Ravi on May 22, 2019


Happy to help. Let's take a look at the sentence.

"Jenny will have lots of balloons at her birthday party."

This sentence means that at her birthday party, Jenny will have lots
of balloons.

This means that 'birthday party' is in the sufficient condition, and
'balloons' is in the necessary condition. Why? Well, Jenny's birthday
party is the condition that triggers the condition that she'll have a
lot of balloons.

BP - >B

This sentence is unique in that it doesn't have any clear indicators
like 'if' or 'then,' so it's important to figure out what the sentence
is actually saying so that we can diagram it properly.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any questions!

Jaleel on May 22, 2019

I think so. Thanks for the clarification!

Ravi on May 22, 2019

@jaleeljohnson39 happy to help! Let us know if you have any more questions!