Counselor: To be kind to someone, one must want that person to prosper. Yet, even two people who dislike each other ...

on August 16 at 10:02PM

Diagram

Can someone show how this question should be diagrammed? Thanks!

2 Replies

Ravi on August 16 at 10:27PM

@Minerva,

Happy to help. Let's take a look.

This stimulus is full of conditional statements. We have

Kind - >Want person to prosper

Two people dislike each other - >not fully content

Two people who do not dislike each other - >kind

We can combine all of these conditional statements together if we take
the contrapositive of the second conditional statement

Fully content - >two people who do not dislike each other - >kind - >want
person to prosper

This is a must be false question, so the correct answer choice is
going to violate this conditional chain in some way.

(B) says, "Some people who are fully content in each other's presence
do not want each other to prosper."

(B) must be false based on the conditional chain we've made because we
know that anyone who is fully content (sufficient condition) must want
the other person to prosper (necessary condition at the end of the
chain). Therefore, it is impossible for people who are fully content
in each other's presence to not want each other to prosper, so (B)
must be false and is the correct answer choice.

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

on August 19 at 08:45PM

This is great Ravi, thanks!