We can be sure that at least some halogen lamps are well crafted, because halogen lamps from most major manufacturers...

SeonAh on October 6 at 09:23AM

Most major manufacturers

NOTE: These are a specific type of halogen lamp - those from most major manufacturers. We do not know how many other types there are. Thus, we will write this out "some halogen lamps are on display at Furniture Labyrinth." This is the comment you wrote but I still don’t get how you jumped from most major manufacturers are on display to some.

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Andrea on October 17 at 05:58AM

Hi @SeonAh-Lee,

Let me see if I can help you understand this right answer better. The stimulus looks something like this:

Premise (last sentence): Any item on display at Furniture Labyrinth is well crafted.
Premise (second part of the first sentence): …halogen lamps from most major manufacturers are on display at Furniture Labyrinth.

Conclusion: At least some halogen lamps are well crafted.

From this information, we can connect the logic.

Halogen lamps are on display at Furniture Labyrinth. All Items on display at Furniture Labyrinth are well crafted. So, at least some halogen lamps are well crafted.

Which makes sense, right? We know that at least the halogen lamps at Furniture Labyrinth are well crafted (there may be other ones out there that are junk, though).

B) Paraphrased: Melinda has written several different kinds of sonnets. Everything Melinda writes is disturbing. So we can be certain there are at least some disturbing sonnets.

This makes sense because we know the ones Melinda writes are disturbing. There could be other ones out there that are happy and fun, but since Melinda’s aren’t, at least some must be disturbing.

Sometimes, it helps to reorganize the premises in a way that makes sense to you. It doesn’t matter what order the premises are read or presented in—the logic is the same.

Hope this helps clarify!