At a gathering at which bankers, athletes, and lawyers are present, all of the bankers are athletes and none of the l...

ali on October 12, 2019

please need help!

What is the difference between B and C?

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Skylar on October 12, 2019

@ali Happy to help! Let's take a look.

(B) states "some of the lawyers are not athletes" and is diagrammed as "L - some - not A" Since some statements are reversible, we can also take this to mean "not A - some - L."

(C) states "some of the athletes are not lawyers" and is diagrammed as "A - some - not L." Since some statements are reversible, we can saw "not L - some - A."

Therefore, the difference between the two options are the groups they are discussing. (B) is discussing the group of lawyers and the group of non-athletes; (C) is discussing the group of athletes and the group of non-lawyers. Therefore, the two answer choices have different meanings.

Does this make sense? Please let us know if you have any additional questions.