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

on October 13, 2019

Please help me rule out some q's

I get why B is the correct answer, and why D should be ruled out. BUT, I am not able to rule out A,C, and E. Could you please walk me through why these do not violate the diagram, and thus aren't the one that “must be false”? Thank you!

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on October 15, 2019

Hey @kristinsmith04,

Here is how I would diagram the question. Kind (K), Want that person to prosper (WPP), Dislike (DL), Fully content (FC)

K - - - - - > WPP
DL - - - - > not FC
not DL - - - - > K - - - - -> WPP

FC - - - - -> not DL - - - - > K - - - - - -> WPP

You seem to understand how B violates the last chain. Let's look at A, C, and E.

A. We know that people who dislike each other cannot be fully content. However, we are not told that two people who like each other are guaranteed to be fully content. This confuses sufficient and necessary conditions.
We know that: DL - - - - - - - -> not FC
But we cannot say: not DL - - - - - -> FC

C. We are told that even people who dislike one another can still treat each other with respect. DL - - - - - > not FC tells us that they are not fully content, yet they can still be respectful.

E. We don't really know how kindness relates to respect. They are presented at different times in the passage and don't seem to have a connection. Therefore, we cannot claim that E is certainly false.