If the display includes a yellow tyrannosaur, then which one of the following must be true?

MACZ on December 25, 2019

If I get a question like this one, should I draw out the example diagram and put the yellow dinosaur in and see what deductions I can make or should I read the question and answers first to see if it is an easy answer off the bat?

This is a general question but I know that I alway draw the diagram out quickly and look for deductions and what I can conclude before reading the answe choices. Sometimes this wastes time because I see that, for example, D or E have an easy deduction I could've just made in my head without drawing it out.

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Skylar on January 6, 2020

@MACZ, thanks for your question.

I would recommend continuing to quickly diagram and make deductions first. If you feel that one of the answer choices is an easy deduction that you could have done mentally, then it should not take much time to write out anyways. In keeping with using time wisely though, it's important only to make deductions that you see - if you feel like you've hit a wall and have nowhere to go or you feel like there are too many deductions that lead you down a rabbit hole, you may want to stop and look at the answer choices. For the most part though, diagramming logic game questions can help you to keep everything in order and make sure you aren't overlooking anything, both for the question you're working on and for later questions where your past scenarios may be helpful.

Does that make sense? Please let us know if you have any other questions and best of luck with your studies!