June 2010 LSAT
Section 2
Question 17

# If no more than two loads of the same material are hauled consecutively, then which one of the following could be true?

Replies

Ravi on March 3, 2020

@mjenei,In the video explanation, Naz shows all of the original possibilities

for this game

1) SSSS MMM

2) M SSS MM S

3) SS MMM SS

4) M SS MM SS

5) MM SS M SS

6) SSS MMM S

7) SSS MM S M

Of these possibilities, the only ones where there aren't more than 2

loads of the same material being hauled consecutively are scenarios 4

and 5.

Now we know for this question, we're only looking at the fourth and

fifth scenarios. In this, we see that (B) could be true, as S is in 4

in the fifth scenario. All of the other answer choices never occur in

either the fourth or fifth scenario, so they all cannot be true. Thus,

(B) is the correct answer choice.

Does this answer your question? Let us know if you have any other questions!

izyat on April 15, 2020

I am still confused what it means to say that no more than two loads are being hauled consecutively.on May 19, 2020

Would It be correct to say that we're looking at 4 and 5 because those are the only scenarios where you don't have more than 3 pairs combined, where the largest pairs in 4 and 5 are doubles instead of triples like the rest?Maddie on August 1, 2020

Why couldn't we have MSSMMSS? This would leave Mulch as 4th not stone, and it is still only being cleaned 3 times.Emil-Kunkin on January 6 at 04:07PM

No more than two consecutively means we would not have three or more of the same sort in a row. Maddie's hypothetical is totally valid. But this is a could be true. So the fact that it is valid is irrelevant