The passage states which one of the following?

dalaal on March 5, 2020

Diagramming comparisons - Q 5

Hi, What do you think of the following diagram of the question? T --> >M M --> >D S most >M .... which could be reversed to M some >S The deductions that helped me with the answer choices are: T --> >M --> >D Thus, T --> >D S most >M --> >D Thus, S most >D Also, since most, but not all, S is older than M and T are older than M, then some S could be younger or as old as T, so answer choice D could be true, am I mistaken? I ask bc the explanation illustrated that there is no relation between T and S and so we can't know the answer.

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Shunhe on March 5, 2020

Hi @Dalaal,

Thanks for the question! Your diagram looks fine to me. Answer choice (D) could be true, but it could also be false, which is why it isn’t the answer. It could be the case that all tulip trees are as old as the oldest sycamore, and it could be the case that there are some that aren’t as old as the oldest sycamores. This is because of the “most/some” logic that you were pointing to.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any further questions that you might have.