Most successful entrepreneurs work at least 18 hours a day, and no one who works at least 18 hours a day has time for...

on March 17 at 07:30PM

How to diagram this question?

Could someone please help me diagram this question, and explain the right answer. Thank you!

1 Reply

Ravi on March 18 at 03:01AM

@Milica Gligic,

Happy to help. Let's take a look.

We have three diagrammable statements:

1) successful entrepreneurs--m-->18 hours plus
2) 18 hours plus-->no leisure
3) happy entrepreneurs-->leisure (no leisure-->not happy entrepreneur)

There are a number of conclusions that we can make from the premises.
If we combine the first and second statements, we know that most
successful entrepreneurs have no leisure time. Additionally, combining
statement 2 with the contrapositive of statement 3, we see that anyone
who works 18 plus hours per day is not a happy entrepreneur. Lastly,
combining all three statements, we know that most successful
entrepreneurs are not happy entrepreneurs.

This is a bizarro (except) question, so we're looking for the one
answer that cannot be true (must be false).

(D) says, "Some entrepreneurs who work at least 18 hours a day are happy."

The second thing we mentioned we could figure out is that anyone who
works at least 18 hours per day is not happy, so there is absolutely
no way that (D) can be true, so it's the correct answer choice.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any other questions!