If the play were successful, it would be adapted as a movie or revived at the Decade Festival. But it is not successf...

Emma on June 6 at 08:29PM

D and E Comparison

Isn't D pretty much saying the same thing as E? I see why E is correct but I guess I just don't understand why D is not.

3 Replies

on June 6 at 09:16PM

Hello @EmmaD,

Here is my diagram of the stimulus.

PS ---> AM or DF

The play is not successful, which negates the sufficient condition. However, remember that negating the sufficient condition has no effect on the necessary. It is still possible that one or both of the necessary conditions occurs. This is why E is correct, which you seem to understand.

Let's discuss D. The author has (incorrectly) eliminated movie adaptations and the Decade Festival as possibilities. However, does the author ever say that there are no other avenues? The author never says the play can't be revived at a different festival, or adapted as a television series.

It seems like you took "avenues" to mean sufficient conditions. However, it is referring to alternatives to the movie adaptation and Decade Festival.

Emma on June 6 at 10:32PM

Oh I see how I was reading it incorrectly now, thank you!

on July 25 at 03:12PM

Hey, so I just have a question about the language used in this question. I diagrammed the question and contrapositive correctly, but I thought that in the contrapositive AM and DF are now the sufficient parts and PS is the necessary condition? Will most LSAT questions refer to the original sufficient condition as sufficient in the contrapositive?