Which one of the following, if substituted for the condition that Hibiscus must be hung somewhere before Katydid but ...

Allison on June 14 at 08:19PM

rule substitution

Hi, both on tests and on practice I almost always get these types of questions wrong, even when I understand the setup and rules, and get everything else right. What are some key tips in approaching them and not wasting too much time on these questions, in order to get them right?

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Ben on June 19 at 07:21PM

Hi AllisonJ, thanks for the question.

I truly do recommend just guessing on these unless you are already consistently scoring near-perfect on this section. They eat time like no other.

However, if you are set on getting every single point, then here is a reasonable approach to these questions.

First, examine the rules presented in the answer choices and knock out the ones that are too restrictive compared to the original rules. This means that your diagrams will allow scenarios that the new answer choices do not.

The next step is to look at which answer choices allow more than what your original rule did. This involves more mental work, so at this point, if you have two or three answer choices left after crossing out the overly restrictive ones, taking a guess with better odds is a fair move.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.