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Nic-Teodosescu on July 24, 2020

answer makes no sense (practically speaking)

I can understand the logic behind C and why it is correct. As an Econ major however, this answer bothers me because in practice it is not true (particularly regarding the statement "But if there is a decline in the demand for consumer goods, that will lead to higher interest rates"). In my studies, I have learned that a decrease in demand for consumer goods will lead to lowering of interest rates, in order to stimulate spending within an economy. This is at odds with the answer which argues the opposite; that a decrease will lead to higher rates. I initially skipped answer C because to me it didn't make sense. Then I chose it, realizing that purely from a logical standpoint it makes sense. Am I reading too much in to this? Will LSAT give questions that in practice will not make sense, even though logically correct?

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shunhe on July 24, 2020

Hi @Nic-Teodosescu, remember that you're not supposed to bring in "outside knowledge" outside of common sense when you do the LSAT. So if you've learned something that contradicts the logic in an LSAT passage, go with the logic in the passage. Knowing that a decline in demand for consumer goods doens't lead to higher interest rates definitely isn't "common sense," so don't import that into the test! Hope this helps.