Tires may be either underinflated, overinflated, or neither. We are pretty safe in assuming that underinflation or o...

Kyle on May 9, 2016

Check on interpretation

Just wanted to get a quick check to see if I'm interpreting the wording in answer choice (C) correctly. LSAT: (C) The argument rejects the possibility that what has not been proven is nevertheless true English: (C) The argument rejects the possibility that "underinflation or overinflation of tires" "do[es] not harm tire tread."

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Mehran on May 9, 2016

@Kyle that is correct and replacing the abstract language in the answer choices with what is actually taking place in the stimulus is a very helpful strategy on both Methods of Reasoning and Errors in Reasoning questions.

You can break the stimulus down as follows:

P: No one has been able to show that underinflation or overinflation of tires does not harm tire tread.

C: Underinflation or overinflation of tires harms their tread.

(D) states, "The argument rejects the possibility that what has not been proven (i.e. underinflation or overinflation of tires does not harm tire tread) is nevertheless true (i.e. underinflation or overinflation of tires does not harm their tread)."

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.