June 2010 LSAT Section 1 Question 9
Melody on September 8, 2014We know that in an initial study of a particular plant species 70% of the plants studied were reported to have patterned stems. But, in a subsequent study, which covered the same geographical area, only 40% of the plants of that species were reported to have patterned stems.
on July 22, 2018I understand why the answer choice might be D, but the idea that this test basis answers on the boundaries of knowledge we are granted is often not true. I cant explain how many times Ive come across a question where the answer is related to some subjective form of arbitrary inference.
Mehran on July 23, 2018Hi again, @mws7129. As we have explained to you on another thread, the problem is that you are thinking about Logical Reasoning questions too narrowly. Not every Logical Reasoning question is a Must Be True / Cannot Be True question that requires you to rigidly adhere to the information presented in the stimulus. There are many other kinds of Logical Reasoning questions, some of which ask you to look beyond the information presented in the stimulus and to select an answer choice that would strengthen or weaken the stimulus. Or, as is the case here, you may encounter a Paradox question, which asks you to select the answer choice that, *if true*, would resolve a discrepancy set forth in the stimulus.