The second game of the June 2007 LSAT states,
Exactly three films Greed, Harvest, and
Limelight are shown during a film club s
festival held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Each film is shown at least once during the
festival but never more than once on a given
day. On each day at least one film is shown.
Films are shown one at a time. The following
So the first thing we know is that we have
three films and those films are going to be
Greed, Harvest, and Limelight.
We also know that this festival is going to
be held on three days, Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday, and on each day at least one film
is shown. Again, we have three days; Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday. On each of these days,
at least one of the films is shown. We also
know that each film is shown at least once
during the festival, so we know that we have
at least one G, at least one H, and at least
one L, but never more than once on any given
day. Well, what that tells us is that we have
at least one film shown every day, and max
three, because we can't have any film show
up more than once, so we have max three for
each day because we can only have G, H, and
L. No one can show up more than once.
So at least one, max three, and now let's
turn our attention to the conditions. The
first condition tells us, On Thursday Harvest
is shown and no film is shown after it on
that day. We know Harvest is going to be
on Thursday and we also know that if any other
film is shown on Thursday it has to be shown
before Harvest. Turning our attention to the
second condition, On Friday, either Greed
or Limelight but not both is shown, and no
film is shown after it on that day. We
know we had either Greed or Limelight but
not both. You notice what that does is it
changes our max three on Friday to a maximum
of two now because we can't have both G and
L. Again, as we saw previously, if anything
is shown on that day, Friday, it must be shown
before G or L.
Moving to the third condition, On Saturday
either Greed or Harvest but not both is shown
and no film is shown after it on that day.
So again on Saturday we have either Greed
or Harvest but again not both, which again
changes our max from three to two. Again,
if any film shows up on Saturday, it must
be played before G or H.
There you have it. That is the setup for this
game. Now that we have this setup, let's turn
our attention to the questions.