This is an explanation of the first logic game from Section II of LSAT Preptest 71, the December 2013 LSAT.
Six films will be released by a movie studio. The six movies are Fiesta, Glaciers, Hurricanes, Jets, Kangaroos, and Lovebird (F, G, H, J, K, L). You need to make a schedule for the film releases.
This is a straightforward pure sequencing game. Except for the final question, there’s absolutely nothing tricky here.
If you found this difficult, I have good news for you. This type of game is very learnable. Just redo it until it makes sense, and you’ll be able to do every sequencing game with ease. Set high standards for yourself. A skilled LSAT student should be able to solve this in 4-5 minutes.
It’s best to combine all the rules into one big diagram. I don’t draw them separately. It is a waste of time, and in my experience it tends to confuse students. Better just to connect everything rule by rule. Here’s the first rule:
The second rule connects on J:
The third rule attaches on to L:
That’s the entire setup. No need to make things more complicated than they are. The diagram reads left to right. Kangaroos or Fiesta could be first, as they have nothing before them. Hurricanes or Glaciers could be last, as they have nothing after them.
It’s important to note that, for example, Jets could be before or after Glaciers. They’re not directly connected, so there’s no reason we can’t put Glaciers before Jets, even though Glaciers is further right on the diagram.
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