QUESTION TEXT: On Wednesdays, Kate usually buys some guava…
QUESTION TYPE: Parallel Reasoning
CONCLUSION: Kate must sometimes shop at the local health food store Wednesdays.
REASONING: Kate sometimes buys guava juice Wednesdays, and the local health food store is the only place to do that.
ANALYSIS: This is a good argument. It shows that Kate must shop at the health food store, because that’s the only place she could do what we know she does do.
Note the specific words used. Usually Kate buys Guava, so sometimes she must go to the health food store, which is the only place that sells it. These words are what make A right and B wrong, since B talks about all dinners.
The other answers fail because they don’t eliminate other possibilities. It’s possible that other cooks made the meals (C and D) or that the meals were made in another kitchen (E).
- CORRECT. This matches exactly, except the order of the first two sentences is switched. Note that usually = most, on the LSAT.
- This is too much. It’s a good argument, but it is talking about “all” dinners, whereas the stimulus just said that Kate must “sometimes” shop at the health food store.
- This is a bad argument. It says all teachers can use the kitchen, but it doesn’t say that only teachers can use it. Maybe professional caterers can use the kitchen and make all the meals at Cafe Delice.
- Like C, this answer says that teachers are allowed. But it doesn’t say that only teachers are allowed. So it’s possible other people cooked the dinners at Cafe Delice.
- This isn’t a good argument. It never says whether dinners can be prepared in other kitchens. If they can be, then we have no reason to think that dinners are sometimes prepared in the main kitchen at the institute.
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