QUESTION TEXT: Most of the mines that Moradco operates in the…
QUESTION TYPE: Must be True
- Moradco Veleyna mine (most) ➞
- Moradco gold mine ➞ violate
violate➞ Moradco gold mine
Moradco Velyena mine (most)➞
violate ➞ Moradco gold mine
ANALYSIS: This question tests your understanding of how to combine “most” statements with “all” statements. You can only combine “most” statement with sufficient conditions. This is my process:
- Read everything before drawing.
- Draw the conditional first.
- Check whether the sufficient matches with the “most” statement. If it doesn’t, take the contrapositive.
- Draw the “most” statement combined with the conditional.
- You can now combine the left part of the “most” statement with the necessary condition.
That sounds very technical. It’s because I’m showing you literally everything I do on this type of question. It’s a mechanical process. Once you internalize those steps, it takes only 10-15 seconds to do steps 2-5.
Here, we can conclude: “Most of Moradco’s mines in Velyena are not gold mines.”
- The stimulus doesn’t mention other companies.
- The stimulus never says how many gold mines Moradco operates, or how many mines it has in Velyena.
- Same as B. The stimulus never mentions numbers. So there are many possibilities.
- CORRECT. See the analysis above. Since every gold mine commits violations, and most of the Velyena mines don’t, then most of the Velyena mines are not gold mines.
- Who knows? Worldwide, the question never says how many of Moradco’s mines are gold mines.
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