AkamaiBrah wrote:

Here is a nice drill to help you interpret CR questions.

Please translate each of the following into either: 1) if P then Q form; or 2) P if and only if Q form. (NOTs are allowed)

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1) Mark's new company will be successful provided he gets the loan.

P is sufficient for Q

if loan, then successful

if not successful , then not loan

if not loan ,then may or may not be successful

if successful ,may or may not be loan

2) Only if John is allowed to go will Ken go.

if john goes, ken will go

if ken does not go, then john has not gone.

if ken goes, john may or may not have gone

if john does not go, ken may or may not have gone.

3) Give a talented teacher academic freedom, and she will excel.

Academic freedom is both a necessary and sufficient condition for excellence

If academic freedom, then excel

if excel, then academic freedon

if not academic freedom, must not excel

if not excel, must not have academic freedom

4) No Montague is a Rothschild.

If montague, then not rothschild

If not montague, then may or may not be rothschild

If rothschild, then not montague

if not rothschild, then may or may not be montague.

5) Anyone who is not a Montague cannot be a Rothschild.

Montague if and only if Rothschild.

6) All Montagues are Rothschilds.

If Montagues, then Rothschilds

If not Rothchilds, then not montagues

7) Only Montagues are Rothschilds.

If Montagues , then Rothchilds

If not rothchilds, then not montagues

8) A Montague will never attend a party hosted by a Rothschild.

If party not hosted by rothschild, then montague attends.

If party hosted by rothschild, montague never attends.

9) Men and women cannot understand each other.

If men, then they cannot understand women

If women, then they cannot understand men.

10) There is no God but Allah.

If God, then Allah

If not allah, then not god.

11) None but the worthy are saved.

If saved, then worthy

if not worthy, then not saved

if not saved,may or may not be worthy

if worthy, may or may not be saved

12) A score of 750 is necessary to get into MBA University.

if Q ,then P

if not Q, then not P

if 750, may or may not get into MBA univ

If not 750, will not get into MBA univs

13) A score of 750 is sufficient to get into MBA University.

if 750 ,then admit into MBA univ

If not an admit into mba univ, then not 750.

If MBA univ admit, may or may not have 750

If not 750, may or may not admit into mba univ

14) I am going to order either the Fish or the Steak, but not both.

Fish if and only if not steak AND Steak if and only if not fish

if not fish, then steak AND if not steak, then fish.

15) Loyalty to Al Qaeda and America contradict each other

If loyal to alqaeda , then not loyal to america

if loyal to american, then not loyal to alqaeda

If not loyal to america, then may or may not be loyal to alqaeda

If not loyal to alqaeda, may or may not be loyal to america

16) It is both a necessary and sufficient condition for an integer to have N factors of 10 in order to have N trailing zeroes.

if N factors of N, then N trailing zeroes

if N trailing zeroes, then N factors of N

if not N factors of N, then not N trailing Zeroes

if not N trailing zeroes, then not N factors of N.

17) I will flunk the GMAT unless AkamaiBrah teaches me

if not akamaibrah, then flunk gmat

if not flunk gmat, then akamai

if flunk, may or may not be akamai

if akamai, may or may not be flunk