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# LSAT Kasheska: Chain of Reasoning over Italian Wine

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27 Jul 2003, 11:13
All actors are exuberant people and all exuberant people are extroverts, but nevertheless it is true that some shy people are actors.
Which of the following are not true? (A) Some shy people are extroverts
( B) Some shy extroverts are not actors
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Some shy people are actors. In order to be a shy extrovert, it must be that some shy people are actors. ? All actors have to be exuberant. This leads them to being extroverted. Thus, some shy extroverts have to be actors.

C) Some exuberant people who are actors are shy.

D) All people who are not extroverts are not actors.
E) Some extroverts are shy.

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27 Jul 2003, 20:37
I cannot choose among B, C, and D.
but vote for C in the final analysis
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27 Jul 2003, 23:10
Curly05 wrote:
All actors are exuberant people and all exuberant people are extroverts, but nevertheless it is true that some shy people are actors.

(A) Some shy people are extroverts
( B) Some shy extroverts are not actors
Suspicion: Do we start here
Some shy people are actors. In order to be a shy extrovert, it must be that some shy people are actors. ? All actors have to be exuberant. This leads them to being extroverted. Thus, some shy extroverts have to be actors.

C) Some exuberant people who are actors are shy.

D) All people who are not extroverts are not actors.
E) Some extroverts are shy.

Hey Curly:

Are you sure you didn't leave out some crucial part ot the question. Maybe something like: Which of the following is NOT necessarily true?

A). Since ALL actors are both exuberant and extroverts, and some shy people are actors, then those shy people who are actors are also extroverts. (TRUE)

B) There is nothing in the statement that precludes the possibility that of all the extroverts, ONLY actors are shy. If that is so then B is FALSE.

C). Since all actors are exuberant, those actors that are shy are also exuberant. TRUE

D). Since all actors are extroverts (if "ACTOR" then "EXTROVERT"), then if you are not an extrovert, you cannot be an actor (contrapositive: if NOT "EXTROVERT" then NOT "ACTOR"). TRUE

E). Since all actors are extroverts, those actors that are shy are also extrovert. TRUE
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28 Jul 2003, 07:03
Is my chain of reasoning, right?

Explain, captain akami, why B is wrong.
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28 Jul 2003, 16:20
Curly05 wrote:
Is my chain of reasoning, right?

Explain, captain akami, why B is wrong.

B) There is nothing in the statement that precludes the possibility that of all the extroverts, ONLY actors are shy. If that is so then B is FALSE.
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28 Jul 2003, 16:20
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