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Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining and if the large feral tabby cat that lives in the alley is nowhere nearby. If it is raining, my cat does not enjoy going outside, save in one circumstance: if the white Siamese cat who lives across the street is around, my cat does enjoy going outside regardless.

Which of the following do the statements above most adequately support?

A)If the Siamese cat is outside, Vasily’s cat will ignore the large feral tabby.

B)If the large feral tabby is nearby, Vasily’s cat will not enjoy going outside.

C)If it is raining and Vasily’s cat is enjoying itself, then the large feral tabby must be nowhere nearby.

D)If Vasily’s cat is enjoying going outside and the large feral tabby is nowhere nearby, then either it is not raining or the white Siamese is around.

E) If Vasily’s cat does not enjoy going outside, then either the large feral tabby is nearby or it is not raining.
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Re: Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2014, 03:01
Good question. tricky! Was between B & D and selected the wrong option :|
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Re: Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2014, 10:10
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Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining and if the large feral tabby cat that lives in the alley is nowhere nearby. If it is raining, my cat does not enjoy going outside, save in one circumstance: if the white Siamese cat who lives across the street is around, my cat does enjoy going outside regardless.

Which of the following do the statements above most adequately support?

A)If the Siamese cat is outside, Vasily’s cat will ignore the large feral tabby.

B)If the large feral tabby is nearby, Vasily’s cat will not enjoy going outside.

C)If it is raining and Vasily’s cat is enjoying itself, then the large feral tabby must be nowhere nearby.

D)If Vasily’s cat is enjoying going outside and the large feral tabby is nowhere nearby, then either it is not raining or the white Siamese is around.

E) If Vasily’s cat does not enjoy going outside, then either the large feral tabby is nearby or it is not raining.



Please dont leave the discussion without giving out the OA and the OE.. it would confuse us instead.

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Re: Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2014, 10:22
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FACT 1......Vasily's cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining and if the large feral tabby cat that lives in the alley is nowhere nearby.
FACT 2.......If it is raining, the cat does not enjoy going outside, save in one circumstance: if the white Siamese cat who lives across the street is around, my cat does enjoy going outside regardless.


D) If Vasily’s cat is enjoying going outside and the large feral tabby is nowhere nearby, then either it is not raining or the white Siamese is around....clear correct answer

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Re: Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2014, 21:32
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FACT 1......Vasily's cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining and if the large feral tabby cat that lives in the alley is nowhere nearby.
FACT 2.......If it is raining, the cat does not enjoy going outside, save in one circumstance: if the white Siamese cat who lives across the street is around, my cat does enjoy going outside regardless.


D) If Vasily’s cat is enjoying going outside and the large feral tabby is nowhere nearby, then either it is not raining or the white Siamese is around....clear correct answer



I agree D is corret.

But Why is B wrong?
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Re: Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2014, 02:51
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B)If the large feral tabby is nearby, Vasily’s cat will not enjoy going outside.,....see the Fact 1......" My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining and if the large feral tabby cat that lives in the alley is nowhere nearby".[/color]

the fact may not be true in reverse also...........ie if my cat enjoys going outside when the large tabby is not around....that does not mean....If the large feral tabby is nearby, Vasily’s cat will not enjoy going outside. in any case------The vasily's cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining...........so what if the large tabby is there............




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Re: Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining [#permalink] New post 09 May 2014, 15:39
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#Can you guys give us a hand with this one? I also thought B was better than D over here

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Re: Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2014, 10:25
I chose B as the answer... can somebody please explain why D is the answer... thanks
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Re: Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining [#permalink] New post 03 May 2015, 06:47
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Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining and if the large feral tabby cat that lives in the alley is nowhere nearby. If it is raining, my cat does not enjoy going outside, save in one circumstance: if the white Siamese cat who lives across the street is around, my cat does enjoy going outside regardless.

Which of the following do the statements above most adequately support?

A)If the Siamese cat is outside, Vasily’s cat will ignore the large feral tabby.

B)If the large feral tabby is nearby, Vasily’s cat will not enjoy going outside.

C)If it is raining and Vasily’s cat is enjoying itself, then the large feral tabby must be nowhere nearby.

D)If Vasily’s cat is enjoying going outside and the large feral tabby is nowhere nearby, then either it is not raining or the white Siamese is around.

E) If Vasily’s cat does not enjoy going outside, then either the large feral tabby is nearby or it is not raining.



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Re: Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining [#permalink] New post 03 May 2015, 16:51
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No they are not. Post more helpful posts if you can

Back to the topic
No rain + No feral = Cat enjoys
Rain = Cat does not enjoy
Rain + Siamese = Cat enjoys

The information is almost like a flow chart. Depending on certain circumstances (ran, feral, Siamese) we can arrive at two different conclusions (cat enjoys, cat does not enjoy).

The correct conclusion will be something that is strongly supported by this 'flow chart.'

(A) -- we don't have a relationship between "Feral" and "Siamese" in our flow. Incorrect.
(B) -- there are TWO requirements for "not enjoy": "no rain" AND "no feral"; this tells us nothing about the rain
(C) -- "enjoying itself" does not necessarily mean "outside." Incorrect.
(D) -- YES! This is directly supported by the "flow."
(E) -- "don't not enjoy" would mean it IS raining AND the feral IS outside. Note the use of "and" in the question stem.

The correct answer is (D).
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