tyildirim92 wrote:
Every lawyer who has practiced for at least 10 years handles over 150 cases a year. Most lawyers who handle over 150 cases a year and all lawyers who handle over 200 cases a year who apply for membership to various Lawyers’ Clubs are granted membership to at least one of them.
The statements above, if true, best support which of the following conclusions?
A. If a lawyer handles over 150 cases a year and is not a member of a Lawyers’ Club, it means he or she did not apply for membership to any of them.
B. At least one lawyer who has practiced for at least 10 years who has applied to at least one Lawyers’ Club has been granted membership to one of them.
C. If a lawyer handles less than 150 cases a year, he or she could not have been practicing law for at least 10 years.
D. Every lawyer who has practiced for at least 10 years and handles over 150 cases a year has been granted membership for at least one Lawyers’ Club.
E. If a lawyer handles 175 cases a year and is a member of a Lawyers’ Club, It is possible that he or she has been practicing for at least 10 years.
GMATWhiz GMAT Verbal : Quantifiers – Practice Question 3
Given:
If practice >= 10 yrs, then cases > 150.
Most lawyers with cases > 150 and All lawyers with cases > 200 who apply for membership to various Lawyers’ Clubs are granted membership to at least one of them.
A. If a lawyer handles over 150 cases a year and is not a member of a Lawyers’ Club, it means he or she did not apply for membership to any of them.
Not correct. We know that most get in. Some may not get in.
B. At least one lawyer who has practiced for at least 10 years who has applied to at least one Lawyers’ Club has been granted membership to one of them.
This talks about "applied to at least one Club". We don't know what happens in case someone applies to only 1 or 2 clubs. We are given what happens when they apply to "various" clubs. So let's look for a better option.
C. If a lawyer handles less than 150 cases a year, he or she could not have been practicing law for at least 10 years.
This is correct.
If A then B
implies A -> B
and also implies B' -> A'
So If practice >= 10 yrs, then cases > 150
implies cases <= 150 means the practice < 10 yrs.
So if a lawyers handles fewer than 150 cases a year, it does mean that she has been practicing law for less than 10 years.
D. Every lawyer who has practiced for at least 10 years and handles over 150 cases a year has been granted membership for at least one Lawyers’ Club.
Not correct. We don't know whether the lawyer actually applied to the various Clubs or not.
E. If a lawyer handles 175 cases a year and is a member of a Lawyers’ Club, It is possible that he or she has been practicing for at least 10 years.
This is correct too.
A lawyer with more than 150 cases and membership of a club could have been practicing for at least 10 yrs. It is certainly possible.
Hence, both (C) and (E) are correct.
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