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Every lawyer who has practiced for at least 10 years handles over 150

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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.


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Guys, would you mind if I post some of your questions here? If yes, let me know and I will delete this post accordingly.

I have a question regarding the option C. I will appreciate if you assess my reasoning.

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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.


In the prompt, it says
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Every lawyer who has practiced for at least 10 years handles over 150 cases a year.


Let us paraphrase what is stated in the prompt. If a lawyer practiced for at least 10 years, then he handles over 150 cases a year.

Sufficient condition: a lawyer practiced for at least 10 years,
Necessary condition: a lawyer handles over 150 cases a year.

Contrapositive: If a lawyer handles less than 150 cases a year, then he could not have been practiced for at least 10 years.

That is what exactly stated in choice C.

Please clarify

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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.- Only cases above 200 had that previlige. Above 150 was optional

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.- There could be a case where the lawyer was doing cases between 150-200 cases and hence, could not be in a club

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.- It was not mandatory. Above 10 years all had more than 150 cases. You can be exceptionally good and have more than 150 cases before 10 years of practice

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.- That was with 200 cases and above

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.- line says, it is possible that he can be practicing for more than 10 years. Possible. Correct

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Guys, would you mind if I post some of your questions here? If yes, let me know and I will delete this post accordingly.

I have a question regarding the option C. I will appreciate if you assess my reasoning.

Quote:
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.


In the prompt, it says
Quote:
Every lawyer who has practiced for at least 10 years handles over 150 cases a year.


Let us paraphrase what is stated in the prompt. If a lawyer practiced for at least 10 years, then he handles over 150 cases a year.

Sufficient condition: a lawyer practiced for at least 10 years,
Necessary condition: a lawyer handles over 150 cases a year.

Contrapositive: If a lawyer handles less than 150 cases a year, then he could not have been practiced for at least 10 years.

That is what exactly stated in choice C.

Please clarify



Hi

You are correct in rephrasing the stimulus information as: If a lawyer practises for at least 10 years, then he handles over 150 cases a year.


Let’s take a simple example to understand the problem at hand:

If it is rains, Mr X carries an umbrella.

Now say, if it is raining today, can we infer that Mr X will be carrying an umbrella?

Yes.

However, say, we see that Mr X is carrying an umbrella, can we infer that it must be raining?
No

Mr X might be carrying an umbrella because it is very sunny!

The statement If it is rains, Mr X carries an umbrella does not imply that Mr X cannot carry an umbrella for other purposes.

Similarly:

If a lawyer practices for at least 10 years, then he handles over 150 cases a year.

From the above, if a lawyer practises for at least 10 years, then we can conclude that he must have handled over 150 cases a year.

But just because a lawyer has handled over 150 cases a year, we cannot conclude that he must have practiced for at least 10 years.

It is possible that he handles 150+ cases a year because he is very proficient (and not because of the long experience of 10 years)!!

That is why C is incorrect.

Hope this helps :)
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can anyone explain why B is not chosen over E ?
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IMO the statement C says: If a lawyer has less than 150 cases, he could not have been practicing law for atleast 10 years which, essentially means if L<150 cases ---> L<10 which is the exact match for the given statement. Could please explain the lingo here?
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Given every lawyer practising more than 10 years handles more than 150 cases a year.
C says if lawyer handling less than 150 cases, he /she should have been practising for less than 10 years. Why is this incorrect??

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Can someone explain, why B is not Correct. I do agree E is correct, but B seems to be equally correct.

If we break the statement B -

At least one lawyer who has practiced for at least 10 years - So that means the lawyer has more than 150 cases a year

who has applied to at least one Lawyers’ Club has been granted membership to one of them. - It is given that most of the lawyers who apply with at least 150 cases a year get the membership.

There would be at least one case for which this statement is true.

Are we assuming that none of the lawyers who have 10 years of experience applied for membership? This is the only way I see B becoming incorrect. Help!!
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Why is B not a correct option?

Hi prets02
150 or more cases does not guarantee a membership at a club. 200 or more cases does guarantee. Thus, 10 years practicing which relates to 150+ cases does not guarantee 1 member being a part of a club

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New post 19 Jul 2020, 08:12
For me both are fine - E & C.
Can't figure out why C is not correct.
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(C) must be true.

Practice 10 or more years---->Handle over 150 cases per year; therefore, -(Handle over 150 cases per year)----> -(Practice 10 or more years).

Less than 150 cases per year----> -(Handle over 150 cases per year)----> -(Practice 10 or more years).

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Re: Every lawyer who has practiced for at least 10 years handles over 150   [#permalink] 21 Jul 2020, 23:37

Every lawyer who has practiced for at least 10 years handles over 150

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