Summer is Coming! Join the Game of Timers Competition to Win Epic Prizes. Registration is Open. Game starts Mon July 1st.

 It is currently 18 Jul 2019, 20:50

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# The only songs Amanda has ever written are blues songs and punk rock

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 317
GMAT 1: 660 Q50 V30
The only songs Amanda has ever written are blues songs and punk rock  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2018, 21:14
2
00:00

Difficulty:

95% (hard)

Question Stats:

40% (02:12) correct 60% (02:14) wrong based on 82 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The only songs Amanda has ever written are blues songs and punk rock songs. Most punk rock songs involve no more than three chords. So if the next song Amanda writes is not a blues song, it probably will not involve more than three chords.

The reasoning in which one of the following arguments is most similar to that in the argument above?

(A) The only pets the Gupta family has ever owned are fish and parrots. Most parrots are very noisy. So if the next pet the Gupta family owns is a parrot, it will probably be very noisy.

(B) Most parrots are very noisy. The Gupta family has never owned any pets other than fish and parrots. So if the Gupta family has ever owned a noisy pet, it was probably a parrot.

(C) All the pets the Gupta family has ever owned have been fish and parrots. Most parrots are very noisy. So any pet the Gupta family ever owns that is not a fish will probably be very noisy.

(D) Every pet the Gupta family has ever owned has been a fish or a parrot. Most parrots are very noisy. So if the next pet the Gupta family owns is not a parrot, it will probably not be very noisy.

(E) The Gupta family has never owned any pets other than fish and parrots. Most parrots are very noisy. So the next pet the Gupta family owns will probably be very noisy if it is not a fish.

LSAT
Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 317
GMAT 1: 660 Q50 V30
Re: The only songs Amanda has ever written are blues songs and punk rock  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Sep 2018, 21:16
A.This has the wrong structure. It should have said “If the next is not A”.
1. All have been either A or B
2. B is usually Y.
3. If the next is B, it will probably be Y.

B.This has the wrong structure. It should have said “if not A, probably Y”.
1. All have been either A or B
2. B is usually Y.
3. If Y, probably B.

C. This is close, but it’s not quite the same. E is better. This doesn’t say “the next”. Instead, it’s talking about all pets.
1. All have been either A or B
2. B is usually Y.
3. Any that is not A will probably Y.

D. This has the wrong structure.
1. All have been either A or B
2. B is usually Y.
3. If next is not B, probably not Y.

E. CORRECT. This matches exactly.
1. Either A or B.
2. B is usually Y.
3. If next one is not A, it will probably be Y.

source: LSATHACK
Re: The only songs Amanda has ever written are blues songs and punk rock   [#permalink] 01 Sep 2018, 21:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by