# Thread: lsat june 1996 - section 1, question 5

1. ## lsat june 1996 - section 1, question 5

Hi, I need some help with this one. Here's the question:

I've tried it and I keep getting A, B, C, D are true but E is false. The answer key says that D is the correct answer. Can anyone explain to me why? Or is the question worded incorrectly? Should it say, "Which one of the following must be FALSE?" Cause that would make E true... Oh yea, here are my "solutions"...

A)
G,H,J,Q,R,F
H,G,J,Q,R,F

B)
G,H,J,Q,R,F
J,G,H,Q,R,F

C)
H,G,J,Q,R,F
G,J,H,Q,R,F

D)
G,H,J,Q,R,F
G,J,H,Q,R,F

E)
Can't because it must end as Q,R,F to fulfill the restriction that R comes immediately before F. Q must always be on day 4.  Reply With Quote

2. Nevermind, I figured it out and here's the answer in case anyone needs it:

Solution:
The correct answer is D. To get the answer, simply negate the selection. We know that Q,R,F must be on days 4,5,6 respectively. Choice D says that either H or J is scheduled for day 3. So, if neither J or H is scheduled for day 3, then it should fail.

ex) J,H,G,Q,R,F

This fails because if G is scheduled for day 3, then Q must be scheduled for day 5. As you can see, Q is not scheduled for day 5. Therefore, D is the correct answer because we cannot put J or H on a day that's not day 3.  Reply With Quote

3. ## Lsat june 1996 - section 1, question 5 Answer.

SETUP:
6 days, 1 factory per day, F, G, H, J, Q, R

F= 1 or 6
J...Q
QRF
G=3 --> Q=5 therefore Q=/=5 --> G=/=3

Choice A.
J G H Q R F works so A might not be true.

Choice B.
H G J Q R F works so B might not be true.

Choice C.
G H J Q R F works so C might not be true.

Choice D.

QRF must be last, and G can't be third. So either H or J must be scheduled for day 3.

I find that I spend significant amounts of time on the choices leading up to the right answer. In the case above, the right answer was easy for me to see. Is there a way that I can usually look ahead and spot the right answer quickly, or is it a waste of time because it is not so easy?  Reply With Quote

4. Sorry. The more you do, the faster you'll get. That's all there really is to it, I'm afraid.   Reply With Quote

5. What's the average time alotted per question on the LSAT?  Reply With Quote

6. cornofstarchy-

You said that "Therefore, D is the correct answer because we cannot put J or H on a day that's not day 3."

That isn't true. We can't put G on day 3, so day 3 must be J or H.

We can determine that the sequence is XXXQRF.

Then, we recognize that since Q is not in position 5, G cannot be in position 3. So J/H must be in position 3. This is why the answer is D........

But if we put J on day 3, we can put H on day 1 or 2, and vice versa.  Reply With Quote