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Ah, logic - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
fernwithy
fernwithy
Ah, logic
Another good meme from austenrowling:









You Are Incredibly Logical





(You got 100% of the questions right)





Move over Spock - you're the new master of logic

You think rationally, clearly, and quickly.

A seasoned problem solver, your mind is like a computer!




I do love silly logic questions. Just makes me want to go out and take the LSAT again, just to kill a Saturday.
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imadra_blue From: imadra_blue Date: March 13th, 2005 07:45 am (UTC) (Link)
AHAHAHA!



You Are Pretty Logical





(You got 50% of the questions right)





You're a bit of a wizard when it comes to logic

While you don't have perfect logic, you logic is pretty darn good

Keep at it - you've got a lot of natural talent in this area!




Yeah, me = human. So not logical, but I already knew that. My brain doesn't work that way.
danel4d From: danel4d Date: March 13th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Woo! I got 100% as well. Logic is fun. Though with some of the questions, I found them so easy that I wondered if they weren't a trick, and I was missing something. 'Twas weird.
persephone_kore From: persephone_kore Date: March 13th, 2005 09:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I dispute #4. *g* The original statement regards whether she can drive, not whether she does. (Granted, the answer given follows common sense, but if we were going by common sense we would know that tigers are mammals.)
readerravenclaw From: readerravenclaw Date: March 13th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
100% as well. I love logic, too. :) I've never taken the LSAT, but my mother once checked out a practice LSAT book from the library for me, just because she thought I might like it.

Have you ever heard of the Dr. Brain CD-ROM kid's series? It's really fantastic - has all sorts of learning-related games - but the category that I really loved - and still do - is a category where you have to solve a whole bunch of those logic puzzles... You know the type where you have to match up a first name, last name, age, occupation, maybe a pet and favorite food, basded on a few clues? The game comes in varying levels of difficulty, of course, but the hardest level can be really challenging even for adults, and I still occasionally find the CD-Rom and play a couple of rounds. :)
jetamors From: jetamors Date: March 14th, 2005 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Why did you take the LSAT?


You Are Incredibly Logical



:-)


(You got 100% of the questions right)





Move over Spock - you're the new master of logic

You think rationally, clearly, and quickly.

A seasoned problem solver, your mind is like a computer!




fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 14th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Why did you take the LSAT?
I was trying to decide what kind of degree I wanted when I signed up, though I'd already decided on library school when I took it. Mostly I decided to take it just to see how I stacked up against the rest of the country.
daisan From: daisan Date: March 14th, 2005 04:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
100% for me too, but it was painful. I hate logic even though I'm good at it (go figure!) Must be my "Math class is hard" conditioning as a young girl-child. :P

Ugh, I have to retake the LSAT at some point. I took it in college and lost the score because I waited more than 5 years to apply to law school. Just as well, I'm happier to have a kid right now than a JD. Heh.
lucie_p From: lucie_p Date: March 15th, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

*sigh*

Waaaah!

Wanted to do this as well, but failed spectacularly at question #2 as I have no idea about how home-runs score or what points are being awarded during - football? (The American version, I mean. I could answer any questions about the European one, naturally, and feel discriminated as in 90% of all those quizzes!)

What does the knowledge of game rules have to do with logic, I ask?
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 15th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: *sigh*

Well, it doesn't really matter for the question whether or not you know the rules of baseball--it's a logic question, and doesn't depend on any outside knowledge. Based on the statement, what must be true? It could be done with a made up game, or with soccer, or anything else. To put it in terms of soccer, the question wouldn't be changed at all.

2. If Jenny scores a goal, her team will win. Given that this is true, what else also must be true?

If the team wins, Jenny scored a goal. (Not necessarily true, because the statement doesn't say that's the only way the they can win; someone after her could score a goal)
If Jenny didn't score a goal, the team tied. (There's no information about the score one way or the other, so it can't be a necessary condition)
If the team didn't win, Jenny didn't score a goal. (True, because that's the condition--whatever a goal is and whatever it means to the score, if Jenny hits one, they win, therefore if they don't win, she hasn't hit one.)
lucie_p From: lucie_p Date: March 15th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: *sigh*

*lol* Okay, baseball then, not football.

Well, if there were more that one point given for a home run (I must have had football in my mind, see?), the situation could be that both teams were tied before it or the other team was leading by a mark smaller than the points awarded for a home run would be, right?

And to this: If the team didn't win, Jenny didn't score a goal.
I'd say that it would be possible she already had scored one goal during the match and thus it could happen that they lost even if she scored a goal.

So to me, none of the statements looked to be imperatively 'true', which confused me further.
fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: March 15th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: *sigh*

Ah, well the trick with any logic question is to never assume more than is actually given in the question, so extra details like how many points might be scored by a homer (could be from one to four, depending on how many are on base) will never come into it--if they were relevant to the question, the details would be given. The question only refers to a single event. Heck, maybe it's the first inning at magic school, and if Jenny hits a homer, the team is Charmed to win. ;) Doesn't matter. The circumstance is just an if/then. It doesn't have any common-sense application. ;)
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