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By: Todd Betzold
Estimated Completion Time
16 min
The owner of a kennel is making a playtime schedule for dogs A, B, C, D, E and F. While making the chart, she must follow these guidelines: Dog E cannot play with dog A. Dogs C and D must play first. Dog F must play last. Dogs A and B cannot play together. Which of the following would meet the playing guidelines?
B, E, F play first and then A, C, D play second.
Dogs A, D and F all go home. The remaining dogs play together.
C and D have to play first, so the first answer would not work. In the third answer, A and B cannot play together, so that option wouldn't work either. In the fourth answer, D has to play first, so that one's out. That leaves the second answer as the viable option.
Dog E goes home. The remaining dogs play together.
A, C, E play first and then B, D, F play second.

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In Lake County, there are no edible fish in the streams because there are no pesticide controls. Which statement below must you assume in order to make the above conclusion true?
If there are pesticide controls, there will be some edible fish.
With pesticide controls in place, the fish population will rapidly increase.
No edible fish can be found where there are no pesticide controls in place.
This sentence assumes that when there are no pesticide controls in place, there are no edible fish in the waters. That's what the third answer says, while the others are saying the opposite.
If there are pesticide controls, then there will be many edible fish.

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An employee generates five-digit product codes for a company. The product codes have to follow these rules: The codes use only the digits of 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each digit appears exactly one time in any code. The second digit has a value exactly twice that of the first digit. The value of the fifth digit is more than the value of the third digit. If the last digit of a product code is 1, which statement is true?
The first digit is 4.
The second digit is 0.
The third digit is 2.
The fourth digit is 3.
Since the last digit is 1, that means the third digit has to be less than 1, so it has to be 0. Then the second digit has to be twice that of the first digit, which would give us a first digit of 2 and a second digit of 4. That leaves 3 as the fourth digit in the product code.

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Most people that enjoy sports play some sort of sport themselves; therefore, if Ben enjoys sports, he probably plays some kind of sport. Which of the following statements most closely parallels the reasoning in the previous statement?
If most workers drive to work and Bill drives to work, then Bill must be a worker.
The majority of those who voted for Trump in the last election oppose legalizing marijuana; therefore, if the residents of Napa Valley all voted for Trump, they probably oppose legalizing marijuana.
The second answer parallels both the reasoning and structure of the original statement. You can summarize it by saying that most X -> Y; therefore X -> Y.
Most of the people that join the military are men; therefore, if Chambers did not join the military, Chambers is probably female.
Over 60 percent of the college students polled admitted to drinking underage; therefore, a majority of college students have drunk underage.

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A film club has a festival on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Three movies — "Venom," "Annihilation" and "Glass" — are shown at least once during the festival, but never more than once on a given day. Each day, at least one film is shown and never more than one film at a time. These conditions must be met: "Annihilation" is shown on Thursday and no other movie is shown after it on that day. "Venom" or "Glass" are shown on Friday, but not both of them. No movie is shown after it on that day. "Venom" or "Annihilation" are shown on Saturday, but not both of them. No movie is shown after it on that day. Which of the following orders would work for the movies to be shown at the festival?
Thursday: "Annihilation;" Friday: "Venom," then "Glass;" Saturday: "Glass," then "Venom"
Thursday: "Annihilation;" Friday: "Glass;" Saturday: "Glass," then "Venom"
For the first one, both "Venom" and "Glass" cannot be shown on Friday, so it breaks the rules. For the third option, "Venom" is never shown. For the fourth option, no movie is shown after "Venom" or "Glass" that day, so "Annihilation" could not be shown and the schedule doesn't work. That means the second option works.
Thursday: "Glass," then "Annihilation;" Friday: "Glass;" Saturday: "Annihilation"
Thursday: "Venom," then "Annihilation;" Friday: "Glass," then "Annihilation;" Saturday: "Annihilation"

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A new credit union opened, and it is only open on the weekends. It is open all day Saturday and Sunday and closed the other days. They have hired eight full-time employees: two managers (A and B), four tellers (C, D, E and F), and two operation officers (G and H). There are no part-time employees, and each employee works the full day when working. Here is what we know: A manager must be on duty when the credit union is open. The managers cannot work on the same day. At least two tellers must be working on the same day. C and D will not work on the same day together. F and G can only work on Saturdays. No employee can work on consecutive days. Each employee must work on Saturday or Sunday. Which statement would be false?
H can work either day.
If B works on Saturday, then A works on Sunday.
If A works on Saturday, then D works on Sunday.
Managers cannot work on the same day together. However, that does not affect which managers and tellers can work. D has no effect on when A can work and vice versa.
If C works on Saturday, then D works on Sunday.

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Jennifer is a fashion designer. She is trying to get ready for work and has to get the right color combination, as her clients would judge her if she were off. She has two skirts (brown and blue); three blouses (white, sky blue and gray); four pairs of stockings (red, black, brown and blue); and two pairs of shoes (black and brown). Her own criteria are: Gray does not go well with brown. Red or brown stockings cannot be worn with the blue skirt. Brown does not go well with black. If Jennifer wears black shoes, what won't she wear?
Blue stockings
White blouse
Sky blue blouse
Red stockings
Since she is wearing the black shoes, that means she can't wear the brown skirt. Therefore, she is wearing the blue skirt, which means she cannot wear the red stockings.

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Fred has five vintage cars and he needs to get rid of four of them. He owns a silver Ferrari, black Lamborghini, red Alfa Romeo, burnt orange Maserati and yellow Jaguar. Here are the four buyers interested in his cars: Stacy prefers silver. Nick likes everything. Michelle hates orange. Matt loves yellow and orange. Given those statements, which of the following is most likely to occur?
Matt buys the Maserati; Stacy buys the Ferrari; Michelle buys the Lamborghini; Nick buys the Alfa Romeo; Fred keeps the Jaguar.
Matt loves yellow and orange, so he can buy the burnt orange Maserati. Stacy prefers silver, so she buys the silver Ferrari. Michelle hates orange, so the black Lamborghini is for her. Nick likes everything, so he can buy the red Alfa Romeo. That leaves the yellow Jaguar for Fred.
Stacy buys the Jaguar; Matt buys the Maserati; Nick buys the Ferrari; Michelle buys the Alfa Romeo; Fred keeps the Lamborghini.
Stacy buys the Ferrari; Michelle buys the Lamborghini; Matt buys the Alfa Romeo; Nick buys the Jaguar and the Maserati.
Matt buys the Jaguar; Michelle buys the Maserati; Stacy buys the Ferrari; Nick buys the Lamborghini; Fred keeps the Alfa Romeo.

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You have buses 1, 2 and 3, which make only one trip each day. They are also the only buses that passengers A, B, C, D, E, F and G take. G does not ride bus 2 on the same day that D does. When B takes bus 1, neither E nor G will be on it also. C only takes bus 3. If A and F are taking the same bus, it would be bus 3. If B, C and G travel to work together, which bus could they take together on a given day?
1 only
2 only
3 only
There are a lot of details to process in this one. However, it's pretty simple. Passenger C only takes bus 3, so the three passengers have to take bus 3 in order to satisfy the needs of C.
1, 2 and 3

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Four doctors (Shaun, Michael, Cindy and Melissa) are sitting around a square table. One is a dentist, one is an optometrist, one is a surgeon and one is a general practitioner. One doctor is on each side of the table. Here are the criteria we know: Shaun is across from the dentist. The general practitioner is not on Melissa's immediate left. The optometrist is on Cindy's immediate left. The surgeon and general practitioner are married to each other. Michael is not across from the surgeon. The general practitioner is across from the optometrist. Melissa is the general practitioner. Which of the following statements is true?
Michael is the surgeon.
Melissa is across from Cindy.
The dentist is across from the surgeon.
In Statement 6, it states the general practitioner is across from the optometrist. Based on that, the dentist has to be across from the surgeon.
Shaun is the dentist.

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Unlike the graduates of American high schools, the high school graduates in Bermuda finish high school with four years of completed advanced mathematics. If this is true, which of the following statements would help explain this situation?
There are less high schools and students in Bermuda than in the United States.
In order to graduate in Bermuda, students are required to take four years of advanced mathematics.
The other options may lead to Bermuda having more math studies than the United States. However, the second option clearly tells us why their graduates have four years of advanced math, as it's a requirement.
The math programs in the United States are understaffed.
Math students in the U.S. are skipping school and taking full-time jobs.

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Fred has five vintage cars. He owns a silver Ferrari, black Lamborghini, red Alfa Romeo, burnt orange Maserati and yellow Jaguar. Here are the four buyers interested in his cars: Stacy prefers silver. Nick likes everything. Michelle hates orange. Matt loves yellow and orange. Fred only wants to sell three of the cars. Which scenario would allow that to happen?
Stacy buys the Lamborghini; George buys the Maserati and Jaguar; Otis doesn't want anything; Nick gets turned away; Fred keeps the Alfa Romeo and Ferrari.
Stacy buys the Alfa Romeo; Michelle and Matt pool their money together and buy the Jaguar; Nick buys the Lamborghini; Fred keeps the Maserati and Ferrari.
Matt buys the Jaguar; Stacy buys the Ferrari; Nick buys the Alfa Romeo; Michelle is turned away; Fred keeps the Maserati and Lamborghini.
Matt loves yellow and orange, so the yellow Jaguar is for him. Stacy prefers silver, so the silver Ferrari is for her. Nick likes everything, so he takes the red Alfa Romeo, and that leaves Fred with the Maserati and Lamborghini.
Michelle buys the Maserati; Nick buys the Lamborghini and Alfa Romeo; Stacy and Matt are both turned away; Fred keeps the Ferrari and Jaguar.

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A new credit union opened and it is only open on the weekends. It is open all day Saturday and Sunday and closed the other days. They have hired eight full-time employees: 2 managers (A and B); 4 tellers (C, D, E and F); 2 operation officers (G and H). There are no part-time employees and each employee works the full day when working. Here is what we know: A manager must be on duty when the credit union is open. The managers cannot work on the same day. At least two tellers must be working on the same day. C and D will not work on the same day together. F and G can only work on Saturdays. No employee can work on consecutive days. Each employee must work on Saturday or Sunday. Which group of employees could work on a Saturday together?
BCFG
The second and fourth options have two operation officers working together, which isn't allowed. The third option has two managers working together, which means the first option is correct.
FBEGH
ABCEGF
AFHG

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All bosses like some of their employees. No boss likes all of his or her employees. If those statements are true, then all of the following are true except which one?
No boss dislikes all of his or her employees.
Most bosses like most of their employees.
In the statements, there is never any mention of a majority. So the statement about liking most of their employees is not true.
All bosses dislike some of their employees.
Some bosses like some of their employees.

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Anne says that all British people make great workers. Tyler disagrees and says that isn't so and he's met some Italians who are excellent workers. Tyler has misunderstood Anne's comment. What did he think she was saying?
Italians are inferior to the British.
There is a relationship between nationality and working.
That every great worker is British.
Tyler believes that Anne meant that only British people are great workers. He does not agree with that statement, so he defends his thoughts and says that he has met some Italians who are also great workers.
British people are more likely to be better workers than Italians.

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In 1975, the Supreme Court ruled that the federal government had exclusive rights to any oil and gas resources on the Atlantic Outer Shelf beyond the 3-mile limit. For this ruling to be logical, which of the following must be true?
The ruling was reversed in 1985.
There are no oil and gas resources within that 3-mile limit.
The Supreme Court has met recently.
There may be oil and gas resources in the Atlantic Outer Shelf.
If the Supreme Court is making a ruling on this issue, then there must be oil and gas resources in the Atlantic Outer Shelf. It is crazy to think they would rule on something that doesn't exist. The other options have nothing to do with the ruling.

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Urban Los Angeles has a high crime rate. The rural community of Pottsville has a low crime rate. The small agricultural community of Shady Junction has high criminal activity. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. has a low rate of criminal activity. Based on those statements, which of the following is true?
Urban crime tends to be more violent than rural crime.
Crime runs rampant in all types of communities.
Rural communities tend to have higher crime rates.
Crime is not solely an urban or rural situation.
The statements declare that crime can be high or low in both urban and rural communities. Because of that, crime is not linked solely to one specific community type.

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Fifty years ago, hardly anybody would take another person to court and sue them. If someone driving a Chrysler Airflow bumped into a pedestrian, they would say "no harm done" and move on with their lives. No court proceedings or juries needed. Which sentence below would best continue this paragraph?
Fortunately, not much has changed and this is still the case.
New legislation has made it a necessity to bring the action to court.
Unfortunately, times have changed.
The paragraph is comparing the past to the present. In the past, people didn't sue others that much. In the present, people are sue-crazy, and that is why the third option is correct.
The Chrysler Airflow is not as dangerous as it used to be.

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Four doctors (Shaun, Michael, Cindy and Melissa) are sitting around a square table. One is a dentist, one is an optometrist, one is a surgeon and one is a general practitioner. One doctor is on each side of the table. Here are the criteria we know: Shaun is across from the dentist. The general practitioner is not on Melissa's immediate left. The optometrist is on Cindy's immediate left. The surgeon and general practitioner are married to each other. Michael is not across from the surgeon. The general practitioner is across from the optometrist. Melissa is the general practitioner. What profession is Cindy?
Dentist
We know that Melissa is the general practitioner. We also know that the optometrist is on Cindy's immediate left. The surgeon and general practitioner are married, so the surgeon has to be Shaun or Michael. That means Cindy is the dentist.
General Practitioner
Optometrist
Surgeon

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Recent studies show that the average height of the American citizen has increased by 2 inches in the past 10 years. This has people thinking that modern foods stimulate growth. Which statement would make this argument even stronger?
Modern foods are unhealthy.
Average heights are increasing in all countries.
Comparisons have been studied in controlled groups.
The first and last option just weaken the argument. It makes no sense for the second option to be correct, so it has to be the third option — using studies to help the argument.
There isn't such a thing as an "average American."

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A new credit union opened and it is only open on the weekends. It is open all day Saturday and Sunday and closed the other days. They have hired eight full-time employees: 2 managers (A and B); 4 tellers (C, D, E and F); 2 operation officers (G and H). There are no part-time employees and each employee works the full day when working. Here is what we know: A manager must be on duty when the credit union is open. The managers cannot work on the same day. At least two tellers must be working on the same day. C and D will not work on the same day together. F and G can only work on Saturdays. No employee can work on consecutive days. Each employee must work on Saturday or Sunday. If C works on Sunday, which of the following statements is true?
A works on Sunday.
F works on Saturday.
D works on Saturday.
C's schedule has no effect on the schedule of A, F or H. They could work either day, so the statements concerning them could be true or false. However, C and D cannot work on the same day together, so D has to work on Saturday.
H works on Sunday.

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An independent agency conducted two studies to determine the cause of low achievement among minority students. Study I came from private schools with a minority population of at least 30%. Study II came from public schools with the same minority population percentage. Here are the results: The average achievement scores were 20% higher in Study I. Achievement scores were higher in Study II at schools with a component requiring parent involvement. The average was still not as high as the top-achieving schools in Study I. Based on this, which of the following statements can be concluded?
Minority students perform better in private schools.
Parent involvement is the primary factor in student achievement.
A contributing factor in student achievement could be parent involvement.
All of the statements could be true. However, only one of them is proven in the two studies. These studies showed us that parent involvement is a possible contributing factor in student achievement.
Other factors besides parent involvement have more impact on test scores.

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Ted test drives a red truck. After driving it, Ted comes to the conclusion that since the truck was red, it must not accelerate quickly. This conclusion can be properly drawn if which of the following were also true?
All blue trucks accelerate quickly.
There are some slow red trucks.
All slow trucks are blue.
All trucks that accelerate quickly are blue.
The statement doesn't give us much to work with. We know that Ted drove a red truck, and he concluded that it has to be slow since it's red. To come to that, it has to be known that certain-colored vehicles accelerate quickly, like blue trucks in the final answer.

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In a study, pregnant lab rats were given caffeine that was equivalent to a human drinking six cups of coffee per day. This caused an increase in the incidence of birth defect results in the rats. The government refused to require warning labels be placed on products containing caffeine based on this study. They said they would lose credibility if the findings were later refuted. What does this statement suggest?
Not many people drink six cups of coffee a day, so not needed.
These studies on rats give us little data about human birth defects.
The warning would only be for a small percentage of the population, so not needed.
There are doubts about the conclusive nature of studies on animals.
This study on the rats has not been proven conclusively. If the government issued the warning before that happened and it was later proven to be false, then they would definitely lose credibility.

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The city council refused to ban smoking in restaurants. They clearly put the restaurants' well-being ahead of the health of the citizens. There is no doubt the city council would support the restaurants if they decided to use asbestos napkins or barbecue their meat using radioactivity. This would be no riskier than allowing smoking in the restaurant. This person is making their case against the city council using what?
Experience
Authority
Observation
Analogy
This person is using analogy to make their case. They are comparing the dangers of smoking to the dangers of asbestos and radioactivity.

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They say that you do not succeed unless you take a gamble. They also say that gambling is foolish. So, that would mean only fools succeed. Which of the following statements would weaken that conclusion the most?
Some people succeed without gambling.
The conclusion states that only fools succeed. That first answer states that some people succeed without gambling, which is true. That is why it weakens the conclusion the most.
Most fools do not succeed.
Most successful gamblers are not foolish.
Most fools gamble.

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Four doctors (Shaun, Michael, Cindy and Melissa) are sitting around a square table. One is a dentist, one is an optometrist, one is a surgeon and one is a general practitioner. One doctor is on each side of the table. Here are the criteria we know: Shaun is across from the dentist. The general practitioner is not on Melissa's immediate left. The optometrist is on Cindy's immediate left. The surgeon and general practitioner are married to each other. Michael is not across from the surgeon. The general practitioner is across from the optometrist. Melissa is the general practitioner. If both women get up from the table, which doctors remain?
Surgeon and general practitioner
Optometrist and dentist
Surgeon and optometrist
We have determined that Melissa is the general practitioner and Cindy is the dentist. Based on that, if they left the table, it would leave us with the surgeon and the optometrist.
General practitioner and optometrist

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An employee generates five-digit product codes for a company. The product codes have to follow these rules: The codes use only the digits of 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4. Each digit appears exactly one time in any code. The second digit has a value exactly twice that of the first digit. The value of the fifth digit is more than the value of the third digit. All of the following options could be the third and fourth digits except which one?
0, 3
1, 0
3, 4
The value of the fifth digit has to be higher than the value of the third digit. The only way 3 could be the third digit is if 4 were the fifth digit. That means 3 and 4 would not work for this question.
3, 0

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The owner of a kennel is making the schedule for dog play times for dogs A, B, C, D, E and F. While making the chart, she must follow these guidelines: Dog E cannot play with dog A. Dogs C and D must play first. Dog F must play last. Dogs A and B cannot play together. If the owner creates two play times, which of the following would be true?
Dogs B and E may or may not play together.
Dogs A and D will never play together.
Dogs A and F will always play together.
Dogs D and F will never play together.
Based on the guidelines, the last answer would be correct. Dog D has to play first and dog F has to play last. Since there are two playtimes, that means they'd never play together.

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A landlord tells their tenant they need last month's rent. The tenant replies by saying, "First, I've already paid it. Second, I don't owe you anything. Third, not until you fix the heater." The tenant's response is weak due to which of the following?
He doesn't like the landlord.
He repeats himself.
He contradicts himself.
The tenant starts his response by saying he already paid the landlord and owes him no money. However, he follows it up by saying he is paying nothing until the heater is fixed. But we thought he owed him nothing?
He is assuming the landlord has a bad memory.

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