Logical Reasoning

Assumption Questions

Assumption questions can often be the most difficult questions on Logical Reasoning. You are presented with an argument and asked to find what the missing assumption in the argument is. Essentially, you must identify what the hole is in the argument, the thing that is not stated on the page but is evidently being assumed by the argument. (Yes, there is an important practical difference between necessary and sufficient assumption questions, but we’ll get to that later.)

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The Definitive Guide to Sufficient and Necessary Conditions: Part 3

In Part 1 of this guide, we learned what a sufficient condition is and what a necessary condition is, and that a necessary condition is nothing but a reversed sufficient condition. In Part 2, we learned that contrapositives are a way to express that relationship.

In Part 3, we’re going to look at how all this knowledge of conditional logic can help you to navigate through specific Logical Reasoning questions on the LSAT.

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