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Register now and save up to $200 Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Magoosh Study with Magoosh GMAT prep Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code ## Vasily Cat This topic has 1 expert reply and 3 member replies ajaysingh24 Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 14 Feb 2014 Posted: 17 messages Upvotes: 2 #### Vasily Cat Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:49 am Vasily: My cat enjoys going outside if it is not raining and if the large feral tabby cat that lives in the alley is nowhere nearby. If it is raining, my cat does not enjoy going outside, save in one circumstance: if the white Siamese cat who lives across the street is around, my cat does enjoy going outside regardless. Which of the following do the statements above most adequately support? a) If the Siamese cat is outside, Vasilyâ€™s cat will ignore the large feral tabby. b) If the large feral tabby is nearby, Vasilyâ€™s cat will not enjoy going outside. c) If it is raining and Vasilyâ€™s cat is enjoying itself, then the large feral tabby must be nowhere nearby. d) If Vasilyâ€™s cat is enjoying going outside and the large feral tabby is nowhere nearby, then either it is not raining or the white Siamese is around. e) If Vasilyâ€™s cat does not enjoy going outside, then either the large feral tabby is nearby or it is not raining. Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums! ### Top Member ardz24 Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 22 Aug 2017 Posted: 235 messages Top Reply Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:43 am I also choose "D" Since Vasily's Cat is enjoying therefore No rain & Siamese is there but it is not stated if White Siamese will go outside if there's a rain. I'm confused what's the best statement to determine the answer? VivianKerr GMAT Instructor Joined 17 Dec 2010 Posted: 1035 messages Followed by: 364 members Upvotes: 474 Top Reply Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:34 am Although it does seem like LSAT, it wouldn't be out of place to see this on the GMAT. I believe this is an experimental Veritas Prep question. Here's how to break it down: Question Rephrase: Which conclusion is MOST supported? Given Info: No rain + No feral = Cat enjoys Rain = Cat does not enjoy Rain + Siamese = Cat enjoys The information is almost like a flow chart. Depending on certain circumstances (ran, feral, Siamese) we can arrive at two different conclusions (cat enjoys, cat does not enjoy). The correct conclusion will be something that is strongly supported by this 'flow chart.' (A) -- we don't have a relationship between "Feral" and "Siamese" in our flow. Incorrect. (B) -- there are TWO requirements for "not enjoy": "no rain" AND "no feral"; this tells us nothing about the rain (C) -- "enjoying itself" does not necessarily mean "outside." Incorrect. (D) -- YES! This is directly supported by the "flow." (E) -- "don't not enjoy" would mean it IS raining AND the feral IS outside. Note the use of "and" in the question stem. The correct answer is (D). _________________ Vivian Kerr GMAT Rockstar, Tutor http://www.GMATrockstar.com http://www.yelp.com/biz/gmat-rockstar-los-angeles Former Kaplan and Grockit instructor, freelance GMAT content creator, now offering affordable, effective, Skype-tutoring for the GMAT at$150/hr. Contact: GMATrockstar@gmail.com

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I also choose "D"

Since Vasily's Cat is enjoying therefore No rain & Siamese is there but it is not stated if White Siamese will go outside if there's a rain.

I'm confused what's the best statement to determine the answer?

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Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:34 am
Although it does seem like LSAT, it wouldn't be out of place to see this on the GMAT. I believe this is an experimental Veritas Prep question. Here's how to break it down:

Question Rephrase: Which conclusion is MOST supported?

Given Info:

No rain + No feral = Cat enjoys
Rain = Cat does not enjoy
Rain + Siamese = Cat enjoys

The information is almost like a flow chart. Depending on certain circumstances (ran, feral, Siamese) we can arrive at two different conclusions (cat enjoys, cat does not enjoy).

The correct conclusion will be something that is strongly supported by this 'flow chart.'

(A) -- we don't have a relationship between "Feral" and "Siamese" in our flow. Incorrect.
(B) -- there are TWO requirements for "not enjoy": "no rain" AND "no feral"; this tells us nothing about the rain
(C) -- "enjoying itself" does not necessarily mean "outside." Incorrect.
(D) -- YES! This is directly supported by the "flow."
(E) -- "don't not enjoy" would mean it IS raining AND the feral IS outside. Note the use of "and" in the question stem.

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