Reply To: Logic Games–CANNOT be true

August 6, 2016 at 7:48 pm #2372

L.Towns is absolutely right, for my money – First, with respect to this particular question, since it’s not an “if question,” I’d do it last. Notice that EVERY other question in the section is an acceptability question or an if question. Those questions give you a foot in the door, with the extra information they give you, and that extra information helps you generate valid layouts quickly. Next, be sure you refer to those layouts. For instance, on this question, anything that “could be true” is a wrong answer, so if you got the acceptability question right, you don’t have to waste any time on (A) – you already know that it’s fine to not have opera or rap on sale.

Additionally, this question will reward a little bit of “meta-thinking” about the game. New Opera is never on sale, and there are no rules restricting Used Opera. Therefore, there isn’t a problem with not having opera on sale, and it’s unlikely that (A), (B), or (C) is correct; if you focus on (D) and (E), and start your testing there, you’re going to find the answer a lot more quickly.