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LSAT Practice — Analytical Reasoning

Questions 1-4 are based on the following information:

Quantum, a specialty restaurant, is open for business every Monday through Saturday but is closed Sundays. Lunch is the only meal served on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dinner is the only meal served on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The restaurant's floors are polished and its plants are watered only on days that Quantum is open for business, according the following schedule:

  • Plants are watered two days each week, but never on consecutive days and never on the same day that floors are polished.
  • Floors are polished on Monday and two other days each week, but never on consecutive days and never on the same day that plants are watered.

Question 2

According to the schedule, the restaurant's floors are polished on either

  1. Tuesday or Wednesday
  2. Tuesday or Thursday
  3. Wednesday or Thursday
  4. Thursday or Friday
  5. Thursday or Saturday

Explanatory Answer

Refer to this basic diagram. Under schedules 1 and 2 floors are polished on Wednesday, while under schedule 3 floors are polished on Thurday. In any event, floors are polished on either Wednesday or Thursday. The correct response is (C).

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