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June 2007, Logical Reasoning 2, Question 22

The essence of tackling inference questions on the GRE involves logically deducing conclusions from a given set of facts, particularly through the application of formal logic to linked conditional statements.
  • Inference questions require proving an answer true based on provided facts.
  • A systematic approach involves breaking down complex, linked 'if-then' statements into formal logic.
  • Identifying the logical outcome of conditional statements helps in predicting the answer before reviewing the options.
  • The correct answer choice logically follows from the initial set of conditions without reversing or misinterpreting the causal relationship.
  • Incorrect answers often involve converse statements, misinterpretations, or unrelated logical links.
Understanding Inference Questions
Breaking Down Complex Statements
Applying Formal Logic
Evaluating Answer Choices