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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 1
According to the schedule, which of the following could be true?
A. Plants are watered on Wednesday.
B. Lunch is served on Friday.
C. Floors are polished on Tuesday.
D. Dinner is served on Thursday.
E.

Plants are watered on Monday.

F. Explanatory Answer
G. Refer to this basic diagram. Plants could be watered on Wednesday if floors are polished on
Monday, Thursday and Saturday (schedule 3 in the diagram). You can also answer the
question by elimination: all answer choices but (A) make assertions that must be false under
any schedule. The correct response is (A).
Question 2
According to the schedule, the restaurant's floors are polished on either
A. Tuesday or Wednesday
B. Tuesday or Thursday
C. Wednesday or Thursday
D. Thursday or Friday
E.

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).
Question 3
If dinner is served on a day that plants are watered, which of the following must be true?
A. Plants are watered on Tuesday.
B. Floors are polished on Thursday.
C. Plants are watered on Wednesday.
D. Floors are polished on Wednesday.
E.

Plants are watered on Saturday.

Explanatory Answer
Refer to this basic diagram. Only under schedule 3 must dinner be served on the same day (Friday)
that plants are watered as well. By this schedule floors must be polished on Thursday. The correct
response is (B).
Question 4
Assume that floors are polished on consecutive instead of nonconsecutive days but that all other
scheduling policies are unchanged. For how many of the six days can it be determined both whether
plants are watered and whether floors are polished?
A. two
B. three
C. four
D. five
E.

six

Explanatory Answer
Given that floors are polished on Monday, based on the question's assumptions floors must also be
polished on Tuesday and Wednesday i.e., on three consecutive days. Since plants are not watered
on consecutive days (that policy is unchanged), they must be watered on Thursday and Saturday.
Neither task is performed on Friday. The correct response is (E).

Analytical Reasoning Diagraming Help


In approaching this logic game (questions 1-4), try jotting down basic alternative schedules. Given
that floors are polished on Monday and two other days all non-consecutive three basic schedules
emerge, as the following diagram provides (L = lunch, D = dinner, F = floors polished, W = plants

watered). Notice that the diagram incorporates certain additional information about the plant-watering
schedule as well (as explained below):

day

Th

meal

F
W

F
F

As with any LSAT logic game, before answering the questions ask yourself what else you can deduce
from the information. In this case, given that plants are watered on two non-consecutive days and
never on the same day that floors are polished, under schedule 2 plants must be watered on Tuesday
(and on either Thursday or Friday, but not both), while under schedule 3 plants must be watered on
Friday (and on either Tuesday or Wednesday, but not both).