## Sequencing Conditional Rules w/ More than 2 Paths

lsat_novice

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Page 440 of the 2018 LG Bible explains that "when considering conditional rules involving sequencing, be careful not to assume that any sequencing rule stated in conditional fashion automatically creates two and only two directions for the game."

Page 441: "Be aware that not all conditional rules involving sequencing narrow the possibilities to only two chains."

Do you have a list of logic games that involve rules with MORE than 2 distinct pathways (what pages 440 and 441 address)? (Similar to the list of games that you've supplied on page 439, which have rules that create two distinct pathways.)

Thank you!
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Consider that any conditional sequencing rule initially leaves open three possibilities, not just two. There is, of course, the possibility of sufficient condition occurring, which necessitates that the necessary condition also occurs. Then you can have a situation where the necessary condition does not occur, and that means the sufficient condition cannot occur. The third possibility, which many students overlook is that the necessary condition occurs but the sufficient condition does not occur. Be sure not to leave that one out!