June 2013 LSAT, Reading Comprehension, Q16

Crowdsourcing the June 2013 LSAT:  June 2013 LSAT Explanation Central | About this project This question asks about specifics... we're asked to pick an answer that was mentioned in Passage A but not in Passage B. Here's my summary of the two passages, if you need a refresher. I think it's going to be difficult to predict this one in advance, but I do have one idea at the top of my head: "obviousness." Passage A started off talking about that, and Passage B never mentioned it. I'm not saying that's the answer, but if it's in the answer choices I will be thrilled to pick it.

A. Nope. Both passages mentioned this.

B. This was mentioned at the end of Passage A, and I don't recall it being mentioned in Passage B. I can pick this if I can get past C-E.

C. Both passages mentioned patent problems in the software industry.

D. Passage B definitely mentioned this. We're looking for something that was mentioned in Passage A but not Passage B.

E. No. Passage B specifically mentioned "questionable," i.e. "dubious," software patents.

Great. Our answer is B, because it was specifically mentioned in Passage A (lines 32-33), and never mentioned in Passage B.

 

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