No discussion of conditional statements would be complete without a thorough review of sufficient conditions. Luckily, and entirely coincidentally, that’s the topic of today’s post in our ongoing review of diagramming LR questions.
Simply put, the sufficient guarantees the necessary. As long as the sufficient condition is satisfied, the necessary must follow. For example:
“If you study hard, then you’ll do well on the LSAT.”
To illustrate this relationship, we’ll want to diagram the above with the sufficient condition leading to the necessary condition, in the form of:
Suff. —> Necc.