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PAT Rules

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by DrTacoElf, May 5, 2004.

  1. DrTacoElf

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    In the kaplan book under PAT rules it says

    Both the irregular object and openings are drawn to the same scale.

    Does this mean that answer choices can NOT be elimitated based on opening size, but rather only by opening shape (must conform to exact outline of object)? Because in several instances an object portrayed seems much thinner than the answer choices show a particular projection as being.

    Help?
     
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  3. drPheta

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    They are drawn to scale. For instance, if you outlined the answer with the object in question, the lock and key would fit like a glove (this was when I took it a few years ago).

    So, you could theoretically trace the object, and try to fit it into the hole, but this would be time consuming.

    The size discrepency you experience is an illusion. Kind of like the double ended arrow and the parallel line optical illusions.
     
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    Ok so size descrepancy is not a means of eliminating answer choices?
     
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    yes it is. If the hole is too small, the key won't fit. If the hole is too big, then the key will fall right through. Te rules require that the key's edges all contact every edge of the hole.
     

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