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Could you help explain going from "Most are not" in answer choice A) to "only a minority do so" in the passage? For me, I interpret "Most are not" as meaning "most are not, maybe the rest are also not, maybe the rest are". Essentially I don't think the word "Most" precludes "All". As a result, I crossed off answer choice A because I thought those parts were too different. I was also wondering if we are able to make this jump here, then are there repercussions for other proportion words ("some" "few" "many") on the LSAT. For example, If a passage says "All alligators wear hats. There are only purple hats and green hats. Few alligators have purple hats." - then would that imply that most alligators have green hats? Or even imply that some alligators have green hats?
Thanks! Also let me know if my reasoning is just off-base here.
The word "most" does not preclude the possibility of "all".
However, if "most scholars do not..." then it is unequivocally true that "no more than a minority of scholars do...".
In both our passage and (A) we've tried to base a conclusion on evidence about no more than a minority of cases. This parallel flawed structure is the reason that (A) is correct.
The foregoing is qualitatively different from your alligator example, in which your evidence as presented does prove that most alligators do wear green hats.