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Inference Questions

The essence of tackling inference questions on the GMAT involves discerning what must be true based on the information provided, even if it's not explicitly stated.
  • Inference questions require identifying conclusions that, while not directly stated, are unavoidably implied by the passage.
  • A valid inference is something that absolutely has to be true, given the explicit content of the passage.
  • Distractors in inference questions might seem plausible but are not guaranteed by the passage's content.
  • Understanding the author's main point and the passage's explicit statements is crucial to identifying correct inferences.
  • Examples provided illustrate how to differentiate between valid inferences and plausible but not guaranteed distractors.
Understanding Inference Questions
Identifying Valid Inferences
Distinguishing Distractors in Inference Questions
Aligning Inferences with the Author's Main Point