Which one of the following programs CANNOT be ranked third?

Madelyn on June 1, 2018

question 3

If both Q and P can be ranked third, how do you know which is the best answer choice?


Mehran on June 2, 2018

Hi @Madelyn-Luskey, thanks for your post. P cannot be ranked 3rd. The rules establish that three programs are more popular than P:

H > J > Q > P

This means that P's highest possible ranking is 4th. Thus, P *cannot* be ranked third, which is why (E) is the correct answer.

By contrast, as the ranking string above indicates, Q could very well be ranked 3rd.

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