February 1992 LSAT
Section 3
Question 6

# Assume that the partners of the firm are ranked according to their salaries, from first (highest) to ninth (lowest), ...

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Jeanelle on September 7, 2018

Can someone help explain it to me?Max on September 7, 2018

@Jeanelle-Angus you can set it up like this:K - I - F - M - G - J - H

L - N

I hope that helps!

Max on September 7, 2018

@jeanelle-angus sorry, there should be a dash from the K to the L as well.Nicole on February 19, 2019

Hello, I understand how the fifth and seventh was figured out, but I cannot figure out why sixth is a possible rank?Ravi on February 19, 2019

@nbrand2016,Happy to help.

We know that K is in the first position, and we also have these two

chains from the information in the rules:

L-N

I-F-M-G-J-H

K_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

The question asks, "Assume that the partners of the firm are ranked

according to their salaries, from first (highest) to ninth (lowest),

and that no two salaries are the same. Which one of the following is a

complete and accurate list of Glassenâ€™s possible ranks?"

Becuase there are no ties, we know there are nine slots since we have

nine game pieces. Based on our chains, we know that G has to be lower

than K, I, F, and M, so the highest G could possibly go is 5th. We

also know that G has to be higher than both J and H, so the lowest G

could possibly go is 7th. Could G go in 6th? Well, if we give L a

higher salary than G, then G could go in 6th since it would have 5

pieces before it. It would be fine if L had a higher salary than G

since the only relationship L has is with N (going before it).

From this, we know that G could also go 6th if there are no ties, so

(D), which states that G could go 5th, 6th, or 7th, is the correct

answer.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any more questions!