June 2017 LSAT
Section 4
Question 1

# Which one of the following is an acceptable assignment of photographers to issues, listed in order from the first iss...

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liakubista on May 23, 2019

I also need help with game setup, please explainRavi on May 23, 2019

@shylahmarieg@gmail.com and @liakubista,Happy to help.

We know there are five magazine issues with one essay per issue. We

also know that 3 of the essays will have a rural theme, and 2 will

have an urban one. From this, we know that this is a double-layered

linear game.

_ _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _

1 3 5

We should write down 3 Rs and 2 Us to note the 3 rural and 2 urban essays

R R R

U U

Additionally, we're told our game pieces are

F, G, H, J, and K

For organizational purposes, we can put our Rs and Us on the top and

the other game pieces on the bottom row.

Rule 1 says that R is in 1

R _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ _

Rule 2 says that Kim's essay must go right before Fetter's essay.

KF

Rule 3 says that K and F can't have the same theme. This is very

important. This means that one has to be R and one has to be U.

UR

KF or

RU

KR

Rule 4 says that G has to go in 3.

R _ _ _ _

_ _ G_ _

Rule 5 says that J has to have an urban theme

U

J

This means J can only go in 2, 4, or 5

What else can we figure out? Well, we know that KF has to go in either

1 and 2 or 4 and 5 because of J's pairing with U. Let's split the game

up accordingly.

R U R U/R

K F G J/H

J can go in either 4 or 5 in the above board. We know J is paired with

U, and this means that H will go in whichever spot (4/5) that J isn't

in since that's the only piece left. Also, since F and J both are

paired with Us, this means that G and H will be with Rs. This board is

filled out, and we know that J and H can switch between 4 and 5.

R U R U/R

H J G K F

J only has one option for this game board (2), since R is in 1 and 3,

4, and 5 are occupied by G, K, and F. The only other item left is H,

so we'll put that in 1. Since either K or F has a U with it since they

can't have the same essay type as each other, this means that G goes

with R. There are only two possible worlds with this board (one where

U is in 4 and R is in 5, and another where R is in 4 and U is in 5).

With these two game boards, we're ready to tackle the questions.

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