# If Farrell's application is evaluated by Rao, then for how many of the other applications is the identity of the offi...

Sean on October 19, 2018

PT 71, S2, Q11

I always have trouble with these questions. I never know which variables to count. I don't know why it's five? G is already with U, regardless of whether or not F is with R because of Rule NUmber 1, so I don't get why you would count that?

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Mehran on October 20, 2018

Hi @smilde11, thanks for your post. There is a video explanation available for this game, which will help answer the questions you have raised. Please have a look, and then let us know if you have additional or lingering questions. Best of luck!

on April 27, 2020

@mehran hi, I have a follow up here. The video does indicate that G is counted in the five, which , since it was given as a rule, I didn't initially count causing me to miss the answer. However to @smilde11 's point, there was no statement on if this is a general rule or not.

For these types of questions when it is phrased in this way, should we also count any variables that have already been placed due to the rules? Thanks!

Faith on June 10, 2020

PT 71, S2, Q11
I would like this question answered on if we count the variable that is implied by the rules.

on September 20, 2020

I would love to hear the answer for the Sean and Faiths questions above. If we can count variables that have already been placed due to rules?

Steven on May 29, 2021

Hello, can we get confirmation that when a rule is stated like G being with U, that it counts as one of the variables determined?

Courtney on July 18 at 03:06PM

I just wanted to follow up and see if this is a general rule or not? Like the others, I missed this question because I did not include G.

Emil on July 19 at 08:32PM

G is a general rule, but that's no reason not to count it! The question is asking how many of them we are able to place in the event that f is with R. Since we always know where G is, we also know where g is in the event that F is with R. The question isn't asking how many are downstream implications of placing f with r, it's asking how many in total are determined in this scenario.