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Steph on December 7, 2018

Homework Question 4

Hi, can you please explain question 4 on the homework? Thank you!

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Steph on December 7, 2018

Can an instructor please help me with this? It is from sequencing games.

Steph on December 7, 2018

Sorry I asked twice. I was getting technical difficulties

Ravi on December 17, 2018

Hi @Steph,

Happy to help! No worries about asking twice!

Could you clarify which homework you are referring to? Is it #4 on the sequencing game with the law firm ("A law firm has exactly nine partners: Fox,...") or #4 on the sequencing game with television programs ("Each of seven television programs—H, J,...")?

I'll answer both #4s here; if you have additional questions or if it's a different #4 you're talking about, let us know!

For game 1 of 2 in the Sequencing Games Questions/Video section, #4 asks us if Nasser's salary is the same as that of one other partner at the firm, what must be false?

With the rules drawn in the video, you can see that this game fits nicely into a chain. We know that N must be tied with someone else, and answer (D) has to be false because if it were true, then L would have to go before N, and N would be last. However, N would have no one to tie with because (1) it's last and (2) it must come after L.

For game 2 of 2 in the Sequencing Games Questions/Video section, #4 asks us if V is more popular than Q and J is less popular than L, which of the following could be true of the ranking?

This sequencing game's rules link into a nice chain that allows us to see the different television programs and their relative popularities easily. (For more info, please refer to the explanatory video on this particular game).

One game board that satisfies both the original rules as well as all of the new rules introduced in #4 is the board

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Based on this board, (D) can be true. In this board, J is more popular than V, as it is in the third position and V is in the fourth position.

Hope this helps. Let us know if you have other questions!