If Personnel is presented at 2:00 in the west theater, which one of the following must be true?

Betsy on March 16, 2019

Game setup

Can anyone help with the setup for this game please?


Jacob on March 17, 2019

Hi Betsy-Caywood,

I’m happy to help with the setup for this game.

We’re told the films: GMOPSU.
We know there are two theaters: east and west.
And we know on a single afternoon, there will be a presentation in each theater at 1 2 and 3.
Finally, we know that each film will be presented exactly once.

So how would we set that up? Maybe

East _ _ _
West _ _ _
With each of those slots being 1 2 3.

Now the rules: S is west. We don’t know what slot, but let’s put it next to the setup:

East _ _ _
West _ _ _ S

Same for rule number 2: U is east.

East _ _ _ U
West _ _ _ S

Rule 3: M must be before O and P.
Given that M has to come before two other films, we know that M has to either be in slot 1 in either theater (then O and P could be in any of 2 or 3 slots) or M could be in slot 2, and then O and P have to be in slot 3 east and west, or west and east.

Rule 4: U must be before G. We already know U is in East. We now know it can’t be in slot 3, so it is either in slot 1 or 2 of east.

That’s about it for the setup! I would dive in to the questions at this point. Did you have trouble with any in particular?

Betsy on March 17, 2019

No - I got all the questions right. It just felt like it took me too much time on the set-up. What are these games called so I can study more? Thanks much for your help. I'm down to 12 days...

Amayrani on November 19, 2021

I'm confused on why O would be in slot 3 instead of S? Since according to the rules S is in the West theatre.

Amayrani on November 19, 2021

Never mind, I got it!

Ravi on February 6 at 01:25PM

Happy you got it figured out!