If Nassar's salary is the same as that of one other partner of the firm, which one of the following must be false?

Anthony on August 4 at 06:25AM

Nassar and Inman

If Nassar and Inman make the same amount of money and we know that Lopez makes more than Nassar and Nassar makes more than Fox in this scenario because Inman makes more than why isn't choice c the right answer. How can Fox salary be greater than Lopez

3 Replies

Victoria on August 4 at 04:36PM

Hi @Anthony-Sivash,

The question stem does not tell us which partner makes the same amount of money as Nassar. We cannot assume that Nassar and Inman make the same salary.

We know that both Kohn and Lopez must have greater salaries than Nassar but Nassar could make the same amount of money as any of the other 6 partners at the firm.

We are looking for the answer choice which must be false.

Answer choice C does not have to be false because the order could be:

1: K 2: I 3: F 4: L 5: N/M 6: M/N 7: G 8: J 9: H

Where Nassar makes the same amount of money as Malloy.

This order satisfies all of the conditions, and, under this scenario, Lopez's salary is less than Fox's.

Answer choice D is correct because we know that Nassar has to make the same amount of money as someone else at the firm. If Lopez makes less than Hae, the order would be:

1: K 2: I 3: F 4: M 5: G 6: J 7: H 8: L 9: N

This does not leave anyone available to make the same salary as Nassar because Lopez must follow Hae who must follow 6 of the other partners and Nassar must follow Lopez.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Anthony on August 4 at 05:01PM

Ok. Makes sense. Thanks

Ravi on August 4 at 07:49PM

@Anthony-Sivash, let us know if you have any other questions!