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Vanessaon October 22, 2019

Question 14: Linear Games Video

I am a bit miffed about question 14 (Linear Games): in the written out examples at 01:03:28, how is it that the third and fourth example have V and T together?

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Irinaon October 23, 2019

@Vanessa-Ratcliff,

Thank you for your question - you are correct, it is a mistake in the explanation.

If W arrives before R, we know that Y has to be #4 because if W is #4, R must arrive #5 and is followed by V/T as #6 and #7 but we cannot have VT or TV per the rules, hence W cannot be #4.

__ __ __ Y __ __ __

S arrives before Y and after W - W > S > Y so W cannot be #3. Since we know that T & V must follow R, R cannot be #5 or it will result in TV/ VT combination, thus R must be either #2 or #3, and W must be #1:

W>R/S>S/R>Y> T/V> Q>V/T

We can conclude that overall there are four possible combinations under this scenario:

W R S Y T Q V W R S Y V Q T W S R Y V Q T W S R Y T Q V