# The Kahlo must be the fourth painting auctioned if which one of the following is true?

on October 29, 2019

Why is the right answer A? Couldn't J be in 6th and K still be 4th?

Couldn't J be in 6th and K still be 4th? If it goes R,V,N,K,S,J or V,R,N,K,S,J or R,N,V,K,S,J the rules all still work and J is not in the fifth spot.

3 Replies

on October 29, 2019

Hello @greatdane28,

You are correct that J can be 6th and K can be 4th in some arrangements. However, I believe you misread the question. It seems like you interpreted it as, "If K is 4th, which of the following must be true?" Take another look.

"The Kahlo must be the fourth painting auctioned if which one of the following is true?"

For this type of question, we need to test the condition given by each answer choice. Does this force K to be in the 4th spot? Answer choice A does so with no exceptions. If J is 5th then K must be 4th.

For all incorrect answer choices, the given condition does not confine K to the 4th spot.

on January 6, 2020

How can J be 5th wen it states in the rules that J<->V, and V-> K-> S? Please explain in more detail thank you

Christine on August 25 at 01:22AM

Hello, so I understand what you are saying about it being a "could be true" question tybe. But, if there were to be the case, why do the other answer choices not apply? Couldn't in theory, the following apply for a "could be true" answer"

+Scenario 1:
1. R 2. N 3. V 4. K 5 and 6. J/S
Which applies for answer choice(s): A

+Scenario 2:
1. V 2. R 3. N 4. K 5 and 6. J/S
Which applies for answer choice(s): A, B, C, and D

+Scenario 3:
1. R 2. V 3. N 4. K 5 and 6. J/S
Which applies for answer choice(s): A, B, and E