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

on October 29 at 12:33AM

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.

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on October 29 at 04:43PM

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.