If Nottingham is visited on Thursday, which one of the following must be true?

on December 11 at 04:00AM

L

Why couldn't L be out in this question? Also, according to the contrapositive of rule number three is it true that if NS------->not L? In other words, if N and S are consecutive then L is out? Is N and S part of rule three or are they not related to L...if they are related to L then all options for the question choice was possible so none of them had to be true. I think that is what confused me.

3 Replies

Irina on December 12 at 01:56AM

@tomgbean,

These are two separate rules, and L could be out in this question. N&S must both be visited but not consecutively, there is no relationship to L.

on December 12 at 07:14PM

I thought they were related to L due to the fact that they are on the same the two rules are on the same line

Skylar on January 14 at 01:24AM

@sprozes,

When reading game rules, it is often helpful to pay attention to sentences as opposed to lines. Since the rule "If Lakeville is visited, then it is visited on Wednesday" is a different sentence than "Nottingham and Sunnyside are both visited, but not on consecutive days," we should be inclined to treat them separately. Moreover, since there are no similar variables or conditional language connecting the two sentences, it would be impossible to combine them into one rule.

Does that help? Let us know if you have any other questions!