Which one of the following CANNOT be the antique auctioned on the day immediately preceding the day on which the vase...

Ryan on December 15 at 02:59PM

Why is A correct? Why is E incorrect?

Thanks

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Irina on December 16 at 04:50AM

@Ryan-Mahabir,

The question asks us which of the following cannot be auctioned immediately before vase.
Since table is auctioned on earlier date than harmonica or an earlier date than the vase, but not both, we have two possible scenarios:

H> T>V
or
V >T >H

Therefore, table must necessarily be auctioned in between the vase and the harmonica, which means the harmonica can never be auctioned on the day immediately preceding the vase (A).

The table could be auctioned off immediately before vase as (E) states, resulting in the following possible order:

H S M L T V

Let me know if you have any other questions.