If Nassar's salary is the same as that of one other partner of the firm, which one of the following must be false?

anglaw on February 19, 2020

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Irina on February 20, 2020

@anglaw,

This game requires us to rank the salary of 9 partners. The question asks us if N salary is the same as any other partner, in other words, N and another partner have the same rank, then which of the following must be false?

The game involves the following rules:

H > J > G > M > F > I
> K
N > L

This question tells us that N is ranked as some other partner - it could be any partner but L and K who are ranked higher than N. So let's think of a couple of scenarios - let's say N has the same salary as I then we would have the following overall order:

H J G M F N/I L K

The lowest possible salary N could match is H

H/N J G M F I
L K

This still tells us nothing about the placement of L except for the fact that is must be ranked lower than K but it could be ranked as low as 3d or as high as 8th, these are both valid scenarios if H and N have the same salaries:

(1) H/N L J G M F I K
(2) H/N J G M F I L K

The only scenario that CANNOT be true is L cannot be ranked lower than H because H is the lowest salary that N could match, and L must be ranked higher than L (D).

Let me know if this helps and if you have any other questions.