If no more than two loads of the same material are hauled consecutively, then which one of the following could be true?

Michelle on March 3 at 07:17PM

Further explanation

I am a bit confused as to why the video explanation applies because its say No More than 2 loads consecutively but the explanation shows more than that?

4 Replies

Ravi on March 3 at 09:58PM

@mjenei,

In the video explanation, Naz shows all of the original possibilities
for this game

1) SSSS MMM
2) M SSS MM S
3) SS MMM SS
4) M SS MM SS
5) MM SS M SS
6) SSS MMM S
7) SSS MM S M

Of these possibilities, the only ones where there aren't more than 2
loads of the same material being hauled consecutively are scenarios 4
and 5.

Now we know for this question, we're only looking at the fourth and
fifth scenarios. In this, we see that (B) could be true, as S is in 4
in the fifth scenario. All of the other answer choices never occur in
either the fourth or fifth scenario, so they all cannot be true. Thus,
(B) is the correct answer choice.

Does this answer your question? Let us know if you have any other questions!

Ilana on April 15 at 08:31PM

I am still confused what it means to say that no more than two loads are being hauled consecutively.

on May 19 at 07:26PM

Would It be correct to say that we're looking at 4 and 5 because those are the only scenarios where you don't have more than 3 pairs combined, where the largest pairs in 4 and 5 are doubles instead of triples like the rest?

Madeleine on August 1 at 02:35PM

Why couldn't we have MSSMMSS? This would leave Mulch as 4th not stone, and it is still only being cleaned 3 times.