# Psychologists observing a shopping mall parking lot found that, on average, drivers spent 39 seconds leaving a parkin...

Marcool on April 1, 2020

Deduction question for the setup

Considering N and O cannot be 7th, could we deduct that P cannot be 5th because it has to come before both N and O? Can we also conclude that L cannot be 4th because it has to come before P, N, and O?

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Skylar on April 4, 2020

@Marcool, your post does not link me back to an LSAT question. If you reply with the specific lesson or LSAT (year, section, question) that you are asking about, we would be happy to help!

Skylar on April 16, 2020

@Marcool, I am able to see your question now and am happy to help!

Yes, we can make both of those deductions.

In fact, we can determine that the latest possible spot that P could occupy is 3rd. This is because it must precede N, O, K, and M. Therefore, P cannot be 4th through 7th.

We can also determine that the latest possible spot that L could occupy is 2nd. This is because it must precede P, N, O, K, and M. Therefore, L cannot be 3rd through 7th.

Does that make sense? Please let us know if you have any other questions!