# Which one of the following partners cannot have the third highest salary?

sharonvictory on May 28, 2020

Larger sequence

I’m trying to create the larger sequence to answer the questions and I’m confused when it get to the fourth rule. Can someone help?

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BenMingov on May 29, 2020

Hi Sharon, thanks for reaching out.
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One by one, the rules can be diagrammed as follows.

I
-- K
L

N -- L

F -- I

M -- F

G -- M

J -- G

H -- J

Now we need to find the rules with variables in common so that we can combine the sequences.

This ends up creating the following

H -- J -- G -- M -- F -- I

-- K

N -- L

It is kind of difficult to show it perfectly through written format on a message board, however what this is showing is that:

H's salary is less than J's, which is less than G's, which is less than M's, etc

Both chains leading to K are unrelated. We have no idea as to whether N is greater or less than any of the other variables in the top chain. All we know that these two chains have in common is that both I and L have salaries less than K.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

sharonvictory on May 29, 2020

Thank you so much!