If Limelight is never shown again during the festival once Greed is shown, then which one of the following is the max...

David on September 9, 2015

One word?

When I originally did this question I chose three as my answer. Is it simply six because it asked "what is the maximum number of showings that can occur?" If so, how am I suppose to know to double my answer? Is it because it is the highest given answer divisible by three?

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Melody on September 9, 2015

You can access the full video explanation for this game by tapping on the "play" button on your screen.

Hope that clears things up! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

David on September 10, 2015

I already went through the video explanation prior to me posting this on the message board. Your reply didn't address my question at all.

Melody on September 11, 2015

Okay, well, as you can see from the video, we've already deduced in the setup that the max films for Thursday is 3, the max films for Friday is 2 and the max films for Saturday is 2. So, without any restrictions we can have max 7 films. However, we are given the restriction of L is never shown again during the festival once G is shown.

So, as shown in the video, starting with Saturday, we will try to maximize the films, so we'll place two films (Saturdays max). Since we know that Saturday cannot have both G & H and since we are trying to maximize the films, we must have L on Saturday and one of G or H. But, since we know once G shows up, then L cannot be played, we must put G after L on Saturday (as diagrammed in the video). So now we have maximized Saturday.

Next we go to Friday. We know that Friday cannot have both L and G. Since we are maximizing we will place H and L (since if we put H and G, we couldn't have L on Saturday). Now, normally we could have placed all three films on Thursday, but since we know that we cannot have L once G is placed, we can only go with L and H. That means that, at maximum, we are showing two films per day, meaning there are max 6 films total with the restriction given to us.

Therefore, 6 is the answer because, given the restriction plus the rules of the game, it is the max amount of films we can place into the festival.

Hope that helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

David on September 12, 2015

That's the type of reply I needed. Thanks!