# What is the maximum possible number of e–mail messages Sukanya receives after Jerome's first message but before Hilar...

Leila on July 21, 2013

Disturbing associates

I get: from grab-a-rule H 3 4| J 1 5| L 2| So j1 to h3 = one space But why not two? H 4 5| J 1 6| L 2 3|?

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Mehran on July 25, 2013

Thanks for your message. The correct answer for Question 8 is (C) so two is definitely possible. Here is a scenario that proves it:

J L L H J

Hope this helps! We will upload the video explanations for this game very shortly as well. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Leila on July 25, 2013

Wow I just realized I crossed two and selected one, instead of crossing one and selecting two as I was taking the test ... So I was confused because I marked my answer incorrectly :/

Kyle on May 29, 2020

Why can't it be:

J L L H H J

How does that violate any rules?

No letter is used more Than twice. There is an HJ block. J is one of the first three. And the first letter is also last.

Would love some clarification. Maybe I'm missing something.

Thanks

Skylar on June 6, 2020

@kyleprzy10, happy to help!

We are asked to identify the maximum number of messages received between Jerome's first message and Hilary's first message. In the scenario you proposed, two messages from Lula would be received between the messages in question. This means that your answer would be two, which matches the correct answer we identified using another possible scenario.

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