If Sukanya receives six e–mail messages, the fifth of which is from Lula, which one of the following must be true?

Leila on July 21, 2013

Disturbing associates

How is that must be true? It's could be true, right? H 1 6| J 2 3/4| L 4/3 5|

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Mehran on July 25, 2013

There are two possibilities here: either J is 1st and 6th or H is 1st and 6th. However, in the scenario with J 1st and 6th, there is no place for our HJ block from rule number 3 (i.e. exactly once Sukanya receives a message from J on the day after receiving one from H).

Therefore, the only possible scenario is H 1st and 6th, which results in the following scenario:

H J L J L H

You will notice that in this scenario, which is the only possible scenario if there are six messages and L is fifth, the fourth message is from Jerome, so (D) must be true.

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Leila on July 25, 2013

Got it... Of the first three, only one is from j!!!