This is game that I have already seen while doing individual practice questions so I was a little surprised when I got 2 off while taking an ancient practice test. 1 of them was from a careless mistake but the 2nd one(which is what I'm asking about) is something I can't wrap my finger around exactly and I am not one to claim test writer error but I swear this makes no sense ha...
Sequencing game--It is about the gymnastics instructor who planning weekly schedule, 5 days, except on one of the 5 days there are consecutive sessions
So I setup as such
I use the _____| to note that there is no possibility for a second slot as is defined in rule #4
The other rules are simple
H > Z
I is on thursday(indicated in diagram)
KO block or OK block(K has to come day before or day after O) but they CANNOT be on the same day in consecutive sessions.
The question/answer that has me kind of confused is #4. It asks, scheduling Z on which day determines where U must be scheduled?
The correct answer is (D) Thursday, which I well aware of after having diagrammed
Basically, you know that the KO block has to come M/T or T/W; and H has to fill the last spot so H > Z.
However, when I was doing this question, i was just going down the list and doing hypothetical which landed me on B(tuesday) after which I selected the answer and moved on...
Putting Z on Tuesday leaves two options(one of which isn't even compatible with the rules):
H comes on monday because it has to be before Z and putting it on Tuesday(as I will show below) makes it impossible for their to be a correct situation.
in which case K/O would have to be on T/W
or as such
But regardless, putting Z on Tuesday, dictates that U has to go on Friday if the rules are to be compatible with each other??
Unless I am blind as a bat and am missing a scenario where U doesn't necessarily have to go on Friday, it seems to me that putting Z on tuesday means that U has to go on Friday.
The only other option if Z is put on Tuesday would have H being the earlier session on Tuesday but that doesn't work with the rest of the rules?
Here there would be no spot to be the K/O block.
So while I realize that putting Z on thursday means that U has to go on friday, it is the same situation if Z is put on Tuesday?
If anybody can do this game/explain what is going on here, I would greatly appreciate it. If you don't have the game and still want to give a shot PM me, if my above isn't enough to paint the picture.
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lakers3peat wrote:Unless I am blind as a bat and am missing a scenario where U doesn't necessarily have to go on Friday
Wow... Haha thank you cambridge LSAT!
edit: P.S. I bought PT 8 from your website so double thank you!