Preptest 35, Game 4

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Preptest 35, Game 4

Postby wanderlust » Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:32 am

Can anyone shed some light on how to efficiently diagram the rule that said any two prof. hired in the same year or consecutive years do not share a specialty?


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Re: Preptest 35, Game 4

Postby jlee282 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:39 am ... fba1dab34c

here's a Manhattanlsat link on their solution of the game, which might be helpful to you. The way I approached diagramming this rule is that I initially set my game template up in a linear fashion. And whenever there was one of those sharing specialty / same year, I would write them them down like a group rule, and then put a dash across it so I know those individuals can never be hired in the same year. After that I would use that to figure out where such elements can or cannot be applied. For example, if ABC were to share a specialty, and knowing those who share a specialty cannot be hired in the same year, I would figure that if A is hired in 2012, I know B and C cannot be hired in 2011 and 2013.

I'm pretty sure this sounds really confusing, so I'll drew it out for you. Hopefully this will help!


let me know if you need further help on this, it's a confusing game. Also, if I remember correctly, there is an "unspoken rule" about this game that's actually pretty common sense that I'm sure you had picked up (I didn't though for a long time haha). The professors can only be hired ONCE. Which means, if A is hired in 2012, he will not be hired in 2011 or 2013. Unless they fired him or something buut that's reading too much into the Q haha

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