by maryadkins Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:06 am
These rule equivalency questions are often tricky.
Thank you for that fantastic explanation Antnat!
Framing probably the best way to go on this game. In the meantime, say you hadn't framed. How might you go about this?
Here's how I approached the answer choices:
(A) This looks okay, because it can't be shown 3rd already, so we're now down to 1, 2 and 5. But how do we get rid of 5? Looking for a better one.
(B) If Valencia is 3rd it works out that R must be 1 or 2. What about if V is elsewhere, though? Well, V cannot be 2nd (would force Q and S next to each other). If V is fourth, it works out that R is 1 or 2, so that would be fine. V cannot be 5th because it forces Q and S together. This is the answer.
(C) does not restrict R to slots 1 or 2.
(D) can be ruled out for me by previous work on Question 11, in which I determined that RSVQT is a possible ordering.
(E) would possibly allow R to go in 4, which is a problem.
Where possible on these, I always use previous work to knock out answer choices. Since you're looking for a rule that has the same effect as another one in your game, in any diagrams where you've drawn in something that contradicts a suggested rule, it can't be the answer! That only helped me on (D) for this question, though, which is why it turns out framing was the most efficient way to do this game.