## Q5

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### Q5

Q5 says If the inspection is scheduled for the day immediately before the inspection of F, which one of the following must be true about the schdule?

I think I'm not getting the point of the question or I am totally lost in setup. Could anyone plz help me with the question? Why D is the answer?

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### Re: Q5

This can be seen as a global diagram for this game

The checkmarks indicate that the variable was used in a rule. The boxed-in variable is one that is completely random. It has no rules governing it. That variable is H.

There are 4 rules. I built in the first rule into my diagram.

The second and third rules can be combined.

The fourth rule is a conditional statement. It is important to note the contrapositive of this rule, I do it in my head, but for clarity it is:

~Q (5) ---> ~G (3)

(~ = not)

Question number five gives us a local condition that can be initially noted as this:

What else can we infer from this local rule? We know that Q is immediately before R. We also know that J comes at some point before Q.

The next thing we can consider is the placement of this " J > block "

We know that F must be either first or sixth. In this case, it must be sixth because it has variables that come before it.

We know that the block indicates that Q and R are directly next to F. We know that J must simply come before those variables.

We are not done looking at the rules that have been giving to us.

It is important to consider that we only have three variables left to place: J, which at this point has no rules governing it anymore, H, which has no rules governing it, and G, which does have one rule governing it. When G is third, QR fill spots five and six.

We know that in this scenario QR do not fill in those spots, which means, via the contrapositive, that G will not fill the third spot. That means the third spot has only two contenders: J and H.

This is represented by choice D. This is something that MUST be true.