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What Prep Test game is this? Help with strategy?

by JS Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:56 pm

I got most correct, but I need clarification on the best approach for this LG question.

Exactly five high school classes—gym, history, math, physics, and theater—meet one after another on the same day. The following conditions hold:
Three of the classes must meet on the first floor and two on the second floor.
Math and theater must meet on the same floor.
Physics must meet on the first floor and earlier than any class that meets on the second floor.
Theater must meet immediately before history.
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Re: What Prep Test game is this? Help with strategy?

by ohthatpatrick Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:30 pm

I've never seen that game, but doing a quick Google search for it got me to a Powerscore site that claims it's the Feb 2008 exam.

Those tests aren't released yet, so if you have a copy, congratulations, but we don't. :)

There are a couple different ways you could set it up, but I'd probably treat it as a 3D ordering game:

__ __ __ __ __ (G, H, M, P, T)
.......................(1, 1, 1, 2, 2)

RULES:
M and T = both 1's or both 2's
P/1 - both/2's
TH

From those we would know that you can't start with a 2. The first class will definitely be a 1.

And I would be thinking, "Well, are M and T both 1's or both 2's?" I might want to frame that.

FRAME 1
M, T, P: 1's
G, H: 2's

So P is before G and TH.
M is pretty much a floater who could go anywhere.

FRAME 2
P, G, H: 1's
M, T: 2's

So P is before M and TH.
G is pretty much a floater who could go anywhere.

Hope this helps