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#22 - Local

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Hi. Can someone please post the answer and explanation here. Thanks
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The local rule given for this question was that George presents only on Jitsuaku.

We should first start by placing George in the J group, and then showing George is not allowed in the M or S groups. Additionally, the first rule told us that Rita must be in the J group if George is there, so go ahead and place R in the J group.

Your thoughts should now turn to the two remaining groups and the two remaining students. It turns out that there are two options for what can happen.

We can put Wendy in the M group. This would force us to place Wendy in the S group as well, due to the third rule. Since Wendy is in the S group, Rita may not be in the M or S group. The only thing left uncertain is whether Wendy is also in the J group or not.

We can also put Rita in the M group. This would force us to place Rita in the S group as well. Rita would then present on all three subjects. Since Rita is in the S group, Wendy may not be in either the M or the S group, which means that she must appear in the J group.

Since there needs to be a student in the M group, there are no possible outcomes other than the two options above. The only answer choice that describes one of those possible outcomes is answer choice (C)