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#8 - Local, Could Be True

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The correct answer choice is (E)

The new condition provided by this question stem creates the following diagram:

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With the two males placed and one female placed, there are four females remaining to be placed, exactly one of which is a lizard:

..... ..... Remaining to be placed: ..... FL, FS, FS, FS

Answer choice (A) cannot be true because two reptiles housed in habitat 3 would have to include at least one female snake, who is prohibited from being housed near the male lizards in habitat 4 due to the third rule.

Answer choice (B) is incorrect for the same reason answer choice (A) is incorrect. Housing two reptiles in habitat 5 would mean at least one female snake would have to be housed in habitat 5, which cannot occur due to the third rule.

Answer choice (C) is incorrect because if habitat 1 were to house a female lizard, that would leave only habitats 3 and 5 for the female snakes, both of which have to avoid being next to habitat 4 in accordance with the third rule.

Answer choice (D) is prohibited by the second rule of the game.

Answer choice (E) is the correct answer choice.