## LGB p.549 numerical distribution

freddythepup

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Hi,

Can you please explain more in depth number 4 in this drill set? I'm not sure how you can make an inference that there will be 4 cages? Thanks.
PowerScore Staff

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Hey Freddy, if you are talking about the drill with the 7 animals being placed into cages, you cannot infer that there are only 4 cages! Our answer key shows that as a possibility (a 3-2-1-1 or 2-2-2-1 distribution), but it also shows another possibility with only 3 cages (a 3-2-2 distribution, which obeys all the rules).

We can't do it in more than 4 cages, because we would have to break a rule there (more than 2 cages with just 1 animal in them), and we cannot do it in fewer than 3 cages because we would have to break at least one other rule (max 3 per cage). So, the distributions here only allow for either 3 or 4 cages, but we cannot be sure which it is. In a real game scenario, that would probably mean setting up three templates based around those three distributions!

I hope that clarifies it for you!