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Complete Question Explanation
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The correct answer choice is (C)

This question asks for the additional piece of information which will determine the placement of every employee. A quick glance at the answers shows that each is in the same form: a single variable is assigned to a specified space. Thus, the answer must be powerful enough to affect all of the variables. Interestingly, only V isn’t addressed in any of the rules, and so the correct answer must address V in some fashion in order to make sure V is placed. This makes answer choice (C) a likely candidate to analyze first, as (C) is the only answer to include V.

When V is assigned space #3, then R must be assigned space #4, and T and Y must be assigned spaces #1 and #2 respectively. X must be assigned to space #6, leaving only space #5 available for S. Thus, assigning V to space #3 creates a single T-Y-V-R-S-X sequence, and answer choice (C) therefore is correct.
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Just a quick question involving Randoms for the type of question--is this always the case? For instance, does the random always need to be addressed to make this question type true?
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piercefreddie3 wrote:Just a quick question involving Randoms for the type of question--is this always the case? For instance, does the random always need to be addressed to make this question type true?
Hey Pierce,

Yes, in order for an answer choice to "fully determine" the placement of all of the game pieces, it must lock the Randoms into place.

Here's a time saving trick: If there are really no rules constraining where an item in the game has to go (a true Random), then look for an answer choice that mentions that item first. A game can't be fully determined if the Random is free to float.

I hope that helps!

- Ben

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