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Complete Question Explanation
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The correct answer choice is (C)

If O is the only ranger assigned to area 2, Template 1 provides a suitable basis to create our local diagram. Since area 2 is closed, and P cannot be assigned to area 1, it follows that P must be assigned to area 3:
PT79_Game_#2_#7_diagram 1.png
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The assignment of L is still undetermined: L can be assigned to either area 1 or 3 in compliance with the third rule. Regardless, the list provided in answer choice (C) could be the complete assignment of rangers to area 3, so (C) is correct.

Answer choices (A), (B), and (D) are incomplete, because P is missing from them. Answer choice (E) is inaccurate, because J must be assigned to area 1.
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Hi there - why is area 2 closed? In question 6 it showed it was possible for both P and O to be in area 2.
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Hi Mills,

It's closed because of the language of the local condition in the question stem, which is that "Olsen is the sole ranger assigned to area 2," meaning Olsen is in area 2 and no one else is.

Keep an eye on those little words (like "sole," or "only") that they sneak into question stems on local questions--I hope this helps!
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Ah of course, thanks Jeremy

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