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Complete Question Explanation

The correct answer choice is (B).

Answer choice (A):

Answer choice (B): This is the correct answer choice.

Answer choice (C):

Answer choice (D):

Answer choice (E):

This explanation is still in progress. Please post any questions below!
 ndimas
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Hello! I am confused on how to figure out that "if substituted for the constraint that T cannot be mentioned in chapter 1" the correct answer would be B. Is B the correct answer because if W was not able to be 4, this would still prevent T from being 1st?
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ndimas wrote:Hello! I am confused on how to figure out that "if substituted for the constraint that T cannot be mentioned in chapter 1" the correct answer would be B. Is B the correct answer because if W was not able to be 4, this would still prevent T from being 1st?
I had the same issue. I thought the answer was C. Not sure what thought processes and inferences I missed that would've helped me on this one
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Great question! Brcibake's reasoning is on point. :)

There are two relevant rules we need to focus on to solve this one.

First, the rule that T cannot be mentioned in chapter 1.

Second, the rule that T must be mentioned before W and exactly two chapters must separate T and W. This rule gives us a block of four chapters that looks like this: T _ _ W.

Under the original rules of the game, if T is placed in chapter 1, W will be in chapter 4, since W always has to come 3 chapters after T.

Question 11 asks for a rule that will have the same effect on the game even if rule #1 (T cannot be in chapter 1) is suspended. We can get the exact same effect by creating a rule that W cannot be in chapter 4. Since T must always come 3 chapters ahead of W, if W cannot be in chapter 4; T still cannot be chapter 1. That's how we get (B) as the right answer.

I hope that helps clarify things. Good luck studying!

Athena Dalton

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