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 Dave Killoran
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This game is discussed in our Podcast: LSAT Podcast Episode 31: The September 2019 LSAT Logic Games Section


Complete Question Explanation
(The complete setup for this game can be found here: https://forum.powerscore.com/lsat/viewtopic.php?t=31306)

The correct answer choice is (B).


Answer choice (A): This answer violates the second rule (M is 3 but N is 6), and is therefore incorrect.

Answer choice (B): This is the correct answer choice. It also conveniently mirrors the hypothetical we produced in the setup to show how the J/P/S not-block separation worked, although that solution has no impact on you being able to identify this as the correct answer.

Answer choice (C): This answer violates the first rule (G is 7), and is therefore incorrect.

Answer choice (D): This answer violates the third rule (M is 3 but H is 7), and is therefore incorrect.

Answer choice (E): This answer violates the last rule (S is 1 and J is 7, but 1 and 7 are next to each other—note how they waited until the end of the answers to test this!), and is therefore incorrect.
 mcmil1ca
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#73234
For this one I got B, using process of elimination.
 Adam Tyson
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Exactly right, mcmil1ca, and elimination (what we call the Rule-By-Rule method) is the best way to get there! Run through each of the rules and cross out any answer that breaks that rule. So,,,'

H or J is last - that knocks out answer C

N is before M - that knocks out answer A

H and M must be adjacent - D is out

P and S are not adjacent - both of the remaining answers pass that test

J is not next to P or S - answer E violates that (because the first thing is next to the last thing)

Answer B stood the test and is the correct answer! Rule by rule for the win! Nice job.

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