**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 (C).**

If G is in case 6, then the initial diagram appears as:

- G H J M N P S 7

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _G_ ___

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

- ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _G_ _H_

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

- _M_ ___ ___ ___ ___ _G_ _H_

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

But this is an issue since there is no way to conform to the second rule. Thus, it

*cannot*be H in case 7 in this problem. Thus, J must be in case 7:

- ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ _G_ _J_

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

With J in 7, we can eliminate P and S from case 1 due to the last rule (since cases 1 and 7 are next to each other). This helpfully eliminates answer choices (D) and (E). Now, which artifacts remain to fill in case 1? G, J, P, and S, are eliminated, leaving only N, M, and H as options. Of course, we know that those three artifacts are linked in an N MH relationship, so, as discussed in the analysis of rules #2 and #3 in the setup, M and H can never be in case 1. This leaves only N available to fill case 1. Thus, with N in case 1 and J in case 7, N is next to J and answer choice (C) is correct.

Answer choice (A): As discussed in the analysis of rules #2 and #3 in the setup, H can never be in case 1 and so this answer choice is incorrect.

Answer choice (B): As discussed in the analysis of rules #2 and #3 in the setup, M can never be in case 1 and so this answer choice is incorrect.

**Answer choice (C): This is the correct answer choice,**as explained above.

Answer choice (D): This answer choice is eliminated by the interaction of the last rule and the fact that J must be in case 7 in this problem.

Answer choice (E): This answer choice is eliminated by the interaction of the last rule and the fact that J must be in case 7 in this problem.

Dave Killoran

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