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#16 - Local, Could Be True

Dave Killoran
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#88199
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The correct answer choice is (B)

If L is third, then M must be fourth. From the third rule, we can then deduce that O is fifth and S is sixth. R and V must then be first and second, not necessarily in that order:

Accordingly, answer choice (B) is correct.
deck1134
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#49062
Hi PowerScore,

If L is third, I drew out:

S
O
M
L
_
_
How is it possible that V goes to 5? There is not any space left. Thanks!
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You're right, Deck, and your diagram is perfect! V and R are interchangeable in the bottom two spaces, 1 and 2. That makes B the correct answer here - V can be directly above R, as follows:

S
O
M
L
V
R

It looks to me like you are double-checking answer A, which is not the correct answer, as you proved. C is also impossible, because O is immediately above M. D is impossible R is at least two layers lower than M. D is impossible because S must be the top layer.

B could be true, and so B is the right answer. If you answer key says otherwise, it's wrong, or perhaps you are looking at the wrong section in the key.

Good work!

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