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This is a Grouping: Defined-Fixed, Unbalanced: Overloaded game.
This is a very challenging game. The first indication of difficulty is the Subdivided selection pool—the researchers are either anthropologists or linguists. The second source of difficulty is that there are six researchers selected, but seven available researchers, leading to an Unbalanced scenario. Finally, the fact that each team includes at least one anthropologist and at least one linguist further adds to the information you must track.
The initial scenario appears as follows:
Thus, each team includes either one or two anthropologists and either one or two linguists.
The first two rules establish negative grouping rules, which will be shown as vertical not-blocks:
The third rule establishes two more negative grouping rules:
Because M appears in both blocks, the researchers that can be included with M are limited. Because M is an anthropologist, and each team must have an anthropologist and a linguist, if M is included on a team, then N or O must also be included the same team (because R and S are unavailable):
- M N/O
- J1 R2
- [J1 R2] F2
Via the same reasoning, if R is included on team 1 (and from the rules then J and M cannot be the anthropologists on team 1), then F must also be included on team 1.
- R1 F1
The information derived so far can be added together to create the final diagram: