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#26966
Complete Question Explanation

The correct answer choice is (A)

This problem can be solved by looking solely at seat 2:

Answer choice (B) is incorrect because O’s seat is in the last row.

Answer choice (C) is incorrect because we established in the setup that P’s seat was seat 5.

Answer choice (D) is incorrect because R’s seat cannot be in the first row (R must sit in seat 4 or 6).

Answer choice (E) is incorrect because U cannot be assigned to seat 2.

Accordingly, answer choice (A) is proven correct by process of elimination.
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Hi there,

So I am not quite sure why answers B and E don't work, because they also could be true. Right? Oh wait, the answers are given in the format of (2,8) .... I think I figured it out! Thanks! :-D
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DJ,

Yep, "respectively" means that each answer will list what's supposed to be in seat 2, then what's supposed to be in seat 8, in that order. So answer choice (B) is wrong because O cannot be in the first row (and seat 2 is in the first row!), and answer choice (E) is wrong because U cannot be in seat 2 (that would cause problems with N).

Robert Carroll
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Hello!

Quick question. In the setup, N and R are a vertical block. If N is in 2 then R would be in 5. But only P can be in 5. Would you be able to explain what I might be missing?

Thank you!
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 KelseyWoods
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Hi Alissa!

Careful with how you interpret that NR rule! Here's the segment from the full Setup and Rule Diagram Explanation post (https://forum.powerscore.com/lsat/viewtopic.php?t=2291):
Administrator wrote:Setup and Rule Diagram Explanation

Note carefully that the third rule states that R’s seat is the row behind the row in which N’s seat is located. The rule does not say that R’s seat is the seat behind N’s seat. This rule is often misinterpreted by test takers. Remember, always read closely!
So if N is in seat 2, R would still be in seat 4 or 6.

Hope this helps!

Best,
Kelsey

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