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## #15 - Local, Not Necessarily True, False to True

Dave Killoran
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Complete Question Explanation
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The correct answer choice is (E)

If T sits next to I, then T must sit in chair 4 (and, consequently, R must sit in chair 2). If F sits next to T, then F must sit in chair 3. The only remaining uncertainty involves J and H:
In a Not Necessarily True question (or a Could Be True question, for that matter), you should immediately search for an answer that addresses the variable or variables whose placement is uncertain. In this case, J and H are not completely determined, and a scan of the answer choices shows that only answer choice (E) contains J or H. Ultimately, a brief analysis shows that answer choice (E) is the correct answer.
twendell
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#71515
Why is F-R-H/J-T-I-S-H/J not allowed? I had two templates that allowed for T-I (this and the one above)
Jeremy Press
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Hi twendell,

The hypothetical you posed doesn't work here, because of the local condition to the question, which states that "Thelma sits next to Ivan, and ... Frank sits next to Thelma." In your hypothetical, Frank is not sitting next to Thelma. I hope this helps!

Jeremy

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