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This is an Advanced Linear: Balanced game.
In this game, the ranking of the towns is the base, with a stack for each criterion: climate, location, and friendliness. Then, the towns are placed in each stack, and the set of five towns is repeated for each criterion:
The second, third, and fourth rules assign exact rankings to specific towns:
Thus, in the location rankings, S and T rotate between first and fifth:
The fourth, fifth, and sixth rules allow for a number of inferences:
- The fourth and fifth rules reveal that neither P nor R can be ranked first in friendliness. Thus, T must be ranked first in friendliness.
The fifth rule involving the relationship between Riverdale’s climate and friendliness rankings leads to the following inferences:
If R is ranked second in climate, then R is ranked third in friendliness.
If R is ranked second in friendliness, then R is ranked first in climate.
Because Q must have three different rankings per the sixth rule, and Q is second in location, Q cannot be ranked second in climate.
In climate, R must be ranked first or second, and Q must be ranked first or fifth, but P could be ranked first, second, or fifth.
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