- Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:01 pm
Hey Alberto, I'm happy to help here. First, the question is asking about "how many" of something, so we know the answer will be a number. In this case, how many of the five towns can we be sure where they ranked in all three categories? Is there just one that has been completely determined, or two, or more? There are five towns, so the answer is somewhere from zero (none of the towns) to five (all of the towns).
As our diagram at the top of this thread shows, when we know that T is first in Location and R is second in Friendliness, we can actually determine the complete solution to the game. Every ranking for every variable is completely fixed in place! That means we know all three rankings for all five variables, and that's why the answer is five.
Do we know all of P's rankings? Yes. That's one.
Do we know all of Qs rankings? Yes. That makes two. And so on.
Try drawing this one out yourself - put T first in L, and put R second in F, and apply all of the remaining rules. You should get the same result shown in this thread, where every single variable is placed in all three rows with absolute certainly, no room for variation. All five towns are completely determined in every row. That's your answer!
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