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## #21 - Local

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Complete Question Explanation

The correct answer choice is (B).

Answer choice (B): This is the correct answer choice.

This explanation is still in progress. Please post any questions below!
gwlsathelp
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How do you approach this?
KelseyWoods
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Hi gwlsathelp!

First, you have to make sure you have the correct Global setup for this game. Your completed Global diagram should look something like this:

L        N               K/               N
S     K/H               J             H/M
T     H/K               /K           M/H
X                 Y                 Z

(If you have questions about the Global diagram, ask them here: https://forum.powerscore.com/lsat/viewtopic.php?t=11892)

Since this is a Local question, we want to create a mini-diagram to incorporate the new Local rule that is being introduced. In this case, we are asked what would happen if K was the leader for one of the committees. The only committee that K can be a leader of is Y (N is always the leader of the other 2 committees). If K is the leader of Y, then H is the only volunteer left who can be the treasurer of Y. So our local diagram looks like this:

L        N                 K               N
S     K/H               J             H/M
T     H/K               H            M/H
X                 Y                 Z

The question then asks us "for which of the committees is the assignment of volunteers to positions fully determined?" According to our local diagram, committee Y is the only committee in which the assignment of volunteers to position is fully determined. In committee X, we don't know whether K or H is secretary or treasurer, and in Z we don't know whether M or H is secretary or treasurer. So the answer is (B).

Hope this helps!

Best,
Kelsey
gwlsathelp
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Wow!! Thank you, Kelsey! This was fantastic.
mollylynch
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Why can't M be the treasurer for Y?
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It's because M must serve on committee Z only, Molly. Here's why:

J and K cannot serve on Z.

Z needs three members.

That leaves only H, M, and N to fill that committee.

M serves on only one committee. Thus, M cannot serve on either X or Y, because M is committed to serving on Z.

If that's not still clear, try coming up with a complete solution to the game with M on committee Y as you suggested. Make sure you follow all the rules! You'll find that it cannot be done.
mollylynch
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Thank you, I didn't catch that inference!

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