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## #19 - Global, Justify

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The correct answer choice is (D)

The question stem requires you to choose an answer that places every city. Each of the variables is involved in an identical split-block, so clearly that is not the criterion that should be used to determine which variable placement is most likely result in just a single order. Thus, the more likely suspect is a problematic placement of one of the variables involved in the first two rules. L or V would seem the most likely, because not only does each appear in one of the first two rules, but they are each paired together in a split-block. Thus, answer choices (A) and (D) would seem to be the most likely answers based on a preliminary analysis. At this point, unless you can see the difference between the two, try (A) as a hypothetical, and, if (A) does not work, try (D).

In answer choice (A), the placement of L in the fifth year forces V to be used second, but that then still allows for two options for W, and ultimately three different solutions. Thus, answer choice (A) is incorrect.

In answer choice (D), the placement of V in the first year forces L to be used in the fourth year, and W to be used in the second year. When W is in the second year, N must be in the fifth year. T must then be used in the third year in order to satisfy the first rule, and M is left in the sixth year. Thus, this answer results in a single solution: