Always draw local rules. On this question I drew both scenarios, and then put J in slot three. There’s no immediate further deduction (there usually is on most games), but this still makes it easier to visualize.
I went through the answer choices, and visualized whether they seemed restrictive. You should do a quick pass through each answer choice before trying them seriously…sometimes E is correct, and you don’t want to waste a lot of time on A-C without at least glancing at E.
Look at what happens when I try to put O in six in both of those diagrams. It’s clear there’s no space for MKM in front of O:
Done! E is CORRECT.
Students underestimate how much time they spend thinking about questions. It’s usually a lot quicker to make a simple sketch and then pencil in a scenario that tests each answer choice (start with one that seems more restrictive, such as O.) You’re also less likely to make a mistake when you put your thoughts on paper.
You can disprove the other answer choices by making a couple of quick sketches. The first sketch below eliminates answer choices A, B and C. The second eliminates D.
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