LSAT games have a lot of moving parts. These questions ask you to pin everything down. That can seem hard, so here’s a tip: start with the answer that mentions a random variable. Random variables have no rules, so they’re the hardest to force into one place. Watch what happens if we put V in 3:
I’ve drawn the ordering rules above. R has to come after T – Y, and R can only go in 3 or 4, so we have to put R in 4, and TY in 1 and 2.
Only S and X are left, and we know S comes before X.
C is CORRECT. Often, it’s best to pick the most likely answer and start drawing. It’s hard to see how things fit together unless you try.
We saw A and B and D in question 2. S was in 1, Y was in 2 and R was in 4, but we still could choose where to put V and X.
E is wrong because if you put X in 5 you can still choose to put S before or after T – Y.
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