You should start local rule questions by drawing the new rule, then making a deduction. If Hong is evaluated by Rao, then Inman can’t be evaluated by Rao:
Then you must ask yourself which of the remaining rules are affected by this new situation. Kent’s rule is very important. Kent must always be alone, and now there is only one group where Kent can be alone. Kent must be evaluated by Tipton:
Once a diagram gets filled up, you should ask yourself who you can still place. Only FL and I,M are left, and IM can’t go together.
We need two people to be evaluated by Smith, so FL must go there:
Only Inman and Madsen are left. They must go in different groups. They can go anywhere, except Inman can’t go with Rao.
From this diagram, B is CORRECT. B could be true, and the diagram contradicts all the other answers.
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