This question says only one employee gets a $1,000 bonus. Here’s what we can conclude about the $1,000 bonus:
- Rule 1 says that none of the graphic employees can receive a $1,000 bonus.
- So a finance employee receives the bonus. It won’t be Lopez or Meng, because they are rated Highly Effective.
Therefore we can conclude that one of Kimura and Peterson has $1,000 and the other has $3,000 (because the question says only one person has $1,000):
Both Lopez and Meng receive $5,000 because they are rated Highly Effective and so they need higher bonuses than the others (rules 2 and 3).
Therefore, A is CORRECT. Meng must receive $5,000.
In the diagram, the line above K and P shows that they are interchangeable. That’s why B-D are wrong. One of them gets $1,000, the other $3,000, but it doesn’t matter which one of them gets $1,000 or $3,000.
If any of that description is confusing, read over the steps one by one and draw them. There’s no simpler way to approach this question. Logic games depend on taking each deduction and combining it with the rules to form a new deduction. Step by step.
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