In the setup, I mentioned that M, P and O can’t go first. This means that only J, K and L can go first.
Since this question places J second, that further restricts the group who can go first: only K and L. And, this is a bit misleading. The options are actually K, or KL. This is because L either goes with M, or K.
So, A is CORRECT. Either way, K is first.
If you’re reading this and thinking “urgh, this makes it seem so simple. It’s not fair, I could never do this!!!”. Well…the key is to focus on the most restricted point. When redoing this game, I constantly had on my mind: “group 1 is hard, only JKL can go there”. So when this question places J elsewhere, it’s obvious what the test makers had in mind.
If it makes you feel better, the first time I did this game I missed this deduction completely. But, usually on a new game the most restricted point idea helps me.
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