**The question is based on a set of conditions. Choose the response that most accurately and completely answer the question.**

Mercotek carried out a study to compare the productivity of its night shift with that of its day shift Every week the company’s six crews–F, G, H, R, and T-were ranked first (most productive) to sixth (least productive). There were notices. For any given week, either G and T were the two night-shift crews or else S and H were- the four other crew(s) were-the the day-shift crews for that week.

The following relationships held for every week of the study:

F is more productive than G.

R is more productive than S.

R is more productive than T.

S is more productive than H. and G is more productive than T.

**If F is ranked third for a given week of the study, then which one of the following could also be true of that week?**

#### Options

G ranks second

H ranks fourth

R ranks second

S ranks fourth

#### Solution

H ranks fourth

**Explanation:**

Clearly, we know that three crews, S, T, and H are less productive than R.

So R is either ranked first or second.

Also, G is less productive than the third-ranked crew F.

So G must be in the bottom 3 ranks.

If R is in the second place, the bottom three positions will have 4 contenders, which is not true.

`therefore` R is placed first. Also, G and T are surely in the bottom three (since F > G > T).

Of the remaining, S > H.

Thus, S will be ranked second and H will be in the bottom three.