-"Worms" (curved lines) tunnelled through a block of material that used to be rectangular. (C,D,F,J,H)
-faintly-circled letters represent "cracks" (discontinuities such as faults, I guess) (A,B,E,G,I)
-D is "broken" by B. (hard to tell in picture)
-Although there are ten letters, only 8 of them can be placed for certain. But we have to place the letters in order, say the two letters we cannot place for certain, and show all the possible locations where the other letters may be placed.
Here is what I have so far:
I looked at the cracks first.
E crack goes through A crack.
B crack goes through A crack.
B crack goes through I crack.
B crack goes through G crack.
I crack goes through G crack.
G crack goes through A crack.
Using principle of cross-cutting relationships, order from oldest to newest here is A, G, I, ((E,B) or (B,E))
Then I looked at the worms to the earthquakes.
A --> F goes through A, but J is broken by A.
B --> breaks C, H, F, J, and D
E --> C goes through E, but J, D, F, and H are older.
G --> C goes through G, but D is broken by G
I --> F goes through I, but H is broken by I.
Since B breaks all of the "worms" but E only breaks through four of the five "worms," we can place the cracks as, from oldest to youngest
A, G, I, E, B
Then I started to place the "worms" between the cracks using principle of cross-cutting relationships. I got in the end (oldest to youngest):
J, A, G, I, F, E, C, B - D and H cannot be placed for certain.
That's all I have for now and it seems a bit off to me, but I can't place where? Am I doing this right?