A chef gave instructions on how to set a table as shown in the leftmost picture below. Mike tried to follow the chef’s instructions but made some mistakes when setting the table. To fix his mistakes, Mike needed to switch two objects and move another object. Which one of the four pictures on the right shows how Mike set the table before he fixed it?
Looking at picture (B), switching the fork and the spoon, and then moving the bread to the right gives the same table setting as the chef’s setting (which is the leftmost picture). Therefore (B) must be the way Mike set the table before fixing it.
Note that the answer cannot be (A), because to get to the chef’s setting from picture (A), all that is needed is to switch the fork and the spoon i.e. there is no movement of another object required.
The answer cannot be (C), because to get to the chef’s setting from picture (C) requires switching the wine and the bread and switching the fork and the spoon i.e. it requires two switches rather than one switch and one movement of another object.
The answer cannot be (D), because to get to the chef’s setting from picture (D) requires two movements of objects i.e. moving the wine to the left and moving the bread to the right, and it requires switching the knife and the spoon, so it requires one switch and two movements of objects rather than one switch and one movement of objects.