Aptitude - Verbal Reasoning

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In this type of problems, questions are we have to deal more or less unrelated data or information and a specific question or group of questions is posted.

To solve the problems examining and re examining the problem situation from every point of view is to be done. questions are of following types

(a) Comprasion Type

(b) Seating Arrangements

(c) Problems based on blood relationship

(d) Classification Type

(e) Jumbled type prolems



Read the following information carefuly and answer the questions given below :-

P, Q, R, S, T, V and W are sitting around a circle facing at centre. R is third to the right of V who is second to the right of P. T is second to the left of Q who is second to the left of W. V is sitting between S and W.

Q(1) Who is to the immediate left of R ?
(a) Q      (b) T      (c) P      (d) Data inediquate      (e) none of these

Let's solve step by step:- R is third to the right of V who is second to the right of P
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R is third to the right of V

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V is sitting between S and W.

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T is second to the left of Q who is second to the left of W, So in this case only this structure is possible.
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So immediate left of R is T option (b) correct



Q(2) Who is third to the left of T ?
(a) P      (b) S      (c) V      (d) W      (e) none of these

Solution:- Option is (d) W



Q(3) Who is sitting between T and V ?
(a) R      (b) S      (c) None      (d) data inadequate      (e) none of these

Solution : Correct option is (b) S



Q(4) Who is sitting between R and W ?
(a) Q only      (b) P only      (c) P and T      (d) data inadequate      (e) none of these

Solution :- Between R and W PQ and TSV are sitting so, correct option is (e) none of these



Ex. In a school, there were five teachers. A and B were teaching Hindi and English. C and B were teaching English and Geography. D and A were teaching Mathematics and Hindi. E and B were teaching History and French.

Q(1) Who among the teachers was teaching maximium number of subjects ?
(a) A      (b) B      (c) C      (d) D      (e) E

Solution :- Let's make a table for analysis

  English Hindi Mathematics Geography History French
A Yes Yes Yes      
B Yes Yes   Yes Yes Yes
C Yes     Yes    
D   Yes Yes      
E         Yes Yes

So, maximum number of subjects was taught by B, option (b) is correct




Q(2) Which of the folowing pairs was teaching both Geography and Hindi ?
(a) A and B      (b) B and C      (c) C and A      (d) D and B      (e) None of these

Solution :- By seeing on table only B teaches Geography and Hindi



Q(3) More than two teachers were teahing which subjects ?
(a) History      (b) Hindi      (c) French      (d) Geography      (e) Mathematics

Solution :- Hindi is being taught by three teachers A, B and D So option (b) is correct



Q(4). D, B and A were teaching which of the following subjects ?
(a) English only      (b) Hindi and English      (c) Hindi only      (d) English and Geography  (e) Mathematics and Hindi

Solution :- Hindi only , option (c) is correct



Q(5) Which among the teachers was teaching less than two subjects ?
(a) A      (b) B      (c) D      (d) Data inadequate      (e) There is no such teachers

Solution :- Option (e) is correct, all are teaching two or more than two subjects



Study the following information carefully and and answer the questions given below :-

P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and Z are eight friends studying in three different engineering colleges- A, B and C in three disciplines- Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics with not less than two and not more than three in any college. Not more than three of them study in any of the three disciplines. W studies Electrical in college B with only T who studies Mechnical. P and Z do not study in college C and study in same discipline but not Electrical. R studies Mechnical in college C with V who studies Electrical. S studies Mechnical and does not study in the same college where R studies. Q does not study Electronics.

Q(1) Which of the following combinations of college-students-specialization is correct ?
(a) C-R-Electonics    (b) A-Z-Electrical    (c) B-W-Electronics    (d) B-W-Electrical   (e) B-Z-Electronics

Solution :- Friends kindly analyze carefully
  Mechnical Electronics Electrical
A      
B      
C      

R studies Mechnical in college C with V who studies Electrical.

W studies Electrical in college B with only T who studies Mechnical.

  Mechnical Electronics Electrical
A      
B T   W
C R   V

P and Z do not study in college C and study in same discipline but not Electrical.

S studies Mechnical and does not study in the same college where R studies.

  Mechnical Electronics Electrical
A S P and Z  
B T P and Z W
C R   V

Q does not study Electronics.
## Not less than two and not more than three in any college.
##Not more than three of them study in any of the three disciplines.

  Mechnical Electronics Electrical
A S P , Z  
B T   W, Q
C R   V

So option, B-W-Electrical is correct (d)



Q(2) In which of the following colleges two students study in electrical discipline ?
(a) A only    (b) B only    (c) C only    (d) Can not be determined    (e) None of these

Solution : Option (b) W and Q in college B



Q(3) In which discipline does Q study ?
(a) Electrical    (b) Mechnical    (c) Electrical or Mechnical    (d) Data inadequate    (e) None of these

Solution :- Option (a) Electrical is correct



Q(4) In which of the clooeges at least one student in Mechnical discipline ?
(a) A only    (b)B only    (c) C only    (d) Both A and B    (e) All A, B and C

Solution :- Option (e) all A, B and C



Q(5) S studies in which college ?
(a) A    (b)B    (c) A or B    (d) Data inadequate    (e) None of these

Solution :- Option (a) A




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