Reasoning: Machine Input-Output Set 14

Directions (1 – 5): Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

A number arrangement machine when given an input of words/numbers, rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and steps of rearrangement.

Input: unscramble puzzles 32 hijack 13 62 26 obedient bookmarks 53 abacus 47

Step 1: bookmarks unscramble puzzles 32 hijack 13 26 obedient 53 abacus 47 62
Step 2: bookmarks puzzles unscramble hijack 13 26 obedient 53 abacus 47 32 62
Step 3: bookmarks puzzles hijack unscramble 13 obedient 53 abacus 47 26 32 62
Step 4: bookmarks puzzles hijack unscramble 13 obedient abacus 47 53 26 32 62
Step 5: bookmarks puzzles hijack unscramble obedient 13 abacus 47 53 26 32 62
Step 6: bookmarks puzzles hijack unscramble obedient abacus 13 47 53 26 32 62

This is the final arrangement and step 6 is the last step for this input.

Input: tulip 40 57 46 outburst 17 eager 25 bonfire 76 inspire following

  1. Which word/number is 2nd to right of 7th from right end in step 3?
    A) 17
    B) 57
    C) eager
    D) 25
    E) outburst
    View Answer
    Option D
    Observe the last step, First three words start with consonant, next 3 words start with vowels, next three are odd numbers in ascending order and last three are even numbers in ascending order
    For words – length of word is used for arrangement. So in consonants – bookmarks puzzles hijack And in vowels – unscramble obedient abacus
    Input: tulip 40 57 46 outburst 17 eager 25 bonfire 76 inspire following
    Step 1: following tulip 40 57 46 outburst 17 eager 25 bonfire inspire 76
    Step 2: following bonfire tulip 40 57 outburst 17 eager 25 inspire 46 76
    Step 3: following bonfire tulip 57 outburst 17 eager 25 inspire 40 46 76
    Step 4: following bonfire tulip outburst 17 eager 25 inspire 57 40 46 76
    Step 5: following bonfire tulip outburst inspire 17 eager 25 57 40 46 76
    Step 6: following bonfire tulip outburst inspire eager 17 25 57 40 46 76
     
  2. How many words are there between ‘bonfire’ and ‘eager’ in step 2?
    A) One
    B) Three
    C) Five
    D) Four
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option E
    Count only words not numbers. So there are 2 words: tuple and outburst
     
  3. Find the addition of numbers which are 3rd from left end in step1 and 5th from right end in step 3?
    A) 63
    B) 69
    C) 75
    D) 65
    E) 72
    View Answer
    Option D
    40+25 = 65
  4. In step 4, ‘bonfire’ relates to ‘17’ and in step 2, ‘tulip’ relates to ‘outburst’ in a certain way, then in same way, what does ‘inspire’ relates to in last step?
    A) 17
    B) 57
    C) 25
    D) tulip
    E) outburst
    View Answer
    Option C
     
  5. Which of the following pairs are the middle two words/numbers in step 4?
    A) 25, inspire
    B) eager, 25
    C) outburst, 17
    D) 17,eager
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option B
     

Directions (6 – 10): Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

A number arrangement machine when given an input of words/numbers, rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and steps of rearrangement.

Input: 43 signal 62 36 conspire 41 rotten 13 humble 24 piracy feast

Step 1: conspire 43 signal 62 36 41 rotten 13 humble 24 piracy feast
Step 2: conspire 43 signal 62 41 rotten 13 humble 24 piracy feast 36
Step 3: conspire signal 43 62 41 rotten 13 humble 24 piracy feast 36
Step 4: conspire signal 43 41 rotten 13 humble 24 piracy feast 62 36
Step 5: conspire signal feast 43 41 rotten 13 humble 24 piracy 62 36
Step 6: conspire signal feast 41 rotten 13 humble 24 piracy 43 62 36
Step 7: conspire signal feast rotten 41 13 humble 24 piracy 43 62 36
Step 8: conspire signal feast rotten 41 13 humble piracy 24 43 62 36
Step 9: conspire signal feast rotten humble 41 13 piracy 24 43 62 36
Step 10: conspire signal feast rotten humble 13 piracy 41 24 43 62 36
Step 11: conspire signal feast rotten humble piracy 13 41 24 43 62 36
This is the final arrangement and step 6 is the last step for this input.

Input: tulip 17 44 11 outburst 32 eager 30 bonfire 45 inspire following

  1. Which word/number is 4th to right of 9th from right end in step 4?
    A) eager
    B) 32
    C) 30
    D) inspire
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C
    In last step observe starting letter of words – c, f, h, p, r, s. – Written one from starting, one from end, then second, then second last….
    For numbers – add digits of numbers – 1+3=4, 4+1=5, 2+4=6, 4+3=7, 6+2=8, 3+6=9
    Input: tulip 17 44 11 outburst 32 eager 30 bonfire 45 inspire following
    Step 1: bonfire tulip 17 44 11 outburst 32 eager 30 45 inspire following
    Step 2: bonfire tulip 17 44 11 outburst 32 eager 30 inspire following 45
    Step 3: bonfire tulip 17 11 outburst 32 eager 30 inspire following 44 45
    Step 4: bonfire tulip eager 17 11 outburst 32 30 inspire following 44 45
    Step 5: bonfire tulip eager 11 outburst 32 30 inspire following 17 44 45
    Step 6: bonfire tulip eager outburst 11 32 30 inspire following 17 44 45
    Step 7: bonfire tulip eager outburst 11 30 inspire following 32 17 44 45
    Step 8: bonfire tulip eager outburst following 11 30 inspire 32 17 44 45
    Step 9: bonfire tulip eager outburst following 11 inspire 30 32 17 44 45  
    Step 10: bonfire tulip eager outburst following inspire 11 30 32 17 44 45    
     
  2. How many words/numbers are there between ‘32’ and ‘eager’ in step 7?
    A) One
    B) Three
    C) Five
    D) Four
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option C
    Count only words not numbers. So there are 2 words: tuple and outburst
     
  3. Find the addition of numbers which are 5th from left end in step 4 and 5th from right end in step 9?
    A) 33
    B) 41
    C) 45
    D) 39
    E) 32
    View Answer
    Option B
    11+30 = 41
     
  4. In step 5, ‘inspire’ relates to ‘11’ and in step 8, ‘11’ relates to ‘tulip’ in a certain way, then in same way, what does ‘following’ relates to in last step?
    A) 17
    B) 30
    C) bonfire
    D) tulip
    E) 32
    View Answer
    Option C
     
  5. Which of the following pairs are the middle two words/numbers in step 6?
    A) 11, 32
    B) 30, inspire
    C) outburst, 11
    D) 32, 30
    E) None of these
    View Answer
    Option D
     

 

 

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