Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 39

Puzzles and Arrangements for IBPS PO, RBI Grade B, NICL, Dena Bank PO PGDBF, BOI, OBC SO, Bank of Baroda and other competitive exams.

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

There are 12 children – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K and L who live in a building with 5 floors (Numbered 1 to 5). There are 3 flats on each floor from left to right numbered 1 to 3. Immediate right of flat 2 means flat 3. Flat above flat means same flat number of above floors. There are 3 flats empty in this building. There can be only 1 flat empty on any floor. Also same flat number cannot be empty on any of the floors i.e. if Flat number 1 is empty on floor number 1, than flat 1 of any other floor cannot be empty. They all have got different marks in a class test. They all like different colors – Yellow, Pink, Red, Green, Orange, Black, Brown, White, Blue, Violet, Purple, Grey.

K lives on flat number 1 of floor number 3. One who likes red color lives somewhere in the flat which is above K’s flat. One person lives between the one who likes red color and G who has got 96 marks. A likes green color who lives just below G’s flat. One of the flats on which A lives is empty but that is not immediate left of A’s flat. The one who likes violet color lives on the flat 2nd to right of K.

There are 2 floors between H who got 72 marks and the one who got 85 marks. H lives above the one who got 85 marks. H does not like red color. J likes purple color and lives immediate right of the one who has got 85 marks. L and J live on same floor. L likes pink color and has got 9 marks more than F. There are 2 flats between L and an empty flat. F and the one who likes orange color lives on the same floor which is either floor number 1 or 2. One flat is empty on that floor. There is one empty flat between the one who got 61 marks and the one who likes yellow color. The one who got 61 marks is above the one who likes yellow color. The one who has got 55 marks lives on floor number 1. F has got 25 marks less than D who does not live on top floor. C and empty flat are on same floor.

I lives on one of the flats on the floor on which G lives. The one who likes grey color lives immediate right of I. The one who likes white color lives just above the one who likes blue color. The one who likes brown color lives below the one who likes blue color such that no one lives between them. E and F lives on same floor. E has got 15 marks more than A. C lives on a floor on which one flat is empty. One of the children on same floor as one liking blue has got 50% marks obtained by G. The one who got 82 marks lives on one of the floors above the floor of one who got 90 marks.

  1. What is the total number of marks got by G and the one who likes yellow color?
    A) 164
    B) 126
    C) 159
    D) Other than those in options
    E) 148
    View Answer
     Option C
    Explanation:

    First make 2 possibilities with red on 5th floor 1st flat and second – red on 4th floor 1st flat. Next place G(96) and then A green. Now 2nd left flat of A is empty. So one possibility cancels out. So–

    L and J on same floor Now 2 flats between L and empty. See in both arrangements L cannot be placed anywhere in 1st arrangement. In 2nd it is 1st floor 1st flat
    Now: F and the one who likes orange color lives on the same floor which is either floor number 1 or 2. One flat is empty on that floor. Now 2nd floor, 3rd flat will have to be empty because same flat number cannot be empty on any floors.
    So these on floor no 2.
    On any floor, only 1 flat can be empty. so 3rd empty flat is either 5th floor 2nd flat orr 3rd floor 2nd flat.
    Now: There is one empty flat between the one who got 61 marks and the one who likes yellow color. The one who got 61 marks is above the one who likes yellow color. So only possibility: 61 – red and K – yellowNow see: I lives on one of the flats on the floor on which G lives. The one who likes grey color lives immediate right of I. F and the one who likes orange color lives on the same floor which is either floor number 1 or 2. According to this 3rd floor 2nd flat is empty because I and Grey are immediate on floor 5.Next: The one who likes white color lives just above the one who likes blue color. The one who likes brown color lives below the one who likes blue color such that no one lives between them. Only possibility of them on flat number 2 as:So orange – 2nd floor, flat 1 and F – 2nd floor, flat 2. Also I – 5th floor, flat 2. and grey  – 5th floor, flat 3. And then E and F lives on same floor. C lives on a floor on which one flat is empty. So E – orange. C – Violet (76). F = 85-25 = 60, L= 60+9 = 69. D does not live on top floor. The one who has got 55 marks lives on floor number 1. A = 50% of 96 = 48. Final:
  2. Who lives on flat number 2 of floor number 2?
    A) D
    B) The one who likes black color
    C) The one who has got 90 marks
    D) The one who likes brown color
    E) Cannot be determined
    View Answer
     Option D
  3. C lives on
    A) Flat number 2 of floor number 2
    B) Flat number 3 of floor number 3
    C) Flat number 3 of floor number 1
    D) Other than those given in options
    E) Flat number 1 of floor number 4
    View Answer
     Option B
  4. How many floors are there between the floors of I and E?
    A) Two
    B) Three
    C) One
    D) None
    E) Cannot be determined
    View Answer
     Option A
    Sahil, Parul, Seema, Kavya, Nitin, Manish, Neena
  5. Who has got 69 marks?
    A) D
    B) The one who likes orange color
    C) The one who likes pink color
    D) J
    E) The one who lives in flat number 3 on floor number 2
    View Answer
     Option C

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

There are 10 friends – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I and J  who have their birthdays in five months – January, March, June, August, and September on either 22nd or 28th of the month.

E’s birthday falls on 22nd August. There is one birthday between C and E’s birthdays. There are 2 birthdays between that of G and I. G’s birthday is before I’s. G’s birthday is in one of the months which has 31 days. A and I have birthdays in same month. There are at least 2 birthdays between birthdays of E and A. F’s birthday is in one of the months which has 30 days. There are at least 2 birthdays after the birthday of B. H’s birthday is on 28th of any month. There are 3 birthdays between the birthdays of H and F. Birthday of C and H does not fall in same month. D’s birthday is somewhere before B’s. B and H does not have birthdays in same month.

  1. D’s birthday is on?
    A) 22 March
    B) 28 August
    C) 22 January
    D) 28 March
    E) None of these
    View Answer
     Option E
    Arrangement:
  2. How many birthdays are there between birthdays of I and B?
    A) Three
    B) Five
    C) One
    D) None
    E) Six
    View Answer
     Option A
  3. J shares his birthday month with?
    A) B
    B) H
    C) E
    D) I
    E) F
    View Answer
     Option B
     
  4. Which of the following pairs has birthday in same month?
    A) B, J
    B) I, F
    C) B, G
    D) G, D
    E) J, A
    View Answer
     Option D
  5. Whose birthday is on 22nd March?
    A) D
    B) A
    C) F
    D) I
    E) B
    View Answer
     Option B

Click here for more Puzzles and Arrangements

 

 

Related posts