Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 42

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

8 people – A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting in a straight line. All are facing north direction. They have different ages – 12, 15, 21, 32, 36, 43, 45 and 56 but not necessarily in same order. They like different colors – red, yellow, green and blue. Exactly 2 people like one color. No 2 people who like same color sit together.

A sits second to left of one who is 56 years old. 2 people sit between A and the one who likes blue color. There is difference of 2 years between the ones who like green color. H likes green color and sits second to right of one who is 56 years old. 1 person sits between A and the one who likes blue color. One of the persons who like blue color has age 36 years. G likes red color. The one who is 12 years old sits immediate left of the one who likes blue color. The ones having ages 36 and 43 sit together. There are 3 persons between F and the one who is 12 years old. F does not like yellow color. F is 6 years older than B. 2 persons sit between the one who is 43 years old and one who likes red color. One person sits between G and the one who is 4 years younger than the one who likes blue color. One of the persons who like green color sits with one of the persons who likes red color. D sits with the one who is 45 years old. C sits to the immediate left of E.

  1. Which following pair of persons like yellow color?
    A) D, C
    B) A, C
    C) F, E
    D) E, D
    E) G, D
    View Answer
     Option A
    Explanation:

    A second to left of 56. 2 between A and blue so 2 possibilities–

    Now H-green and 2nd to right of 56. 1 between blue and A.
    Remember: 2 blues cannot be together. Any one of blue has age 36. 12 is immediate Left of blue.. So..

    Now 3 between 12 and F. In 2nd the extreme left blue will be 36. In 1st 2 possibilities with blue =36. Also now 36 and 43 together. So..

    Now F 6 yrs older than B and 15+6 is 21 So F is 21. 2nd cancels out.
    Now 2 between 43 and red. In 1.2) 43 is green F is not yellow so F can only be red. But 2 reds cannot be together so 1.2) cancels out.
    1 between G and 32. G likes red. Now left with

    Now 2 yellows can’t be together so 56 is yellow. Green with red. So A is green is 45.
    Final::

  2. Who is 32 years old?
    A) D
    B) B
    C) H
    D) C
    E) A
    View Answer
     Option A
  3. How many persons sit between B and C?
    A) None
    B) One
    C) Four
    D) Three
    E) Six
    View Answer
     Option D
  4. What is the age difference between A and E?
    A) 7 years
    B) 9 years
    C) 13 years
    D) 3 years
    E) 6 years
    View Answer
     Option B
  5. B likes which color?
    A) yellow
    B) green
    C) blue
    D) red
    E) Cannot be determined
    View Answer
     Option C

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

There are 12 friends – A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K and L  who have their birthdays in six months – January, April, May, July, September and November on either 22nd or 28th of the month.

K’s birthday falls on 22nd July. There are two birthdays between those of K and L. Also there are three birthdays between those of F and L. There are 3 birthdays after that of E’s birthdays. A’s birthday falls in a month with 30 days. D’s birthday is just before A’s birthday. There are at least 2 birthdays between the birthdays of A and F. I has birthday on 28th of any month but before K. There are three birthdays between those of G and C. H’s birthday falls on 22nd of any month. J’s birthday is somewhere after H’s birthday. There are at least 2 and at most 4 birthdays between the birthdays of C and B. C and I do not share same birthday month. Also C and F do not share same birthday month.

  1. Whose birthday falls on 28th January?
    A) F
    B) D
    C) I
    D) H
    E) L
    View Answer
     Option B
    Arrangement:


  2. How many birthdays are before I’s birthday?
    A) Three
    B) One
    C) Four
    D) Five
    E) Two
    View Answer
     Option A
  3. C’s birthday is on
    A) 28th September
    B) Other than given options
    C) 28th July
    D) 22nd April
    E) Cannot be determined
    View Answer
     Option C
     
  4. Who has birthday in May?
    A) H
    B) A
    C) F
    D) C
    E) None of these
    View Answer
     Option C
  5. L has birthday in which month?
    A) May
    B) July
    C) April
    D) September
    E) January
    View Answer
     Option D

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45 Thoughts to “Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 42”

  1. Paapa Ka Para

    2 people sit between A and the one who likes blue color
    1 person sits between A and the one who likes blue color.

  2. Paapa Ka Para

    There are at least 3 and at most 4 birthdays between the birthdays of C and B.
    not getting
    a/c to ans only 2 persons hv B n C

      1. Paapa Ka Para

        at least 3 galat h matlb

          1. saurabh sharma

            Above possibility is right

            G- jan-22-
            I- jan-28-
            H- apr-22-
            L- apr-28-
            C- may-22-
            J- may-28-
            K- jul-22-
            F- jul-28-
            E- sep-22-
            B- sep-28-
            D- nov-22-
            A- nov-28-
            what’s wrong in that and could you please elaborate.

          2. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

            yes bro mera b yhi aa rha h same…:)))

      2. karthik

        mam another possibility also here

        please check it once..

        G- jan-22-
        I- jan-28-
        H- apr-22-
        L- apr-28-
        C- may-22-
        J- may-28-
        K- jul-22-
        F- jul-28-
        E- sep-22-
        B- sep-28-
        D- nov-22-
        A- nov-28-

      3. karthik

        at least 3 and at most 4 means 3 or 4 persons..is it right?

        1. Yes. It was at least 2. Typo

      4. AMAZON

        Mam , in NIACL MAINS in Ga ,they have asked tagline of tobacco day which is on 31 May ,while exam was way early than that day. Mam any pdf available of days with tagline of june and july,
        kindly share the link.

        1. Let me see for July.
          For June I will post on 30

      5. PHENOMENAL

        in 2 que atleast 2 and atmost 4 means 2 or more than 2 but 4 or less than 4 ie 2/3/4? why u took only 2 people b/w B and C? plzz xplain maam

    1. karthik

      at least 3 and at most 4 means 3 or 4 persons

  3. Jeevan

    12min for 1s puzule ?

  4. Jeevan

    Mam two posibility aa ri
    B and J aletrnate

    H- jan-22-
    D- jan-28-
    A- apr-22-
    I apr-28-
    B- may-22-
    F- may-28-
    K jul-22-
    C- jul-28-
    E- sep-22-
    L sep-28-
    B- nov-22-
    G nov-28-

  5. study time;)

    ty mam:)plz provide more puzzles

  6. ||Rise&shine||

    Mam Que given,,, “There are at least 3 and at most 4 birthdays between the birthdays of C and B.”
    Bt u have done in ans ,, there are 2 bday between B and C? please clarify mam?

  7. Sachin Shukla

    1st &2nd mind blowing puzzle..))

  8. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

    2nd was done
    thats puzzle called hazardous puzzle
    in first puzzle same line repate 2 tmes
    2 people sit between A and the one who likes blue color.
    1 person sits between A and the one who likes blue color
    what is this mean??

    1. there are 2 persons na who like blue color
      so for that

      1. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

        ys mem got it
        thnxx

  9. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

    There are at least 2 and at most 4 birthdays between the birthdays of C and B….. mam…:) atmost 4 mn 4 count hoga?????…:))

      1. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

        then in that case while all conditions satisfied i hav a diffrent arrangement getting mam..:))

      2. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

        G- jan-22-
        I- jan-28-
        H- apr-22-
        L- apr-28-
        C- may-22-
        J- may-28-
        K- jul-22-
        F- jul-28-
        E- sep-22-
        B- sep-28-
        D- nov-22-
        A- nov-28-
        this is wht i am getting mam…without any possiblty with all conditions matched if atmost 4 4 is taken into account …:)

      3. karthik

        mam, this is my humble and kindly request to whole team please try to provide quiz with timer other wise providing lots of quizzes… plzzzzzzzzzzzzz

        1. right now timer not available

          trying to make it available

          1. karthik

            but plz give us more quizzes mam why because IBPS RRB PO noti out…

          2. yes yes we will give

      4. Positive

        nyce puzzle

  10. $~$PrAdeEP$K$~$~$

    hello….?????????

  11. Sneha Dubey

    1st in 9:31 min
    2nd in 8:13 min

    1. Heena Sharma

      Pls tell sneha..ap puzzle k short note phle likh leti ho fr solve krti ho..ya simultaneously usse likhti jati ho ar draw b krti jati ho

      1. Sneha Dubey

        nhi…direct solve krti hu

  12. subhain

    22 28
    jan H I
    april J G
    march B F
    july K C
    sept E L
    nov D A

    Shubra ma’m please tell what is wrong in this ?

  13. sushama s

    jan 22 H
    JAN 28 I
    APR 22 J
    APR 28 L
    MAY 22 B
    MAY 28 G
    JULY 22 K
    JULY 28 F
    SEP 22 E
    SEP 28 C
    NOV 22 D
    NOV 28 A
    Why this arrangement is not correct @Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus

  14. CraCk EASY

    superb puzzles

  15. PHENOMENAL

    1st ques how to solve plzz xplain, how to decide the age of B?

  16. kumkum ahuja

    nice puzzle 🙂

  17. ~~Sb acha hoga Ab ~~√

    ty 🙂

  18. Uddipta Bhuyan

    explain 2nd one…if anyone have grit…

  19. Pablo Escobar

    There is difference of 2 years between the ones who like green color.
    In first puzzle what does it mean ?????

    1. 2 persons like green color na

      so difference of 2 years between those

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