# Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 45

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

There are 10 people – A, B, C, D, E, F, P, Q, R and S who stay on 4 floors (numbered 1 to 4) of a building. There are three flats on each of the four floors out of which two flats are vacant.
The flats are numbered 1, 2 and 3 on each of the floors and are left to right on the floor respectively. Flat no. 1 of floor no. 2 is exactly above the flat no. 1 of floor no. 1 and so on.

A lives on flat no. 1 of any floor. Flat just above the flat of A is empty. There is a gap of 1 floor between the floors of A and S. S lives on one of the floors below A. P lives on same floor as S. P lives immediate to the left of S. B lives on 4th floor. He shares the floor with E. The flat to the left of Q is empty. Q lives just above R. D lives on flat no. 2 of any floor. C and R share same floor. R lives on same flat no. as B. F does not live immediately below C.

1. Who stays on flat no 3 of floor no 3?
A) Q

B) R
C) C
D) B
E) No one
Option A
2. Which of the following pair of peoples stays on same floor?
A) P, S, D
B) A, Q
C) B, E, D
D) F, S
E) None of these
Option B
3. How many people live to the left of Q?
A) None of these
B) Two
C) Cannot be determined
D) One
E) No one
Option D
4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which one does not belong to that group?
A) R
B) Q
C) B
D) F
E) D
Option E
All others live on flat number 3, while D on flat no 2
5. Who lives to the immediate left of P?
A) D
B) Q
C) E
D) no one
E) F
Option D

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

A country’s Prime Minister has 8 scheduled meetings in the month of March and July of same year. There are 4 meetings in each month. The meetings are scheduled on 1st, 10th, 14th and 26th of both months. The meetings are scheduled in different countries – France, Nepal, China, USA, Singapore, UK, Indonesia, and Russia in any order. All the meetings are scheduled for different number of days from 1 to 8. If the meeting is scheduled on 1st, then that day will be counted, and same for all dates.

The meeting on 10th July is for 3 days. The number of days for the meeting in Russia is less than the number of days for meeting started on 10th July. There is 1 meeting scheduled after China. The total number of days allotted to the meetings in France and USA is 8. There is no meeting between the meetings in France and USA. The meetings in China and France are not on same dates. The meeting in USA is on 1oth of any month. There are 2 meetings scheduled between the meetings in Singapore and the one scheduled for 5 days. The meeting in Singapore is before the meeting scheduled for 5 days. The meeting in Singapore and the one scheduled for 7 days is on same date. The meeting in USA is before the meeting in Russia. The meeting in UK is scheduled for 4 days. The total number of days allotted to the meetings in Indonesia and Russia is 8. The meeting which is scheduled for 1 day is in March.

1. How many days are scheduled for the meeting in China?
A) Other than those given in options
B) 2
C) 5
D) 7
E) 3
Option C
Arrangement:
The meeting on 10th July is for 3 days. The number of days for the meeting in Russia is less than the number of days for meeting started on 10th July. There are 2 meetings scheduled after China. The total number of days allotted to the meetings in France and USA is 8. There is 1 meeting between the meetings in France and USA. The meeting in USA is on 1oth of any month.
After this we get 3 arrangementsNow since USA on 10th, so maximum of 4 days can be allotted to USA because next meeting is on 14th, So– 3 already on 10th July, 4 cannot be because 4+4 = 8, 2 meetings for 4 days not possible. So in 1st 2 arrangements days for USA is either 2 or 1.

Final:

2. How many meetings are scheduled between the meetings in USA and Singapore?
A) 1
B) 4
C) 2
D) None
E) 3
Option A
1 i.e. in Russia
3. How many meetings are scheduled after meeting in Russia?
A) None
B) 3
C) 2
D) 4
E) 5
Option E

4. The country in which meeting is scheduled for 6 days is
A) USA
B) France
C) Singapore
D) China
E) Nepal
Option B
5. Meeting in Indonesia is scheduled on which date?
A) 26
B) 14
C) 1
D) 10
E) Cannot be determined
Option A

## 74 Thoughts to “Reasoning: Puzzles and Arrangements Set 45”

1. Shubham Gupta

second one is very tough

1. Debora dhiraviyam

hi friend did you got the solution

1. Shubham Gupta

yeah

2. Debora dhiraviyam

There is 1 meeting between the meetings in France and USA. sir please explain but in answer part it is given consecutively as france march 1 and usa march 10

1. Yes

there is no meeting between France and USA

1. Debora dhiraviyam

thankyou mam nice puzzles

there is 1 meeting after china in question……..but in your soln……there are 2 meetings after china……..?

1. Debora dhiraviyam

no bhai only one meeting

2. last meeting on 26th July
2nd last on 14th july

So 1 after china is – 1 after 14th july

4. thinker

Toughest puzzle second to solve hi ni huyi

1. there is no meeting between France and USA

5. simran

explain your view of understanding the meaning of 1 meeting difference b/w france and china…..? according to me your solution is wrong or else modified your question. thank you!

1. yes

there is no meeting between France and USA
.

6. matt_tuck

‘There is 1 meeting between the meetings in France and USA’
mam, solution does not satisfy this statement.

7. Jeevan

1st 4min
2nd 8 min
Nc puzule mam

1. sips

give solns for 1-5

2. Ittu Si Barbie (｡♥‿♥｡)

wow congo 🙂

1. Jeevan

Kuch b ?

1. Ittu Si Barbie (｡♥‿♥｡)

??

8. Jeetesh Chandra

nice puzzle mam..thank you..:)

9. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

2 nd puzzle confusing h data nd language don’t know bt glat lg rhi h khai to days bol rha h khai days ko scheduled word se represent kr rha h
SKIP IS THE BEST OPTION

1. nhi its correct

what u dint get ?

1. AVI™ (Sinchen loveR)

confusing words usages in 2nd puzzle

10. jaga

Thank u mam

mam bahot sare possibilities aa raha hai….2nd puzzle is not properly designed.

1. Nhi. There are not much

For Russia is less than 3. So 2 or 1.
Then for US also we get 1 or 2.
U get this point that why US is 1 or 2 in1st 2 possibilities ?

After this . Indonesia, 5 and 7.

It willnot be much

ya….got it…. very high level….tq mam..

12. mollika

I cant able to solve 2nd one. The meeting in Singapore is before the meetings schedule for 5days

1. Singapore is before the meetings schedule for 5days

Singapore on 26th march

and 5 vali 14th July

13. mollika

Plzz help

14. subhain

2nd puzzle main usa 6 kun nahi hos sakta and france 2 …only doubt

1. USA agar 6 days ki hogi to 14th vali meeting me kese jaenge ??

USA vali to 10th ko hai na ?

1. subhain

Acha …thank you
Actually muje last line ka matlav ni samj aaya tha jo 1st paragragh ki last statement hai.. now got it
Shukriya

15. Sneha Dubey

1st in 6:04 min
2nd in 8:15 min

16. Randy Orton™????

upar likha hua hai after china 1 meeting

fir sol mein after china 2 meeting
??

1. U are doing it the way that – 4 months and 2 days

But it is not this – it is 2 months and 4 days

last meeting on 26th July, 2nd last on 14th July na ??

1. Randy Orton™????

month jb 2 hain
to 4 kaise le loonga

but 2nd last is 14 july

totally confused

1. no no
I am saying ki jese puzzles phle hoti hai – 4 months and 2 days vali, you are doing this puzzle thinking that

phle sari march ki dates finish hongi, then july ki na

1 march, 10 march, 14 march, 26 march
then july— 1, 10, 14, 26

Now got ??

1. Randy Orton™????

ha bilkul aisa hi kr raha hoon but ye wrong kaise hoga

date to sequence mein hi aayegi na

aur jab china k baad 1 hi meeting hai to
aapke diagram k acc phle 14 july ko meet hogi
then 26 march pe aayenge aur wapas july pe jayenge

to fir china k baad 2 meet hui na

26th March kaise aaegi ??

26th march to 14th july se phle aaegi na ?

3. Randy Orton™????

na mai smjh paa raha na smjha paa raha hoon
khair dubara banata hoon

lets c kya hota hai

4. raman

solution main bhi 1 hi meeting hain…..14th july ke bad sirf ek date toh hai 26th july…march ko consider thoda krna hai

5. Randy Orton™????

mai sirf ye bol
raha ques mein china k baad 1 meet hai
but diagram mein 2 hain
kaise

6. A, B, C, D

A ka bday 14 march, B ka 26 march, C ka 14 july, D ka 26 July

second last kiska bday aya ??

7. Randy Orton™????

14 july

8. yes

same way 2nd last China hua na agar 1 after china hai

so china on 14th july na ?

17. ~~Sb acha hoga Ab ~~√

@Shubhra_AspirantsZone:disqus mam q2 USA ko 2 hi kyu liya 6 bi ho skta tha …france or usa ka day clear kr de ??

1. USA agar 6 days ki hogi to 14th vali meeting me kese jaenge ??

USA vali to 10th ko hai na ?

1. PHENOMENAL

maam 2 ques me to diya h there is 1 meetig scheduled after china bt sol me 2 diya h ? plzz xplain how to solve 2 puzzle

1. A, B, C, D

A ka bday 14 march, B ka 26 march, C ka 14 july, D ka 26 July

2bd last will ne 14th july na ?

so 1 after 14 july

1. PHENOMENAL

OK very confusing

2. no not that confusing

actually phle puzzles me 4 months and 2 days hote hai BUT isme reverse hai
so you people are solving it similar way

2. ~~Sb acha hoga Ab ~~√

tq mam for ur reply but my question is USA and FRANCE ka total 8 hona chahiye ..us case me apne soln me USA ka 2days and france ka 6 days liya h…USA ka 6 days or france ka 2 DAYs bi toh possibility thi na..qki total toh 8 hona chahiye ??

1. vahi to I am saying na
Agar USA 10th ko jana hai and vahan 6 days lag gae meeting me means 10-15th of month, then 14th vali meeting me kese jaenge. 10th k bad 14th ko jana hai na meeting me

18. Pooja?

Frst me c or d ki postion kse fix hui last me

1. D lives on flat no. 2 of any floor.

C and R share same floor – if they on floor 3, then Q will have top be on floor 2, and then left of Q cannot be kept empty

19. <>>>>>>>>>>>>>

thanku azzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..

20. MR. HOLA

If the meeting is scheduled on 1st, then that day will be counted, and same for all dates.
is line ka matlab samaj nahi aa rha⁠⁠⁠⁠

1. It just means that if meeting 4 days k liye hai. Then 1 2 3 and 4 ko hogi.
1st count hoga

1. MR. HOLA

mam samaj nahi aa rha.. 🙁

2. MR. HOLA

mam ab samaj aa gya.. DURATION WORD USE KIA HOTA TO SAMAJ AA GYA HOTA.. ANYWAYS THANX MAM.. 🙂

21. siddy93

In the first Arrangement (given: B lives on 4th floor. He shares the floor with E.) Why can’t B be in the 2nd Flat & E be in the 3rd Flat.??

1. because

R lives on same flat no. as B.

1. Positive

nice puzzles mam…could u plz tell dese r for pre or main exam???

1. These are for both.
The difference is in pre you do the simple ones and leave these type.
In mains this is the starting level so you have to solve these.

1st one for pre only

1. Positive

THNX….mam if possible in one puzzle set provide one pre level , and one main level puzzle…so dat we can have grip on both the main nd pre level exam

22. swati

thank you for interesting puzzle….
.

23. ~lonely~hanker~nitrous oxide~

TQ MAM MAM BAKI PUZZLE SAHI HAI SECOND main france or usa me 6/2 ka possibilty aa rha decide kesse krege ki 2 and 6 kis kisko dena hai

1. Agar USA 10th ko jana hai and vahan 6 days lag gae meeting me means 10-15th of month, then 14th vali meeting me kese jaenge. 10th k bad 14th ko jana hai na meeting me
so 2 days for USA

1. ~lonely~hanker~nitrous oxide~

kk mam yeh to dekha nhi me direct put kr gya tabhi yeh 6/2 ka only locha nikla baad me 😛 tq

plz explain it in english mam..!

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