Reasoning: Puzzles Set 15 (Blood Relations)

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

A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are sitting around a circle facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them has a relationship with A.
G is sitting second to the left of father of A. F is immediate neighbor of A. D, mother of A is sitting opposite to the sister of A. B is sitting to the immediate right of wife of A. E who is a male is sitting second to the right of mother of C. Brother of A is sitting third to right of B. Daughter of A is sitting to third to right of sister of A. A is sitting second to the right of daughter of E. E is sitting to the immediate left of sister of A.

  1. Who is the mother of H?
    A) F
    B) G
    C) C
    D) D
    E) None of these
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    Option D
    First use D, mother of A is sitting opposite to the sister of A. Daughter of A is sitting to third to right of sister of A. E is sitting to the immediate left of sister of A.
    After this
    Use B is sitting to the immediate right of wife of A. Remember E is male. We get 3 arrangements as:
    Next use: Brother of A is sitting third to right of B.
    Next we have only 1 position left for placing A in all 3 arrangements as
    Next, see In 3rd arrangement, A is sitting second to the right of daughter of E. But here E is 2nd to right of his own daughter. Then E should be wife of W. But in this arrangement, E and wife are different. SO cancel this arrangement.
    Next, see in 2nd arrangement: we have E who is a male is sitting second to the right of mother of C. But here E is second to right of brother who cannot be mother of C.
    So now we are left with only 1st arrangement.
    Now B or E can be father of A. G is sitting second to the left of father of A. So this gives that E is father of A, thus B his son. Proceed further. We get
  2. Who is the grand-daughter of E?
    A) B
    B) C
    C) D
    D) G
    E) None of these
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    Option B 
  3. Who is sitting second to the right of F’ sister?
    A) wife of A
    B) brother of C
    C) daughter of A
    D) father of B
    E) None of these
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    Option D
  4. How many persons are sitting between A’s wife and D’s husband when counted from right of A’s wife?
    A) None
    B) One
    C) Two
    D) Three
    E) More than three
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    Option B
  5. What is the position of G’s daughter with respect to D’s daughter?
    A) third to left
    B) second to left
    C) third to right
    D) second to right
    E) fourth to right
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    Option C

Directions (6 – 10): Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.
A, B, C, D, P, Q, R and S are sitting around a circle facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order.
S’s husband is sitting second to right of B. Q is sitting second to the left of D’s daughter. Q is the sister of R. S’s husband is not an immediate neighbour of Q. Only one person is sitting between Q and A. Similarly there is only one person sitting between P and S’s mother. No female sits to the immediate side of B. A is father of R. S’s mother is sitting to the immediate right of D, S’s brother. Only one person sits between S and R. P is not an immediate neighbour of R, who is the mother of C.

  1. How is S related to R?
    A) sister
    B) aunt
    C) mother
    D) mother-in-law
    E) Cannot be determined
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    Option C
    In this first draw the family diagram, we easily get
    Now given that Similarly there is only one person sitting between P and S’s mother. This means P is not S’s mother, so P is D’s daughter. and then B is S’s and D’s mother. The paragraph given also talks about S’s husband. So we can combine the relationships in only one possible way as:
    Now draw the arrangement, we get
  2. What is the position of C with respect to her grandmother?
    A) third to right
    B) second to left
    C) third to right
    D) fourth to right
    E) Cannot be determined
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    Option D
  3. What is the position of R with respect to her sister?
    A) second to right
    B) immediate left
    C) third to right
    D) second to left
    E) immediate right
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    Option B
    Exact month of P is not known. But date is 22 for sure
  4. How is Q related to D?
    A) sister
    B) niece
    C) daughter
    D) sister-in-law
    E) Cannot be determined
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    Option B
  5. Who is the husband of S?
    A) brother of Q
    B) father of P
    C) grandfather of C
    D) son of A
    E) Cannot be determined
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    Option C

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