# PUZZLES

Directions (Qs. 1 - 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
Seven persons – Tanya, Preethi, Anil, Riya, Mahi, Uma and Anita took a test on different days of a week starting Monday to Sunday but not necessarily in the same order. Each of them scored different marks.
Anil took the test on Wednesday and the marks scored by him are an odd number. The one who took the test on Friday scored four marks. Only twenty four marks in total were scored before Thursday. The marks scored by each of the persons who take the test on the first four days of the week are multiple of three. Only six marks were scored on Tuesday. Riya took the test on Saturday and she scored two marks less than Uma. Anita took the test before Tanya. Maximum marks were scored on Monday. Uma took the test on Thursday. Preethi scored twice the marks scored by Mahi.
The marks scored by Mahi are one less than the marks scored by Anil. The marks scored by Uma were an even number.

1. Who among the following scored highest marks?
A) Anita    B) Tanya    C) Preethi    D) Mahi      E) None of these

2. How many marks were scored by the person who took the test two days before Uma?
A) 6      B) 12      C) 9     D) 10      E) None of these

3. Who among the following was the last person to take the test?
A) Tanya   B) Mahi    C) Preethi   D) Riya    E) None of these

4. What was the difference between the total marks scored before Thursday and the total marks scored after Thursday?
A) 10     B) 11      C) 7     D) 8       E) None of these

5. What is the sum of the marks of Tanya and Preethi?
A) 9    B) 6    C) 10    D) 11     E) 7

Directions (Qs. 6 - 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
Eight persons - Pallu, Lallu, Reelu, Shailu, Jaanu, Khelu, Tillu and Meenu live in an eight storied building, one on each floor but not necessarily in the same order. The ground floor is numbered 1, and the floor above is numbered 2 and so on. Only two people live below the floor on which Tillu lives. Only one person lives between Tillu and Pallu. Meenu lives on an odd numbered floor but not on floor number 7. Only two people live between Meenu and Lallu. Lallu does not live on the topmost floor. Pallu does not live on the lowermost floor. Shailu lives immediately below Reelu. Neither Shailu nor
Jaanu lives on floor number 6.

6. Who among the following lives on floor number 6?
A) Pallu    B) Lallu    C) Jaanu    D) Khelu      E) None of these

7. Who among the following lives on the topmost floor?
A) Lallu    B) Meenu      C) Reelu     D) Shailu      E) None of these

8. Who among the following lives immediately below Meenu?
A) Khelu    B) Tillu     C) Lallu      D) Reelu       E) None of these

9. How many people live between Shailu and Jaanu?
A) None       B) One      C) Two      D) Three       E) None of these

10. What is the difference between the floor numbers of Pallu and Lallu?
A) Zero      B) 1      C) 2       D) 3        E) None of these

Directions (Qs. 11 - 15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
Eight persons - Farhan, Rahul, James, John, Karthik, Charan, Teja and Jordan are having cars of different companies such as Dzire, Verna, Ford, Honda, Toyota, BMW, Chevrolet and Volkswagen but not necessarily in the same order. All of them like different-colored cars. Karthik has a Ford company's car and likes the color pink. The one who has BMW company's car likes white color. Rahul has a Toyota company's car. Charan likes purple color cars. Jordan has a Dzire company's car but does not like either blue or red. The onewho has Honda company's car likes orange color. John neither likes blue nor yellow. Teja does not like either Volkswagen company's car or Chevrolet company's car. The one who has Verna company's car likes the color blue. The one who has Volkswagen company's car does not like the color red. James likes red cars. Farhan has neither Verna company's car nor Honda company's car. Jordan does not like yellow color and James does not have Verna company's car. One of the cars is of violet color.

11. Who likes BMW company cars?
A) Farhan     B) James     C) John       D) Teja E) Jordan

12. The one who has a Dzire company's car likes which of the following colors?
A) Orange     B) Red     C) Blue      D) White      E) Violet

13. Which of the following combinations is correct?
A) Farhan - BMW - Yellow
B) John - Honda - Orange
C) James - Honda - Orange
D) Jordan - Dzire - Yellow
E) Rahul - Toyota - White

14. Who has Volkswagen company's car?
A) Teja     B) Jordan    C) Charan     D) Farhan      E) Rahul

15. Which of the following persons likes red cars?
A) Farhan     B) Karthik     C) Teja     D) James     E) John

Directions (Qs. 16 - 20): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
Six persons – P, Q, R, S, T and U, live in different flats – 101, 102, 103, 104 and 105 of a building but not necessarily in the same order.
Each of these people works in different companies – Infosys, Oracle, Wipro, TCS, Accenture and HCL. At least one person was living in each flat.
R, who lives in flat no. 101, works in Oracle and her flatmate T works in HCL.
P lives in flat no. 102.
U works in TCS.
S, who lives in flat no. 103, does not work for Accenture.
Q, who does not work in Wipro, lives in flat no. 104.
P does not work in Accenture and TCS.
The one, who lives in flat no. 103 works in Wipro.

16. Who among the following works in Infosys?
I. P      II. S      III. Q
A) Only I      B) Either I or II    C) Either II or III       D) Only II     E) Only III

17. Who among the following works in Accenture?
A) P     B) S      C) Q      D) U        E) Can’t be determined

18. The one who lives in flat no. 105 works in which of the following companie?
A) Accenture     B) Infosys     C) TCS
D) Either TCS or Accenture    E) Either Accenture or Infosys

19. The one who works in HCL lives in which of the following flat?
A) 101      B) 102     C) 103     D) 105     E) Either 102 or 103

20. Find the odd one out.
A) 102 - P - Infosys     B) 104 - Q - Wipro
C) 105 - U - TCS      D) 103 - S - Wipro
E) None of these

PUZZLES forms a major chunk of questions from the Reasoning Ability section. You will always find questions based on the seating arrangement and puzzles in Preliminary as well as in Main Examinations of various banking exams such as SBI PO, IBPS PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS Clerk, RRB PO, RRB Clerk, etc. In this article, I am going to provide you with some important tips for the Puzzles questions. As you all are well aware, at least 2-4 sets are asked from seating arrangement or puzzlebased questions in most of the banking exams. This topic is really important since the question is asked normally in a set of 5 questions and once you get the correct arrangement, you can easily score 5 marks from this part

Types of Puzzles:
* Basic arrangements
* Profession based
* Colour/ book/ subjects, etc.
* Scheduled puzzles
* Day based; Date based
* Month based
* Year based
* Date of birth based, etc.
* Floor Based
* Box puzzles

Model Questions

Directions (Qs. 1 - 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below. A, B, C, D, E, G and H are seven friends. Each of them likes a particular fruit, viz. Apple, Banana, Pear, Guava, Orange, Mango and Watermelon and each of them has a favourite city, viz. Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Cochin. The choices of fruit and favourite city of the seven friends aren't necessarily in the same order. B likes Mango and his favourite city is Chennai. The one whose favourite city is Pune likes Watermelon. E's favourite city is Kolkata. C likes Guava and his favourite is not Mumbai. H's favourite city is Cochin and he does not like either Banana or Pear. The favourite city of the one who likes Orange is Hyderabad. E does not like Pear. A's favourite city is neither Pune nor Hyderabad. D does not like Watermelon.

1. Who likes Apple?
A) H    B) E    C) G

2. Which fruit does A like?
A) Apple    B) Orange
C) Pear    D) Watermelon
E) None of these

3. Which is C's favourite city?
A) Mumbai    B) Pune
E) None of these

4. Which of the following combinations of Person - Fruit - City is incorrect?
A) C - Guava - Kolkata
B) G - Watermelon - Hyderabad
C) E - Banana - Cochin
D) D - Guava - Delhi
E) All are incorrect

5. Which is G's favourite city?
E) None of these

Explanation:

B likes Mango and his favourite city is Chennai.

E's favourite city is Kolkata.

C likes Guava and his favourite is not Mumbai.

H's favourite city is Cochin and he does not like either Banana or Pear.

1-A; From the common explanation, it is clear that 'H likes Apple'.

2-C; From the common explanation, it is clear that 'A likes Pear'.

3-D; From the common explanation, it is clear that 'C's favourite city is Delhi'.

4-E; From the common explanation, it is clear that 'All the options are incorrect'.

5-B; From the common explanation, it is clear that 'G's favourite city is Pune'.

Directions (Qs. 6 - 10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below. B, E, G, I, K, J and M are seven employees in an organization who are learning distance courses in different institutes, viz. TMU, QTU and IGNOU. There are three girls among these seven students. Each of the girls studies in the three different institutes. Two of the seven students study Accounts, two study ComputerScience and one each studies MCA, Finance and Textile Designing. G studies in the same institute as B, who studies Textiles Designing in QTU. No girl studies Finance or Textile Designing. K studies Accounts in TMU and his brother J studies MCA in IGNOU. I studies Finance in the same institute as E. Neither G nor M studies Accounts. The girl who studies Accounts does not study in IGNOU.

6. Which of the following pairs of students study Computer Science?
A) E, B    B) M, B    C) G, M
D) I, G    E) None of these

7. What is the study field of G?
A) Accounts    B) MCA
C) Finance    D) Computer science
E) None of these

8. Which of the following groups represents girls?
A) I, E, J    B) M, E, B    C) E, M, G
D) G, B, K    E) None of these

9. In which of the following institutes do three employees study?
A) IGNOU    B) TMU or QTU
C) TMU    D) QTU    E) None of these

10. In which of the following institutes does E study?
A) TMU    B) QTU
C) IGNOU    D) Can’t be determined
E) None of these

Directions (Qs. 11 - 15): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below. Eight people - A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H - live on eight different floors of a building but not necessarily in the same order. The lowermost floor of the building is numbered one, the one above that is numbered two and so on till the topmost floor is numbered eight. A lives on an even-numbered floor above the floor numbered three. G lives immediately below A. Only three people live between F and C. Only two people live between C and E. There are as many people between E and A as there are between E and B. Only two people live between B and H. D lives immediately above H.

11. Who amongst the following lives exactly between G and E?
A) Only A    B) Only F
C) No one    D) Both A and F
E) Both F and B

12. Who amongst the following lives on the floor numbered five?
A) F    B) B    C) D    D) C    E) G

13. As per the given arrangement, four of the following five are alike in a certain way and form a group. Which of the following does not belong to the group?
A) B - Two    B) G - Seven    C) C - Five
D) A - Six    E) H - Three

14. On which of the following floor numbers does C live?
A) Seven    B) Six    C) Three
D) Eight E) Two

15. If F and A interchange their places and so do H and C, then who will live between A and H as per the new arrangement?
A) B    B) E    C) C    D) G
E) Other than those given as options

Explanation:

11-C; From the common explanation, it's clear from the table that 'no one lives between G and E'.

12-A; From the common explanation, it is clear that 'F lives on floor no. 5'.

13-B; From the common explanation, it is clear that 'only G - 7 is correctly matched among the given options.

14-C; From the common explanation, it is clear that 'C lives on floor no. 3'.

15-A.

Directions (Qs. 16 - 20): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below. Seven friends, namely - P, Q, R, S, T, U and V, watch seven different movie, namely Spectrum, Roy, Bullet, Ferocious, Dune, Everlasting and Mars, not necessarily in the same order, starting from Monday to Sunday (of the same week). T watches a movie on Thursday. Only one person watches the movie between T and the one who watches Dune. P watches the movie immediately after the one who watches Dune. Only three people watch the movie between P and the one who watches Bullet. Only two people watch the movie between the one who watches bullet and U. The one who watches Mars, watches the movie before U but after Thursday. More than two people watch the movie between the one who watches the movie Mars and R. The one who watches Spectrum watches the movie immediately before the one who watches Everlasting. The one who watches Ferocious watches immediately before Q. V does not watch the movie on Tuesday.

16. Who amongst the following watches Roy?
A) R B) S C) P D) T E) V

17. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which of the following does not belong to that group?
A) T - Tuesday B) S - Thursday
C) Q - Sunday D) P - Friday
E) U - Saturday

18. Which of the following is true about S?
A) S watches the movie immediately after R.
B) S watches Bullet.
C) Only two people watch the movie between S and R.
D) All the given statements are true
E) S watches the movie on Sunday.

19. Which of the following movies does T watch?
A) Bullet B) Spectrum C) Everlasting
D) Ferocious E) Mars

20. As per the given arrangement Q is related to the one who watches Dune in a certain way and R is related to the one who watches Everlasting in the same way. Which of the following is U related to in  the same way?
A) The one who watches Roy
B) The one who watches Ferocious
C) The one who watches Bullet
D) The one who watches Spectrum
E) The one who watches Mars

Directions (Qs.1-5): Answer the questions based on the information given below. Seven boxes A, B, C, D, E, F and G are kept one above the other like a stack. Each of these boxes contains different number of pens among 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. The bottommost box is numbered 1 and the topmost box is numbered 7. Boxes with prime number of pens are adjacent to each other. G is two boxes above the box with 7 pens. C is immediately above the box with 5 pens. F is immediately above B. D has 8 pens. A is three boxes above G. B has one pen more than E, which is box 1. F has more pens than G, which has more pens than A.

1. Which box is immediately below the box with 4 pens?
a) B            b) F            c) G            d) C            e) None of the above

2. How many boxes are above D?
a) Four       b) Two       c) One       d) Three          e) None of the above

3. G contains ........ pens.
a) 6            b) 7            c) 8            d) 9              e) None of the above

4. There are ...... boxes between B and E.
a) Two       b) One       c) Four       d) Three          e) None of the above

5. Total number of pens in E, B and A is .......
a) 19          b) 15          c) 23          d) 20              e) None of the above
Explanation :

 Position Box No.of Pens 7 A 4 6 F 10 5 B 6 4 G 9 3 D 8 2 C 7 1 E 5

Ans: 1-b,   2-a,   3-d,   4-d,   5-b.

Directions (Qs.6-10): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow. In a shop, 7 boxes of different fruits are kept. They are- Mango, Banana, Grapes, Pineapple, Watermelon, Papaya and Cherry. Each box has a number written on it from 1 to 7 but not necessarily in the same order. These boxes are arranged in a stack in ascending order with the lowest numbered box at the top. The number of boxes above Mango box is same as the number of boxes below the Watermelon box. Papaya is in box number 5. There are as many boxes above grapes as below it. Only three boxes are there in between Pineapple and Cherry. Banana is kept below Mango.

6. Choose the correct statement.
a) Cherry is kept in box 2
b) Banana is kept below Grapes
c) There is no box in between Mango and Watermelon
d) There is only two box below Papaya
e) None of these

7. Choose the odd one out.
a) Banana          b) Grapes          c) Papaya          d) Mango           e) Watermelon

8. Choose the incorrect pair.
a) 1 - Mango          b) 7 - Pineapple         c) 5 - Papaya           d) 4 - Grapes          e) 3 - Banana

9. How many boxes are there in between Cherry and Mango, if the box kept below Pineapple is Watermelon?
a) One       b) Two       c) Zero       d) Three          e) Cannot be determined

10. What is the number of boxes above Banana box?
a) One       b) Two       c) Zero       d) Three           e) Cannot be determined
Explanation :

 Number Fruit 1 Mango 2 Pineapple/Cherry 3 Banana 4 Grapes 5 Papaya 6 Pineapple/Cherry 7 Watermelon

Ans:  6-d,   7-b,   8-b,   9-c,   10-b.

Directions (Qs.11-15): Study the given information carefully and answer the following questions below. In an books shop, 8 boxes containing different books. History, Mathematics, Science, Geography, English, Sanskrit, Polity and Civics are kept one above the other but not necessarily in that order. The boxes are numbered 1 to 8 and arranged in ascending order i.e., the box which is numbered 1 is at the top. Box of Civics is immediately below box of Geography. Box of Science is immediately below box of Mathematics. There are three boxes between box of Mathematics and box of Geography. There are two boxes between box of History and box of Civics. Box of Mathematics is at topmost position whereas box of Polity is kept at bottommost position. There is only one box between box of Geography and box of English.

11. Which box is exactly between box of Geography book and box of English book?
a) Box of Mathematics book
b) Box of History book
c) Box of Civics book
d) Box of Sanskrit book
e) Box of Science book

12. How many boxes are kept between box of Science and Civics books?
a) 2        b) 6       c) 4         d) 1         e) 3

13. What is the position of box of Sanskrit book?
a) Immediately below box of Science book
b) Immediately above box of Geography book
c) At topmost position
d) At bottommost position
e) Between the box of Geography and English book

14. Which box is kept at the second last position?
a) Box of Science book               b) Box of History book
c) Box of Geography book          d) Box of English book
e) Box of Civics book

15. Which box is numbered 4?
a) Box of Sanskrit book           b) Box of History book
c) Box of Science book           d) Box of Geography book
e) Box of Civics book
Explanation :

 Box Number Box of Books 1 Mathematics 2 Science 3 History 4 Sanskrit 5 Geography 6 Civics 7 English 8 Polity

Ans: 11-c,   12-e,   13-b,   14-d,   15-a

Directions (Qs.16-20): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below. Eight boxes A, B, C, D, F, G, H and E are placed one above the other but not necessarily in the same order. The bottom-most box is numbered 1, the immediate above box is numbered 2 so on until the topmost box is numbered 8. There are more than three boxes between C and G which are not kept on the top. H is kept neither on the top nor immediately next to the box C and G. A and D are kept next to each other. There is one box between F and A. There are more than three boxes between H and E. G is not kept on the odd number position. B is kept above A. Box C is not kept above H and G.

16. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and hence forms a group. Which of them does not belong to the group?
a) B D               b) A G               c) D H          d) F A               e) C D

17. Which among the following boxes is not placed between F and G box?
a) D             b) B             c) A             d) H         e) None of these

18. Which among the following statements is true?
a) E is kept above D           b) A is kept below G
c) E is kept immediately above B        d) None of these
e) All of these

19. Which of the following boxes is kept between H and C?
a) B             b) D             c) F             d) E          e) None of the above

20. How many boxes are kept below box A?
a) One              b) Two              c) Three          d) Four             e) Can't say
Explanation :

 Number of Box Box Name 8 E 7 B 6 G 5 D 4 A 3 H 2 F 1 C

Ans: 16-e,  17-b,  18-e,  19-c,  20-c

Box puzzles

The box-based arrangements different and new concept in puzzles. In this arrangements a given number of boxes are placed as one above another. It is different from floor-based puzzles as in floor-based arrangements the order of floors or sequence of floors is fixed such as generally ground floor number 1 and top will be highest one while but in box puzzles the boxes are arranged as one above the another on the shelves or according their positions but there is no sequence for their arrangements as they are arranged randomly one above another. In these puzzles along with boxes other elements also can be given in the data so according to give clues and conditions final arrangements be made boxes with other given elements.

Character Puzzles
In this type of questions, a figure or a matrix is given in which some numbers are filled according to a rule. A place is left blank. You have to find out a character (a number or a letter) from the given possible answers which may be filled in the blank space.

Model Questions

1. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 18             B) 20              C) 21             D) 19

Explanation: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10 and 1 + 3 + 5 + 8 = 17

Similarly, 1 + 4 + 6 + 9 = 20

Ans: B

2. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 80              B) 114              C) 108              D) None of these

Explanation: (4 + 8) × 9 = 108
(5 + 4) × 12 = 108

Ans: C

3. Which one will replace the question mark?

A) 8             B) 14             C) 10             D) 6

Explanation: For first triangle,

10 - 4 = 6;    18 - 10 = 8;    18 - 4 = 14

For second triangle,

14 - 8 = 6;    22 - 14 = 8;    22 - 8 = 14

For third triangle, 11 - 5 = 6;    15 - 11 = 4;    15 - 5 = 10

Ans: C

4. Which one will replace the question mark?

A) 11           B) 19           C) 15            D) 22

Explanation: (2 × 2 - 1) = 3

and (5 × 4 - 5) = 15;  (5 × 5 - 3) = 22

Ans: D

5. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 1          B) 2          C) 3          D) 4

Explanation: (2)2 = 4; (8)2 = 64

(5)2 = 25; (1)2 = 1

Ans: A

6. Which one will replace the question mark ?

Explanation: (10 + 9 + 14 + 7)/2 = 20

and (11 + 16 + 10 + 13)/2 = 25

Therefore, (15 + ? + 12 + 10)/2 = 22

Hence 37 + ? = 44

? = 44 − 37 ⇒ ? = 7

Ans: B

7. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 33            B) 38             C) 32            D) 37

Explanation: (5 × 6) + 2 = 32;    (7 × 6) + 2 = 44

(7 × 5) + 2 = 37

Ans: D

8. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 6          B) 7          C) 8          D) 9

Explanation: (5 + 3)/2 = 4 and (6 + 8)/2 = 7;

Therefore (8 + 4)/2 = 6

Ans: A

9. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 14          B) 22          C) 32             D) 320

Explanation: (5 × 6 × 4)/10 = 12

and (6 × 7 × 5)/10 = 21

Therefore (4 x 8 x 10)/10 = 32

Ans: C

10. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 18           B) 90           C) 108           D) 28

Explanation: 13 + 15 = 28; 36 + 54 = 90

Therefore, 45 + 63 = 108

Ans: C

11. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 8          B) 9          C) 10          D) 11

Explanation: (3 × 4 - 8) = 4;    (2 × 5 - 4) = 6

(4 × 5 - 9) = 11

Ans: D

12. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 60          B) 50          C) 25          D) 21

Explanation:

? = 25

Ans: C

13. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 47          B) 45          C) 37          D) 35

Explanation: (3 × 3) + (5 × 6) = 39

and (4 × 4) + (5 × 7) = 51

Therefore, (3 × 4) + (5 × 5) = 37

Ans: C

14. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 262           B) 622           C) 631            D) 824

Explanation: (915 - 364) = 551

(789 - 543) = 246

(863 - 241) = 622

Ans: B

15. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 12          B) 13          C) 11          D) 10

Explanation: (4 × 8) + 1 = 33;   (5 × 9) + 1 = 46

Similarly, (7 × 11) + 1 = 78

Ans: C

16. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 20          B) 26          C) 25          D) 75

Explanation: (2)2 + (4)2 = 20;   (3)2 + (9)2 = 90

Therefore, (1)2 + (5)2 = 26

Ans: B

17. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 4            B) 6            C) 9            D) 8

Explanation: 3 × 5 × 4 = 60 and 5 × 7 × 4 = 140

Therefore, 4 × 4 × ? = 96

? = (96/16) = 6

Ans: B

18. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 2          B) 4          C) 6          D) 8

Explanation: (4 × 7) ÷ 4 = 7

and (6 × 2) ÷ 3 = 4

Therefore, (6 × 2) ÷ 2 = 6

Ans: C

19. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 5            B) 6            C) 8            D) 9

Explanation: 93 - (27 + 3) = 63

79 - (38 + 4) = 37

Therefore, 67 - (16 + ?) = 42

? = 9

Ans: D

20. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 3          B) 2          C) 7          D) 6
Explanation: Putting the position of the letters in reverse order
P = 11, S = 8, V = 5 and Y = 2
Ans: B

21. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 9          B) 5            C) 7          D) 3
Explanation: 5 × 8 × 10 = 400 and 6 × 9 × 7 = 378
Therefore 5 × 7 × ? = 315 ? = 9
Ans: A

22. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 8          B) 32          C) 4          D) 16
Explanation: (16)2 = 256
Therefore, (2)2 = 4
Ans: C

23. Which one will replace the question mark ?

24. Which one will replace the question mark?

A) 25          B) 625          C) 125         D) 50
Explanation: All numbers are cubed, (7)3 = 343; (1)3 = 1; (3)3 = 27
Similarly, (5)3 = 125
Ans: C

25. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 9             B) 6             C) 15             D) 14
Explanation: (4 + 9 + 2) = (3 + 5 + 7) = (8 + 1 + 6)
Total in each case = 15
Ans: B

26. Which one will replace the question mark ?

Explanation: (15 + 12)/9 = 3 and (44 + 28)/9 = 8
Therefore, (64 + 53)/9 = 13
Ans: B

27. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 40           B) 38           C) 44           D) 39
Explanation: 9 + (2)2 = 13,
13 + (3)2 = 22,
22 + (4)2 = 38.
Ans: B

28. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 60           B) 46           C) 86           D) 75
Explanation: (30 - 24) × 8 = 48
and (23 - 12) × 8 = 88
Therefore, (92 - 86) × 8 = 48
Ans: C

29. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 75           B) 26           C) 25           D) 20
Explanation: (2)2 + (4)2 = 20
and (3)2 + (9)2 = 90
Therefore (1)2 + (5)2 = 26
Ans: B

30. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 18             B) 24            C) 36            D) 58
Explanation: (7 × 3) = 21 and (9 × 3) = 27
and (4 × 9) = 36 and (2 × 9) = 18
Therefore (9 × 6) = 54 and (4 × 6) = 24
Ans: B

31. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 60            B) 30            C) 20            D) 45
Explanation: (16 + 13) = (14 + 15)
and (28 + 12) = (10 + 30)
Therefore (29 + 16) = (15 + 30)
Ans: B

32. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 15            B) 19            C) 20            D) 18
Explanation: (3 × 4) + 3 = 15
and (7 × 5) + 3 = 38
Therefore (3 × 5) + 3 = 18
Ans: D

33. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 11            B) 14            C) 10            D) 12
Explanation: (15 - 12) + (10 - 9) = 4
(28 - 12) + (16 - 20) = 12
Similarly, (23 - 11) + (15 - 16) = 11
Ans: A

34. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 0            B) 2            C) 11             D) 12
Explanation: (6 + 5) - (7 + 4) = 0
and (7 + 6) - (8 + 4) = 1
Therefore (11 + 2) - (2 + 0) = 11
Ans: C

35. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 8             B) 12            C) 16            D) 20
Explanation: (4 × 6) ÷ 3 = 8
(6 × 10) ÷ 5 = 12
(4 × 8) ÷ 2 = 16
Ans: C

36. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 3            B) 5            C) 4            D) 6
Explanation: (7 × 3) + 8 = 29
(4 × 3) + 7 = 19
(5 × ?) + 6 = 31
? = 5
Ans: B

37. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 94            B) 76            C) 16            D) 73
Explanation: (4)2 + (2)2 + (1)2 = 21
and (5)2 + (3)2 + (8)2 = 98
Therefore (6)2 + (7)2 + (3)2 = 94
Ans: A

38. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 262           B) 622          C) 631           D) 824
Explanation: 915 - 364 = 551
and 789 - 543 = 246
Similarly, 863 - 241 = 622
Ans: B

39. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 660            B) 670           C) 610            D) 690
Explanation: (1)2 + (5)2 + (4)2 + (3)2 = 51 × 10 = 510
and (3)2 + (4)2 + (6)2 + (2)2 = 65 × 10 = 650
Similarly (0)2 + (1)2 + (2)2 + (8)2 = 69 × 10 = 690
Ans: D

40. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 18            B) 12            C) 9            D) 6
Explanation: (12 + 18 + 30)/10 = 6
(16 + 24 + 40)/10 = 8
Similarly, (45 + 18 + 27)/10 = 9
Ans: C

41. Which one will replace the question mark ?

A) 45            B) 41            C) 32            D) 40
Explanation: (15 × 2 - 3) = 27,
(31 × 2 - 6) = 56,
and (45 × 2 - 9) = 81
Ans: A

Posted Date : 26-09-2022

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