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PROBLEMS BASED ON ALPHABET

Generally in Alphabetical questions a letter series is given in the English alphabets from A to Z. We have to find out the letters satisfying certain given conditions as regards their positions in the given sequence.
 

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 Directions : Following questions are based on the general English alphabet series.
               AB C D E F G H I J K LM N O P Q R S T U VW X Y Z

 

* If the first five letters of English alphabet are reversed and then next six letters are reversed, again next five letters are reversed, again next six letters are reversed, again last four letters are reversed, then which letter will be 11th to the right of 4th from the left?
                  1) L       2) M       3) N      4) O      5) None of these
Ans: 2
Hint: 15th letter from the left end of the new series is M.

 

* Which letter will be 5th to the left of 24th letter from the left in the above question?
                  1) H       2) S       3) T        4) I       5) None of these
Ans: 3
Hint: 19th letter from the left end. i.e. T

 

* If the first five letters of English alphabet are reversed, so are the next six, so are the next seven and so are the next eight then which letters will be 11th to the right of 7th from the left?
                 1) J        2) K        3) L       4) M         5) None of these
Ans: 3
Hint:   5R   /   6R    /    7R    /   8R     Here, R =
            (I)        (II)       (III)      (IV)    Reversed
       18th letter of the given series comes in section (1)
       = 12th from the left in English alphabet i.e., L. 2(I)+2(II)+(III)+1−18 = 12.

 

* If the first eight letters of English alphabet are reversed, so are the next seven, so are the next six and so are the remaining five letters, then which will be the 17th to the left of 8th letter from the right?
                1) C       2) D          3) G      4) H        5) None of these
Ans: 3
Hint:  8R  /  7R    /  6R    /  5R
           (I)      (II)     (III)     (IV)
            25 - (7 + 6 + 5);
            = 25 - 18;
            = 7; G is the required letter.

 

* If the first seven letters of English alphabet are reversed, so are the next eight, so are the next six and so are the remaining five, then what will be the 11th letter to the left of 3rd letter from the right?
                   1) I       2) J       3) M        4) N         5) None of these
Ans: 2
Hint:   7R   /    8R    /    6R    /    5R
            (I)        (II)        (III)       (IV)
           14th letter from the right comes in section B
           (I) + 14 - { (III) + (IV)}
            7 + 14 - 11 = 10th letter i.e J

 

* If the first three letters of English alphabet are reversed and so on ... and the last two letters are reversed, then which letter will be 19th letter to the right of 17th from the left of 5th letter from the right?
                  1) W      2) B      3) V       4) X          5) None of these
Ans: 3
Hint:   3R   /   3R   /    3R    /    3R   /    3R   /   3R     /     3R   /    3R    /   2UC
            (I)       (II)       (III)       (IV)       (V)       (VI)        (VII)    (VIII)      (IX)
            17 + 5 - 19 = 3rd letter from the right end of the given series
            {(1) + ... + (VII) } + 3 - (IX)
            21 + 3 - 2 = 22; i.e V.
         Directions : Reverse the following sequence of the English alphabet then answer the following questions.
                  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

* Which letter is 9th to the left of 24th letter from the left in new series?
                 1) X      2) C      3) O      4) L         5) None of these
Ans: 4
Hint: 15th letter from the left i.e. L

 

* Which letter is 9th to the right of 24th letter from the right in new series?
                1) X       2) C      3) O         4) L         5) None of these
Ans: 3
Hint: 15th letter from the right is O.

 

* Which letter is 7th to the left of second vowel form the right of English alphabet in new series?
               1) U       2) V      3) L      4) M        5) None of these
Ans: 2
Hint: 7th to the left of O is V.

 

* Which letter is 7th to the left of second vowel from the right of reversed English alphabet in new series?
              1) U        2) V         3) L        4) M            5) None of these
Ans: 3
Hint: 7th to the left of E is L.

 

* Which letter is the 6th to the right of first vowel from the right end of English alphabet new series?
              1) O        2) A        3) B        4) P         5) None of these
Ans: 1
Hint: 6th to the right of U is O.
          (12 - 18): Both half has been reversed.
          M L K J I H G F E D C B A Z Y X WV U T S R Q P O N
         

Directions: If the first half of the English alphabet is reversed and then next portion of English alphabet is reversed so as 'A' takes the position of 'M' and 'N' takes the position of 'Z' then answer the following questions.
              A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

* Which letter will be the 6th to the left of 17th letter to the right of 7th from the left?
                 1) U       2) V      3) C        4) D        5) None of these
Ans: 2.
Hint: We have to count from the left and we have to find out 18th element from the left. Suppose first and second sections of the English alphabet is α and β respectively.
   2 α + β + 1 − required position of element from the left
           26 + 13 + 1 − 18 = 22; i.e V

 

* Which letter will be 4th to the left of 7th letter to the right of 8th letter from the left?
                    1) B       2) C      3) K        4) L          5) None of these
Ans: 2.
Hint: 14 − 11 = 3; i.e., C

 

* Which letter will be in the midway between 4th from the left and 13th from the right?
                   1) H          2) I          3) G         4) V           5) None of these
Ans: 5.
Hint: 14 − 5, E,

 

* Which letter will be 9th letter to the left of 3rd letter from the right?
                  1) Y           2) B         3) P        4) L            5) None of these
Ans: 1.
Hint: Here we have to count from the right. We have to find out 12th letter from the right, means 15th letter from the left.
           = 2α +β +15 = 25. Hence 25th letter of the alphabet is Y.

 

* Which letter will occupy fifteenth place from the left?
                 1) Y       2) X       3) O        4) N         5) None of these
Ans: 1.
Hint: 2α + β + 1 − 15
          26 + 13 + 1 - 15 = 25 [Since, the number of elements in α section is 13 and in β section is 13.]

 

* If every alternate letter starting from M indicates letter of word WELTANSCHAUUNG then which letter will indicate 'S' of the given word?
                  1) Y         2) X        3) Z          4) A          5) None of these
Ans: 1.

 

* If the second and the first parts of the English alphabet are interchanged with each other, then what will be the 4th letter to the left of sixth letter from the right?
                 1) W        2) J          3) D       4) Q          5) None of these
Ans: 2.
         

Directions  : These questions are based on the following English alphabet series.
  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

* Which letter is the 10th to the right of 11th from the left?
                    1) T         2) U          3) V         4) F          5) None of these
Ans: 2

 

* Which letter is the 10th to the left of 16th from the left?
                   1) F         2) Z          3) U         4) E          5) None of these
Ans: 1

 

* Which letter is at midway between the ninth letter from the right eighth letter from the left in the given alphabets?
                  1) N          2) O        3) L          4) M           5) None of these
Ans: 4

 

* How many letters are at the midway of 6th and 19th letter from the left?
                 1) 11          2) 13         3) 10        4) 12         5) None of these
Ans: 4

 

* Which letter should ninth letter to the left of ninth letter from the right, if the first half of given alphabet is reversed?
                 1) D         2) E           3) F           4) I           5) None of these
Ans: 2

 

* If the first half the given alphabets are written in reverse order which letter should be the 8th letter to the left of 14th letter from the right?
                1) E           2) G          3) F          4) D         5) None of these
Ans: 5; I

 

* If the second half of the alphabet are written in reverse order then which will be the ninth to the right of 11th from the left?
                1) V          2) I          3) F          4) U         5) None of these
Ans: 5; T 

 

Posted Date : 06-02-2021

 

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