# REASONING QUIZ For LIC A.A.O

**Directions**

**(1–5)**In the following questions, the symbols @, $, %, # and © are used with the following meanings illustrated—

(i) ‘X @ Y’ means ‘X is not smaller
than Y’.

(ii) ‘X $ Y’ means ‘X is not greater
than Y’.

(iii) ‘X % Y’ means ‘X is neither
smaller than nor equal to Y’.

(iv) ‘X # Y’ means ‘X is neither
greater than nor equal to Y’.

(v) ‘X © Y’ means ‘X is neither
smaller than nor greater than Y’.

In each of the following questions
assuming the given statements to be true, find out which of the two conclusions
I and II given below them is/are

**definitely true.**Give answer—
(1) If only I is true.

(2) If only II is true.

(3) If either I or II is true.

(4) If neither I nor II is true.

(5) If both I and II are true.

**1.**

**Statements**: P $ T, T @ L, U % L

**Conclusions**

**: I.**P @ L

**II.**U©L

**2.**

**Statements**: A @B, B%D, D©K

**Conclusions**

**: I.**A©K

**II.**B%K

**3.**

**Statements**: J # K, K©L, P$L

**Conclusions**

**:I.**P$K

**II.**J#L

**4.**

**Statements**:T % O, T # M, M@ V

**Conclusions :**

**I.**M % T

**II.**O % V

**5.**

**Statements :**K @ T, T # C, U $ P

**Conclusions**:

**I.**C © K

**II.**C % K

**Directions**

**(6–10):**A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

**Input :**

**tiger 22 desk 11 95 42 kite none 89 road**

**Step I**: desk tiger 22 11 42 kite none 89 road 95

**Step II**: kite desk tiger 22 11 42 none road 95 89

**Step III**: none kite desk tiger 22 11 road 95 89 42

**Step IV**: road none kite desk tiger 11 95 89 42 22

**Step V**: tiger road none kite desk 95 89 42 22 11

And step V is the last step of the
arrangement.

As per the above rule followed in the
above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step
for the input given below;

**Input : 40 like zebra 20 70 yellow dear vanish 30 agree 80 50**

**6.**How many

**steps**would be needed to complete the arrangement?

(1) IV (2)
V

(3) VI (4)
VII

(5) None of these

**7.**Which Step number would be the following output?

Vanish like dear agree zebra 20 yellow 30
80 70 50 40

(1) III (2)
II

(3) VII (4) IV

(5) There will be no such step

**8.**Which of the following would be the

**step I**?

(1) agree 40 dear zebra 20
yellow vanish 30 50 80 70

(2) agree dear 20 zebra 40
yellow vanish 50 80 70 30

(3) agree 40 like zebra 20
70 yellow dear vanish 30 80 50 (4) agree 40 like zebra 70 20 dear vanish 50 30
80

(5) None of these

**9.**In

**step V**, which of the following word/number would be on the 6

^{th}position (from the right)?

(1) 80 (2)
20

(3) 30 (4) zebra

(5) agree

**10.**Which of the following would be the

**final**arrangement?

(1) zebra yellow
vanish like dear
agree 20 30
40 50 70 80

(2) agree dear
like vanish yellow
zebra 20 30
40 50 70 80

(3) agree dear
like vanish yellow
zebra 80 70
50 40 30 20

(4) zebra yellow
vanish like dear
agree 80 70
50 40 30 20

(5) None of these

**Solutions (1-5)**

**1.**(4) P ≤ T ≥ L < U

Neither
conclusion I nor conclusion II can be drawn from given data

**2.**(2) A ≥ B > D = K

From above inequalities we can conclude that B is greater than K.
Hence only conclusion II is true.

**3.**(5) J < K = L

K = L ≥ P

From above inequalities we can conclude that J < L and P K. Hence both conclusions are true.

**4.**(1) M > T > O

M ≥ V

From above inequalities we can conclude that M is greater than T.
Hence only conclusion I is true.

**5.**(4) K ≥ T

C > T

P ≥ U

Neither conclusion I nor conclusion II can be drawn from given
data

**Solutions (**

**6-10):**

**Input : 40 like zebra 20 70 yellow dear vanish 30 agree 80 50**

**Step I:**agree40 like zebra 20 70 yellow dear vanish 30 50 80

**Step II:**dear agree40 like zebra 20 yellow vanish 30 50 80 70

**Step III:**like dear agree 40 zebra 20 yellow vanish 30 80 70 50

**step IV**: vanish like dear agree zebra 20 yellow 30 80 70 50 40

**step V:**yellow vanish like dear agree zebra 20 80 70 50 40 30

**step VI:**zebra yellow vanish like dear agree 80 70 50 40 30 20

**6.**(3)

**7.**(4)

**8.**(5)

**9.**(2)

**10.**(4)