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Directions (1-5): Study the given information and answer the questions:
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 an input and rearrangement.
Input:   23 walking 19 our 15 streets 16 match point 13
Step I:    streets 23 walking our 15 16 match point 13 19
Step II:  point streets 23 walking our 15 match 13 19 16
Step III: walking point streets our 15 match 13 19 16 23
Step IV: match walking point streets our 15 19 16 23 13
Step V:  our match walking point streets 19 16 23 13 15

And Step V is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.
Input: 6 price wholesale 13 inflation falls 16 moderates 9 23

Q1. Which of the following would be the step 3rd after arrangement?
(a)  wholesale price inflation 6 13 falls moderates 9 23 16
(b) price wholesale inflation 6 13 falls moderates  23 16 9
(c) price wholesale inflation 6 13 falls moderates 9 16 23
(d) price wholesale inflation 6 13 falls moderates 9 23 16
(e) None of these

Q2. In step III, which of the following words would be at 6th position from the left end?
(a) moderates
(b) 13
(c)  6
(d) falls
(e) None of these

Q3. In step IV, which of the following words would be at 3rd position to the left of 8th from the left end?
(a) wholesale
(b) moderates
(c) inflation
(d) 13
(e) None of these

Q4. In step III, ‘6’ is related to ‘falls’ and ‘13’ is related to ‘moderates’. In the same way ‘9’ is related to?
(a) 16
(b) wholesale
(c) Price
(d) moderates
(e) 23

Q5. In which step the elements ‘6 price 13’ found in the same order?
(a) StepI
(b) StepII
(c) StepIII
(d) StepIV
(e)None of these

Directions (6-10): Study the given information and answer the questions:
When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers, it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and its rearrangement.
Input:   26 annual 79 rate 58 inflation 39 based 49 monthly
Step I:    based 79 26 annual rate 58 inflation 39 49 monthly
Step II:  based 79 rate 58 26 annual inflation 39 49 monthly
Step III: based 79 rate 58 annual 26 inflation 39 49 monthly
Step IV: based 79 rate 58 annual 26 inflation 49 39 monthly
Step V:  based 79 rate 58 annual 26 inflation 49 monthly 39

Step V is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained.
As per the rules followed in the given steps find out the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: primary 15 food 38 inflation 89 higher 47 commerce 79

Q6. Which element is exactly between ‘89’ and ‘79’ in last step of the given arrangement?
(a) commerce
(b) food
(c) 15
(d) 47
(e) none of these

Q7. What is the position of ‘inflation’ from the left end in the third step?
(a) Fifth
(b) Fourth
(c) Sixth
(d) Seventh
(e) Three

Q8. How many steps are required to complete the above arrangements?
(a) four
(b) five
(c) three
(d) six
(e) There is no such step

Q9. In which step the elements ’79 15 primary’ found in the same order?
(a) Step IV
(b) Step II
(c) Step III
(d) Step I
(e) None of these

Q10. In step III, ‘89’ is related to ‘79’ and ‘79’ is related to ‘47’. In the same way ‘15’ is related to?
(a) 89
(b) primary
(c) 38
(d) higher
(e) None of these

Directions (11-15): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
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. (All the numbers are two-digit numbers and all are arranged as per some logic based on the value of the number.)
Input:   36 32 despite the 53 surge cost 42 inflation 43
Step I: the 36 despite 53 surge cost 42 inflation 43 32
Step II:   cost the 36 despite 53 surge inflation 43 32 42
Step III: surge cost the 36 despite 53 inflation 32 42 43
Step IV: despite surge cost the 36 inflation 32 42  43 53
Step V:   inflation despite surge cost the 32 42 43 53 36

Step V is the last step of the arrangement the above input.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate steps for the given input.

Input: 71 51 while 34 prices 27 were 32 significantly cut

Q11. How many steps are required to complete the above arrangements?
(a) four
(b) five
(c) six
(d) seven
(e) None of these

Q12. Which word/number would be at seventh position from the left end in step IV?
(a) 32
(b) significantly
(c) 51
(d) 34
(e) 71

Q13. In step III, which of the following words would be at 5th position from the left end?
(a) 71
(b) prices
(c)  27
(d) significantly
(e) None of these

Q14. In which step the elements ‘cut 71 prices’ found in the same order?
(a) Step V
(b) Step IV
(c) Step I
(d) Step II
(e) Step III

Q15. Which element is exactly between ‘27’ and ‘32’ in Step IV?
(a) cut
(b) significantly
(c) 51
(d) 34
(e) none of these

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