Basics By BA: Reasoning (Blood Relation)

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Directions (Q. 1-2): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions which follow:
‘Y × Z’ means Y is the son of Z.
‘Y + Z’ means Y is the father of Z.
‘Y < Z’ means Y is the wife of Z. 
‘Y > Z’ means Y is the daughter of Z.

1. Which of the following pairs of people represents first cousins with regard to the relations given in the expressions, if it is provided that M is the sister of N. 
‘O > T < N + Q’ and ‘B × M < R + C < G + I’?
(a) OQ
(b) BQ
(c) BI
(d) BC
(e) Can’t be determined
2. What will come in the place of the question mark if it is provided that M is the grandmother of F in the following expression?
‘F × R < S ? M’
(a) >
(b) <
(c) +
(d) ×
(e) Can’t be determined
Directions (Q. 3-4): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
‘A – B’ means ‘A is daughter of B’
‘A + B’ means ‘A is wife of B’
‘A ÷ B’ means ‘A is father of B’
‘A × B’ means ‘A is son of B’

3. How is S related to P in the given expression ‘P + R ÷ S + T’ ?
(a) Son
(b) Sister
(c) Daughter
(d) Can’t be determined
(e) None of these
4. In the expression ‘M – Q + T’ how is M related to T?
(a) Father
(b) Son
(c) Daughter
(d) Mother
(e) None of these
Directions (Q. 5-7): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
‘P + Q’ means ‘P is sister of Q’
‘P – Q’ means ‘P is father of Q’.
‘P × Q’ means ‘P is brother of Q’.
‘P ÷ Q’ means ‘P is mother of Q’.

5. If A ÷ B + C × D, then A is D’s
(a) Aunt
(b) Uncle
(c) Great-Aunt
(d) Grandmother 
(e) None of these
6. If A+ B – C × D ÷ E, then A is E’s 
(a) Great-Aunt
(b) Grandmother 
(c) Mother
(d) Sister
(e) None of these

7. Which of the following shows that A is maternal grandfather of B?
(a) A + D – E ÷ B
(b) A × D – E + B
(c) A × D + E – B
(d) A – D ÷ E × B
(e) None of these
Directions (Q. 8-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
i) ‘P × Q’ means ‘P is the brother of Q’.
ii) ‘P ÷ Q’ means ‘P is the father of Q’.
iii) ‘P + Q’ means P is the sister of Q’.
iv) ‘P – Q’ means ‘P is the mother of Q’.

8. Which of the following means ‘R’ is the paternal uncle of ‘B’?
(1) B × Q ÷ L × R
(2) B × D ÷ J × R × K 
(3) R × P ÷ S × B
(a) Only (1)
(b) Only (2)
(c) Only (3)
(d) Both (1) and (2)
(e) None of these
9. Which of the following statements is/are superfluous to answer the above question?
(a) (i) only
(b) (ii) only 
(c) (iii) only
(d) (iii) and (iv) only 
(e) None of these
10. Which of the following means ‘R’ is the  uncle of ‘L’?
a) B × Q ÷ L × R
b) B × D ÷ J × R × K
c) R × P ÷ S × B
d) B÷R×J÷L×K
e) None of these