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# Reasoning Quiz For Bank Mains Exam 2024-23rd March

Directions (1-5): 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: pillow 16 cat 44 59 milk 76 spice warm 27 33
Step I: 76 pillow 16 cat 44 59 milk warm 27 33 spice
Step II: 76 59 pillow 16 cat 44 warm 27 33 spice milk
Step III: 76 59 44 pillow 16 cat 27 33 spice milk warm
Step IV: 76 59 44 33 pillow 16 27 spice milk warm cat
Step V: 76 59 44 33 27 16 spice milk warm cat pillow

And step V is the last step of the above input. As per the rules followed in the above step, find out the appropriate step for the given output.

Input: mat 24 actor 58 45 phonic 82 ignore jam 43 61

Q1. In step III, how many numbers are immediately followed by a word?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) More than three
(e) None

Q2. Which of the following is the step II?
(a) 82 61 24 mat actor 58 45 jam 43 phonic ignore
(b) 82 61 mat 24 actor 58 45 jam 43 phonic ignore
(c) 82 61 mat 24 actor 45 58 jam 43 phonic ignore
(d) 82 61 mat actor 24 58 45 jam 43 phonic ignore
(e) None of these

Q3. Which of the following elements are fourth from the right end in step III and step V respectively?
(a) 43 and mat
(b) Ignore and 43
(c) 43 and ignore
(d) Ignore and 61
(e) 61 and 24

Q4. In which of the following steps, the elements “actor 58 45” are found in the same order?
(a) Step I
(b) Step II
(c) Step III
(d) Step III and Step II
(e) Step I and Step II

Q5. Which of the following elements is exactly in the middle in step IV?
(a) 24
(b) mat
(c) Ignore
(d) 45
(e) None of these

Solutions

Solutions (1-5):
Sol.
For Words: Words are arranged alphabetically from the right to the left according to the last letter in each word.
For Numbers: Numbers are arranged from the left to the right in decreasing order.

Input: mat 24 actor 58 45 phonic 82 ignore jam 43 61
Step I: 82 mat 24 actor 58 45 ignore jam 43 61 phonic
Step II: 82 61 mat 24 actor 58 45 jam 43 phonic ignore
Step III: 82 61 58 mat 24 actor 45 43 phonic ignore jam
Step IV: 82 61 58 45 mat 24 43 phonic ignore jam actor
Step V: 82 61 58 45 43 24 phonic ignore jam actor mat

S1. Ans. (c)
S2. Ans. (b)
S3. Ans. (c)
S4. Ans. (e)
S5. Ans. (a)

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