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**Directions (1-5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given 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 rearrangement.

**Input: 29 quora 48 diagnose 45 maths 38**

Step 1: quora 48 diagnose 45 maths 38 29

Step 2: quora diagnose 48 45 maths 29 38

Step 3: quora diagnose maths 45 29 38 48

Step 4: quora diagnose maths 29 38 48 45

And step 4 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: according 79 summer 38 juncture 19 omi 26**** **

**Q1. Which element is exactly between the fourth from left and third from right in step IV?**** **

79

26

38

19

None of these

Solution:

Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see the each step, then we can find that

**The machine rearranges one word and one number in each step simultaneously, words are arranged at left end from left to right and numbers are arranged at right end from left to right.**

(i) In this, words are arranged in decreasing manner according to addition of place values of all the vowels present in the word.

**(For example: juncture= 21+21+5= 47).**
(ii) Numbers are arranged in decreasing order, according to difference of their digits.

**(For example: 38 = 8-3=5).****INPUT: According 79 summer 38 juncture 19 omi 26**

Step 1: Juncture according 79 summer 38 omi 26 19

Step 2: Juncture summer according 79 omi 26 19 38

Step 3: Juncture summer according omi 79 19 38 26

Step 4: Juncture summer according omi 19 38 26 79

**Q2. Which step number would be the following output?**

**“Juncture summer according omi 79 19 38 26”**

Step III

Step IV

Step I

Step II

None of the Above

Solution:

Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see the each step, then we can find that

(i) In this, words are arranged in decreasing manner according to addition of place values of all the vowels present in the word.

**(For example: juncture= 21+21+5= 47).**
(ii) Numbers are arranged in decreasing order, according to difference of their digits.

**(For example: 38 = 8-3=5).****INPUT: According 79 summer 38 juncture 19 omi 26**

Step 1: Juncture according 79 summer 38 omi 26 19

Step 2: Juncture summer according 79 omi 26 19 38

Step 3: Juncture summer according omi 79 19 38 26

Step 4: Juncture summer according omi 19 38 26 79

**Q3. What is the position of ‘omi’ in the step 3?**

Seventh from the right

Sixth from the left

Fourth from the right

Fourth from the left

None of these

Solution:

Students let us understand the Logic behind this Question and let’s understand how to solve it. When we see the each step, then we can find that

(i) In this, words are arranged in decreasing manner according to addition of place values of all the vowels present in the word.

**(For example: juncture= 21+21+5= 47).**
(ii) Numbers are arranged in decreasing order, according to difference of their digits.

**(For example: 38 = 8-3=5).****INPUT: According 79 summer 38 juncture 19 omi 26**

Step 1: Juncture according 79 summer 38 omi 26 19

Step 2: Juncture summer according 79 omi 26 19 38

Step 3: Juncture summer according omi 79 19 38 26

Step 4: Juncture summer according omi 19 38 26 79

**Q4. In step II, what is the sum of 7th element and 8th element from left end?**

56

45

57

54

None of these

Solution:

**(For example: juncture= 21+21+5= 47).**

**(For example: 38 = 8-3=5).**

**INPUT: According 79 summer 38 juncture 19 omi 26**

Step 1: Juncture according 79 summer 38 omi 26 19

Step 2: Juncture summer according 79 omi 26 19 38

Step 3: Juncture summer according omi 79 19 38 26

Step 4: Juncture summer according omi 19 38 26 79

**Q5. Which of the following element would be at the third position from the left end in step III?**

juncture

79

according

26

None of these

Solution:

(i) In this, words are arranged in decreasing manner accordi

**+5= 47).**
(ii) Numbers are arranged in decreasing order, according to difference of their digits.

**(For example: 38 = 8-3=5).**ng to addition of place values of all the vowels present in the word.**(For example: juncture= 21+21****INPUT: According 79 summer 38 juncture 19 omi 26**

Step 1: Juncture according 79 summer 38 omi 26 19

Step 2: Juncture summer according 79 omi 26 19 38

Step 3: Juncture summer according omi 79 19 38 26

Step 4: Juncture summer according omi 19 38 26 79

**Directions (6–10): Read the following passage carefully and answers the questions given below it—**

Eight friends A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H like different fruits – Banana, Guava, Cherry, Apple, Orange, Grapes, Mango and Watermelon. All of them are seated around a square table (two on each side) facing the center.

C sits third to the right of B. B likes Cherry. G is sitting second to the left of F. F is not an immediate neighbor of C and B. The one who likes Banana in an immediate neighbor of F. Three people sit between B and the person who likes Grapes. B, C and also their immediate neighbours do not like Apple. Only one person sits between the person who likes Apple and D. The persons who like Orange and Watermelon are immediate neighbor of each other. C likes neither Watermelon nor Orange. Only one person sits between A and the person who likes Guava. A does not like Apple and Orange. E does not like Apple.

**Q6. Which of the following is true regarding G?**** **

G likes Guava

H and D are immediate neighbors of G

One person sits between G and the person who likes Watermelon

G sits second to the right of A

None of these

**Q7. Who amongst the following does like Orange?**

C

G

D

E

Cannot be determined

**Q8. How many persons sit between H and the person who likes Watermelon, when counted from the left-hand side of the person who likes Watermelon?**

None

One

Two

Three

Four

**Q9. Which of the following is true?**

Only one person is sitting between the person who likes Watermelon and Mango.

H likes Apple.

The person who likes Orange is an immediate neighbor of B.

One person sits between B and the person who likes Apple.

None is true

**Q10. Who amongst the following represent immediate neighbor of D?**

A, E

F and the person who likes Apple

B and the person who likes Mango

F, G

A, H

**Directions (11-14): In each of the questions given below, a group of digits is given followed by some combinations of letters. You have to find out which of given combinations correctly represents the group of digits based on the numbers/symbols codes and the conditions given below. If none of the given combinations represents the group of digits correctly, give (e) i.e. ‘None of these’ as the answer.**

**Conditions:**** **

(1) If the first and the last letters are consonants, both are to be coded as the code for the first letter.

(2) If the first letter is a consonant and the last letter is as vowel their codes are to be interchanged.

(3) If both the first and the last letters are vowels, both are to be coded as the last letter.

**Q11. TABDRE**** **

93#2@7

73#@29

93#@27

73#@27

None of these

Solution:

Condition 2 applies.

**Q12. QHFKAN**

4©$134

4@$138

£©$134

4©1$34

None of these

Solution:

Condition 1 applies.

**Q13. IAJEPI**

Solution:

Condition 3 applies.

**Q14. NRJTBP**

£26#9@

£%269£

£962#©

£269#£

None of these

Solution:

Condition 1 applies.

**Q15. Study the information carefully and answer the question given below. Mark starts moving in the south direction from his house and after moving 25m, he took a right turn and move 40 m to reach his uncle house, again Mark start moving southwards and after travelling 50m he took a left and travels 80 m to reach his aunt home. In which direction his aunt house is located with respect to his house?**

south west

south east

north east

north west

None of these