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# Reasoning Quiz For SBI PO Prelims 2023 -08th September

Directions (1-5): Study the following data carefully and answer the questions accordingly.

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: stress 18 cream 36 74 towel 69 bed wax 27 45

Step I: 74 stress 18 cream 36 towel 69 wax 27 45 bed

Step II: 74 45 stress 18 36 towel 69 wax 27 bed cream

Step III: 74 45 36 18 towel 69 wax 27 bed cream stress

Step IV: 74 45 36 27 18 69 wax bed cream stress towel

Step V: 74 45 36 27 18 69 bed cream stress towel wax

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: home 26 chair 48 53 alarm 62 goes sheet 90 89

Q1. Which of the following elements is in the exact middle in step I?

(a) Chair

(b) 53

(c) Goes

(d) Sheet

(e) 48

Q2. Which of the following is the step IV?

(a) 90 62 53 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes home

(b) 90 53 62 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes home

(c) 90 53 62 26 48 89 sheet alarm chair goes home

(d) 90 53 26 62 48 89 alarm chair sheet goes home

(e) None of these.

Q3. In which of the following steps, the elements “48 sheet 89” are found in the same order?

(a) Step I

(b) Step III

(c) Step IV

(d) Step III and Step IV

(e) None of the above

Q4. In step III, what is the difference between the fourth element from right end and the second element from left end?

(a) 30

(b) 28

(c) 27

(d) 25

(e) 37

Q5. Which of the following element is fourth from the right end in step V?

(a) Alarm

(b) 62

(c) 26

(d) Goes

(e) Chair

Directions (6-10): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

There are eight persons i.e. M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, and T living in a nine-story building such as ground floor is numbered as 1, above it is floor 2, and so on up to the top floor is numbered as 9. One floor is vacant. Some of them are going on a trip to different countries. All the information is not necessarily in the same order. There is a gap of three floors between O and S. O lives on a floor that is divisible by 3 but not on the sixth floor. P lives just below M who goes to Switzerland. M lives two floors above the one who goes to Germany. The number of floors above O is the same as the number of floors below the one who goes to Germany. The floor just above S is not vacant. N lives just above R and just below the one who goes to Finland. Q lives between O and S but doesn’t live on an even-numbered floor. Three persons live between Q and the one who goes to Norway.

Q6. How many persons live between the one who goes to Germany and N?

(a) Two

(b) Three

(c) None

(d) Four

(e) None of these

Q7. Who amongst the following person goes to Finland?

(a)  T

(b) R

(c) Q

(d) O

(e) None of these

Q8. If M and T interchange their positions, then how many persons live between T and O?

(a) Four

(b) Five

(c) Three

(d) Six

(e) None of these

Q9. Who amongst the following person goes to Germany?

(a) The one who lives at 1st floor

(b) T

(c) The one who lives at 7th floor

(d) R

(e) None of these

Q10. How many persons live below the vacant floor?

(a) Three

(b) Four

(c) Five

(d) Six

(e) None of these

Solutions

S1. Ans.(b)

Sol. For Words: Words are arranged alphabetically from the right to the left according to the first letter in each word.

For Numbers: Numbers are arranged from the left to the right in increasing order according to the last digit of each number.

Input: home 26 chair 48 53 alarm 62 goes sheet 90 89

Step I: 90 home 26 chair 48 53 62 goes sheet 89 alarm

Step II: 90 62 home 26 48 53 goes sheet 89 alarm chair

Step III: 90 62 53 home 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes

Step IV: 90 62 53 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes home

Step V: 90 62 53 26 48 89 alarm chair goes home sheet

S2. Ans.(a)

Sol. For Words: Words are arranged alphabetically from the right to the left according to the first letter in each word.

For Numbers: Numbers are arranged from the left to the right in increasing order according to the last digit of each number.

Input: home 26 chair 48 53 alarm 62 goes sheet 90 89

Step I: 90 home 26 chair 48 53 62 goes sheet 89 alarm

Step II: 90 62 home 26 48 53 goes sheet 89 alarm chair

Step III: 90 62 53 home 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes

Step IV: 90 62 53 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes home

Step V: 90 62 53 26 48 89 alarm chair goes home sheet

S3. Ans.(d)

Sol. For Words: Words are arranged alphabetically from the right to the left according to the first letter in each word.

For Numbers: Numbers are arranged from the left to the right in increasing order according to the last digit of each number.

Input: home 26 chair 48 53 alarm 62 goes sheet 90 89

Step I: 90 home 26 chair 48 53 62 goes sheet 89 alarm

Step II: 90 62 home 26 48 53 goes sheet 89 alarm chair

Step III: 90 62 53 home 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes

Step IV: 90 62 53 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes home

Step V: 90 62 53 26 48 89 alarm chair goes home sheet

S4. Ans.(c)

Sol. For Words: Words are arranged alphabetically from the right to the left according to the first letter in each word.

For Numbers: Numbers are arranged from the left to the right in increasing order according to the last digit of each number.

Input: home 26 chair 48 53 alarm 62 goes sheet 90 89

Step I: 90 home 26 chair 48 53 62 goes sheet 89 alarm

Step II: 90 62 home 26 48 53 goes sheet 89 alarm chair

Step III: 90 62 53 home 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes

Step IV: 90 62 53 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes home

Step V: 90 62 53 26 48 89 alarm chair goes home sheet

S5. Ans.(e)

Sol. For Words: Words are arranged alphabetically from the right to the left according to the first letter in each word.

For Numbers: Numbers are arranged from the left to the right in increasing order according to the last digit of each number.

Input: home 26 chair 48 53 alarm 62 goes sheet 90 89

Step I: 90 home 26 chair 48 53 62 goes sheet 89 alarm

Step II: 90 62 home 26 48 53 goes sheet 89 alarm chair

Step III: 90 62 53 home 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes

Step IV: 90 62 53 26 48 sheet 89 alarm chair goes home

Step V: 90 62 53 26 48 89 alarm chair goes home sheet

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