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Six students M, N, O, P, Q and R obtained different marks in an examination. M obtained more marks than only two students. N obtained more marks than P but not the highest. R obtained more marks than only O. The one who obtained the second-highest marks obtained 220 marks. The one who obtained the second-lowest marks obtained 160 marks.

Refer the above for the Questions 41 to 40

41. If M obtained 190 marks, then who among the following possibly obtained 205 marks?

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Correct Ans:P

Explanation:

Ranking according to the given directions:

Q > N(220) > P > M > R(160) > O

According to given question:

Q > N(220) > P > M(190) > R(160) > O

P can have 205 marks.

Q > N(220) > P > M > R(160) > O

According to given question:

Q > N(220) > P > M(190) > R(160) > O

P can have 205 marks.

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**Direction: Study the information given below and answer the questions based on it.**

Six students M, N, O, P, Q and R obtained different marks in an examination. M obtained more marks than only two students. N obtained more marks than P but not the highest. R obtained more marks than only O. The one who obtained the second-highest marks obtained 220 marks. The one who obtained the second-lowest marks obtained 160 marks.

Refer the above for the Questions 42 to 41

42. If the total marks of the examination is 600, then who among the following possibly obtained 40% marks?

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Correct Ans:Q

Explanation:

40% of 600 = (600*40)/100 = 240

Ranking according to the given question:

Q > N(220) > P > M > R(160) > O

Only Q can have 240 marks.

Ranking according to the given question:

Q > N(220) > P > M > R(160) > O

Only Q can have 240 marks.

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Seven persons A, B,C, D, E, F and G participate in a series of swimming races in which the following are always true about the results :

B finishes ahead of C.

E finishes directly behind D.

Either A finishes first and F last, or F following first and A last.

There are no ties in any race everyone finishes each race.

Refer the above for the Questions 43 to 42

B finishes ahead of C.

E finishes directly behind D.

Either A finishes first and F last, or F following first and A last.

There are no ties in any race everyone finishes each race.

Refer the above for the Questions 43 to 42

43. If A finishes first, and if C finishes ahead of E, then in how many different orders is it possible for the other swimmers to finish?

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Correct Ans:4

Explanation:

The statement E finishes directly behind D

D>E

The statement B finishes ahead of C

B>C

The statement Either A finishes first and F last, or F following first and A last

A>â€¦â€¦>F (or) F>â€¦â€¦..>A

From the question A finishes first, and if C finishes ahead of E,

Four possibilities are here

A>G>B>C>D>E>F

A>B>G>C>D>E>F

A>B>C>G>D>E>F

A>B>C>D>E>G>F

D>E

The statement B finishes ahead of C

B>C

The statement Either A finishes first and F last, or F following first and A last

A>â€¦â€¦>F (or) F>â€¦â€¦..>A

From the question A finishes first, and if C finishes ahead of E,

Four possibilities are here

A>G>B>C>D>E>F

A>B>G>C>D>E>F

A>B>C>G>D>E>F

A>B>C>D>E>G>F

**Hence the answer is 4**
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Seven persons A, B,C, D, E, F and G participate in a series of swimming races in which the following are always true about the results :

B finishes ahead of C.

E finishes directly behind D.

Either A finishes first and F last, or F following first and A last.

There are no ties in any race everyone finishes each race.

Refer the above for the Questions 44 to 43

B finishes ahead of C.

E finishes directly behind D.

Either A finishes first and F last, or F following first and A last.

There are no ties in any race everyone finishes each race.

Refer the above for the Questions 44 to 43

44. If F and B finish so that one is directly behind the other, then which of the following must be true?

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Correct Ans:C finishes third, A finishes seventh

Explanation:

The statement E finishes directly behind D

D>E

The statement B finishes ahead of C

B>C

The statement Either A finishes first and F last, or F following first and A last

A>……>F (or) F>……..>A

From the question F and B finish so that one is directly behind the other,

F>B (or) B>F

Two possibilities are here

F>B>C>D>E>G>A

(or)

F>B>C>G>D >E >A

D>E

The statement B finishes ahead of C

B>C

The statement Either A finishes first and F last, or F following first and A last

A>……>F (or) F>……..>A

From the question F and B finish so that one is directly behind the other,

F>B (or) B>F

Two possibilities are here

F>B>C>D>E>G>A

(or)

F>B>C>G>D >E >A

**Hence the answer is C finishes third, A finishes seventh**
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45. In a row of thirty five children, Prem is fifteenth from the right end and there are ten children between Prem and Udaya. What is Udaya's position from the left end of the row?

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Correct Ans:Data inadequate

Explanation:

Since Udaya can be to the right of Prem

35 -------------- 15th ------------- 10 ------------- 4th

Prem - 15th

Udaya - 4th

or to the left of Prem

9 ------------ 10th ------------ 15th ---------- 14

Udaya - 10th

Prem - 15th

Udaya's position can't be determined.

35 -------------- 15th ------------- 10 ------------- 4th

Prem - 15th

Udaya - 4th

or to the left of Prem

9 ------------ 10th ------------ 15th ---------- 14

Udaya - 10th

Prem - 15th

Udaya's position can't be determined.

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46. In a row of 36 persons, all are facing north. Sam sits twelfth from the right end and there are only eleven persons are sitting between Sam and Ram. Then how many persons are sitting to the left of Ram?

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Correct Ans:12

Explanation:

Sam's position = 12th from the right

11 persons are sitting between Sam and Ram

So, Ram's position = 24th from the right

Left = (Total + 1) - Right = 37 - 24 = 13

Ram is 13th from the left

Hence, 12 persons are sitting to the left of Ram.

11 persons are sitting between Sam and Ram

So, Ram's position = 24th from the right

Left = (Total + 1) - Right = 37 - 24 = 13

Ram is 13th from the left

Hence, 12 persons are sitting to the left of Ram.

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47. In a class of 30 students, Ankit ranked eighth from the top. There are eight persons between Ram and Ankit. Then what will be the rank of Ram from bottom?

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Correct Ans:14th

Explanation:

Given,

Ankit ranked eighth from the top.

Eight persons between Ram and Ankit.

So, Ram is ranked 17th from the top.

Total = 30 students

Bottom = (Total + 1) - Top = 31 - 17

= 14

Hence, Ram is 14th from the bottom.

Ankit ranked eighth from the top.

Eight persons between Ram and Ankit.

So, Ram is ranked 17th from the top.

Total = 30 students

Bottom = (Total + 1) - Top = 31 - 17

= 14

Hence, Ram is 14th from the bottom.

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48. In a class of 56 students A's rank from the top is twelve and B ranks five places below 'A'. What is the rank of 'B' from the bottom?

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Correct Ans:40

Explanation:

B's position from top = 12 + 5 = 17

B's position from bottom = 56 - 17 + 1 = 40

B's position from bottom = 56 - 17 + 1 = 40

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**Directions:**Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight persons R, V, M, K, T, G, S and P are arranged according to their weight. Each one of them likes different colour Purple, Cyan, Magenta, Pink, Peach, Teal, Red and Lime.

Only two persons are heavier than V. G is heavier than T but lighter than S. R likes Magenta colour and is lighter than M. T is not the lightest. R is heavier than S. The one who is the lightest likes red colour. K likes Peach colour. K is heavier than G but lighter than S. The one who likes Lime is heavier than Pink but lighter than the one who likes purple. The one who likes Teal is heavier than the one who likes cyan but lighter than the one who likes Pink.

Refer the above for the Questions 49 to 48

49. Which of the following person likes Teal?

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Correct Ans:G

Explanation:

**Reference:**

Only two persons are heavier than V.

G is heavier than T but lighter than S.

R likes Magenta colour and is lighter than M.

T is not the lightest.

R is heavier than S.

The one who is the lightest likes Red colour.

K likes Peach colour.

K is heavier than G but lighter than S.

M > R(Magenta) > V > S > K(Peach) > G > T > P(Red)

The one who likes Lime is heavier than Pink but lighter than the one who likes Purple.

The one who likes Teal is heavier than the one who likes Cyan but lighter than the one who likes Pink.

M(Purple) > R(Magenta) > V(Lime) > S(Pink) > K(Peach) > G(Teal) > T(Cyan) > P(Red)

G likes Teal.

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**Directions:**Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight persons R, V, M, K, T, G, S and P are arranged according to their weight. Each one of them likes different colour Purple, Cyan, Magenta, Pink, Peach, Teal, Red and Lime.

Only two persons are heavier than V. G is heavier than T but lighter than S. R likes Magenta colour and is lighter than M. T is not the lightest. R is heavier than S. The one who is the lightest likes red colour. K likes Peach colour. K is heavier than G but lighter than S. The one who likes Lime is heavier than Pink but lighter than the one who likes purple. The one who likes Teal is heavier than the one who likes cyan but lighter than the one who likes Pink.

Refer the above for the Questions 50 to 49

50. How many persons are heavier than K?

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Correct Ans:Four

Explanation:

**Reference:**

Only two persons are heavier than V.

G is heavier than T but lighter than S.

R likes Magenta colour and is lighter than M.

T is not the lightest.

R is heavier than S.

The one who is the lightest likes Red colour.

K likes Peach colour.

K is heavier than G but lighter than S.

M > R(Magenta) > V > S > K(Peach) > G > T > P(Red)

The one who likes Lime is heavier than Pink but lighter than the one who likes Purple.

The one who likes Teal is heavier than the one who likes Cyan but lighter than the one who likes Pink.

M(Purple) > R(Magenta) > V(Lime) > S(Pink) > K(Peach) > G(Teal) > T(Cyan) > P(Red)

Four persons are heavier than K.

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Six books – Physics, Chemistry, History, Biology, Maths, and Geography each contains different number of pages. Biology book contains fewer pages than only two books. Physics book contains more pages than History book but less than Geography book. History book does not contain least pages. Geography book contains fewer pages than Chemistry book. The book which contain third lowest pages contain 28 pages.

Refer the above for the Questions 51 to 50

Refer the above for the Questions 51 to 50

51. How many books have more pages than Physics book but less pages than Chemistry book?

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Correct Ans:Two

Explanation:

Two books have more pages than Physics book but less pages than Chemistry book.

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Six books – Physics, Chemistry, History, Biology, Maths, and Geography each contains different number of pages. Biology book contains fewer pages than only two books. Physics book contains more pages than History book but less than Geography book. History book does not contain least pages. Geography book contains fewer pages than Chemistry book. The book which contain third lowest pages contain 28 pages.

Refer the above for the Questions 52 to 51

Refer the above for the Questions 52 to 51

52. If Geography and Biology books contain 89 pages together and Biology and Physics book contains 63 pages together then what is the number of pages that Geography book contains?

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Correct Ans:54 pages

Explanation:

Geography book contains 54 pages.

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Six books – Physics, Chemistry, History, Biology, Maths, and Geography each contains different number of pages. Biology book contains fewer pages than only two books. Physics book contains more pages than History book but less than Geography book. History book does not contain least pages. Geography book contains fewer pages than Chemistry book. The book which contain third lowest pages contain 28 pages.

Refer the above for the Questions 53 to 52

Refer the above for the Questions 53 to 52

53. How many book(s) contain more pages than History book?

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Correct Ans:Four

Explanation:

Four books contain more pages than History book.

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**Direction:**Study the following information carefully to answer these questions.

9 persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I have brought different number of cars. D has more cars than F. E has just more number of cars than the one who has more number of cars than three persons. B has less number of cars than G and H. H has not the highest number of cars. Number of persons who has more number of cars than C are same as who has less numbers of cars than D. A has more number of cars than D but less than E . The one who has second highest number of cars has brought 11 cars. D has not the least number of cars. F has less number of cars than A but more than I. The one who has 5th highest number of cars has brought 8 cars.

Refer the above for the Questions 54 to 53

54. Which pair has the least and highest number of cars respectively.

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Correct Ans:I, G

Explanation:

D>F

H,G>B

<=C = D=>

E>A>D

A>F>I

H has not the HIGHEST.

D has not the least number of cars.

Combining all of the given statements,

G>H(11)>C>B>E(8)>A>D>F>I

Hence, IG has least and highest number of cars

H,G>B

<=C = D=>

E>A>D

A>F>I

H has not the HIGHEST.

D has not the least number of cars.

Combining all of the given statements,

G>H(11)>C>B>E(8)>A>D>F>I

Hence, IG has least and highest number of cars

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**Direction:**Study the following information carefully to answer these questions.

9 persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I have brought different number of cars. D has more cars than F. E has just more number of cars than the one who has more number of cars than three persons. B has less number of cars than G and H. H has not the highest number of cars. Number of persons who has more number of cars than C are same as who has less numbers of cars than D. A has more number of cars than D but less than E . The one who has second highest number of cars has brought 11 cars. D has not the least number of cars. F has less number of cars than A but more than I. The one who has 5th highest number of cars has brought 8 cars.

Refer the above for the Questions 55 to 54

55. Find the odd one out

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Correct Ans:EB

Explanation:

D>F

H,G>B

<=C = D=>

E>A>D

A>F>I

H has not the HIGHEST.

D has not the least number of cars.

Combining all of the given statements,

G>H(11)>C>B>E(8)>A>D>F>I

Hence, EB is the odd one.

H,G>B

<=C = D=>

E>A>D

A>F>I

H has not the HIGHEST.

D has not the least number of cars.

Combining all of the given statements,

G>H(11)>C>B>E(8)>A>D>F>I

Hence, EB is the odd one.

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**Direction:**Study the following information carefully to answer these questions.

9 persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I have brought different number of cars. D has more cars than F. E has just more number of cars than the one who has more number of cars than three persons. B has less number of cars than G and H. H has not the highest number of cars. Number of persons who has more number of cars than C are same as who has less numbers of cars than D. A has more number of cars than D but less than E . The one who has second highest number of cars has brought 11 cars. D has not the least number of cars. F has less number of cars than A but more than I. The one who has 5th highest number of cars has brought 8 cars.

Refer the above for the Questions 56 to 55

56. Who has the second least number of cars.

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Correct Ans:F

Explanation:

D>F

H,G>B

<=C = D=>

E>A>D

A>F>I

H has not the HIGHEST.

D has not the least number of cars.

Combining all of the given statements,

G>H(11)>C>B>E(8)>A>D>F>I

F has second least number of cars.

H,G>B

<=C = D=>

E>A>D

A>F>I

H has not the HIGHEST.

D has not the least number of cars.

Combining all of the given statements,

G>H(11)>C>B>E(8)>A>D>F>I

F has second least number of cars.

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**Direction:**Study the following information carefully to answer these questions.

9 persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I have brought different number of cars. D has more cars than F. E has just more number of cars than the one who has more number of cars than three persons. B has less number of cars than G and H. H has not the highest number of cars. Number of persons who has more number of cars than C are same as who has less numbers of cars than D. A has more number of cars than D but less than E . The one who has second highest number of cars has brought 11 cars. D has not the least number of cars. F has less number of cars than A but more than I. The one who has 5th highest number of cars has brought 8 cars.

Refer the above for the Questions 57 to 56

57. Who has the highest number of cars?

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Correct Ans:G

Explanation:

D>F

H,G>B

<=C = D=>

E>A>D

A>F>I

H has not the HIGHEST.

D has not the least number of cars.

Combining all of the given statements,

G>H(11)>C>B>E(8)>A>D>F>I

G has the highest number of cars.

H,G>B

<=C = D=>

E>A>D

A>F>I

H has not the HIGHEST.

D has not the least number of cars.

Combining all of the given statements,

G>H(11)>C>B>E(8)>A>D>F>I

G has the highest number of cars.

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**Direction:**Study the following information carefully to answer these questions.

9 persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I have brought different number of cars. D has more cars than F. E has just more number of cars than the one who has more number of cars than three persons. B has less number of cars than G and H. H has not the highest number of cars. Number of persons who has more number of cars than C are same as who has less numbers of cars than D. A has more number of cars than D but less than E . The one who has second highest number of cars has brought 11 cars. D has not the least number of cars. F has less number of cars than A but more than I. The one who has 5th highest number of cars has brought 8 cars.

Refer the above for the Questions 58 to 57

58. How many cars may B have?

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Correct Ans:9

Explanation:

D>F

H,G>B

<=C = D=>

E>A>D

A>F>I

H has not the HIGHEST.

D has not the least number of cars.

Combining all of the given statements,

G>H(11)>C>B>E(8)>A>D>F>I

B have 9 cars.

H,G>B

<=C = D=>

E>A>D

A>F>I

H has not the HIGHEST.

D has not the least number of cars.

Combining all of the given statements,

G>H(11)>C>B>E(8)>A>D>F>I

B have 9 cars.

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59. Riya correctly remembers that she has paid an amount less than Rs.15 but more than Rs. 8 for a ticket from Agra cantt to Sanjay place. Sudha also remembers that she has paid an amount less than Rs.13 but more than Rs.10 for the same distance. The amount paid is not an even number. Find the price of the ticket?

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Correct Ans:Rs. 11

Explanation:

As per Riya the amount paid must be between Rs. 9 and Rs. 14, since it can't be an even number so the possible amounts are: 9, 11 and 13.

As per Sudha the amount paid could be Rs. 11 or Rs. 12, but since it can't be an even number so the amount paid for the ticket is Rs. 11.

So, the ticket is priced at

As per Sudha the amount paid could be Rs. 11 or Rs. 12, but since it can't be an even number so the amount paid for the ticket is Rs. 11.

So, the ticket is priced at

**Rs. 11.**
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60. Among A, B, C, D and E , each of them is of different weight. D's weight is more than only three persons. B's weight is more than E and less than C. A is not the lightest person. C is not lighter than D. A is heavier than B. Who among them is the third heaviest?

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Correct Ans:A

Explanation:

Given, D's weight is more than only three persons. So,

___ > D > ___ > ___ > ___

Now, C is not lighter than D. So, C is heavier than D ie., C > D, Then,

C > D > ___ > ___ > ___

B's weight is more than E and less than C. This implies, C > B > E

Also, Given that, A is heavier than B, ie., A > B

On combining the above two statements, we get, C > A > B > E

Hence, the correct order is:

Here, the

___ > D > ___ > ___ > ___

Now, C is not lighter than D. So, C is heavier than D ie., C > D, Then,

C > D > ___ > ___ > ___

B's weight is more than E and less than C. This implies, C > B > E

Also, Given that, A is heavier than B, ie., A > B

On combining the above two statements, we get, C > A > B > E

Hence, the correct order is:

**C > D > A > B > E**Here, the

**third heaviest person is 'A'.**
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