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## Ranking Puzzle Questions

61. Thirty six vehicles are parked in a parking in a single row. After the first car, there is one scooter. After the second car, there are two scooters. After the third car, there are three scooters and so on. Work out the number of scooters in the second half of the row.

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Correct Ans:15

Explanation:

Given that, Total number of Vehicles parked is 36.

Half part of this count = 36/2 = 18

Let C and S denote car and scooter respectively.

Then, the sequence of parking is

C S C S S C S S S C S S S S C S S S @ S S C S S S S S S C S S S S S S S C

The above sequence has been divided into two equal halves by the symbol @.

Clearly,

Half part of this count = 36/2 = 18

Let C and S denote car and scooter respectively.

Then, the sequence of parking is

C S C S S C S S S C S S S S C S S S @ S S C S S S S S S C S S S S S S S C

The above sequence has been divided into two equal halves by the symbol @.

Clearly,

**number of scooters in the second half of the row = 15.**
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62. P, Q, R, S, T, U are having different toffees. P have more toffees than only S and T both but less than Q. R has more toffees than U but less than Q. Who among them have least number of toffees?

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Correct Ans:Either S or T

Explanation:

According to the given statements, the correct order is:

Q > R > U > P > S/T > S/T

Hence,

Q > R > U > P > S/T > S/T

Hence,

**either S or T**has least number of toffees.
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63. A gets more marks than B but less than C. D gets less marks than E but more than A. If C gets less than D then who amongst A, B, C, D, E gets the highest marks?

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Correct Ans:E

Explanation:

Given, A gets more marks than B but less than C.

---> C > A > B ---> eqn (1)

D gets less marks than E but more than A.

---> E > D > A ---> eqn (2)

C gets less than D.

---> D > C ---> eqn (3)

On combining eqns (1), (2), (3)

E > D > C > A > B

Clearly, E gets the highest marks.

---> C > A > B ---> eqn (1)

D gets less marks than E but more than A.

---> E > D > A ---> eqn (2)

C gets less than D.

---> D > C ---> eqn (3)

On combining eqns (1), (2), (3)

E > D > C > A > B

Clearly, E gets the highest marks.

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64. Five boxes A, B, C, D and E are placed one above the other. If A is above B, C is above D but below E and D is above A, which box is in the middle?

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Correct Ans:D

Explanation:

According to the given question, the position of 5 boxes from Top to Bottom is:

E

C

D

A

B

Box D is in the middle.

E

C

D

A

B

Box D is in the middle.

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65. A family went out for a walk. Daughter walked before the father. Son was walking behind the mother and ahead of father. Who walked last?

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Correct Ans:Father

Explanation:

As per the given question, family members walked in the following order:

Daughter

Mother

Son

Father

(OR)

Mother

Son

Daughter

Father

Hence, Father walked last.

Daughter

Mother

Son

Father

(OR)

Mother

Son

Daughter

Father

Hence, Father walked last.

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66. Akash ranks seventh from the top and twenty-sixth from the bottom in a class. How many students are there in the class?

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Correct Ans:32

Explanation:

Clearly, the whole class consists of:

So, total no. of students = (6 + 1 + 25) =

So, total no. of students = (6 + 1 + 25) =

**32 students.**
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67. Four kids P, Q, R and S are up on the ladder. P is further up the ladder than Q, Q is between P and R. If S is further up than P, who is the third from the bottom?

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Correct Ans:P

Explanation:

According to the given question, the position of 4 kids up on the ladder from Top to Bottom is:

S

P

Q

R

Thus, P is third from the bottom.

S

P

Q

R

Thus, P is third from the bottom.

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68. Ankit is 7 ranks ahead of Sumit in a class of 39. If Sumit's rank is seventeenth from the last, what is Ankit's rank from the start?

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Correct Ans:16th

Explanation:

Position of Ankit from last = 17 + 6 + 1 = 24th

Number of students ahead of Ankit in rank = Total students - Position of Ankit from last

= 39 – 24

= 15

So,

**Ankit is 16th from the start.**

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69. Mukesh is taller than Ranjit. Gurdip is taller than Mukesh. Aditya is also not as tall as Gurdip but is taller than Mukesh. Who is the taller?

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Correct Ans:Gurdip

Explanation:

According to the information given in the question, persons may be arranged as follows :

Gurdip > Aditya > Mukesh > Ranjit

So,

Gurdip > Aditya > Mukesh > Ranjit

So,

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

Six persons P, Q, R, S, T and U have different weights and heights. Q is taller than P and T but lighter than P and T. S is taller than Q. T is only taller than R and U. Only one person lighter than P. S is heavier than R and T but not the heaviest. The number of people is heavier than U is the same as shorter than him. Not more than two persons are heavier than R.

Refer the above for the Questions 70 to 69

Six persons P, Q, R, S, T and U have different weights and heights. Q is taller than P and T but lighter than P and T. S is taller than Q. T is only taller than R and U. Only one person lighter than P. S is heavier than R and T but not the heaviest. The number of people is heavier than U is the same as shorter than him. Not more than two persons are heavier than R.

Refer the above for the Questions 70 to 69

70. Who among the following is shortest in the group?

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Correct Ans:U

Explanation:

**References:**

T is only taller than R and U.

Q is taller than P and T.

S is taller than Q.

From the hints, we can say S must be tallest.

**References:**

Only one person lighter than P.

Q lighter than P and T.

S is heavier than R and T but not the heaviest.

From the hints, we can say U is the heaviest.

**References:**

Not more than two persons are heavier than R.

The number of people is heavier than U is the same as shorter than him.

Here, U is shortest in this group.

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

Six persons P, Q, R, S, T and U have different weights and heights. Q is taller than P and T but lighter than P and T. S is taller than Q. T is only taller than R and U. Only one person lighter than P. S is heavier than R and T but not the heaviest. The number of people is heavier than U is the same as shorter than him. Not more than two persons are heavier than R.

Refer the above for the Questions 71 to 70

Six persons P, Q, R, S, T and U have different weights and heights. Q is taller than P and T but lighter than P and T. S is taller than Q. T is only taller than R and U. Only one person lighter than P. S is heavier than R and T but not the heaviest. The number of people is heavier than U is the same as shorter than him. Not more than two persons are heavier than R.

Refer the above for the Questions 71 to 70

71. How many persons are lighter than R?

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Correct Ans:Three

Explanation:

**References:**

T is only taller than R and U.

Q is taller than P and T.

S is taller than Q.

From the hints, we can say S must be tallest.

**References:**

Only one person lighter than P.

Q lighter than P and T.

S is heavier than R and T but not the heaviest.

From the hints, we can say U is the heaviest.

**References:**

Not more than two persons are heavier than R.

The number of people is heavier than U is the same as shorter than him.

They are three persons lighter than R.

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

Six persons P, Q, R, S, T and U have different weights and heights. Q is taller than P and T but lighter than P and T. S is taller than Q. T is only taller than R and U. Only one person lighter than P. S is heavier than R and T but not the heaviest. The number of people is heavier than U is the same as shorter than him. Not more than two persons are heavier than R.

Refer the above for the Questions 72 to 71

Six persons P, Q, R, S, T and U have different weights and heights. Q is taller than P and T but lighter than P and T. S is taller than Q. T is only taller than R and U. Only one person lighter than P. S is heavier than R and T but not the heaviest. The number of people is heavier than U is the same as shorter than him. Not more than two persons are heavier than R.

Refer the above for the Questions 72 to 71

72. Who among the following is heaviest in the group?

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Correct Ans:U

Explanation:

**References:**

T is only taller than R and U.

Q is taller than P and T.

S is taller than Q.

From the hints, we can say S must be tallest.

**References:**

Only one person lighter than P.

Q lighter than P and T.

S is heavier than R and T but not the heaviest.

From the hints, we can say U is the heaviest.

**References:**

Not more than two persons are heavier than R.

The number of people is heavier than U is the same as shorter than him.

Here, U is heaviest in the group.

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Directions: Read the following statements carefully to answer these questions.

Each of the six buildings - E, F, G, H, I and J - has different number of floors. Only three buildings have more number of floors than J. G has more number of floors than I but less than E. I has more number of floors than J. F does not have the least number of floors. The building having least number of floors has 5 floors. The building having third highest number of floors has 26 floors. F has 14 floors less than the number of floors in I.

Refer the above for the Questions 73 to 72

Each of the six buildings - E, F, G, H, I and J - has different number of floors. Only three buildings have more number of floors than J. G has more number of floors than I but less than E. I has more number of floors than J. F does not have the least number of floors. The building having least number of floors has 5 floors. The building having third highest number of floors has 26 floors. F has 14 floors less than the number of floors in I.

Refer the above for the Questions 73 to 72

73. How many floors does building J possibly have?

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Correct Ans:22

Explanation:

**References:**

Only three buildings have more number of floors than J.

G has more number of floors than I but less than E.

I has more number of floors than J.

E > G > I > J

**References:**

F does not have the least number of floors.

So, remaining is H which has the least number of floors.

E > G > I > J > F > H

**References:**

The building having least number of floors has 5 floors.

The building having third highest number of floors has 26 floors.

F has 14 floors less than the number of floors in I.

Therefore, F = 26 - 14 = 12 floors.

J must have more than 12 but less than 26 floors. So, by the options, 22 is the possible answer.

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Directions: Read the following statements carefully to answer these questions.

Each of the six buildings - E, F, G, H, I and J - has different number of floors. Only three buildings have more number of floors than J. G has more number of floors than I but less than E. I has more number of floors than J. F does not have the least number of floors. The building having least number of floors has 5 floors. The building having third highest number of floors has 26 floors. F has 14 floors less than the number of floors in I.

Refer the above for the Questions 74 to 73

Each of the six buildings - E, F, G, H, I and J - has different number of floors. Only three buildings have more number of floors than J. G has more number of floors than I but less than E. I has more number of floors than J. F does not have the least number of floors. The building having least number of floors has 5 floors. The building having third highest number of floors has 26 floors. F has 14 floors less than the number of floors in I.

Refer the above for the Questions 74 to 73

74. Which of the following buildings has the second highest number of floors?

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Correct Ans:G

Explanation:

**References:**

Only three buildings have more number of floors than J.

G has more number of floors than I but less than E.

I has more number of floors than J.

E > G > I > J

**References:**

F does not have the least number of floors.

So, remaining is H which has the least number of floors.

E > G > I > J > F > H

**References:**

The building having least number of floors has 5 floors.

The building having third highest number of floors has 26 floors.

F has 14 floors less than the number of floors in I.

Therefore, F = 26 - 14 = 12 floors.

Building G has the second highest number of floors.

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Directions: Read the following statements carefully to answer these questions.

Each of the six buildings - E, F, G, H, I and J - has different number of floors. Only three buildings have more number of floors than J. G has more number of floors than I but less than E. I has more number of floors than J. F does not have the least number of floors. The building having least number of floors has 5 floors. The building having third highest number of floors has 26 floors. F has 14 floors less than the number of floors in I.

Refer the above for the Questions 75 to 74

Each of the six buildings - E, F, G, H, I and J - has different number of floors. Only three buildings have more number of floors than J. G has more number of floors than I but less than E. I has more number of floors than J. F does not have the least number of floors. The building having least number of floors has 5 floors. The building having third highest number of floors has 26 floors. F has 14 floors less than the number of floors in I.

Refer the above for the Questions 75 to 74

75. If the number of floors in building G is less than 38 and is an odd number which is divisible by 3 but not 7, how many floors does G have?

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Correct Ans:27

Explanation:

**References:**

Only three buildings have more number of floors than J.

G has more number of floors than I but less than E.

I has more number of floors than J.

E > G > I > J

**References:**

F does not have the least number of floors.

So, remaining is H which has the least number of floors.

E > G > I > J > F > H

**References:**

The building having least number of floors has 5 floors.

The building having third highest number of floors has 26 floors.

F has 14 floors less than the number of floors in I.

Therefore, F = 26 - 14 = 12 floors.

The possible number of floors that G has 27, 30, 33 which are divisible by 3. Here, 27 and 33 are only odd numbers.

By the options, we can say 27 is the correct answer.

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

There are six family members A, B, C, D, E and F and all of them are of different age. D is older than only one person. E is older than B and D but not as old as A. B is not the youngest. C is oldest in the family. The age of A is 35 year and the age of person who is third youngest is 30 years.

Refer the above for the Questions 76 to 75

76. What is the possible age of E?

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Correct Ans:32 years

Explanation:

From the given statements, D is older than only one person. C is oldest in the family.

C > ___ > ___ > ___ > D > ___

E is older than B and D but not as old as A. B is not the youngest. ---> A > E > B > D

Hence, C > A > E > B > D > ___

Clearly F is the youngest in the family.

Given , The age of A = 35 years

Age of third youngest person ie., Bâ€™s age = 30 years

So, the possible age of E must between 30 and 35 years ie.,

C > ___ > ___ > ___ > D > ___

E is older than B and D but not as old as A. B is not the youngest. ---> A > E > B > D

Hence, C > A > E > B > D > ___

Clearly F is the youngest in the family.

**C > A > E > B > D > F**Given , The age of A = 35 years

Age of third youngest person ie., Bâ€™s age = 30 years

So, the possible age of E must between 30 and 35 years ie.,

**32 years.**
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**Directions : Study the following information and answer the given questions:**

There are six family members A, B, C, D, E and F and all of them are of different age. D is older than only one person. E is older than B and D but not as old as A. B is not the youngest. C is oldest in the family. The age of A is 35 year and the age of person who is third youngest is 30 years.

Refer the above for the Questions 77 to 76

77. Who is second oldest in the family?

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Correct Ans:A

Explanation:

From the given statements, D is older than only one person. C is oldest in the family.

C > ___ > ___ > ___ > D > ___

E is older than B and D but not as old as A. B is not the youngest. ---> A > E > B > D

Hence, C > A > E > B > D > ___

Clearly F is the youngest in the family.

Hence,

C > ___ > ___ > ___ > D > ___

E is older than B and D but not as old as A. B is not the youngest. ---> A > E > B > D

Hence, C > A > E > B > D > ___

Clearly F is the youngest in the family.

**C > A > E > B > D > F**Hence,

**A is second oldest in the family.**
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Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside.

A certain number of persons were sitting in a row facing north such that number of persons on the right of Anu was same as the number of persons on the left of Devi. Devi sits on the left of Anu. Varoni sits exactly in the middle of Anu and Devi, and number of persons between Varoni and Anu were twice the number of persons on the right of Anu, who was 58th from the left end.

Refer the above for the Questions 78 to 77

A certain number of persons were sitting in a row facing north such that number of persons on the right of Anu was same as the number of persons on the left of Devi. Devi sits on the left of Anu. Varoni sits exactly in the middle of Anu and Devi, and number of persons between Varoni and Anu were twice the number of persons on the right of Anu, who was 58th from the left end.

Refer the above for the Questions 78 to 77

78. What is the position of Varoni from the right end of the row?

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Correct Ans:35th

Explanation:

**References:**

The number of persons on the right of Anu was same as the number of persons on the left of Devi.

Devi sits on the left of Anu.

Varoni sits exactly in the middle of Anu and Devi.

Let the number of persons on the right of Anu and left of the Devi be 'X' persons and then number of persons between Anu and Varonie and Varonie and Devi be 'Y' persons.

**References:**

Varoni and Anu were twice the number of persons on the right of Anu, who was 58th from the left end.

Position of Anu from left end = 58

Number of persons between Varonie and Anu were twice the number of persons on the right of Anu, Y = 2X.

Therefore, Number of persons on the left of Anu = X + Devi + 2X + Varonie + 2X

57 = X + 1 + 2X + 1 + 2X

57 = 5X + 2

55 = 5X

**X = 11 persons**

Position of Varonie from right end = 11 + 1 + 22 + 1 = 35th position.

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Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside.

A certain number of persons were sitting in a row facing north such that number of persons on the right of Anu was same as the number of persons on the left of Devi. Devi sits on the left of Anu. Varoni sits exactly in the middle of Anu and Devi, and number of persons between Varoni and Anu were twice the number of persons on the right of Anu, who was 58th from the left end.

Refer the above for the Questions 79 to 78

A certain number of persons were sitting in a row facing north such that number of persons on the right of Anu was same as the number of persons on the left of Devi. Devi sits on the left of Anu. Varoni sits exactly in the middle of Anu and Devi, and number of persons between Varoni and Anu were twice the number of persons on the right of Anu, who was 58th from the left end.

Refer the above for the Questions 79 to 78

79. How many person(s) were there in the row?

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Correct Ans:69

Explanation:

**References:**

The number of persons on the right of Anu was same as the number of persons on the left of Devi.

Devi sits on the left of Anu.

Varoni sits exactly in the middle of Anu and Devi.

Let the number of persons on the right of Anu and left of the Devi be 'X' persons and then number of persons between Anu and Varonie and Varonie and Devi be 'Y' persons.

**References:**

Varoni and Anu were twice the number of persons on the right of Anu, who was 58th from the left end.

Position of Anu from left end = 58

Number of persons between Varonie and Anu were twice the number of persons on the right of Anu, Y = 2X.

Therefore, Number of persons on the left of Anu = X + Devi + 2X + Varonie + 2X

57 = X + 1 + 2X + 1 + 2X

57 = 5X + 2

55 = 5X

**X = 11 persons**

Hence, number of persons in the row = 11 + 1 + 22 + 1 + 22 + 1 + 11 = 69 persons.

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

Amongst five friends A, B, C, D and E each got different marks in the class. D scored more than B but less than E. B scored 320 marks. The one who scored the minimum marks got 300 marks and the one who scored the highest marks got 390 marks. C scored more than only A.

Refer the above for the Questions 80 to 79

Amongst five friends A, B, C, D and E each got different marks in the class. D scored more than B but less than E. B scored 320 marks. The one who scored the minimum marks got 300 marks and the one who scored the highest marks got 390 marks. C scored more than only A.

Refer the above for the Questions 80 to 79

80. Which of the following statement is false with respect to the given information?

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Correct Ans:C scored 320 marks

Explanation:

**Reference:**

D scored more than B but less than E. B scored 320 marks.

**E > D > B(320)**

**Reference:**

C scored more than only A.

**E > D > B(320) > C > A**

Also given, the maximum mark is 390 and minimum mark is 320.

**E(390) > D > B(320) > C > A(320)**

Here, C didn't score 320 marks. So option B is false statement.

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