Tuesday, 5 May 2015

SBI PO Reasoning Quiz -19

Direction (Q. 1 - 5): Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions.

A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: season 77 sky 31 54 pleasant 11 outstanding 67 natural 25

Step I: sky season 31 54 pleasant 11 outstanding 67 natural 2577

Step II: season sky 31 54 pleasant 11 outstanding natural 257767

Step III: natural season sky 31 pleasant 11 outstanding 257767 54

Step IV: pleasant natural season sky 11 outstanding 25 77 67 54 31

Step V: outstanding pleasant natural season sky 11 77 67 54 3 1 25

Step VI: outstanding pleasant natural season sky 77 67 543 1 25 11

Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input: economy 89 crisis recession 38 64 debt 17 American 46 prestigious 21

1. Which of the following will be the last step of the rearrangement?

1) IV 2) V 3) VI 4) VII 5) None of these

2. Which step number would be the following output? "American economy crisis debt recession 17 prestigious 21 896446 38"

1) 111 2) IV 3) V 4) There will be no such step. 5) None of these

3. In step V, which of the following words/numbers would be at eighth position from the right?

1) crisis 2) 17 3) recession 4) debt 5) None of these

4. Following pairs follow a certain relationship in step IV and V: first element of the pair is from step IV and second element is from step V. Which of the following pair is different from others?

1) prestigious, 17 2) 17, debt

3) crisis, economy 4) economy, recession

5) All are similar

5. In step III of the rearrangement, if 'American' is related to '38' and ' 17' is related to 'recession' in a certain way, which of the following would 'prestigious' be related to, following the same pattern?

1) 89 2) 17 3) debt 4) 21 5) None of these

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

P, Q, R, S, T, V and W are seven friends, all of a different height and fatness.

(i) Q is the thinnest and tallest among them.

(ii) S is not as short as T, but shorter than R.

(iii) W is not as fat as R, but fatter than V.

(iv) R and T are taller than W but shorter than R

(v) V is fatter than T and the shorter among them.

(vi) R is third among them in fatness in descending order.

6. Who is the fattest among them?

1) P 2) S 3) Either P or S 4) Either T or S 5) None of these

7. Which of the given statements is not required to find out the thickest among them?

1) (i) 2) (vi) 3) (iii) and (iv) 4) (v) 5) None of these

8. If they are made to stand in ascending order of their heights, who will come in the middle?

1) R 2) S 3) T 4) Data inadequate 5) None of these

9. If they are made to stand in ascending order of their fatness, who will be the second from the last?

1) S 2) V 3) W 4) Data inadequate 5) None of these

10. Who obtained the same place in height and fatness among them when arranged in ascending order of their height and fatness?

1) P 2) Q 3) R 4) S 5) None of these

Answers

(1 - 5): The machine rearranges one word and one number in each step. It shifts words in ascending order of their length and numbers in descending order but on the right end.

Input: economy 89 crisis recession 38 64 debt 17 American 46 prestigious 21

Step I: debt economy crisis recession 38 64 17 American 46 prestigious 21 89

Step II: crisis debt economy recession 38 17 American 46 prestigious 21 89 64

Step III: economy crisis debt recession 38 17 American prestigious 21 89 64 46

Step IV: American economy crisis debt recession 17 prestigious 21 89 64 46 38

Step V: recession American economy crisis debt 17 prestigious 89 64 46 38 21

Step VI: prestigious recession American economy crisis debt 89 64 46 38 21 17

1. 3; 2. 2; 3. 4; 4. 3; 5. 2;

(6 - 10): Ascending order of fatness

Q < T < V < W < R < S/P < P/S

Ascending order of height –

V < W < T < S < R < P < Q

6. 3;

7. 5; Even all the conditions are not sufficient to find thickest.

8. 2;

9. 4; P or S can come.

10. 3; R is 5th from the left in both arrangement.

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