# SBI PO Mains 2017: New Coding Decoding Problems in Reasoning – Set 3

In a
certain coding system, the following sentences are coded as shown below (irrespective
of their meaning):
basils fragrance sacred  around–  @81f   ^36s  +36a   #36b
Australia
tangerine wolf
–  \$16w  %81t
+81a
Quetta
–  @49f   *64c   &36q
#36b
Sound
–  %16t   ^25s  &25q
Church
fool globe
–
*36c   !25g   @16f

Now answer the following questions with
respect to the pattern of coding followed above:

1. What will be the code for  “ tantra Britain asparagus ”?
a) #44b  -81r  %36t
b) +144r   %36t  #25b
c) &36b  %16t  !24b
d) +18a   %30r  #16c
e) %36t   #49b  +81a

2. *121c is most probably the code for?
a) Charismatic
b) Coffee
c) Comedian
d) Culprit
e) Chariot

3. What will be the code for “fantasy”?
a) @25r
b) \$36f
c) +64f
d) @49f
e) Cannot be determined

4.  “ -25u  ~16z &25q “  will be the coding for?
a) uniform location rectangle
b) zeta bubble laptop
c) under quilt zero
d) unity tangent  enthusiasm
e) wolf  universe zeal

5. Given below are few words and their codes:
i) daisy- (25d
ii) copier- *36c
iii) Donald – )36d
iv) overseas-  =64o
v) practical- 81p

Which of the above codes is / are wrong ?
a) All are correct
b) I and ii
c) Either I or III
d) Only v
e) Only ii

Answers with Detailed Solutions – Tap to show
Every code consists of three parts- a
symbol , a number , an alphabet
The symbol corresponds to the first
alphabet of every word
The number is the square of the number of
alphabets in the word
The alphabet is the first alphabet of the
word.
By elimination we get
F= @
A= +
B=#
C=*
W= \$
G= !
T=%
So the code for fragrance= @81f ( 81=9^2
which is the number of alphabets in the word)
And hence the codes and the respective
words are :
Basils       fragrance        sacred      around
#36b        @81f                 ^36s         +36a
Australia        tangerine       wolf
+81a                 %81t              \$16w

&36q          #36b           *64c        @49f
^25s          %16t          &25q
Church        fool           globe
*36c             @16f         !25g

1. e
2. a
3. d
4. c
5. c