SBI PO Prelims 2017: Puzzle Quiz – Set 13


Hello and welcome to exampundit. Here is a set of Puzzle Quiz for SBI PO Prelims 2017.

DIRECTIONS for Questions 1 to 3: Answer the questions on the basis of
the information given below.
Five women decided to go shopping
to M.G. Road, Bangalore. They arrived at the designated meeting place in the
following order: 1. Archana, 2. Chellamma, 3. Dhenuka, 4. Helen, and 5.
Shahnaz. Each woman spent at least Rs. 1000. Below are some additional facts
about how much they spent during their shopping spree. The woman who spent Rs.
2234 arrived before the lady who spent Rs. 1193. One woman spent Rs. 1340 and
she was not Dhenuka. One woman spent Rs. 1378 more than Chellamma. One woman
spent Rs. 2517 and she was not Archana. Helen spent more than Dhenuka. Shahnaz
spent the largest amount and Chellamma the smallest.
1. What was the amount spent by
1) Rs. 1193
2) Rs. 1340
3) Rs. 2234
4) Rs. 2517
2. Which of the following amounts
was spent by one of them?
1) Rs. 1139
2) Rs. 1378
3) Rs. 2571
4) Rs. 2718
3. The woman who spent Rs. 1193
1) Archana
2) Chellamma
3) Dhenuka
4) Helen
DIRECTIONS for Questions 4 to 6: Answer the questions on the basis of
the information given below.
Five friends meet every morning
at Sree Sagar restaurant for an idli-vada breakfast. Each consumes a different
number of idlis and vadas. The number of idlis consumed are 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8,
while the number of vadas consumed are 0, 1, 2, 4, and 6. Below are some more
facts about who eats what and how much. The number of vadas eaten by Ignesh is
three times the number of vadas consumed by the person who eats four idlis.
Three persons, including the one who eats four vadas eat without chutney.
Sandeep does not take any chutney. The one who eats one idli a day does not eat
any vadas or chutney. Further, he is not Mukesh. Daljit eats idli with chutney
and also eats vada. Mukesh, who does not take chutney, eats half as many vadas
as the person who eats twice as many idlis as he does. Bimal eats two more
idlis than Ignesh, but Ignesh eats two more vadas than Bimal.
4. Which one of the following
statements is true?
1) Daljit eats 5 idlis
2) Ignesh eats 8 idlis
3) Bimal eats 1 idli.
4) Bimal eats 6 idlis.
5. Which of the following
statements is true?
1) Sandeep eats 2 vadas.
2) Mukesh eats 4 vadas.
3) Ignesh eats 6 vadas.
4) Bimal eats 2 vadas.
6. Which of the following
statements is true?
1) Mukesh eats 8 idlis and 4
vadas but no chutney.
2) The person who eats 5 idlis
and 1 vada does not take chutney.
3) The person who eats equal
number of vadas and idlis also takes chutney.
4) The person who eats 4 idlis
and 2 vadas also takes chutney

Solutions – Tap to show
  1. 2
  2. 1
  3. 3
  4. 1
  5. 3
  6. 3

For questions 1 to 3: Four of the
amounts spent by the five women are Rs.2234, Rs.1193, Rs.1340 ad Rs.2517. Two
cases arise:
(i) The lowest amount spent is
Rs.1193(by Chellamma): Then, the fifth amount will be Rs(1193 + 1378) =
Rs.2571, which will then be the highest amount and is spent by Shahnaz. As
Archana arrived before Chellamma, so she must have spent Rs.2234. This implies
Helen spent Rs.2517 and Dhenuka spent Rs.1340, which is a contradiction. Hence,
this case is not possible.
(ii) The highest amount spent is
Rs.2517 (by Shahnaz): Then the fifth amount will be Rs.(2517 – 1378) = Rs.1139.
Since it is the lowest amount, it will be spent by Chellamma. Further analysis
leads to the following table:
Order of arrival
Amount spent
For questions 4 to 6: From
statement (i), possible number of vadas consumed by Ignesh is 6, being the only
multiple of 3.Therefore, another person had 4 idlis and 2 vadas. From statement
(vii), Bimal had (6 – 2) = 4 vadas. Using these inferences and statements (ii),
(iii) and (vi), we get that Bimal, Sandeep and Mukesh do not have chutney,
while Ignesh and Daljit consume chutney. From (iii) and (iv), Sandeep has only
one idli and no vada. From (vii), Bimal has two more idlis than Ignesh. This
implies that Bimal can have either 6 or 8 idlis.
If Bimal had 6 idlis, then Ignesh
had 4 idlis. This contradicts statement (i). Therefore, Bimal had 8 idlis and
Ignesh had 6 idlis. Mukesh has half the number of idlis as one other person and
the only number satisfying this is 4. Therefore, he must have 2 vadas. These
inferences can be summarised in the table below:


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