SBI PO Prelims 2017: Puzzle Quiz – Set 22


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{1-8}: Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.
Eight persons
from different companies, viz. Accenture, Google, Facebook, IBM, Infosys,
Microsoft, TCS and Wipro, are sitting in two parallel rows containing for
persons each, in such a way that there is an equal distance between adjacent
persons. In row-I, J, K, L and M are sitting and all of them are facing north.
In row-II, A, B, C and D are sitting and all of them are facing south.
Therefore, in the given seating arrangement each member sitting in a row faces
another member of the other row. (All the information given above does not
necessarily represent the order of seating as in the final arrangement.) The
person from Infosys faces the one who is on the immediate left of L. L is
neither from Google nor from Facebook. – An immediate neighbor of A faces the
person from Accenture. The person from Microsoft faces the person who is on the
left of the person from Google. – There is only one person sitting between the
persons from Google and TCS but that person is not J. The persons from Google
and Facebook are not sitting at the extreme ends. – B sits on the immediate
left of the person from Infosys. Persons from IBM and Microsoft are immediate
neighbors. C and K are not sitting at any of the ends. – M faces the one who is
sitting on the immediate right of the person from Microsoft. A is not from
Microsoft or IBM.
Q 1. Who amongst the following is from Wipro?
(1) A
(2) L
(3) B
(4) M
(5) Can’t be determined
Q 2. Which of the following statements is false
regarding M?
(1) M is from TCS
(2) M is sitting at one of the extreme ends
(3) M is on the immediate left of the person
who is from Facebook
(4) M is sitting opposite the person from Microsoft
(5) All are true
Q 3. Four of the following are alike in a certain
way based on the given seating arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the
one that does not belong to that group?
(1) C
(2) J
(3) A
(4) K
(5) M
Q 4. L is from which of the following organizations?
(1) TCS
(2) Accenture
(3) IBM
(4) Microsoft
(5) None of these
Q 5. Who is sitting between D and the
person from Infosys?
(1) The person who is from Facebook
(2) B
(3) M
(4) The person who faces the one who is from
(5) None of these
Q 6. D is related to Google in the same way
as K is related to Wipro based on the given arrangement. Who amongst the
following is L related to, following the same pattern?
(1) TCS
(2) Microsoft
(3) Infosys
(4) IBM
(5) None of these
Q 7. Who amongst the following faces the one
from Microsoft?
(1) The person who is from Google
(2) L
(3) M
(4) The person who is from Wipro
(5) K
Q 8. Who amongst the following sit on the extreme
ends of the rows?
(1) B and the person from Facebook
(2) The persons from TCS and Infosys
(3) The persons from Accenture and Microsoft
(4) M and the person from Wipro
(5) D and T

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Q 9
– 12: Study the information below and answer the questions based on it.

A, B, C, D, E, F
and G are brothers. Two brothers had an argument and A said to B “You are as
old as C was when I was twice as old as D, and will be as old as E was when he
was as old as C is now”. B said to A “ You may be older than F but G is as old
as I was when you were as old as G is, and D will be as old as F was when F
will be as old as G is”.
9. Who is the eldest brother?
(a) A
(c) C
(d) Cannot be determined
10. Who is the youngest brother?
(a) B
(b) D
(c) F
(d) Cannot be determined
11. Which two are probably twins?
(a) D and G
(b) E and C
(c) A and B
(d) Cannot be determined
12. Which of the following is false?
(a) G has 4 elder brothers.
(b) A is older than G but younger than E.
(c) B has three elder brothers.
(d) There is a pair of twins among the

Answers & Explanations:

For questions 1 to 8 :

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 2
  5. 4
  6. 2
  7. 5
  8. 4

For questions 9 to 12 :
The first statement suggests : B is now as old as C was in the
past. Therefore, B < C. Also sometime in the past, A was twice
as old as D. So A > D. C will be as old as E in future. Hence C
< E.
The second statement suggests : A > F. A was as old as G in
the past. Therefore, A > G. D will be as old as F in future. So F
> D. F will be as old as G now in future. This implies G > F. G
was as old as B, when A was as old as G. Hence, A = B.
Combining both the results, we get :
E > C > B = A > G > F > D (Note by A = B, it is meant that they are
of similar age group, not necessarily the same).

9. b It could be figured out that E is the eldest brother.
10. b D is the youngest brother.
11. c Only A and B could probably be twins.
12. c It could be figured out that only statement (c) is false as B has only 2 elder brothers and not 3.


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