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## Reasoning Notes on Puzzle for SSC & IBPS

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# Comparison Type Puzzle

In this of questions, we will do comparison based on certain quality between the objects. Based on Comparisons we will arrange them in some order (Ascending, Descending etc.) and answers the questions accordingly.

Study the following information and answer the following questions.
A Carpenter has five wooden table J, K, L, M and N; each having a different weight.
J weighs twice as much as K.
K weighs four and a half times as much as L.
L weighs half as much as M.
M weighs half as much as N.
N weighs less than J but more than L.
Question 1. Which of the following is the lightest in weight?
A) J                   B) K                         C) L                          D) M                       E) N
Question 2. N is lighter in weight than which of the other two articles?
A) J,K                B) M,L                   C) J,L                      D) M,K                   E) K,N
Question  3. E is heavier than which of the following two articles?
A) M,K              B) M,L                    C) J,L                       D) J,K                   E)none of these
Question  4. Which of the following articles is the heaviest in weight?
A) J                    B) K                         C) L                          D) M                       E) N
Question  5. Which of the following represents the descending order of weights of the articles?
A) J, K, N, M, L
B) K, M, N, J, L
C) N, L, M, J, K
D) L, J, D, K, N
E) J, K, M, N, L
Question  6. Which of the above given statements is not necessary to determine the correct order of articles according to their weights?
A) 1                    B) 2                         C) 3                         D) 4                         E) 5
1) C
2) A
3) B
4) A
5) A
6) E

Study the following information and answer the following questions.
Each of five friends A, B, C, D and E scored different marks in an examination. Maximum marks of the examination are 100. B scored more than E but less than C. Only two people scored more than A. E did not score the minimum marks. The one who scored second highest marks scored 87%. E scored 72% marks.
Question  7. How many people scored more than E in the examination?
a) None                      b) One                  c) Two                   d) Three                   e) Cannot be determined.
Question  8. Who among the following possibly scored 81% marks?
a) C                             b) D                        c) B                       d) A                           e) Either C or B
Question  9. Which of the following percentages may correctly represent C’s percentage in the exam?
a) 65%                        b) 74%                   c) 87%                    d) 83%                    e) 89%
C->B->A->E->D
1) C
2) A
3) B
4) A
5) A
6) E
7) D
8) D
9) E

# Selection Based Puzzle

In this type of questions, some clues are given regarding the selection of items of the group. We have to make selection of items after examining the clues and answer the questions accordingly.

Eight students A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are planning to enjoy car racing. There are only two cars and following are the conditions.
One car can accommodate maximum five and minimum four students.
A will sit in the same car in which D is sitting but H is not in the same car.
B and C can’t sit in the same car in which D is sitting.
F will sit in the car of four people only along with A and E but certainly not with G.(Bank PO 1996)

Question 1. If H and G are sitting in the same car, who are other two students sitting in the same car?
1) B and C                 2) C and D               3) E and B             4)None of these               5)None of these
Question 2. If E and A are sitting in the same car, which of the following statements is true?
i) Five students are sitting in the same car’
ii) B is sitting in the same car
iii) F is not sitting in the same car
iv) G is not sitting in the same car
v) None of these
Question  3. Which of the following statements is superfluous for the above sitting arrangements?
1) only (i)              2) only(ii)              3) only(iii)             4) only(iv)             5) none of these
Solution-
Car I-A, D, F, E
Car II-H, B, C, G
1) BC
2) G is not sitting in the same car
3) only (i)

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