# Reasoning Quiz - Competitive Exams

Directions (1-5): A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input : sun 20 house 15 92 40 lock nine 75 ride

Step I : house sun 20 15 40 lock nine 75 ride 92
Step II : lock house sun 20 15 40 nine ride 92 75
Step III : nine lock house sun 20 15 ride 92 75 40
Step IV : ride nine lock house sun 15 92 75 40 20
Step V : sun ride nine lock house 92 75 40 20 15
And step V is the last step of the arrangement.

As per the above rule followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the input given below;
Input : 48 lost zen 15 85 yes cost ven 31 again 87 55

1. How many steps would be needed to complete the arrangement?
(1)  IV
(2)  V
(3)  VI
(4)  VII
(5)  None of these

2. Which Step number would be the following output?
Ven  lost  cost again  zen 15 yes  31  87  85  55  48
(1)  III
(2)  II
(3)  VII
(4)  IV
(5)  There will be no such step

3. Which of the following would be the step I?
(1)  again 48 cost zen 15 yes ven 31 55 87 85
(2)  again cost 15 zen 48 yes ven 55 87 85 31
(3)  again 48 lost zen 15 85 yes cost ven 31 87 55
(4)  again 48 lost zen 85 15 cost ven 55 31 87
(5)  None of these

4. In step V, which of the following word/number would be on the 6th position (from the right)?
(1)  87
(2)  15
(3)  31
(4)  zen
(5)  again

5. Which of the following would be the final arrangement?
(1)  zen  yes  ven  lost  cost  again  15  31  48  55  85  87
(2)  again  cost  lost  ven  yes  zen  15  31  48  55  85  87
(3)  again  cost  lost  ven  yes  zen  87  85  55  48  31  15
(4)  zen  yes  ven  lost  cost  again  87  85  55  48  31  15
(5)  None of these

Directions (6-10): Each of the questions below consists of a question and three statements numbered I, II, III given below it .You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question.
(1) If statement I and II alone are sufficient to answer the question while III is not required
(2) If statement II and III alone are sufficient to answer the question while I is not required
(3) If statement I and III alone are sufficient to answer the question while II is not required
(4) If any of the three statements alone is sufficient to answer the question
(5) If all the statement are required together to answer the question

6. Who is the uncle of P?
(I) M is brother of N
(II) N is the father of P
(III) Q is the cousin of P

7. Who is to the south of Q?
(I) P is to the east of Q
(II) R is to the south of P
(III) S is to the west of R

8. What is the rank of Sohail in a class of 21 students?
(I) Suresh is 13th from bottom and Akhil is 2 ranks behind Suresh
(II) Akhil is 5 ranks behind somesh
(III) Somesh is 1 rank behind sohail

9. What is the code of ‘after’ in a certain language?
(I) ‘Happy life after marriage’ is written as ‘ma sa pe to’
(II) ‘Happy after wedding’ is written as ‘to jo pe’
(III) ‘Going after dinner’ is written as ‘pe ne ro’

Solutions (1-5):
Input : 48 lost zen 15 85 yes cost ven 31 again 87 55
Step I : again 48 lost zen 15 85 yes cost ven 31 55 87
Step II : cost again 48 lost zen 15 yes ven 31 55 87 85
Step III : lost cost again 48 zen 15 yes ven 31 87 85 55
Step IV : ven  lost cost again zen 15 yes 31 87 85 55 48
Step V : yes ven  lost cost again zen 15 87 85 55 48 31
Step VI : zen yes ven  lost cost again 87 85 55 48 31 15

1. (3)

2. (4)

3. (5)

4. (2)

5. (4)

Solutions (6-9):

6. (1)

7. (5)

8. (5)

9. (5)