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1.  Ahmed is taller than Salim. Salim is not as tall as Ahmed but taller than Akbar. Sohan too is not as tall as Salim but taller than Akbar. Who is the tallest ?

(a) Salim

(b) Akbar

(c) Ahmed    (ANS)

(d) Sohan

Hints & Solutions :  At first we arrange the given information's and arrange boys in the descending order of height :

(i)   Ahmed is taller than Salim.

i.e.,  Ahmed > Salim ? (i)

(ii)  Salim is not as tall as Ahmed but taller than Akbar.

i.e.,  Ahmed > Salim > Akbar  ? (ii)

(iii)  Sohan too is not as tall as Salim but taller than Akbar.

i.e.,  Ahmed > Salim > Sohan > Akbar

Hence, Ahmed is the tallest.

2.  The cricket ball is heavier than the hockey ball and volleyball is lighter than the football.  Hockey ball is heavier than the football and tennis ball.  Which of the following is the heaviest ball ?

(a) Hockey ball

(b) Cricket ball    (ANS)

(c) Volleyball

(d) Football

3.   Shrikant is shorter than Nilima.  Pratima is taller than Shrikant.  Subhash is taller than Nilima but shorter than Heramb.  Nilima is taller than Pratima. Who will be in the middle if they stand in a row according to descending order of height ?

(a) Pratima

(b) Subhash

(c) Shrikant

(d) Nilima    (ANS)

Hints & Solutions :  At first we arrange the row in descending order,

(i)    Shrikant is shorter than Nilima.

Nilima > Shrikant ? (i)

(ii)   Pratima is taller than Shrikant.

Pratima > Shrikant ? (ii)

(iii)  Subhash is taller than Nilima but shorter than Heramb.

i.e., Heramb > Subhash > Nilima  ? (iii)

(iv)  Nilima is taller than pratima

i.e.,  Nilima > Pratima ? (iv)

From (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv), the order is

Heramb > Subhash > Nilima > Pratima > Shrikant.

Hence, Nilima is in the middle.

4.  If Anita is taller than Surjit but shorter than Kusum and Surjit is just as tall as Kalpana but taller than Vanita, then Kalpana is

(a) just as tall as Anita

(b) taller than Kusum

(c) shorter than Anita   (ANS)

(d) shorter than Surjit

Hints & Solutions :   At first we arrange the given information's in the descending order.

(i)  Anita is taller than Surjit but shorter than Kusum.

i.e.,  Kusum >  Anita >  Surjit ? (i)

(ii)  Surjit is just as tall as kalpana but taller than Vanita.

i.e.,  Surjit = Kalpana  >  Vanita ? (ii)

From (i) and (ii)  the order will be,  Kusum >  Anita > Surjit = Kalpana  >  Vanita

Hence, Kalpana is shorter than Anita.

5.  Among five friends, Mohan is older than Raju but not as old as Lalit.  Lalit is older than Neelesh and Kabir. Neelesh is younger than Raju but not the youngest.  Who is the fourth in the descending order of age ?

(a) Mohan

(b) Raju

(c) Kabir

(d) Neelesh    (ANS)

6.  A, B, C, D, and E are five rivers.  A is shorter than B but longer than E. C is the longest and D is little shorter than B and little longer than A.  Which is the shortest river ?

(a) B

(b) C

(c) D

(d) E    (ANS)

Hints & Solutions :  At first we arrange the given information's in the descending order of length.

(i)  A is shorter than B but longer than E.

i.e.,  B > A > E ? (i)

(ii)  C is the longest and D is little shorter than B and little longer than A

i.e.,  C > B > D > A  ? (ii)

From (i) and (ii) we can write the order :

C > B > D > A > E

Hence,  E is the shortest river.

7.  Shyam is taller than Pradeep and Pradeep is equal to Anurag.  But Anand is smaller than Suresh who is equal to Anurag.  If Pradeep is taller than praveen, who is the tallest of all ?

(a) Pradeep

(b) Praveen

(c) Suresh

(d) Shyam     (ANS)

Hints & Solutions :   At first we arrange the given information's in the descending order of height.

(i)  Shyam is taller than Pradeep who is equal to Anurag.

i.e.,   Shyam > Pradeep = Anurag ? (i)

(ii)  Anand is smaller than Suresh, who is equal to Anurag

i.e.,   Suresh = Anurag > Anand ? (ii)

(iii)  Pradeep is taller than praveen

i.e.,   Pradeep > Praveen ? (iii)

From (i), (ii) and (iii).

Hence,  Shyam is the tallest of all.

8.  Sumit ranked ninth from top and thirty eighth from the bottom in a class. How many students are there in the class ?

(a) 47

(b) 48

(c) 45

(d) 46    (ANS)

Hints & Solutions :  From formula,

Total number of students in the class = (Sumit's  rank from top) + (Sumit's rank from the bottom) - 1

= 9 + 38 - 1 = 47 - 1 = 46

9.  In a row of trees one tree is fifth from either end of the row. How many trees are there in the row ?

(a) 8

(b) 9    (ANS)

(c) 10

(d) 11

Hints & Solutions :  One tree is fifth from either end of the row.  That means, four trees are before and four trees are after that tree.

?    Total number of trees = 4 + 1 + 4 = 9

10.  In a queue, Amrita is 10th from the front while Mukul is 25th from rear and Mamta is just in the middle of the two. If there are 50 persons in the queue, what position does Mamta occupy from the front ?

(a) 20th

(b) 19th

(c) 18th     (ANS)

(d) 17th

11.  If Atul finds that he is twelfth from the right in a queue of boys and fourth from the left, how many boys should be added to the queue so that there are 28 boys in the queue ?

(a) 12

(b) 13    (ANS)

(c) 14

(d) 20

Hints & Solutions :  From formula,  total number of boys in the queue = (Atul's rank from left) + (Atul's rank from right) - 1

= 12 + 4 - 1 = 15

?    Total number of boys that should be added

= 28 - 15 = 13.

12.  Manish ranked sixteenth from the top and twenty ninth from the bottom among those who passed an examination.  Six boys did not participate in the competition and five failed in it. How many boys were there in the class ?

(a) 40

(b) 44

(c) 50

(d) 55    (ANS)

Hints & Solutions :  From formula, total number of passed students = (Manisha's rank from the top) + (Manisha's rank from the bottom) - 1

= 16 + 29 - 1 = 4

?    Total number of boys in the class

= Passed students + failed students + absent students

= 44 + 6 + 5 = 55

13.  Aruna ranks twelfth in a class of forty six.  What will be her rank from the last ?

(a) 33

(b) 34

(c) 35    (ANS)

(d) 37

Hints & Solutions :   From formula,

Aruna's  rank from the last =  (total number of girls in the class) - (Aruna's rank from the top) + 1

= 46 - 12 + 1 = 47 - 12 = 35th

14.  Ravi is 7 ranks ahead of Sumit in a class of 39. If Sumit's rank is seventeenth from the last, what is Ravi's rank from the start ?

(a) 14th

(b) 15th

(c) 16th    (ANS)

(d) 17th

Hints & Solutions :  Ravi is 7 ranks ahead of Sumit.  That  means, 6 students are there between Ravi and Sumit.  Sumit's  rank is 17th from the last.

Total number of students  = 39

Total number of boys before Ravi = 39 - (16 + 1 + 6 + 1)

= 39 - 24 = 15

?    Ravi's rank is 16th from the start.

15.  In a class of 60 where girls are twice that of boys, Kamal ranked seventeenth from the top.  If there are 9 girls a head of Kamal, how many boys are after him in rank ?

(a) 3

(b) 7

(c) 12   (ANS)

(d) 23

16.  In a row of ten boys, when Rohit was shifted by two places towards the left, he became seventh from the left end.  What was his earlier position from the right end of the row ?

(a) First

(b) Second   (ANS)

(c) Fourth

(d) Sixth

Hints & Solutions :  By shifting towards left by two places, Rohit's rank becomes seventh from the left.  That means his earlier rank was ninth from the left.  ie,  8 boys were before him.

?    His earlier position from the right end = (total number of boys) - (his rank from the left end) + 1

= 10 - 9 + 1 = 2 = 2nd

17.  In a queue, Vijay is fourteenth from the front and Jack is seventeenth from the end,  while Mary is in between Vijay and Jack.  If Vijay is ahead of Jack and there are 48 persons in the queue, how many persons are there between Vijay and Mary ?

(a) 8   (ANS)

(b) 7

(c) 6

(d) 5

18.  In a row of girls,  Shilpa is eight from the left and Reena is seventeenth from the right.  If they interchange their positions, Shilpa becomes fourteenth from the left. How many girls are there in the row ?

(a) 25

(b) 30    (ANS)

(c) 27

(d) 28

?    Total number of girls in the row

= 14 + 8 + 8 = 30

19.  In a queue of children, Kashish is fifth from the left and Mona is sixth from the right.  When they interchange their places between them, Kashish becomes thirteenth from the left.  What will be Mona's position from the right ?

(a) 4th

(b) 8th

(c) 14th   (ANS)

(d) 15th

20.  If Nikhil is eleventh from the left in a row of boys, Rehaman is fourteenth from the right, then how many boys are there in the row ?

(a) 25

(b) 23

(c) 36

(d) Data inadequate    (ANS)

We need more information to find out how many boys are there in the row.