Logical Reasoning Capsules - Edwin Jose, CAT DILR 100 Percentiler - Set 2


  • Content & PR team - MBAtious


    DIRECTIONS : Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

    It is a game based on the position you take in a clock. You are at the 1 O’clock position. You can move one step clockwise, 1 step anti clockwise or to a place that is diametrically opposite yours. For example, from 1 O’clock if you move clockwise you will be at 2 O’clock. As you start the game, you are at 1 O’clock position and your score is 1. If you move a step clockwise, add the value of the time in that position to your score to give you the new score. If you move a step anticlockwise, add the value of the time in that position and subtract 2 from your score. If you move a step diametrically opposite, add the value of the time in that position to your score and subtract 4 from your score to get the new score. You cannot get back to a position that you have already visited.

    (1) What will be your minimum score after the third move?
    (a) 10
    (b) 7
    (c) 11
    (d) None of these

    (2) What will be your maximum score after the second move?
    (a) 16
    (b) 18
    (c) 20
    (d) 24

    (3) If you had moved a step anticlockwise in the first move, you could not have reached one of the following positions in the third move.
    (a) 10 O’clock
    (b) 5 O’clock
    (c) 7 O’clock
    (d) 6 O’clock

    (4) What is the shortest number of moves that you require to reach the 5 O’clock position When you start from 1 O’clock position?
    (a) 4
    (b) 3
    (c) 5
    (d) 2

    Solutions:

    The following table gives the moves that can be made for the mentioned conditions. The underlined positions indicate your position after nth move.

    0_1487394423710_ed1.png

    (1) d
    (2) c
    (3) d By moving a step anticlockwise in the first move, you reach at 12 O’clock. From here you can reach
    10’O Clock through 12 – 11 - 10
    5 ‘O clock through 12 – 6 – 5
    7 ‘O Clock through 12 – 6 – 7. But you cannot reach 6 ‘O Clock.
    (4) b

    A man said to a lady, “Your mother’s husband’s sister is my aunt.” How is the lady related to the man?
    (a) Mother
    (b) Aunt
    (c) Sister
    (d) Grandmother

    Your mother’s husband ⇒ your father.
    Your father’s sister ⇒ your aunt.
    So, the lady’s aunt is the man’s aunt ⇒ the man and the lady are brother and sister.

    If P + Q means P is the brother of Q, P–Q means P is the mother of Q and P * Q means P is the sister of Q. Which of the following means M is the maternal uncle of R, if you can assume a third person K to be involved in establishing the relationship?
    (a) M - K * P
    (b) M + K * R
    (c) M + K - R
    (d) M + K + R

    M is the maternal uncle of R means m is the brother of R‘s mother (say K) i.e., M + K – R.


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to MBAtious was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.