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

• 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.

(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

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.

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