Puzzles test the ability to arrange the information according to the given conditions in a logical manner. Before solving a question, you have to understand the puzzle carefully and interpret it according to the given conditions. Sometimes even minor information can lead to huge differences. Practising different levels of puzzles can make you comfortable.
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Score Card of the final match of Sharjah singer Cup 1996 is given below:
Pakistan : Saeed Anwar c Fleming b Vaughan 1; Aamir Sohail st Germon b Patel 16; Shahid Afridi c Greatbatch b Larsen 21; Ijaz Ahmed c Fleming b Astle 10; Salim Malik lbw Cairns 40; Azam Khan c Greatbatch b Harri 22; Moin Khan lbw Cairns 32; Wasim Akram c Vaughan b Patel 0; Saqlain Mushtaq lbw Harris 0; Waqar Younis run out 0; Mushtaq Ahmed not out 4.
Extras : (lb-12, w-2); 14
Total : (all out in 48.5 overs); 160
Fall of wickets : 1-4, 2-32, 3-51, 4-63, 5-116, 6-120, 7-120, 8-138, 9-145.
Bowling : Vaughan 8-0-33-1; Larsen 9-1-22-1; Cairns 9.5-0-24-2; Astle 3-0-7; Harris 9-2-32-2; Patel 10-2-30-2.
New Zealand : Bryan Young b Akram 5; Mark Greatbatch c Ijaz b Mushtaq 52; Adam Parore lbw Saqlain 22; Nathan Astle c Mushtaq b Saqlain 8; Stephen Fleming lbw Younis 4; Chris cairns lbw Akram 8; Chris Harris c Afridi b Mushtaq 2; Lee Germon lbw Akram 5; Dipak Patel lbw Afridi 1; Justin Vaughan not out 1; gavin Larsen b Afridi 0.
Extras : (5-5, nb-6); 11
Total : (all out in 36.5 overs); 119
Fall of wickets : 1-7, 2-66, 3-81, 4-98, 5-102, 6-111, 7-114, 8-117, 9-119.
Bowling : Akram 8-1-20-3; Younis 8-0-22-1; Saqlain 8-0-32-2; Afridi 2.5-0-14-2; Mushtaq 10-0-31-2.
Which of the following statements is false?
Last wicket partnership of Pakistan added 15 runs.
Only two were given stumped out in the match.
Last wicket partnership of New Zealand could not add any run.
Runs scored by the 7th wicket partnership of New Zealand were same as the runs scored by the 8th wicket partnership of New Zealand.
Only one (Aamir Sohail) was given stumped out in the match.
Priya and Promila are fast friends. Priya's father, Prem, is a police officer while Promila's father, Somesh, is an Engineer. Prem and Somesh have a common friend in rohan who has two children, Kunal an Renu. Priya and Kunal are college fellows while Promila and Renu are in the same class and study in another college. Promila and Kunal are good debaters and represent their college in inter-college debates. Renu writes poems while Priya is a good singer. Somesh is very proud of his daughter and often talks to his friends about her special talent in painting. Renu's father is a businessman and stays in the same locality where Prem stays while Somesh, who stay in another locality, is more intimate with Premthan with Rohan. Families of all the three persons stay with them.
P : Rohan is a businessman.
Q : Renu and Priya stay in the same locality.
Both are true
One of the two are true
Bith are false
According to the given information, Renu's father Rohan is a businessman. So, P is true. Also, it is given that Renu's father and Prem stay in the same locality. This means that Renu and Prem's daughter, Priya stay in the same locality. So, Q is also true.
A,B,C,D,E,F and G are seven members of a family. Each of them has a different profession - Doctor, Teacher, Lawyer, Engineer, Architect, CA and Banker and their income are different. There are two married couples in the group. C is the Doctor and earns more than the Engineer and the Lawyer. E is married to the CA and she earns the least. No lady is either Lawyer or Engineer. B, the Teacher, earns less than A, the Banker. G is married to B and he earns more than D and A. F is not the Lawyer. The CA earns less than the Lawyer but more than the Bankers.
What is A's position from the top when they are arranged in descending order of their incomes?
A is the fifth from the top in the decending order of incomes.
The Director of a B-school wishes to select four members of a faculty-student committee as representatives to meet with the School's Board of Directors. The faculty - student committee consists of exactly four faculty members - K,L,M and N - and four students - P,Q,R and S.
The Director can select any of the committee members as representatives as long as he observes the following restrictions:
(i) The group of four representatives must consist of exactly two faculty members and two students.
(ii) Either k or L must be one of the representatives, but K and L cannot both be representatives.
(iii) If P is a representative, M must also be a representative.
(iv) If R is a representative, L cannot be a representative.
If L, N and Q are representatives, which of the following must also be a representative?
From (iv), if L is a representative, R cannot be a representative. If L and N are the two representatives from faculty members, P cannot be representative from students because if P is a representative from students because if P is a representative, M must also be representative. Hence, if L,N and Q are representative, R must be the second member from students in the committee.
At the crowded annual sale of Indian Handloom Sarees, there were five ladies in the queue. Each of the lady customers bought something different. The first names of the customers were Asha, Kavita, /Usha, sadhna and Lata. Their last names were Bhonsle, Sargam, Krishnamurthy, Mangeshkar and Uthoop, but not necessarily in the same order. The available sarees were : Kanjeevaram Silk Saree, Paithani Silks Saree, Gadwal Silk Saree, Sambalpuri Cotton Saree and Tangail Cotton Saree.
(i) Usha Krishnamurthy was served after the customer who requested the Tangail Cotton Saree, but before Mrs. Uthoop.
(ii) The second customer was Sadhna.
(iii) The Gadwal silk saree was purchased by the customer directly after Kavita.
(iv) Lata was the woman who bought the Sambalpuri Cotton Saree; she was served later than Asha.
(v) The Kanjeevaram Silk Saree was requested by Mrs. Mangeshkar.
(vi) Mrs. Sargam was the third in line.
(vii) The fourth customer in the line bought the Paithani Silk Saree.
What was purchased by the third person in line?
Paithani Silk Saree
Tangail Cotton Saree
Gadwal Silk Saree
Kanjeevaram Silk Saree
The third person in line bought the Tangail Cotton Saree.
P,Q,R,S,T,U and V are seven professors. EAch one teaches a different subject from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, Mathematics, Economics and Geography, not necessarily in the same order. Each of them teaches one day each on seven days of the week from Monday to Sunday not necessarily in the same order. R teaches Biology on Friday. Q teaches Mathematics on the previous day of the on ehich the professor teaches Physics. V teaches on Sunday but does not teach Chemistry or English. S teaches Economics on the previous day on which U teaches. P teaches Geography on Tuesday. T does not teach English.
On which day does U teach?
Wednesday or Thursday
U teaches on Thursday.
A,B,C,D,E,F and G are seven students in a class. They are sitting on three benches I, II and III in such a way that there are at least two of them on each bench and there is at least one girl on each bench. C, a girl student, does not sit with A,E and D. F, a boy student, sits with only B. A sits with his best friend in bench I. G sits on bench III. E is brother of C.
How many girl students are there?
3 or 4
B,C and D are girls. G may or may not be a girl. So, there are 3 or 4 girls.
Seven friends Kamal, Manish, Rohit, Amit, Gaurav, Pritam and Priya are siting in a circle. Kamla, Manish, Rohit, Amit, Pritam and Priya are sitting at equal distance from each other. Rohit is sitting two places right of Pritam, who is sitting one place right of Amit. Kamla forms an angle of 90 degrees from Gaurav and an angle of 120 degrees from Manish. Manish is just opposite Priya and is sitting on the left of Gaurav.
Gaurav is sitting ...................... of Priya.
to the left
to the right
two places right
None of these
Gaurav is three places left or four places right of Priya.
Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:
(i) Five friends P,Q,R,S and T travelled to five different cities of Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad by different modes of transport of Bus, Train, Aeroplane, Care and Boat from Mumbai.
(ii) The person who travelled to Delhi did not travel by boat.
(iii) R went to Bangalore by car and Q went to Kolkata by aeroplane.
(iv) S travelled by boat whereas T travelled by train.
(v) Mumbai is not connected by bus to Delhi and Chennai.
Which of the following combination of person and mode is not correct?
The given information can be analysed as follows:
Mode of transport: R travels by car, Q by Aeroplane, S by boat and T by Train. Now, Only P remains. So, P travels by Bus.
Place of travel: R goes to Bangalore, Q to Kolkata. Now, bus transport is not available for Delhi or Chennai. So, P who travels by Bus goes to Hyderabad. S travels by boat and hence, by (ii), did not go to Delhi. So, S goes to Chennai. Now, only T remains. So, T goes to Delhi.
The incorrect combination is T-Aeroplane.
Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow:
There are six persons A,B,C,D,E and F in a school. Each of the teachers teaches two subjects, one compulsory subject and the other optional subject. D's optional subject was history while three others have it as compulsory subject. E and F have Physics as one of their subjects. F's compulsory subject is Mathematics which is an optional subject as both C and E. History and English are A's subject but in terms of compulsory and optional subjects, they are just reverse of those of D's. Chemistry is an optional subject of only one of them. The only female teacher in the school has English as her compulsory subject.
Disregarding which is the compulsory and which is the optional subject, who has the same two subject combination as F?
The given information can be analysed as follows:
Let 'O' denote optional and 'C' denote compulsory.
F's Compulsory subject is Mathematics. F has physics as one of the subjects. So, Physics is the optional subject of F.
E has Mathematics as optional and Physics as one subject. So, Physics is the compulsory subject of E.
A and D have the same subjects-History and English. D has History as optional subject and So English is the Compulsory subject of D. Subjects of A and S are reverse in regard of optional and compulsory. So, A has history as compulsory subject and English as optional.
Chemistry is the optional subject of only one teacher. So, it is optional subject of B, which only remains. We know that History is the compulsory subject of three teachers. So, it is compulsory for A,B and C.
D is the teacher having English as her compulsory subject. So, D is the only female teacher.
Clearly, E has the same subject combination as that of F.
Daksh is taller than Manick but not as tall as Rohan. Somesh is shorter than Daksh but taller than Farhan. Who among them is the shortest?
Cannot be determined.
In terms of heights, we have:
Thus, the whole sequence may be:
(i) Rohan>Daksh>Manick>Somesh>Farhan; or
(ii) Rohan>Daksh>Somesh>Manick>Farhan; or
Thus, either Manick or Farhan may be the shortest. So, the given information is insufficient.
There are four persons A,B,C and D. The total amount of money with A and B together is equal to the total amount of money with c and D together. But the total amount of money with B and D together is more than the amount of money with A and C together. The amount of money with A is more than than with B. Who has the least amount of money?
Cannot be determined
Let A,B,C and D denote the amounts with these individuals respectively. Then, A+B=C+D, B+D>A+C,A>B.
Now, B+D>A and A>B
B+D > A+C > B+C
B+D>B+C = D>C.
Also, A+B=C+D, A>B and D>C
From amongst six boys A, B, C, D, E and F and five girls P,Q,R,S and T, a term of six is to be selected under the following conditions:
(i) A and D have to be together.
(ii) C cannot go with S.
(iii) S and T have to be together.
(iv) B cannot be teamed with E.
(v) D cannot go with P.
(vi) B and R have to be together.
(vii) C and Q have to be together.
If including P, the team has three girls, the members are.
If P is included, then D and hence A cannot be included. If Q is selected, has to be selected and so S cannot be selected. T goes with S. So, T is also not selected. The third girl can be R. With R, B will be selected but with B, E cannot be selected. So the sixth member can be F only i.e., the team becomes P, Q, C, R, B, F.
There are five man A,B,C,D and E and six women P,Q,R,S,T and U. A, B and R are advocates; C,D,P,Q and S are doctors and the rest are teachers. Some teams are to be selected from amongst these eleven persons subject to the following conditions:
A,P and U have to be together.
B cannot go with D or R.
E and Q have to be together.
C and T have to be together.
D and P cannot go together.
C cannot go with Q.
If the team is to consist of one male advocate, one male doctor, one lady doctor and two teachers, the members of the team are
The male advocates are A and B; male doctors are C and D; lady doctors are P,Q and S; teachers are E, T and U. If A is selected, P and U will be selected. D and P cannot go together. So, a male doctor C will be selected. C and T have to be together. Thus, the team is A, C, P, T, U.
If B is selected, D will not be selected. So, male doctor C will be chosen. C and T have to be together. Now, the second teacher to be selected is E or U, But, U cannot go without A. So, E will be selected. E and Q have to be together. thus, the team can also be B,C,E,Q,T.
M,K,J,T,R,D and W are seven members of a family. There are two married couples among them belonging to two different generations. Each of them has a different choices of cuisine - Chinese, Continental, Thai, Punjabi, South India, Gujarati and Malwani. The grandfather in the family likes Gujarati food. None of the ladies likes Continental or Thai food. T is son of M, who likes Chinese food. W is J's daughter-in-law and she likes South Indian food. K is grandfather of D, who likes Punjabi food. J is mother of R, who likes Continental food.
How many male members are there in the family?
The gender of D cannot be determined.
There is a family of six persons A,B,C,D,E and F. They are Lawyer, Doctor, Teacher, Salesman, Engineer and Accountant. There are two married couples in the family. D, the salesman, is married to the Lady Teacher. The Doctor is married to the Lawyer. F, the Accountant, is the son of B and brother of E. C, the lawyer, is the daughter-in-law of A. E is the unmarried Engineer. A, is the grandmother of F.
How is E related to F?
Cannot be determined
C is the daughter-in-law of A who is the grandmother of F means C is the mother of F. but F is the son of B. So, B is C's husband. But C, the lawyer, is married to the doctor. So, B is the Doctor. F, the Accountant, is the son of B and C. E is the unmarried Engineer. So, the other married couple can be that of grandmother of F i.e., A and D. But D, the salesman, is married to the lady Teacher. So, D, the sales man, is the grandfather of F, father of B and the husband of A, the Lady Teacher.
Clearly, from the given data, the relation between E and F cannot be determined.
A,B,C and D are four friends who do not mind exchanging items. A had two chessboard each costing Rs. 500 and a record player. C originally had a cycle and a walkman. Each cricket that costs Rs. 700. Both D and C got a cricket bat from B. A gave his record player costing Rs. 2000 to B. C got a camera costing Rs. 1500 from D. The cycle C had costs Rs. 1000 and the walkman costs Rs. 700. B had three cricket bats at the beginning and D had two cameras total cost of which is Rs. 5000. A gave one of his chessboards to C and took C's cycle. C gave his walkman to D.
Who incurred maximum loss after the exchange of items?
Only a and D incurred losses in the deal.
Loss incurred by A = Rs (3000-1500) = Rs. 1500.
Loss incurred by D = Rs (5000-4900) = Rs. 100.
In a shop, the items were arranged in a self consisting of six rows. Biscuits are arranged above the tins of chocolates but below the rows of packets of chips, cakes are at the bottom and the bottles of peppermints are below the chocolates. The topmost row had the display of jam bottles. Where exactly are the bottles of peppermints? Mention the place from the top.
Jam bottles are at the top.
Biscuits are below chips, chocolates are below biscuits, peppermints are below chocolates and cakes are at the bottom.
So, the sequence from top to bottom is:
Jam bottle, Chips, Biscuits, Chocolates, Peppermint, Cakes.
P,Q,R,S,T,U,V and W are eight friends sitting around a circle facing towards the centre.
(i) W is on the immediate left of P but is not the neighbour of T or S.
(ii) U is on the immediate right of Q and V is the neighbour of T.
(iii) R is between T and U.
Which of the following statements is true?
T is between U and Q
U is the neighbour of V
V is between W and T
W is between P and S
W is on the immediate left of P. So, anticlockwise, we have : WP.
U is on the immediate right of Q, R is between T and U, V is the neighbour of T. So, anticlockwise, we have : QURTV.
Since W is not the neighbour of S, so S does not sit between V and W. So, S sits between P and Q.
Thus, the seating arrangement is as shown in above diagram.
T is between R and V; U is the neighbour of Q and R; V is between W and T; W is between V and P.
Six persons A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting around a round facing towards the centre of the table in a restaurant. They have ordered for different items (Pizza, Strawberry, Vanilla, Burger, Pastries and Patties) as their lunch. They are wearing T-shirts of different colours, i.e., white, black, green, red, yellow and blue. Order of items for the lunch and colours of t-shirts are not necessary according to the order of their names.
I. The persons who have ordered for Pizza, Vanilla and Pastries are neither in white T-shirt nor in black.
II. The persons who are in green and yellow T-shirts have neither ordered for Pizza nor for Vanilla.
III. A is neither in white T-shirt nor on the immediate left of the person who has ordered for Burger.
IV. The only person who is between E and F eats Strawberry. The person who is on the left side of the person in white T-shirt does not eat patties.
V. D has ordered Burger and the colour of his T-shirt is green. He is facing the person who has ordered for strawberry.
VI. One who has ordered for Pizza is seated opposite to the person wearing blue T-shirt, while the person whose T-shirt is of green colour is on the left of the person who has ordered for Pastries.
VII. One who has ordered for Patties is on the immediate right of the person in white T-shirt but on the immediate left of the person who has ordered for Vanilla.
VIII. C has ordered for Vanilla while F has not ordered for Pizza.
Who among the following is in white T-shirt?
D orders for Burger and wears green T-shirt. The person opposite to D orders for Strawberry. Now, the persons wearing white and black do not order Pizza, Vannila, Pastries or burger. So, they order for Strawberry or Patties. But one who orders for Patties is on the immediate right of the person in white T-shirt. So, the person wearing white orders for strawberry while the person who orders for Patties wears black and is seated to the right of the person in white T-shirt.
Now, the person who orders for Patties is on the immediate left of the person who orders for Vanilla. Clearly, the person to the left of the person in white, orders for Pizza. But he is opposite to the person wearing blue T-shirt. So, the person who orders for Vanilla, wears blue T-shirt. Now the person who orders for Pizza must be wearing yellow or red. But a person with yellow T-shirt doesn't order for Pizza. So, he wears red. Thus, the person who orders for Pastries wears yellow T-shirt.
The person who likes strawberry is the only person between E and F. But F does not like Pizza. So, E orders for Pizza and wears red T-shirt, while f orders for Patties and wears black T-shirt. Now, A neither wears white nor sits to the immediate left of D. So, A orders for Pastries and wears yellow T-shirt. C does not order for Vanilla. So, C orders for Strawberry and wears white T-shirt. Thus, B orders for Vanilla and wears blue T-shirt.
C wears a white T-shirt.