Instructions

Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :
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 various steps of rearrangement. (All the numbers are two digit numbers).
Input:sweet 46 nice 36 friend 26 help 96 bright 76 kind 66 76 96
Step I: sweet 46 nice 36 friend 26 help bright 76 kind 66 76 96
Step II : sweet nice 46 36 friend 26 help bright kind 66 76 96
Step III : sweet nice kind 46 36 friend 26 help bright 66 76 96
Step IV : sweet nice kind help 36 friend 26 bright 46 66 76 96
Step V : sweet nice kind help friend 26 bright 36 46 66 76 96
Step VI : sweet nice kind help friend bright 26 36 46 66 76 96
And Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement as the desired arrangement is obtained.
As per rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the questions the appropriate step for the given input.
Input : arrow 98 paint 58 lamb 38 each 78 great 18 most 48 rent 88

Question 125

# Which element (word/number) would be at the eleventh position from the right in the Step III?

Solution

In step I, the word with the largest first letter alphabetically is placed at the first position and the highest number is placed at last position. Then in second step, the word with second largest first letter is placed at the second position and the second highest number is placed at second last position.

Similar pattern is followed in next steps, and finally the words are arranged in descending order of their first letters alphabetically and the numbers are arranged in ascending order.

Input : arrow 98 paint 58 lamb 38 each 78 great 18 most 48 rent 88

Step I : rent arrow paint 58 lamb 38 each 78 great 18 most 48 88 98

Step II : rent paint arrow 58 lamb 38 each 78 great 18 most 48 88 98

Step III : rent paint most arrow 58 lamb 38 each great 18 48 78 88 98

Step IV : rent paint most lamb arrow 38 each great 18 48 58 78 88 98

Step V : rent paint most lamb great arrow 38 each 18 48 58 78 88 98

Step VI : rent paint most lamb great each arrow 18 38 48 58 78 88 98

Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement.

Element at 11th position from right in step III = arrow

=> Ans - (B)