Instructions

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 rearrangement.
Input :
but 32 71 glory fair south 65 84
Step I : south but 32 71 glory fair 65 84
Step II : south 84 but 32 71 glory fair 65
StepIll : south 84 glory but 32 71 fair 65
StepIV : south 84 glory 71 but 32 fair 65
StepV : south 84 glory 71 fair but 32 65
StepVl : south 84 glory 71 fair 65 but 32
and Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, nd out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Question 160

Input : any how 49 24 far wide 34 69 Which of the following steps will be the last but one ?

Solution

The pattern here is in the first step the word with the largest first letter alphabetically is arranged at first position. In the second step, the highest number is placed at second position and so on.

Input : any how 49 24 far wide 34 69

Step I : wide any how 49 24 far 34 69

Step II : wide 69 any how 49 24 far 34

Step III : wide 69 how any 49 24 far 34

Step IV : wide 69 how 49 any 24 far 34

Step V : wide 69 how 49 far any 24 34

Step VI : wide 69 how 49 far 34 any 24

Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement. Thus step V is the last but one step.

=> Ans - (C)