Instructions

Study the given information carefully and answer the given questions :
Eight people - J, K, L, M, N, O, P and Q - are sitting around a circular table facing the centre, not necessarily in the same order. O is sitting third to the right of M. There is only one person sitting between M and J. There are only three people between J and K. P is an immediate neighbour of J. There are only three people between P and L. N is second to the right of P.

Question 178

# Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their seating positions in the above arrangement and so form a group. Which one does not belong to the group ?

Solution

There are only three people between P and L, => P and L are sitting opposite each other and N is second to the right of P.

P is an immediate neighbour of J, => Let J is to the immediate right of P.

There are only three people between J and K, => J and K are sitting opposite each other.

There is only one person sitting between M and J, => M is sitting second to the right of J and O is sitting third to the right of M

Thus, the only position left is filled by Q, i.e. to the immediate left of P.

The first person is to the immediate right of the second person, but it is not observed in KO, as K is to the immediate left of O.

=> Ans - (E)