Instructions

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Eight persons - P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W - are sitting around a circular table facing towards the centre but not necessarily in the same order. Q is sitting third to the left of W. Two persons are sitting between Q and P. R is sitting second to the left of S. S is not an immediate neighbour of W. T and U are immediate neighbours of each other. Only one person is sitting between U and V.

Question 185

If all the persons are asked to sit in a clockwise direction in an alphabetical order starting from P. the position of how many will remain unchanged, excluding P ?

Solution

Q is sitting third to the left of W and two persons are sitting between Q and P, => P is sitting 3rd to the left of Q.

R is sitting second to the left of S and S is not an immediate neighbour of W, => R sits to the immediate right of W and S sits to the immediate right of P.

T and U are immediate neighbours of each other and only one person is sitting between U and V, => T sits to the immediate left of W and U sits between T and Q. Thus, the vacant spot is taken by V, i.e. to the immediate left of Q.

If all the persons are asked to sit in a clockwise direction in an alphabetical order starting from P, the position of only V will remain unchanged.

=> Ans - (E)