Instructions

Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

Eight friends P, Q, R, S, W, X, Y and Z are sitting around a circular table but not necessarily in the same order. Some of them are facing the centre and some others are facing outside (i.e. in a direction opposite to the centre.)
Note :

(i) Facing the same direction means if one person faces the centre then the other also faces the centre and vice-versa.
(ii) Facing the opposite directions means if one person faces the centre then the other faces outside and vice-versa.
(iii) Immediate neighbours facing the same direction means if one person faces the centre then the other also faces the centre and vice-versa.
(iv) Immediate neighbours facing the opposite directions means if one person faces the centre then the other faces outside and vice-versa.
• R sits second to the right of Y. Only two persons sit between R and W.
• P sits to the immediate right of W. W faces outside.
• Only one person sits between P and Z. Immediate neighbours of P face opposite directions.
• Q sits third to the left of Z. Q is not an immediate neighbour of P.
• X faces a direction opposite to that of Y. X is an immediate neighbour of neither Y nor P.
• Immediate neighbours of S face same direction. P does not face outside.
• R and Q face a direction opposite to that of S.

Question 191

# Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the direction they are facing and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

Solution

W faces outside and P sits to the immediate right of W.

Only two persons sit between R and W., => R sits third to the left of W.

Also, R sits second to the right of Y,=> Y sits to the immediate left of W facing inside.

Only one person sits between P and Z, => Z sits third to the right of W.

Q sits third to the left of Z, => Z faces inside and Q sits between R and Y.

Since, X is not an immediate neighbour of P, => X sits between Z and R and faces opposite direction to that of Y i.e., faces outside.

S faces inside and thus R and Q faces outside. The arrangement :

Apart from RW, all the pairs in the options are facing opposite direction. R & W are facing same direction.

=> Ans - (A)