### IBPS Clerk 2014 Question 23

Instructions

Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:
Eight friends L, M, N, O, P, Q, R and S are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four 4 corners face outside while those who sit in the middle of the sides face the centre.
• Only one person sits between L and Q. L sits at middle of one of the series.
• O sits to the immediate right of Q.
• Both R and S are immediate neighbours of L.
• M sits second to left of N.
• N is neither an immediate neighbour of Q nor S.

Question 23

# How many people sit between M and S when counted from the right hand side of S?

Solution

The data given to us is -
Eight friends L, M, N, O, P, Q, R and S are sitting around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four sides face outside while those who sit in the middle of the sides face the centre.
• Only one person sits between L and Q. L sits at middle of one of the series.
• O sits to the immediate right of Q.
• Both R and S are immediate neighbours of L.
• M sits second to left of N.
• N is neither an immediate neighbour of Q nor S.

This can be intrepreted in diagramatic form as:

Four people sit between M and S when counted from right hand side.