Instructions

DIRECTIONS for the following three questions: Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

Five women decided to go shopping to M.G. Road, Bangalore. They arrived at the designated meeting place in the following order:

Archana,

Chellamma,

Dhenuka,

Helen, and

Shahnaz.

Each woman spent at least Rs. 1000. Below are some additional facts about how much they spent during their shopping spree.

i. The woman who spent Rs. 2234 arrived before the lady who spent Rs. 1193.

ii. One woman spent Rs. 1340 and she was not Dhenuka.

iii. One woman spent Rs. 1378 more than Chellamma.

iv. One woman spent Rs. 2517 and she was not Archana.

v. Helen spent more than Dhenuka.

vi. Shahnaz spent the largest amount and Chellamma the smallest.

Solution

From the given statements, we can infer that the amounts spent by the women are Rs.2234, Rs.1193, Rs.1340, and Rs.2517. Also, we know that one of the 5 women spent Rs.1378 more than Chellamma. Also, we know that each woman spent at least Rs.1000.

The person who spent Rs.2234 cannot be the person who spent Rs.1378 more than Chellamma. Also, we know that Chellamma spent the least among the five women.

Case 1:

Chellamma spent Rs.1193.

=> One of the 5 women spent 1193+1378 = Rs.2571.

We know that Shahnaz spent the most. Therefore, Shahnaz should have spent Rs.2571.

Archana didn't spend Rs.2517. Also, Helen spent more than Dhenuka.

Therefore, Helen should have spent Rs.2517.

Dhenuka didn't spend Rs.1340.

Therefore, Dhenuka should have spent Rs. 2234 and Archana should have spent Rs.1340.

However, it has been given that the woman who spent Rs. 2234 arrived before the lady who spent Rs. 1193. According to the given order, Archana arrived before Dhenuka. Therefore, we can eliminate this case.

Case 2:

Rs.2517 is the highest amount spent. Shahnaz spent Rs.2517.

=> Amount spent by Chellamma = 2517 - 1378 = Rs.1139

Dhenuka didn't spend Rs.1340. Helen spent more than Dhenuka. Therefore, Dhenuka should have spent Rs.1193.

Now, we know that the woman who spent Rs. 2234 arrived before the lady who spent Rs. 1193. Helen did not arrive before Dhenuka but Archana did. Therefore, Archana should have spent Rs.2234 and Helen should have spent Rs.1340.

According to given conditions amount spent by everyone is,

Hence, option B is the right answer.

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