Instructions

Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions. Eight different people viz. K, L,M, N, V, W, X and Y are sitting around a circular table facing the centre but not necessarily in the same order. Each one of them likes a different brand of clothes viz. Nautica, Chemistry, Zara, Mango, Puma, Adidas, Zodiac and Park Avenue but not necessarily in the same order. Only three people sit between X and the one who likes Zodiac. V sits second to the right of X. The one who likes Nautica sits third to the left of Y. Y does not like Zodiac. The one who likes Zodiac is not an immediate neighbour of Y. Only three people sit between Y and the one who likes Chemistry. W does not like Chemistry. The one who likes Puma sits to the immediate left of K. K is not an immediate neighbour of V. Only two people sit between the ones who like Puma and Zara. M is one of the immediate neighbours of the one who likes Zara. The one who likes Park Avenue sits to the immediate right of L. Only three people sit between L and the one who likes Adidas.

Question 88

# Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on the given arrangement and thus form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

Solution

Only three people sit between X and the one who likes Zodiac. V sits second to the right of X.

Now, Y doesn't likes Zodiac and isn't seated immediately next to the one who likes Zodiac. Also the one who likes Nautica sits third to the left of Y. Hence two possible arrangements :-
1. Y is seated second to the left of X.
2. Y is seated immediately to the right of X.

First Case : Y is seated to the left of X.
Only three people sit between Y and the one who likes Chemistry.
The one who likes Puma sits to the immediate left of K. K is not an immediate neighbor of V.
Only two people sit between the ones who like Puma and Zara.

Now, M has to be one of the immediate neighbors of the one who likes Zara. This isn't possible in this arrangement, hence this Case is rejected.

Second Case : Y is seated immediately to the right of X.

Only three people sit between Y and the one who likes Chemistry.

Now the one who likes Puma has to sit to the immediate right of K. Also K can't be an immediate neighbor of V, hence only one such case is possible :-

Only two people sit between the ones who like Puma and Zara. Hence, X likes Zara.
M is one of the immediate neighbours of the one who likes Zara. Hence, M sits to the left of X.
The one who likes Park Avenue sits to the immediate right of L. Thus, M has to like Park Avenue and L is the one who likes Nautica (no other pair is possible)

Now, since W doesn't like Chemistry, W has to like Puma and thus N has to like Puma.
Y likes Mango.
The final arrangement :-

In this question, the pattern is (Person) — (brand the one who sits second to the right of the given person likes)
Only M — Nautica doesn't belong to that group and hence is the odd one out.