Instructions

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

Seven persons, namely L, M, N, O, P, Q and R will appear for a different exam but not necessarily in the same order, in seven different months (of the same year) namely January, February, April, May, July, September and December. Each of them also likes a different genre of TV shows namely Family, Action, Comedy, Reality, Animated, History and Thriller but not necessarily in the same order. O will appear for an exam in a month which has only 30 days. Only one person will appear between the one who likes animated shows and O. The one who likes Action will appear for an exam immediately before the one who likes Animated Shows. The one who likes Thriller will appear for an exam neither in the month which has 31 days nor in the month which has 30 days. Only two persons will appear for an exam between the one who likes Thriller and Q. M will appear for an exam immediately after Q. R will appear for an exam immediately before N. P likes History shows. The one who likes Family shows will appear for an exam in a month which has 31 days. O does not like Comedy shows.

Question 92

# How many persons will appear for an exam between the months on which N and L will appear for an exam?

Solution

O appears for the exam in a month having only 30 days, i.e. either in April or in Sept.

Lets take the case where O appears for the exam in Sept.
Since only one person appears between O and the one liking Animated series, the one liking Animated Series would appear in May. This makes the one liking Action appearing in April. The one liking Thriller appears in Feb and Q appears in July. Now since M appears immediately after Q (which means in sept) This case is rejected.

Hence O appears in April.
Since only one person appears between O and the one liking Animated series, the one liking Animated Series can appear in either Jan or July. Since the one liking Action was supposed to appear immediately before the one liking Animated Series, the one liking Animated Series won't be able to appear in Jan and would hence appear in July.

Now M appears immediately after Q.
R appears immediately before N, the only possible scenario for this to be true is where R appears in January and N appears in Feb.
Since P likes History Shows, he will appear in December. This means L would appear in May.
Now the one liking Family shows will appear in a month with 31 days. Since January is the only month with 31 days remaining, R likes Family shows.
Also since O doesn't likes Comedy shows, M has to be the one to like Comedy shows and O would be the one liking Reality shows.

Only O appears between N and L.