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**Instructions**

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

Five friends meet every morning at Sree Sagar restaurant for an idli-vada breakfast. Each consumes a different number of idlis and vadas. The number of idlis consumed are 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8, while the number of vadas consumed are 0, 1, 2, 4, and 6. Below are some more facts about who eats what and how much.

i. The number of vadas eaten by Ignesh is three times the number of vadas consumed by the person who eats four idlis.

ii. Three persons, including the one who eats four vadas eat without chutney.

iii. Sandeep does not take any chutney.

iv. The one who eats one idli a day does not eat any vadas or chutney. Further, he is not Mukesh.

v. Daljit eats idli with chutney and also eats vada.

vi. Mukesh, who does not take chutney, eats half as many vadas as the person who eats twice as many idlis as he does.

vii. Bimal eats two more idlis than Ignesh, but Ignesh eats two more vadas than Bimal.

**Question 1: **Which one of the following statements is true?

a) Daljit eats 5 idlis

b) Ignesh eats 8 idlis

c) Bimal eats 1 idli.

d) Bimal eats 6 idlis.

**1) Answer (A)**

**Solution:**

Considering (i), Ignesh has to eat 6 vadas, since 6 is the only multiple of 3.

Also, using the same information, we can say that a person consumes 2 vadas and 4 idlis.

Using (vii), Bimal eats 2 more idlis than Ignesh.

Possibilities:

Bimal – 8, Ignesh – 6

Bimal – 6, Ignesh – 4

But Ignesh cannot have 4 idlis because the person who eats 4 idlis eats 2 vadas.

Hence we take Bimal – 8 and Ignesh – 6.

Also, we get that Bimal eats 6 – 2 = 4 vadas.

So far, we get the following information.

Using (vi), there is a person who eats twice as many idlis as Mukesh. The only pair satisfying is 8, 4.

So, Mukesh eats 4 idlis. Plus the person who eats 4 idlis eats 2 vadas. Hence, we get

Daljit also eats Vada as per info (v), so we get the following

(iv) gives us the information that the one who eats 1idli does not have vada.

Considering the persons who had chutney and those who didn’t, 3 persons do not have chutney. Bimal is one of them(the one eating 4 vadas).

Mukesh is the second one to not take chutney(last hint). Also, Sandip does not take chutney. Hence, we get this information as well.

Option A, stating that Daljit eats 5 idlis, is right.

**Question 2: **Which of the following statements is true?

a) Sandeep eats 2 vadas.

b) Mukesh eats 4 vadas.

c) Ignesh eats 6 vadas.

d) Bimal eats 2 vadas.

**2) Answer (C)**

**Solution:**

Considering (i), Ignesh has to eat 6 vadas, since 6 is the only multiple of 3.

Also, using the same information, we can say that a person consumes 2 vadas and 4 idlis.

Using (vii), Bimal eats 2 more idlis than Ignesh.

Possibilities:

Bimal – 8, Ignesh – 6

Bimal – 6, Ignesh – 4

But Ignesh cannot have 4 idlis because the person who eats 4 idlis eats 2 vadas.

Hence we take Bimal – 8 and Ignesh – 6.

Also, we get that Bimal eats 6 – 2 = 4 vadas.

So far, we get the following information.

Using (vi), there is a person who eats twice as many idlis as Mukesh. The only pair satisfying is 8, 4.

So, Mukesh eats 4 idlis. Plus the person who eats 4 idlis eats 2 vadas. Hence, we get

Daljit also eats Vada as per info (v), so we get the following

(iv) gives us the information that the one who eats 1idli does not have vada.

Considering the persons who had chutney and those who didn’t, 3 persons do not have chutney. Bimal is one of them(the one eating 4 vadas).

Mukesh is the second one to not take chutney(last hint). Also, Sandip does not take chutney. Hence, we get this information as well.

Hence, Ignesh eats 6 Vadas.

**Question 3: **Which of the following statements is true?

a) Mukesh eats 8 idlis and 4 vadas but no chutney.

b) The person who eats 5 idlis and 1 vada does not take chutney.

c) The person who eats equal number of vadas and idlis also takes chutney.

d) The person who eats 4 idlis and 2 vadas also takes chutney.

**3) Answer (C)**

**Solution:**

Considering (i), Ignesh has to eat 6 vadas, since 6 is the only multiple of 3.

Also, using the same information, we can say that a person consumes 2 vadas and 4 idlis.

Using (vii), Bimal eats 2 more idlis than Ignesh.

Possibilities:

Bimal – 8, Ignesh – 6

Bimal – 6, Ignesh – 4

But Ignesh cannot have 4 idlis because the person who eats 4 idlis eats 2 vadas.

Hence we take Bimal – 8 and Ignesh – 6.

Also, we get that Bimal eats 6 – 2 = 4 vadas.

So far, we get the following information.

Using (vi), there is a person who eats twice as many idlis as Mukesh. The only pair satisfying is 8, 4.

So, Mukesh eats 4 idlis. Plus the person who eats 4 idlis eats 2 vadas. Hence, we get

Daljit also eats Vada as per info (v), so we get the following

(iv) gives us the information that the one who eats 1idli does not have vada.

Considering the persons who had chutney and those who didn’t, 3 persons do not have chutney. Bimal is one of them(the one eating 4 vadas).

Mukesh is the second one to not take chutney(last hint). Also, Sandip does not take chutney. Hence, we get this information as well.

Hence, Ignesh eating 6 vadas and 6 idlis eat Chutney.

**Question 4: **Eight people carrying food baskets are going for a picnic on motorcycles.

Their names are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H. They have 4 motorcycles M1, M2, M3 and M4 among them. They also have 4 food baskets O, P, Q and R of different sizes and shapes and each can be carried only on motorcycles M1, M2, M3 and M4 respectively.

No more than 2 persons can travel on a motorcycle and no more than one basket can be carried on a motorcycle. There are 2 husband-wife pairs in this group of 8 people and each pair will ride on a motorcycle together.

C cannot travel with A or B. E cannot travel with B or F. G cannot travel with F, or H, or D.

The husband-wife pairs must carry baskets O and P. Q is with A and P is with D.

F travels on M1 and E travels on M2 motorcycles.

G is with Q, and B cannot go with R.

Who is travelling with H?

a) A

b) B

c) C

d) D

**4) Answer (C)**

**Solution:**

It is given in the statements, that C cannot travel with A or B. E cannot travel with B or F. G cannot travel with F, or H, or D. By formulating the table we get

Q is with A and G is with Q => G and Q are travelling together on motorcycle M3

F travels on M1 and E travels on M2 motorcycles.

D is travelling with P on M2 => D and E are traveling together on M2

B cannot go with R => F and B go together on M1

Therefore, C and H go together on M4

So, the table can formed as below :

Hence, C would be travelling with H.

**Instructions**

There were seven elective courses – E1 to E7 – running in a specific term in a college. Each of the 300 students enrolled had chosen just one elective from among these seven. However, before the start of the term, E7 was withdrawn as the instructor concerned had left the college. The students who had opted for E7 were allowed to join any of the remaining electives. Also, the students who had chosen other electives were given one chance to change their choice. The table below captures the movement of the students from one elective to another during this process. Movement from one elective to the same elective simply means no movement. Some numbers in the table got accidentally erased; however, it is known that these were either 0 or 1.

Further, the following are known:

1. Before the change process there were 6 more students in E1 than in E4, but after the reshuffle, the number of students in E4 was 3 more than that in E1.

2. The number of students in E2 increased by 30 after the change process.

3. Before the change process, E4 had 2 more students than E6, while E2 had 10 more students than E3.

**Question 5: **How many elective courses among E1 to E6 had a decrease in their enrollments after the change process?

a) 4

b) 1

c) 2

d) 3

**5) Answer (C)**

**Solution:**

From the table we can say that number of students who opted for E2 after reshuffle = 5 + 34 + 6 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 16 = 76.

It is given us that the number of students in E2 increased by 30 after the change process. Hence, we can say that the number of students who were enrolled in E2 before reshuffle = 76 – 30 = 46.

It is given that before the change process there were 10 more students in E2 than in E3. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E3 before reshuffle = 46 – 10 = 36.

Number of students who moved from E1 to all other electives are known. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E1 before reshuffle = 9 + 5 + 10 + 1 + 4 + 2 = 31.

It is given that before the change process there were 6 more students in E1 than in E4. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E4 before reshuffle = 31 – 6 = 25.

Also, it is given that E4 had 2 more students than E6 before reshuffle. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E6 before reshuffle = 25 – 2 = 23.

All the students from E7 moved to one of electives among E1 to E6.

Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E7 before reshuffle = 4 + 16 + 30 + 5 + 5 + 41 = 101.

Except E5 we know the number of students who were enrolled in all electives. We also know that there were total 300 students who opted for exactly 1 elective.

Hence, the the number of students who were enrolled in E7 before reshuffle = 300 – (46+36+31+25+23+101) = 38.

For each elective, the number of students who were enrolled before reshuffle will be same as sum of the number of students who moved from that elective to another elective including no movement cases.

For elective E2,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 34 + 8 + Number of students who moved to E4 + 2 + 2 = 46

i.e. Number of students who moved from to E1 = Number of students who moved from to E4 = 0

For elective E4,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 3 + 2 + 14 + Number of students who moved to E5 + 4 = 25

i.e. Number of students who moved from to E1 = Number of students who moved from to E5 = 1 {As the remaining blanks can be filled by either 0 or 1}

For elective E6,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 7 + 3 + Number of students who moved to E4 + 2 + 9 = 23

i.e. Number of students who moved from to E1 = Number of students who moved from to E4 = 1 {As the remaining blanks can be filled by either 0 or 1}

It is given that after the reshuffle, the number of students in E4 was 3 more than that in E1.

As of now the number of students enrolled in E4 after reshuffle = 1 + 0 + E3 to E4 + 14 + E5 to E4 + 1 + 5 = 21 + {E3 to E4} + {E5 to E4}

Also, the number of students enrolled in E1 after reshuffle = 9 + 0 + 2 + 1 + E5 to E1 + 1 + 4 = 17 + E5 to E1.

Hence, it is possible only when E5 to E1 = 1 and E3 to E4 = E5 to E4 = 0.

Remaining blank places can be filled easily as we know the total sum of each row.

Therefore, the number of students who moved from E3 to E5 = the number of students who moved from E5 to E3 = the number of students who moved from E5 to E6 = 1.

Form the table we can see that the number of students who enrolled for E1 and E4 decreased from 31 and 25 to 18 and 21 respectively.

Therefore, option C is the correct answer.

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**Question 6: **After the change process, which of the following is the correct sequence of number of students in the six electives E 1 to E6?

a) 19, 76, 79, 21, 45, 60

b) 19, 76, 78, 22, 45, 60

c) 18, 76, 79, 23, 43, 61

d) 18, 76, 79, 21, 45, 61

**6) Answer (D)**

**Solution:**

From the table we can say that number of students who opted for E2 after reshuffle = 5 + 34 + 6 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 16 = 76.

It is given us that the number of students in E2 increased by 30 after the change process. Hence, we can say that the number of students who were enrolled in E2 before reshuffle = 76 – 30 = 46.

It is given that before the change process there were 10 more students in E2 than in E3. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E3 before reshuffle = 46 – 10 = 36.

Number of students who moved from E1 to all other electives are known. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E1 before reshuffle = 9 + 5 + 10 + 1 + 4 + 2 = 31.

It is given that before the change process there were 6 more students in E1 than in E4. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E4 before reshuffle = 31 – 6 = 25.

Also, it is given that E4 had 2 more students than E6 before reshuffle. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E6 before reshuffle = 25 – 2 = 23.

All the students from E7 moved to one of electives among E1 to E6.

Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E7 before reshuffle = 4 + 16 + 30 + 5 + 5 + 41 = 101.

Except E5 we know the number of students who were enrolled in all electives. We also know that there were total 300 students who opted for exactly 1 elective.

Hence, the the number of students who were enrolled in E7 before reshuffle = 300 – (46+36+31+25+23+101) = 38.

For each elective, the number of students who were enrolled before reshuffle will be same as sum of the number of students who moved from that elective to another elective including no movement cases.

For elective E2,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 34 + 8 + Number of students who moved to E4 + 2 + 2 = 46

i.e. Number of students who moved from to E1 = Number of students who moved from to E4 = 0

For elective E4,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 3 + 2 + 14 + Number of students who moved to E5 + 4 = 25

i.e. Number of students who moved from to E1 = Number of students who moved from to E5 = 1 {As the remaining blanks can be filled by either 0 or 1}

For elective E6,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 7 + 3 + Number of students who moved to E4 + 2 + 9 = 23

i.e. Number of students who moved from to E1 = Number of students who moved from to E4 = 1 {As the remaining blanks can be filled by either 0 or 1}

It is given that after the reshuffle, the number of students in E4 was 3 more than that in E1.

As of now the number of students enrolled in E4 after reshuffle = 1 + 0 + E3 to E4 + 14 + E5 to E4 + 1 + 5 = 21 + {E3 to E4} + {E5 to E4}

Also, the number of students enrolled in E1 after reshuffle = 9 + 0 + 2 + 1 + E5 to E1 + 1 + 4 = 17 + E5 to E1.

Hence, it is possible only when E5 to E1 = 1 and E3 to E4 = E5 to E4 = 0.

Remaining blank places can be filled easily as we know the total sum of each row.

Therefore, the number of students who moved from E3 to E5 = the number of students who moved from E5 to E3 = the number of students who moved from E5 to E6 = 1.

Form the table, we can see that after the reshuffle the number of students in electives E1 to E6 are 18, 76, 79, 21, 45 and 61 in that order.

Therefore, option D is the correct answer.

**Question 7: **After the change process, which course among E1 to E6 had the largest change in its enrollment as a percentage of its original enrollment?

a) E1

b) E2

c) E3

d) E6

**7) Answer (D)**

**Solution:**

From the table we can say that number of students who opted for E2 after reshuffle = 5 + 34 + 6 + 3 + 5 + 7 + 16 = 76.

It is given us that the number of students in E2 increased by 30 after the change process. Hence, we can say that the number of students who were enrolled in E2 before reshuffle = 76 – 30 = 46.

It is given that before the change process there were 10 more students in E2 than in E3. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E3 before reshuffle = 46 – 10 = 36.

Number of students who moved from E1 to all other electives are known. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E1 before reshuffle = 9 + 5 + 10 + 1 + 4 + 2 = 31.

It is given that before the change process there were 6 more students in E1 than in E4. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E4 before reshuffle = 31 – 6 = 25.

Also, it is given that E4 had 2 more students than E6 before reshuffle. Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E6 before reshuffle = 25 – 2 = 23.

All the students from E7 moved to one of electives among E1 to E6.

Therefore, the number of students who were enrolled in E7 before reshuffle = 4 + 16 + 30 + 5 + 5 + 41 = 101.

Except E5 we know the number of students who were enrolled in all electives. We also know that there were total 300 students who opted for exactly 1 elective.

Hence, the the number of students who were enrolled in E7 before reshuffle = 300 – (46+36+31+25+23+101) = 38.

For each elective, the number of students who were enrolled before reshuffle will be same as sum of the number of students who moved from that elective to another elective including no movement cases.

For elective E2,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 34 + 8 + Number of students who moved to E4 + 2 + 2 = 46

i.e. Number of students who moved from to E1 = Number of students who moved from to E4 = 0

For elective E4,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 3 + 2 + 14 + Number of students who moved to E5 + 4 = 25

i.e. Number of students who moved from to E1 = Number of students who moved from to E5 = 1 {As the remaining blanks can be filled by either 0 or 1}

For elective E6,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 7 + 3 + Number of students who moved to E4 + 2 + 9 = 23

i.e. Number of students who moved from to E1 = Number of students who moved from to E4 = 1 {As the remaining blanks can be filled by either 0 or 1}

It is given that after the reshuffle, the number of students in E4 was 3 more than that in E1.

As of now the number of students enrolled in E4 after reshuffle = 1 + 0 + E3 to E4 + 14 + E5 to E4 + 1 + 5 = 21 + {E3 to E4} + {E5 to E4}

Also, the number of students enrolled in E1 after reshuffle = 9 + 0 + 2 + 1 + E5 to E1 + 1 + 4 = 17 + E5 to E1.

Hence, it is possible only when E5 to E1 = 1 and E3 to E4 = E5 to E4 = 0.

Remaining blank places can be filled easily as we know the total sum of each row.

Therefore, the number of students who moved from E3 to E5 = the number of students who moved from E5 to E3 = the number of students who moved from E5 to E6 = 1.

We are asked the largest change in its enrollment as a percentage of its original enrollment for all 6 electives but as we can see there are only 4 electives. Hence, we will check only for E1, E2, E3 and E6.

The percentage change in the number of students for E1 = $\dfrac{18-31}{31}\times 100$ $\approx$ 42 %

The percentage change in the number of students for E2 = $\dfrac{76-46}{46}\times 100$ $\approx$ 65 %

The percentage change in the number of students for E3 = $\dfrac{79-36}{36}\times 100$ $\approx$ 119 %

The percentage change in the number of students for E6 = $\dfrac{61-23}{23}\times 100$ $\approx$ 165 %

We can see that the percent change in the number of student for E6 is the largest. Therefore, option D is the correct answer.

**Question 8: **Later, the college imposed a condition that if after the change of electives, the enrollment in any elective (other than E7) dropped to less than 20 students, all the students who had left that course will be required to re-enroll for that elective.

Which of the following is a correct sequence of electives in decreasing order of their final enrollments?

a) E2, E3, E6, E5, E1, E4

b) E3, E2, E6, E5, E4, E1

c) E2, E5, E3, E1, E4, E6

d) E2, E3, E5, E6, E1, E3

**8) Answer (A)**

**Solution:**

For elective E2,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 34 + 8 + Number of students who moved to E4 + 2 + 2 = 46

i.e. Number of students who moved from to E1 = Number of students who moved from to E4 = 0

For elective E4,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 3 + 2 + 14 + Number of students who moved to E5 + 4 = 25

For elective E6,

Number of students who moved to E1 + 7 + 3 + Number of students who moved to E4 + 2 + 9 = 23

Hence, it is possible only when E5 to E1 = 1 and E3 to E4 = E5 to E4 = 0.

Remaining blank places can be filled easily as we know the total sum of each row.

We can see from the table that number of students enrolled in E1 dropped to 18. Hence, all the students who moved from E1 to any other elective will have to re-enroll in E1.

We can see that the number of students who enrolled for E1 prior to reshuffle = 31. Out of these 31 students, 9 students didn’t move to any other elective whereas remaining 22 students moved to other electives. Hence, all these 22 students have to re-enroll in E1.

Therefore, the total number of students in E1 post re-enrollment = 18 + 22 = 40 which is shown in the table.

Therefore, the sequence of electives in decreasing order of their final enrollments = E2, E3, E6, E5, E1, E4.

Hence, option A is the correct answer.

**Instructions**

At a management school, the oldest M dorms, numbered 1 to 10, need to be repaired urgently. This following diagram represents the estimated repair costs (in Rs. Crores for, the 10 dorms. For any dorm, the estimated repair cost (in Rs. Crores ) is an integer. Repairs with estimated cost Rs. 1 or 2 Crores are considered light repairs, repairs with estimated cost Rs. 3 or 4 are considered moderate repairs and repairs with estimated cost Rs. 5 or 6 Crores are considered extensive repairs.

Further, the following information is known.

1. Odd-numbered dorms do not need light repair; even-numbered dorms do not need moderate repair and dorms, whose numbers are divisible by 3, do not need extensive repair.

2. Dorms 4 to 9 all need different repair costs, with Dorm 7 needing the maximum and Dorm 8 needing the minimum.

**Question 9: **Which of the following is NOT necessarily true?

a) Dorm 1 needs a moderate repair

b) Dorm 5 repair will cost no more than Rs. 4 Crores

c) Dorm 7 needs an extensive repair

d) Dorm 10 repair will cost no more than Rs. 4 Crores

**9) Answer (D)**

**Solution:**

Odd numbered dorms need either moderate or extensive repair.

Even numbered dorms need either light or extensive repair.

It has been given that dorms 4 to 9 all require different repairing costs. The dorms 3 and 9 should require moderate repair (going by the table). Dorm 7 costs the highest. Therefore, dorm 7 should require 6 crores to repair. Dorm 8 requires the least cost to repair. Therefore, dorm 8 should cost 1 crore to repair. We can eliminate these dorm numbers from other 2 lists.

Dorms 4 to 9 cost different costs to repair. => Both dorms 5 and 9 cannot require the same cost of repair. Dorms 1 and 3 should require 3 crores to repair.

Dorm 6 should require light repair (2 crores) since dorm 8 requires 1 crore to repair.

=> Dorm 4 requires 5 crore to repair.

We can see that all options except option D are definitely true. Option D cannot be ascertained to be true. Dorm 10 can cost Rs. 1 crore or Rs. 6 crores to repair. Therefore, option D is the right answer.

**Question 10: **What is the total cost of repairing the odd-numbered dorms (in Rs. Crores)?

**10) Answer: 19**

**Solution:**

Odd numbered dorms need either moderate or extensive repair.

Even numbered dorms need either light or extensive repair.

It has been given that dorms 4 to 9 all require different repairing costs. The dorms 3 and 9 should require moderate repair (going by the table). Dorm 7 costs the highest. Therefore, dorm 7 should require 6 crores to repair. Dorm 8 requires the least cost to repair. Therefore, dorm 8 should cost 1 crore to repair. We can eliminate these dorm numbers from other 2 lists.

Dorms 4 to 9 cost different costs to repair. => Both dorms 5 and 9 cannot require the same cost of repair. Dorms 1 and 3 should require 3 crores to repair.

Dorm 6 should require light repair (2 crores) since dorm 8 requires 1 crore to repair.

=> Dorm 4 requires 5 crore to repair.

Cost = 3 + 3 + 6 + 3 + 4 = Rs.19 crores. Therefore, 19 is the correct answer.

**Question 11: **Suppose further that:

1. 4 of the 10 dorms needing repair are women’s dorms and need a total of Rs. 20 Crores for repair.

2. Only one of Dorms 1 to 5 is a women’s dorm.

What is the cost for repairing Dorm 9 (in Rs. Crores)?

**11) Answer: 3**

**Solution:**

Odd numbered dorms need either moderate or extensive repair.

Even numbered dorms need either light or extensive repair.

It has been given that dorms 4 to 9 all require different repairing costs. The dorms 3 and 9 should require moderate repair (going by the table). Dorm 7 costs the highest. Therefore, dorm 7 should require 6 crores to repair. Dorm 8 requires the least cost to repair. Therefore, dorm 8 should cost 1 crore to repair. We can eliminate these dorm numbers from other 2 lists.

Dorms 4 to 9 cost different costs to repair. => Both dorms 5 and 9 cannot require the same cost of repair. Dorms 1 and 3 should require 3 crores to repair.

Dorm 6 should require light repair (2 crores) since dorm 8 requires 1 crore to repair.

=> Dorm 4 requires 5 crore to repair.

There are 3 dorms from 6 to 10 which are women’s dorms.

It has been given that the cost of repairing the woman dorms add up to 20. Therefore, the distribution of the costs should be 6+6+5+3.

Dorm 4 is the dorm whose number is below 5 but is a woman’s dorm. Therefore, dorm 9 should cost Rs.3 crores to repair. Dorm 8 cannot be a woman’s dorm. Therefore, dorm 10 should be a woman’s dorm and should cost Rs. 6 crore to repair.

Dorm 9 will cost Rs.9 crore to repair and hence, 9 is the correct answer.

**Question 12: **Suppose further that:

1. 4 of the 10 dorms needing repair are women’s dorms and need a total of Rs. 20 Crores for repair.

2. Only one of Dorms 1 to 5 is a women’s dorm.

Which of the following is a women’s dorm?

a) Dorm 2

b) Dorm 5

c) Dorm 8

d) Dorm 10

**12) Answer (D)**

**Solution:**

Odd numbered dorms need either moderate or extensive repair.

Even numbered dorms need either light or extensive repair.

=> Dorm 4 requires 5 crore to repair.

It has been given that the cost of repairing the woman dorms add up to 20. Therefore, the distribution of the costs should be 6+6+5+3.

Dorm 4 is the dorm whose number is below 5 but is a woman’s dorm. Therefore, dorm 9 should cost Rs.3 crores to repair. Dorm 8 cannot be a woman’s dorm. Therefore, dorm 10 should be a woman’s dorm and should cost Rs. 6 crore to repair.

Hence, Option D is the right answer.

**Instructions**

A tea taster was assigned to rate teas from six different locations — Munnar, Wayanad, Ooty, Darjeeling, Assam and Himachal: These teas were placed in six cups, numbered 1 to 6, not necessarily in the same order. The tea taster was asked to rate these teas on the strength of their flavour on a scale of 1 to 10. He gave a unique integer rating to each tea. Some other information is given below:

a: Cup 6 contained tea from Himachal.

2. Tea from Ooty got the highest rating, but it was not in Cup 3.

3. The rating of tea in Cup 3 was double the rating of the tea in Cup 5.

4. Only two cups got ratings in even numbers.

5. Cup 2 got the minimum rating and this rating was an even number.

6. Tea in Cup 3 got a higher rating than that in Cup 1.

7. The rating of tea from Wayanad was more than the rating of tea from Munnar, but less than that from Assam.

**Question 13: **What was the second highest rating given?

**13) Answer: 7**

**Solution:**

Now we are given that the lowest rating is an even number and only 2 cups got an even number rating.

Let’s take cases:-

1. The lowest rating is 4

If the lowest rating in 4 then the other ratings will be in the range 5-10.

From this we need 4 odd and 1 even numbers.

This is not possible as there are only 3 odd numbers from 5-10.

Thus, the lowest rating is not 4.

2. The lowest rating is 2.

If the lowest rating in 4 then the other ratings will be in the range 5-10.

From this we need 4 odd and 1 even numbers.

This is possible when the odd ratings are 3,5,7 and 9.

We are given that the highest rating is not even. Thus, 10 rating is not possible.

We are also given that the rating of tea in Cup 3 was double the rating of the tea in Cup 5.

Thus, the rating of the tea in cup 3 is an even number.

Thus, the rating of the tea in cup 5 must be an odd number.

Only 1 such pair is possible of 3 and 6.

Thus, the tea in cup 2 got the rating of 2.

The tea in cup 3 got a rating of 6 and the tea in cup 5 got a rating of 3.

We are given that:-

Tea in Cup 3 got a higher rating than that in Cup 1.

Thus, the tea in cup 1 got a rating of 5.

Cup 6 contained tea from Himachal and the Tea from Ooty got the highest rating.

Thus, cup 6 got a rating of 7 and cup 4 got a rating of 9.

The table is as shown below:-

Hence, 7 is the 2nd highest rating given.

**Question 14: **What was the number of the cup that contained tea from Ooty?

**14) Answer: 4**

**Solution:**

Now we are given that the lowest rating is an even number and only 2 cups got an even number rating.

Let’s take cases:-

1. The lowest rating is 4

If the lowest rating in 4 then the other ratings will be in the range 5-10.

From this we need 4 odd and 1 even numbers.

This is not possible as there are only 3 odd numbers from 5-10.

Thus, the lowest rating is not 4.

2. The lowest rating is 2.

If the lowest rating in 4 then the other ratings will be in the range 5-10.

From this we need 4 odd and 1 even numbers.

This is possible when the odd ratings are 3,5,7 and 9.

We are given that the highest rating is not even. Thus, 10 rating is not possible.

We are also given that the rating of tea in Cup 3 was double the rating of the tea in Cup 5.

Thus, the rating of the tea in cup 3 is an even number.

Thus, the rating of the tea in cup 5 must be an odd number.

Only 1 such pair is possible of 3 and 6.

Thus, the tea in cup 2 got the rating of 2.

The tea in cup 3 got a rating of 6 and the tea in cup 5 got a rating of 3.

We are given that:-

Tea in Cup 3 got a higher rating than that in Cup 1.

Thus, the tea in cup 1 got a rating of 5.

Cup 6 contained tea from Himachal and the Tea from Ooty got the highest rating.

Thus, cup 6 got a rating of 7 and cup 4 got a rating of 9.

The table is as shown below:-

**Question 15: **If the tea from Munnar did not get the minimum rating, what was the rating of the tea from Wayanad?

a) 3

b) 5

c) 1

d) 6

**15) Answer (B)**

**Solution:**

Now we are given that the lowest rating is an even number and only 2 cups got an even number rating.

Let’s take cases:-

1. The lowest rating is 4

If the lowest rating in 4 then the other ratings will be in the range 5-10.

From this we need 4 odd and 1 even numbers.

This is not possible as there are only 3 odd numbers from 5-10.

Thus, the lowest rating is not 4.

2. The lowest rating is 2.

If the lowest rating in 4 then the other ratings will be in the range 5-10.

From this we need 4 odd and 1 even numbers.

This is possible when the odd ratings are 3,5,7 and 9.

We are given that the highest rating is not even. Thus, 10 rating is not possible.

We are also given that the rating of tea in Cup 3 was double the rating of the tea in Cup 5.

Thus, the rating of the tea in cup 3 is an even number.

Thus, the rating of the tea in cup 5 must be an odd number.

Only 1 such pair is possible of 3 and 6.

Thus, the tea in cup 2 got the rating of 2.

The tea in cup 3 got a rating of 6 and the tea in cup 5 got a rating of 3.

We are given that:-

Tea in Cup 3 got a higher rating than that in Cup 1.

Thus, the tea in cup 1 got a rating of 5.

Cup 6 contained tea from Himachal and the Tea from Ooty got the highest rating.

Thus, cup 6 got a rating of 7 and cup 4 got a rating of 9.

The table is as shown below:-

**Question 16: **If cups containing teas from Wayanad and Ooty had consecutive numbers, which of the following statements may be true?

a) Cup 5 contains tea from Assam

b) Cup 1 contains tea from Darjeeling

c) Tea from Wayanad has got a rating of 6

d) Tea from Darjeeling got the minimum rating

**16) Answer (B)**

**Solution:**

Let’s take cases:-

1. The lowest rating is 4

If the lowest rating in 4 then the other ratings will be in the range 5-10.

From this we need 4 odd and 1 even numbers.

This is not possible as there are only 3 odd numbers from 5-10.

Thus, the lowest rating is not 4.

2. The lowest rating is 2.

If the lowest rating in 4 then the other ratings will be in the range 5-10.

From this we need 4 odd and 1 even numbers.

This is possible when the odd ratings are 3,5,7 and 9.

We are given that the highest rating is not even. Thus, 10 rating is not possible.

We are also given that the rating of tea in Cup 3 was double the rating of the tea in Cup 5.

Thus, the rating of the tea in cup 3 is an even number.

Thus, the rating of the tea in cup 5 must be an odd number.

Only 1 such pair is possible of 3 and 6.

Thus, the tea in cup 2 got the rating of 2.

The tea in cup 3 got a rating of 6 and the tea in cup 5 got a rating of 3.

We are given that:-

Tea in Cup 3 got a higher rating than that in Cup 1.

Thus, the tea in cup 1 got a rating of 5.

Cup 6 contained tea from Himachal and the Tea from Ooty got the highest rating.

Thus, cup 6 got a rating of 7 and cup 4 got a rating of 9.

The table is as shown below:-

It is given that the rating of Assam>Wayanad>Munnar

Hence, since Wayanad and Ooty are in consecutive cups, Wayanad can be either in cup number 3 or 5.

So Wayanad can only be in cup number 5, then Munnar will be in cup number 2. So Darjeeling and Assam can be in cup 1 and 3 in any order.

Hence B is a possibility.

**Instructions**

Eight friends: Ajit, Byomkesh, Gargi, Jayanta, Kikira, Manik, Prodosh and Tapesh are going to Delhi from Kolkata by a flight operated by Cheap Air. In the flight, sitting is arranged in 30 rows, numbered 1 to 30, each consisting of 6 seats, marked by letters A to F from left to right, respectively. Seats A to C are to the left of the aisle (the passage running from the front of the aircraft to the back), and seats D to F are to the right of the aisle. Seats A and F are by the windows and referred to as Window seats, C and D are by the aisle and are referred to as Aisle seats while B and E are referred to as Middle seats. Seats marked by consecutive letters are called consecutive seats (or seats next to each other). A seat number is a combination of the row number, followed by the letter indicating the position in the row; e.g., 1A is the left window seat in the first row, while 12E is the right middle seat in the 12th row.

Cheap Air charges Rs. 1000 extra for any seats in Rows 1, 12 and 13 as those have extra legroom. For Rows 2- 10, it charges Rs. 300 extra for Window seats and Rs. 500 extra for Aisle seats. For Rows 11 and 14 to 20, it

charges Rs. 200 extra for Window seats and Rs. 400 extra for Aisle seats. All other seats are available at no extra charge.

The following are known:

1. The eight friends were seated in six different rows.

2. They occupied 3 Window seats, 4 Aisle seats and 1 Middle seat.

3. Seven of them had to pay extra amounts, totaling to Rs. 4600, for their choices of seat. One of them did not pay any additional amount for his/her choice of seat.

4. Jayanta, Ajit and Byomkesh were sitting in seats marked by the same letter, in consecutive rows in increasing order of row numbers; but all of them paid different amounts for their choices of seat. One of these amounts may be zero.

5. Gargi was sitting next to Kikira, and Manik was sitting next to Jayanta.

6. Prodosh and Tapesh were sitting in seats marked by the same letter, in consecutive rows in increasing order of row numbers; but they paid different amounts for their choices of seat. One of these amounts may be zero.

**Question 17: **In which row was Manik sitting?

a) 10

b) 11

c) 12

d) 13

**17) Answer (A)**

**Solution:**

We are given that Jayanta, Ajit and Byomkesh were sitting in seats marked by the same letter, in consecutive rows in increasing order of row numbers; but all of them paid different amounts for their choices of seat.

Let us see how the friends are supposed to pay for the seats they choose:-

In row 1-1000

In row 2-10 – 300 for window and 500 for aisle

In row 11 – 200 for window and 400 for aisle

In row 12,13 – 1000

In row 14-20 – 200 for window and 400 for aisle

In row 21-30 – 0

Thus, As we can see 10, 11 and 12 are the only consecutive seats in which the amounts is different.

Thus, Jayanth, Ajit and Byomkesh sat in row 10, row 11 and row 12.

Manik sat beside Jayantha and thus Manik is also sitting in row 10.

Now we are given that 7 of the 8 friends paid a total of 4600 Rs.

Let’s start with the cases:-

It is obvious that 5 friends cannot pay 1000 Rs for their seat because the amount will exceed 4600

Case 1:- 4 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining friends will pay 600 Rs.

This is possible only when each of them pay 200 Rs.

So the case is- 1000*4 , 200*3

Case 2 :- 3 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining friends will pay 1600 Rs.

There are 2 cases where this is possible:-

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

1000*3, 400*4

Case 3:- 2 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining 5 friends will pay 2600 Rs.

This is not possible as each friend can pay a maximum of 500 Rs.

Thus, the possible cases are

1000*4 , 200*3

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

1000*3, 400*4

As there is no case in which a friend has to pay 300 Rs thus, Jayantha must be sitting in row 10 aisle seat.

Thus, Jayantha paid 500 Rs.

Thus, the case is:-

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

Thus, Manik must have also paid 500 sitting in row 10 aisle seat

Ajit must be sitting in row 11 aisle seat paying 400 Rs.

Byomyesh must be sitting row 12 aisle seat paying 1000 Rs.

Thus, among Gargi, Kikira, Pradosh and Tapesh 2 must have paid 1000, 1 must have paid 200 and the remaining person must have paid nothing.

Now we know Gargi and Kikira are sitting adjacent to each other and thus, either both or none of them must have paid 1000 Rs.

Among Pradosh and Tapesh a maximum of 1 person could have paid 1000 Rs.

Thus, the only possible case here is :-

Gargi and Kikira paid 1000 each.

Pradosh is sitting ahead of Tapesh and one of them paid 200 Rs.

Since, both of them were sitting in seats marked by the same letter, in consecutive rows thus, the only possibility is Pradosh sitting in row 20 window seat and paying 200 and Tapesh sitting in row 21 paying nothing.

Thus, the amount paid by each friend is as shown below:

Manik is sitting in row 10.

**Question 18: **How much extra did Jayanta pay for his choice of seat?

a) Rs. 300

b) Rs. 400

c) Rs. 500

d) Rs. 1000

**18) Answer (C)**

**Solution:**

We are given that Jayanta, Ajit and Byomkesh were sitting in seats marked by the same letter, in consecutive rows in increasing order of row numbers; but all of them paid different amounts for their choices of seat.

Let us see how the friends are supposed to pay for the seats they choose:-

In row 1-1000

In row 2-10 – 300 for window and 500 for aisle

In row 11 – 200 for window and 400 for aisle

In row 12,13 – 1000

In row 14-20 – 200 for window and 400 for aisle

In row 21-30 – 0

Thus, As we can see 10, 11 and 12 are the only consecutive seats in which the amounts is different.

Thus, Jayanth, Ajit and Byomkesh sat in row 10, row 11 and row 12.

Manik sat beside Jayantha and thus Manik is also sitting in row 10.

Now we are given that 7 of the 8 friends paid a total of 4600 Rs.

Let’s start with the cases:-

It is obvious that 5 friends cannot pay 1000 Rs for their seat because the amount will exceed 4600

Case 1:- 4 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining friends will pay 600 Rs.

This is possible only when each of them pay 200 Rs.

So the case is- 1000*4 , 200*3

Case 2 :- 3 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining friends will pay 1600 Rs.

There are 2 cases where this is possible:-

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

1000*3, 400*4

Case 3:- 2 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining 5 friends will pay 2600 Rs.

This is not possible as each friend can pay a maximum of 500 Rs.

Thus, the possible cases are

1000*4 , 200*3

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

1000*3, 400*4

As there is no case in which a friend has to pay 300 Rs thus, Jayantha must be sitting in row 10 aisle seat.

Thus, Jayantha paid 500 Rs.

Thus, the case is:-

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

Thus, Manik must have also paid 500 sitting in row 10 aisle seat

Ajit must be sitting in row 11 aisle seat paying 400 Rs.

Byomyesh must be sitting row 12 aisle seat paying 1000 Rs.

Thus, among Gargi, Kikira, Pradosh and Tapesh 2 must have paid 1000, 1 must have paid 200 and the remaining person must have paid nothing.

Now we know Gargi and Kikira are sitting adjacent to each other and thus, either both or none of them must have paid 1000 Rs.

Among Pradosh and Tapesh a maximum of 1 person could have paid 1000 Rs.

Thus, the only possible case here is :-

Gargi and Kikira paid 1000 each.

Pradosh is sitting ahead of Tapesh and one of them paid 200 Rs.

Since, both of them were sitting in seats marked by the same letter, in consecutive rows thus, the only possibility is Pradosh sitting in row 20 window seat and paying 200 and Tapesh sitting in row 21 paying nothing.

Thus, the amount paid by each friend is as shown below:-

Jayanta paid 500 for her choice of seat.

**Question 19: **How much extra did Gargi pay for her choice of seat?

a) 0

b) Rs. 300

c) Rs. 400

d) Rs. 1000

**19) Answer (D)**

**Solution:**

We are given that Jayanta, Ajit and Byomkesh were sitting in seats marked by the same letter, in consecutive rows in increasing order of row numbers; but all of them paid different amounts for their choices of seat.

Let us see how the friends are supposed to pay for the seats they choose:-

In row 1-1000

In row 2-10 – 300 for window and 500 for aisle

In row 11 – 200 for window and 400 for aisle

In row 12,13 – 1000

In row 14-20 – 200 for window and 400 for aisle

In row 21-30 – 0

Thus, As we can see 10, 11 and 12 are the only consecutive seats in which the amounts is different.

Thus, Jayanth, Ajit and Byomkesh sat in row 10, row 11 and row 12.

Manik sat beside Jayantha and thus Manik is also sitting in row 10.

Now we are given that 7 of the 8 friends paid a total of 4600 Rs.

Let’s start with the cases:-

It is obvious that 5 friends cannot pay 1000 Rs for their seat because the amount will exceed 4600

Case 1:- 4 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining friends will pay 600 Rs.

This is possible only when each of them pay 200 Rs.

So the case is- 1000*4 , 200*3

Case 2 :- 3 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining friends will pay 1600 Rs.

There are 2 cases where this is possible:-

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

1000*3, 400*4

Case 3:- 2 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining 5 friends will pay 2600 Rs.

This is not possible as each friend can pay a maximum of 500 Rs.

Thus, the possible cases are

1000*4 , 200*3

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

1000*3, 400*4

As there is no case in which a friend has to pay 300 Rs thus, Jayantha must be sitting in row 10 aisle seat.

Thus, Jayantha paid 500 Rs.

Thus, the case is:-

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

Thus, Manik must have also paid 500 sitting in row 10 aisle seat

Ajit must be sitting in row 11 aisle seat paying 400 Rs.

Byomyesh must be sitting row 12 aisle seat paying 1000 Rs.

Thus, among Gargi, Kikira, Pradosh and Tapesh 2 must have paid 1000, 1 must have paid 200 and the remaining person must have paid nothing.

Now we know Gargi and Kikira are sitting adjacent to each other and thus, either both or none of them must have paid 1000 Rs.

Among Pradosh and Tapesh a maximum of 1 person could have paid 1000 Rs.

Thus, the only possible case here is :-

Gargi and Kikira paid 1000 each.

Pradosh is sitting ahead of Tapesh and one of them paid 200 Rs.

Since, both of them were sitting in seats marked by the same letter, in consecutive rows thus, the only possibility is Pradosh sitting in row 20 window seat and paying 200 and Tapesh sitting in row 21 paying nothing.

Thus, the amount paid by each friend is as shown below:-

Gargi paid 1000 rs for her choice of seat

**Question 20: **Who among the following did not pay any extra amount for his his/her choice of seat?

a) Kikira

b) Manik

c) Gargi

d) Tapesh

**20) Answer (D)**

**Solution:**

Let us see how the friends are supposed to pay for the seats they choose:-

In row 1-1000

In row 2-10 – 300 for window and 500 for aisle

In row 11 – 200 for window and 400 for aisle

In row 12,13 – 1000

In row 14-20 – 200 for window and 400 for aisle

In row 21-30 – 0

Thus, As we can see 10, 11 and 12 are the only consecutive seats in which the amounts is different.

Thus, Jayanth, Ajit and Byomkesh sat in row 10, row 11 and row 12.

Manik sat beside Jayantha and thus Manik is also sitting in row 10.

Now we are given that 7 of the 8 friends paid a total of 4600 Rs.

Let’s start with the cases:-

It is obvious that 5 friends cannot pay 1000 Rs for their seat because the amount will exceed 4600

Case 1:- 4 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining friends will pay 600 Rs.

This is possible only when each of them pay 200 Rs.

So the case is- 1000*4 , 200*3

Case 2 :- 3 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining friends will pay 1600 Rs.

There are 2 cases where this is possible:-

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

1000*3, 400*4

Case 3:- 2 friends pay 1000 Rs each. Thus, the remaining 5 friends will pay 2600 Rs.

This is not possible as each friend can pay a maximum of 500 Rs.

Thus, the possible cases are

1000*4 , 200*3

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

1000*3, 400*4

As there is no case in which a friend has to pay 300 Rs thus, Jayantha must be sitting in row 10 aisle seat.

Thus, Jayantha paid 500 Rs.

Thus, the case is:-

1000*3, 500*2, 400, 200

Thus, Manik must have also paid 500 sitting in row 10 aisle seat

Ajit must be sitting in row 11 aisle seat paying 400 Rs.

Byomyesh must be sitting row 12 aisle seat paying 1000 Rs.

Thus, among Gargi, Kikira, Pradosh and Tapesh 2 must have paid 1000, 1 must have paid 200 and the remaining person must have paid nothing.

Now we know Gargi and Kikira are sitting adjacent to each other and thus, either both or none of them must have paid 1000 Rs.

Among Pradosh and Tapesh a maximum of 1 person could have paid 1000 Rs.

Thus, the only possible case here is :-

Gargi and Kikira paid 1000 each.

Pradosh is sitting ahead of Tapesh and one of them paid 200 Rs.

Since, both of them were sitting in seats marked by the same letter, in consecutive rows thus, the only possibility is Pradosh sitting in row 20 window seat and paying 200 and Tapesh sitting in row 21 paying nothing.

Thus, the amount paid by each friend is as shown below:-

Tapesh did not paid any amount.