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Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below :Eight friends- J, K, L, M, N, 0, P and Q – live on eight different floors of a building but not necessarily in the same order. The lower most floor of the building is numbered one, the one above that is numbered two and so on until the topmost floor is numbered eight. J lives on floor numbered four. Only two people live between J and 0. Only one person lives between 0 and L. M lives immediately above Q. M lives on an even numbered floor. Only one person lives between Q and N. Only one person lives between M and K.
Four of the following five are alike as per the given arrangement and thus form a group. Which of the following does not belong to that group?
What is the position of M?
a) M lives on the fifth floor
b) M lives on sixth floor
c) M lives on second floor
d) M lives on topmost floor
e) M lives on fourth floor
Who amongst the following lives exactly in the middle of the friends who lives fifth from the bottom and second from the top?
Which of the following statements is true regarding N?
a) N lives on sixth numbered floor
b) Only two persons live between N and L
c) Only two persons live between N and M
d) N lives on fifth from the topmost floor
e) Q is an immediate neighbour of N
If all the given persons are made to live in an alphabetical order form bottom to top, the positions of how many of them will remain unchanged?
How many persons live between J and L?
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Solutions: (1 to 6)
J lives on floor numbered four and only two people live between J and O, => O lives on 1st floor.
Only one person lives between O and L, => L lives on 3rd floor.
M lives on even numbered floor and immediately above Q, => M lives on 8th floor and Q lives on 7th floor. Only one person lives between Q and N, => Q lives on 5th floor.
Similarly, K lives on 6th floor. The arrangement :
1) Answer (a)
The pattern here is that except NQ, two people are living between each of the mentioned pairs.
=> Ans – (A)
2) Answer (d)
Clearly, M lives on topmost i.e., 8th floor.
=> Ans – (D)
3) Answer (b)
Person who lives 5th from bottom = N
Person who lives 2nd from top = Q
K is living between N and Q.
=> Ans – (B)
4) Answer (c)
The only true statement is that only 2 people live between N and M.
=> Ans – (C)
5) Answer (c)
If all the persons are made to live in alphabetical order from bottom to top i.e., J on 1st floor , K on 2nd floor , L on 3rd floor and so on.
Thus, positions of only 2 persons i.e., L and N will remain unchanged.
=> Ans – (C)
6) Answer (e)
J and L are neighbors, thus no one lives between them.
=> Ans – (E)