Reasoning Quiz

Directions (Q. 1-5): Given an input line the machine arranges the words and numbers in steps in a systematic manner as illustrated below:

Input line : 56 dress fine shine 32 66 72 offer
Step I : 72 56 dress fine shine 32 66 offer
Step II : 72 shine 56 dress fine 32 66 offer
Step III : 72 shine 66 56 dress fine 32 offer
Step IV : 72 shine 66 offer 56 dress fine 32
Step V : 72 shine 66 offer 56 fine dress 32
Step VI : 72 shine 66 offer 56 fine 32 dress
Step VI is the last step and the output in Step VI is the final output.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.


1. Step II of an input is '53 window 42 50 door lock key 36'. How many more steps will be required to complete the arrangement?
1) Three
2) Four
3) Five
4) Six
5) None of these

2. Step IV an input is '62 sound 56 sleep roam present 33 49'. What will be the input definitely?
1) sound 62 sleep 56 roam present 33 49
2) sleep sound 62 56 roam present 33 49
3) 62 sound sleep 56 roam present 33 49
4) Cannot be determined
5) None of these

3. Which of the following will be the third step for input :
'jockey firm 36 43 growth chart 22 45'?
1) 45 jockey 43 growth firm 36 chart 22
2) 45 jockey 43 firm growth 36 chart 22
3) 45 jockey 43 growth 36 firm chart 22
4) 45 jockey 43 firm 36 growth chart 22
5) None of these

4. Which step will be the last step for an input whose second step is '63 sour 18 56 grapes healthy 32 rise'?
1) IV
2) V
3) VIII
4) VII
5) None of these

5. What will be the fifth step of an input whose first step is '85 journey train 36 54 daily 28 mansion'?
1) 85 train 54 mansion 28 journey daily 36
2) 85 train 54 mansion journey 36 daily 28
3) 85 train 54 mansion 36 journey daily 28
4) There is no such step
5) None of these

Answers
In Step I the largest number occupies the leftmost position, pushing the rest of the line rightwards. In the next step the word that comes last in the alphabetical order occupies the second position from the left and the remaining terms move rightwards.
This goes on alternately till all the numbers get arranged in descending order and the words in reverse alphabetical order at alternate positions. In case a term is already arranged, the machine moves on to the next one.

1. 2; Step II : 53 window 42 50 door lock key 36
Step III : 53 window 50 42 door lock key 36
Step IV : 53 window 50 lock 42 door key 36
Step V : 53 window 50 lock 42 key door 36
Step VI : 53 window 50 lock 42 key 36 door
Hence, four more steps are required.

2. 4; We cannot determined the arrangement in the reverse
direction.

3. 1; Input: jockey firm 36 43 growth chart 22 45
Step I: 45 jockey firm 36 43 growth chart 22
Step II: 45 jockey 43 firm 36 growth chart 22
Step III: 45 jockey 43 growth firm 36 chart 22

4. 5; Step II: 63 sour 18 56 grapes healthy 32 rise
Step III: 63 sour 56 18 grapes healthy 32 rise
Step IV: 63 sour 56 rise 18 grapes healthy 32
Step V: 63 sour 56 rise 32 18 grapes healthy
Step VI: 63 sour 56 rise 32 healthy 18 grapes
Hence step VI will be the last step.

5. 3; Step I: 85 journey train 36 54 daily 28 mansion
Step II: 85 train journey 36 54 daily 28 mansion
Step III: 85 train 54 journey 36 daily 28 mansion
Step IV: 85 train 54 mansion journey 36 daily 28
Step V: 85 train 54 mansion 36 journey daily 28


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