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# Reasoning: Floor based puzzles

Question 1

Study the information carefully and answer the question given below.

Nine persons A, Q, B, S, C, U, V, D and X. They live on a separate floor each of a nine floor building but not necessarily in the same order. The ground floor is numbered 1, the first floor is numbered 2 and so on until the topmost floor is numbered Nine.

X lives an odd number floor above the floor number 5. There are two persons live between X and S. B lives on odd number floor but not immediate above and immediate below S. There are as many persons live between S and U as live between S and V. U lives below S. Q live on ground floor. There is one person lives between C and X. D does not live on an even number floor. A lives on even numbered floor but above on 2nd floor.

Q1.1 . Which of the following is true with respect to A as per the given arrangement?

(a) Only three persons live between A and Q

(b) Only three persons live above A.

(c) Only one person lives between A and S.

(d) A lives on even numbered floor.

(e) None of these.

Q1.2. On which of the following floor numbers does D live?
(a) Three
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Five
(e) Seven

Q1.3. Who lives on the floor immediately below C?
(a) U
(b) T
(c) S
(d) Q
(e) X

Q1.4. How many persons live between the floors on which Q and S live?
(a) Three
(b) More than three
(c) None
(d) Two
(e) One

Q1.5. Who lives on the floor numbered 5?
(a) U
(b) Q
(c) S
(d) P
(e) None of these

Question 2

Seven persons P, Q, R, S, T, U and V conduct workshop on Developing Managerial skills in seven different companies A, B, C, D, E, F and G on a different day of the week from Monday to Sunday. The order of persons, companies and days of the week are not necessarily the same as given. Q organizes workshop in Company D on Wednesday. S does not conduct workshop for companies A and C and conducts on the immediate next day when T conducts. T conducts the workshop for Company F. U conducts workshop for Company E on Friday. V conducts workshop on Monday but not for Company C and G. R conducts workshop for Company A but not on Tuesday.

Q2.1. Who conducts workshop on Saturday?
(a) R
(b) S
(c) T
(d) Either S or T
(e) None of These

Q2.2. On which day does S conduct the workshop?
(a) Sunday
(b) Saturday
(c) Tuesday
(d) Cannot be determined
(e) None of These

Q2.3. R conducts workshop on which day?
(a) Saturday
(b) Sunday
(c) Tuesday
(d) Thursday
(e) None of These

Q2.4. Which of the following combinations of person-company and day is correct?
(a) V-B-Wednesday
(b) P-B-Monday
(c) V-C-Monday
(d) V-G-Sunday
(e) None of These

Q2.5. Who conducts workshop for Company C and on which day?
(a) P, Thursday
(b) P, Tuesday
(c) S, Saturday
(d) S, Sunday
(e) None of These

Question 3

There are six boys M, N, O, P, Q and R. They want to go out with six girls S, T, U, V, W and X, not necessarily in the same order. The pairs went to different Countries viz. China, Australia, America, Kenya and two of the pairs of them went to Istanbul. They like different colours, viz Green, Red, Brown and White. But Green and Red are preferred by two pairs.

M and P visit Istanbul but do not like Green and White. R does not go out with W, both of them do not like Brown colour. V and U want to go to China and America respectively. The persons who are visiting Australia like the same colour as N does.

O goes out with X to Australia but does not like Red and White colour. N goes to China and likes Green colour. Q does not go out with S and T, and he does not go to America. Q likes neither Brown nor Red.
Q3.1. Who among the following went to China?
(a) PS
(b) WQ
(c) OX
(d) NV
(e) None of these

Q3.2. If M went with S then who among the following went with P?
(a) V
(b) U
(c) T
(d) W
(e) None of these

Q3.3. Who among the following went to Australia?
(a) X
(b) U
(c) V
(d) W
(e) None of these

Q3.4. Which of the following colour does O like?
(a) Green
(b) White
(c) Red
(d) Brown
(e) None of these

Q3.5. Which of the following is correct?
(a) O-Istanbul-Brown
(b) R-China-White
(c) U-Australia-Red
(d) Q-Kenya-White
(e) None of these

Question 4

Six boxes A, B, C, D, E, and F are placed one above another, also they are occupied with different items i.e. O, P, Q, S, N, and M (but not necessarily in the same order).

Box which is occupied with Q is not placed at top. A is placed either top or bottom, only 2 boxes are placed between A and D, which is occupied with S. Only 1 box is placed between D and F. Box E is not placed just above and below D. Box E is not placed just below the box which is occupied with O. Box which is occupied with M is placed between D and F. The box which is placed just above B is occupied with P. The box which is placed at bottom occupied with N. Box B is not placed above A.

Q4.1. Box C is occupied with which of the following item?

1. N
2. P
3. S
4. M
5. None of these

Q4.2. Which of the following box is placed at top?

1. A
2. F
3. C
4. E
5. None of these

Q4.3. How many boxes are placed between box F and box E?

1. One
2. Three
3. Two
4. More than three
5. None of these

Q4.4. Which box is placed just above box B?

1. D
2. The box which is occupied with P
3. F
4. Both (b) and (c)
5. None of these

Q4.5. Box B is occupied with which of the following item?

1. N
2. P
3. M
4. Q
5. None of these

Question 5

Eight boxes A, B, C, D, E, G, H, and F are placed one above another (but not necessarily in the same order). No two boxes according to alphabetical order are placed adjacent to each other. (A is not placed just above and below B)

Box E is placed at 2nd position either from top or from bottom. Only 2 boxes are between F and C. Box D is placed just below F. Box B is placed above C but not at top. Only 1 box is placed between C and G.

Q5.1. Which of the following box is placed at top?

1. C
2. B
3. A
4. H
5. None of these

Q5.2. How many boxes are in between box E and box F?

1. Three
2. Two
3. Four
4. More than four
5. None of these

Q5.3. Which of the following box is placed just above box A?

1. B
2. H
3. D
4. E
5. None of these

Q5.4. Which of the following box is placed at bottom?

1. G
2. A
3. B
4. D
5. None of these

Q5.5. Which of the following is true regarding E?

1. E is placed above A
2. E is at 2nd position from bottom
3. C is just below E
4. E is placed below G
5. None of these

Question 6

Seven boxes A, B, C, D, E, G, and F are placed one above another (but not necessarily in the same order) are going to parcel seven different places M, N, O, P, Q, S, and R.

Box which is being parcel to O is just above G. Only three boxes are between G and A. More than four boxes are between the box A and the box which is being parcel to R. Box B is being parcel to N and placed just above box F. Only one box is between F and C. E is not being parcel to R. Only three boxes between the box which is being parcel to M and S cities. The box which is being parcel to S is just above the box which is being parcel to P. E is not being parcel to P.

Box which is being parcel to Q is not F.

Q6.1. Which of the following box is placed at top?

1. The box which is being parcel to M
2. B
3. C
4. The box which is being parcel to Q
5. None of these

Q6.2. How many boxes are in between box E and box which is being parcel to P?

1. Three
2. Two
3. Four
4. More than four
5. None of these

Q6.3. Which of the following box is placed just above box A?

1. B
2. C
3. D
4. No one
5. None of these

Q6.4. Which of the following box is placed at bottom?

1. G
2. A
3. The box which is being parcel to P
4. D
5. None of these

Q6.5. Which of the following is true regarding E?

1. E is being parcel to Q
2. E is at 2nd position from top
3. C is not just below E
4. E is placed above G
5. All are true

Question 7

There are eight persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H living on an eight-floor building (Ground floor is numbered 1 and topmost floor is number 8.) but not necessary in the same order. D lives on an odd number floor below 6th floor. There are two persons live between D and C. G lives on one of the odd number floors but not on the bottom floor. There is one person living between C and A who lives just below E. The total number of persons living between F and B is same as the total number of persons living between F and A. B lives on the floor below F.

Q7.1. On which of the following floor F lives?

1. 4th
2. 5th
3. 7th
4. 1st
5. 2nd

Q7.2. How many persons live between D and C?

1. One
2. Two
3. Three
4. Four
5. None

Q7.3. If all the persons are arranged alphabetically from top to bottom then how many persons remain (live) on same floor?

1. One
2. Two
3. Three
4. Four
5. None

Q7.4. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their arrangement find the one which does not belong to that group?

1. B
2. A
3. F
4. C
5. G

Q7.5. If C is related to A in the same way D is related to G, then following the same pattern, F is related to?

1. B
2. A
3. F
4. C
5. None of these

Question 8

Seven Persons – A, B, C, D, E, F, and G– live on separate floors of a seven-story building, but not in the same order. The ground floor of the building is numbered 1, the floor above it 2 and so on until the topmost floor is numbered 7. Each person likes different Fruits – Grapes, Guava, Papaya, Apple, Mango, Pineapple, Orange, but not necessarily in the same order. D lives on an even number floor and immediate above the one who likes the papaya fruit. E likes apple fruit. The one who likes pineapple fruit lives on the floor number 2. A lives on the floor which is immediate above D and does not like grapes fruit. F likes mango fruit   and lives on floor number 4. G does not like papaya and pineapple fruit. G does not live on the bottommost and topmost floor. B lives on an even number floor and immediate above the E’s floor. There are three floors between the one who likes pineapple and the one who likes guava fruit.

Q8.1. Who likes the grapes fruit?

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. G
5. None of these

Q8.2. The person who lives on the 7th floor likes which fruit?

1. Orange
2. Grapes
3. Mango
4. Papaya
5. None of these

Q8.3. C likes which of the following fruit?

1. Orange
2. Mango
3. Papaya
4. Pineapple
5. None of these

Q8.4. Who likes the pineapple fruit?

1. B
2. A
3. C
4. D
5. None of these

Q8.5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Find the one who does not belong to that group?

1. A
2. D
3. C
4. G
5. E

Question 9

There are 7 friends namely A, B, F, E, G, C, D who study in different colleges i.e. IIT, Amity, IIMT, ITS, IEC, GITM, NIET but not necessarily in the same order. Also, they have different streams i.e. civil, MAE, ECE, electrical, IT, CSE, chemical but not necessarily in the same order.

The one who is from IIT has MAE stream. F is from IEC. A has chemical stream. Neither G or B has MAE. C is from Amity and has civil. The one who has IT stream is from GITM. G does not have electrical and IT stream. The one who has CSE stream is not from NIET and ITS. F does not have CSE. G is from ITS. Neither D nor E is from GITM. D is not from IIT.

Q9.1. Who among the following is from GITM?

1. F
2. E
3. B
4. G
5. none of these

Q9.2. Who among the following has MAE as stream?

1. F
2. E
3. B
4. G
5. none of these

Q9.3. Who among the following is from IIMT?

1. F
2. E
3. B
4. G
5. none of these

Q9.4. Which of the following combination is true?

1. G-civil-ITS
2. E-chemical-IIMT
3. B-IIT-ECE
4. F-electrical-IEC
5. none of these

Q9.5. Which of the following is not correct regarding D?

1. he is from IIMT
2. he has CSE stream
3. he does not have ECE as stream
4. all (a), (b), (c) are correct
5. none is correct

Question 10

There are 8 children – A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H who live on different floors of a 8-floor building numbered 1 to 8 not necessarily in the same order. They have different chocolates – 11, 16, 19, 25, 34, 41, 46 and 50 again not necessarily in the same order.

The one who lives on 6th floor has 25 chocolates. One children lives between F and the one having 25 chocolates. G lives below F on an even numbered floor. G does not have 25 chocolates. The one having 46 chocolates lives just above G. Two children Live between F and H. H lives below F. The total of number of chocolates with D and H is a multiple of 4. Two children live between A and the one having 41 chocolates. A lives above G. The one having 41 chocolates live above A. B has 34 chocolates. The one having 11 chocolates lives just above the one having 16 chocolates. 1 child lives between C and E. The difference between the number of chocolates with E and G is 6

Q10.1 How many children live above E?

1. 1
2. 2
3. 4
4. None
5. 5

Q10.2 Who has 41 chocolates?

1. C
2. E
3. F
4. H
5. B

Q10.3 Who lives on third floor?

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
5. E

Q10.4 Which of the following is correct with respect to the arrangement?

1. 2 children live between B and one having 25 chocolates
2. F lives on floor above A.
3. A lives just below D
4. H has maximum chocolates
5. None of these is correct

Q10.5 What is the sum of chocolates with B and D?

1. 80
2. 83
3. 76
4. 96
5. 84