Harjit Kaur asked   •  1 minute ago

Manisha is a kindergarten class teacher who planned a schedule for the incoming batch of students. The classes were supposed to be held from Monday to Friday. Each day has four slots named A, B, C, and D in that order. Slot A starts from 8:00, Slot B from 09:00, slot C from 10:00, and slot D from 11:00. The classes are English, Counting, Dancing, Painting, Singing and Physical Education.
There are 3 types of categories in which classes are distributed. The details of the category are as follows::
a) Compulsory: Classes which happen 4 days a week
b) Optional: Classes which happen 2 times a week
c) Necessary: Classes which happen once a week.
Each of the 3 categories has at least 1 of the 6 subjects in them.
Furthermore, the following things are known:
  1. No subject happened in the same slot or the same day twice. None of the subjects belonging to the Optional category happened on Friday.
  2. Every day exactly 1 slot had to be free. Slot A had classes on all days.
  3. Overall 3 classes each happened in the B and C slots throughout the week. 
  4. Painting was taught on Wednesday's C slot. Exactly one of the optional subjects was not taught on consecutive days.
  5. Counting was taught on Monday. The Singing class did not happen on Tuesday.
  6. There were 2 instances where the free period was in the same slot as the preceding day.
  7. Physical Education only happened in the A slot. Slot D of Monday was a free slot
  8. Week started with teaching English.  Dance was not taught on Thursday.
  9. On a particular day, Singing happened after a free slot
  10. On one particular day, Physical Education, Dance, and English were taught in that order. Slot C was a free slot that day.
Q. Which of the following can not be a subject of the Optional Category?
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Direction: Six sentences are given below, which when arranged in the correct sequence, form a coherent paragraph. Among these, the introductory sentence of the paragraph is provided to you, and the next five statements are given in any random order. Rearrange the five statements, and answer the questions that follow.
1. Entrepreneurs are said to be the backbone of a market economy, and for good reason.
A. They use their precious savings to acquire scarce resources.
B. They then transform these into various consumer goods according to the market demand.
C. But they also end up helping society in many crucial ways.
D. Of course, entrepreneurs engage in the risky business of foreseeing demand only to earn personal profits.
E. If their judgment about demand turns out to be right, they earn profits; if it's wrong, they suffer losses.
Q. Which of the following, after rearrangement, will be the THIRD sentence?
  • a)
  • b)
  • c)
  • d)
  • e)
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

Nipun Tuteja answered  •  3 hours ago
Correct Order - ABDEC
Sentence 1 begins the passage by talking about the fact that entrepreneurs are like the backbone of the economy. A and B are a pair and follow 1: A talks about how entrepreneurs acquire scarce resources, and B talks about what they do with these resources. D and E are a pair: E talks about the risky nature of the business entrepreneurs do, E talks about how it is risky. C concludes by telling us that entrepreneurs also help the society in many ways.

Directions : Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:
8 persons A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H live in 2 different buildings Building X and Building Y. Both buildings have 5 floors each with ground floor numbered 1; floor above it numbered 2 and so on until topmost is numbered 5. One of the floors are vacant in each building. Only one person lives on each floor of the building X and building Y. No same number of floors are vacant. Only one person lives below E. At least one person lives between F and G. Number of persons above D is one more than the person below D. D lives in building Y. No one lives between F and B. G lives one of the floors below B. D lives immediately above G. No one lives between E and H and they both lives on odd numbered floor. F and A lives on the same numbered floor. C lives below A. 1st floor is not vacant in any of the building. B's and E's floor numbers are not same.
How many persons live between C and H?
  • a)
  • b)
  • c)
  • d)
  • e)
    Can't be determined
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Aadhar Academy answered  •  3 hours ago
We Know that:
  • Number of persons above D is one more than below D. D lives in building Y and 1st floor is not vacant so D must live on 2nd floor.
  • D lives immediate above G. G must live on 1st floor in building Y.
  • Only one person lives below E and 1st floor is not vacant so we get 2 possibilities. Either E lives on 2nd or 3rd floor.
Case 1:
  • No one lives between E and H and they both live on odd numbers of floor. So this case gets rejected.
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Raja had an unbiased die with him and he challenged Radha, who had two unbiased dice with her. He said that he could produce a number on his die after rolling such that the number is greater than the sum of the numbers that Radha's dice produced. What is the probability that Raja's number is actually greater than the sum of the numbers of Radha's dice?
  • a)
  • b)
  • c)
  • d)
Correct answer is option 'B'. Can you explain this answer?

Pathways Academy answered  •  3 hours ago
The minimum number that Radha's die can show is 1 and 1, which sums up to 2.
So. Raja must have his dice show numbers from 3 to 6 including both,
When Raja's dice shows 3, Radha's die can show only (1,1). Probability of this happening= 
When Raja's dice shows 4, Radha's die can show (1,1), (1,2) or (2,1). Probability of this happening=
When Raja's dice shows 5, Radha's die can show (1,1), (1,2), (2,1), (2,2), (1,3), (3,1). Probability of this happening= 
When Raja's dice shows 6, Radha's die can show (1,1), (1,2), (2,1), (2,2), (1,3), (3,1), (3,2), (2,3), (4,1), (1,4). Probability of this happening= 
.'. Required probability= 

Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out.
  1. A young American journalist, born into immense privilege, began publishing articles from South Vietnam in leading magazines, including The Atlantic.
  2. Rather than competing with her male colleagues, she spent time in hospitals, villages, and slums, and she became engrossed in the politics of Buddhist students, the tragedies of refugees, the strategy of the Viet Cong, the history and culture of Vietnam.
  3. All focused their reporting on the fighting, and on the lies and failures of American officialdom.
  4. The Vietnam War had produced some of the greatest journalism of the century and made the reputations of young reporters such as David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan (who died earlier this year) and Malcolm Browne, and all of them were men.
  5. But FitzGerald pursued a different story as she was profoundly shocked by the suffering of the Vietnamese—not just the death, injury, and displacement, but the loss of identity under the crushing weight of the Americans.
    Correct answer is '1'. Can you explain this answer?

    Talent Skill Learning answered  •  3 hours ago
    Sentence 1 is the odd one out as the American journalist mentioned in the sentence does not necessarily refer to Fitzgerald and it does not fit in the coherent para formed by the rest of the sentences when arranged in sequence 4352.
    Sentence 4 will be the starting sentence because it does not depend on any other sentence and sets the context for the rest of the sentences to follow. 3 will follow 4 since 'all' in 3 refers to the male journalists mentioned in 4. 5 will follow 3 as it tells us that Fitzgerald did not take the usual path as mentioned in 3, and 2 will follow 5 as it further elaborates on the path taken by Fitzgerald.

    In each of these questions, four of the five sentences when arranged in order contribute to the main idea of a paragraph. Find the sentence which does not contribute to the main idea of the paragraph.
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    EduRev CAT answered  •  3 hours ago
    The paragraph talks about WTO and IMF report on stagnation gripping global economy - Sentence (e) - then the prediction by WTO for the growth of global trade and what the contents of the reports are - Sentence (c), (d) and (e). But sentence (b) talks about 'this year' prediction of trade growth rate as part of GDP, which is not being talked about in any of the sentences.
    Naseema Begum asked   •  1 hour ago

    Read the passage carefully and answer the following questions:
    The brave new economy being rebuilt in the wake of the financial meltdown is being built on low-wage service work, as manufacturing’s decline has accelerated and construction ground to a halt. At the beginning of the Great Recession, economist Heather Boushey noted at Slate, manufacturing and construction made up fully half the jobs lost, along with financial services and other business fields, and writers declared the “Mancession” or “He-cession” or even, as Hanna Rosin’s popular book has it, The End of Men. But as others have pointed out, as the recession drags on, it’s women who’ve faced the largest losses, not only in direct attacks on public sector jobs that are dominated by women, but in increased competition from the men pushed out of their previous professions. Some 60 percent of the jobs lost in the public sector were held by women, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. And women have regained only 12 percent of the jobs lost during the recession, while men have regained 63 percent of the jobs they lost.
    Women may be overrepresented in the growing sectors of the economy, but those sectors pay poverty wages. The public sector job cuts that have been largely responsible for unemployment remaining at or near 8 percent have fallen disproportionately on women (and women of color are hit the hardest). Those good union jobs disappear, and are replaced with a minimum-wage gig at Walmart—and even in retail, women make only 90 percent of what men make.
    “All work is gendered. And the economy that we have assigns different levels of value based off of that,” says Ai-Jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Poo came to labor organizing through feminism. As a volunteer in a domestic violence shelter for Asian immigrant women, she explains, she realized that it was women who had economic opportunities who were able to break the cycle of violence. She brings a sharp gender analysis to the struggle for respect and better treatment for the workers, mostly women, who “make all other work possible.”
    “Society has devalued that work over time,” she notes of the cleaning, caring, cooking, and other work domestic workers perform, largely hidden from public view, “and we think that that has a lot to do with who’s done the work.”
    This argument was at the root of the fight for access to employment outside of the “pink-collar” fields. To be trapped in women’s jobs was to be forever trapped in a certain vision of femininity. Breaking out of “women’s work” was a form of breaking through the “feminine mystique” that Betty Friedan decried. But that work still needs to be done, and, Poo notes, the conditions that have long defined domestic work and service work—instability, lack of training, lack of career pathways, low pay—are now increasingly the reality for all American workers, not just women. When we focus on equal access at the top, we miss out the real story, which historian Bethany Moreton points out, “is not ‘Oh wow, women get to be lawyers,’ but that men get to be casualized clerks.”
    Q. "Breaking out of women’s work was a form of breaking through the feminine mystique". Which of the following statements best captures the sense of this statement?
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    Omparkash asked   •  3 hours ago

    Directions: Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
    To the thinking man there are few things more disturbing than the realization that we are becoming a nation of minor poets. In the good old days poets were for the most part confined to garrets, which they left only for the purpose of being ejected from the offices of magazines and papers to which they attempted to sell their wares. Nobody ever thought of reading a book of poems unless accompanied by a guarantee from the publisher that the author had been dead at least a hundred years. Poetry, like wine, certain brands of cheese, and public buildings, was rightly considered to improve with age; and no connoisseur could have dreamed of filling himself with raw, indigestible verse, warm from the maker.
    Today, however, editors are paying real money for poetry; publishers are making a profit on books of verse; and many a young man who, had he been born earlier, would have sustained life on a crust of bread, is now sending for the manager to find out how the restaurant dares try to sell a fellow champagne like this as genuine Pommery Brut. Naturally this is having a marked effect on the life of the community. Our children grow to adolescence with the feeling that they can become poets instead of working. Many an embryo bill clerk has been ruined by the heady knowledge that poems are paid for at the rate of a dollar a line. All over the country promising young plasterers and rising young motormen are throwing up steady jobs in order to devote themselves to the new profession.
    On a sunny afternoon down in Washington Square one's progress is positively impeded by the swarms of young poets brought out by the warm weather. It is a horrible sight to see those unfortunate youths, who ought to be sitting happily at desks writing "Dear Sir, Your favor of the tenth inst. duly received and contents noted. In reply we beg to state..." wandering about with their fingers in their hair and their features distorted with the agony of composition, as they try to find rhymes to "cosmic" and "symbolism."
    And, as if matters were not bad enough already, along comes Mr. Edgar Lee Masters and invents vers libre. It is too early yet to judge the full effects of this man's horrid discovery, but there is no doubt that he has taken the lid off and unleashed forces over which none can have any control. All those decent restrictions which used to check poets have vanished, and who shall say what will be the outcome?
    The tone of the passage can best be described as:
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    Santosh asked   •  4 hours ago

    Sassy Eateries is a well-known brunch place in BiIlekahalli. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they had to limit the number of tables in their restaurant to be 4 with a maximum of 4 people allowed on a table. Menu card for the restaurant had the following information

    On a particular day, 6 groups visited between morning shift (9 am to 12 noon). The following things are known about the groups
    1. Group I had 3 people. They reached the restaurant at 9:15 and ordered 3 different food items with an overall bill of Rs. 600
    2. Group II consisting of 4 people reached the restaurant at 09:30 am and ordered 2 sodas, 1 noodle, and 1 Pizza
    3. Group III consisting of 2 people reached the restaurant at 10:00 and ordered a burger and a Pizza
    4. Group IV consisting of 3 people ordered a Burger, a Dosa, and a Soda. They reached the restaurant at 10:10 am
    5. Group V consisting of 2 people ordered a noodle and a dosa. They reached the restaurant at 10:25 am
    6. Group VI consisting of 2 people reached the restaurant at 10:30 am and they were served food at 11:15 am. They had to pay a bill of Rs. 200.
    7. Number of food items ordered by a group is equal to the number of members in that group
    The following things are known about the restaurant and the management
    (I) There are 2 cooks who are employed by the management named A and B. A is the only chef who knows how to cook Pizza. The rest of the food items can be made by  both the chefs
    (II) 4 tables are numbered Table 1,2,3 and 4. The lowest-numbered available table has to be occupied first
    (III) A Chef starts working on new order only after the there are no pending food items on current order. The group which placed an order earlier is given higher priority
    (IV) Chefs work in such a way that the time required to serve the order is minimum. 
    (V) All the food items belonging to the same table are served together. It takes 25 minutes to finish eating after which the group leaves. After that, the waiter takes 10 minutes to sanitize the table and it is ready for occupying
    (VI) There is the negligible time elapsed in entering the restaurant and placing the order.
    (VII) If all tables are occupied then the group has to wait outside. As soon as any table is available they'll be allowed inside and can place order at that time
    Q. If one more group reaches the restaurant immediately after Group VI has arrived, when is the earliest the new group can be seated in the restaurant? 
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    Neelam asked   •  4 hours ago

    Read the passage and answer the following questions:
    Psychopaths are sick, deranged, lacking in moral conscience. In other words, they’re nothing like you or me. This picture of psychopathy has dominated the thinking of both laypeople and researchers. It’s at once sensational and reassuring. But this is false. There’s no major ability that psychopaths lack altogether, and their deficits are often small and circumscribed. They certainly aren’t incapable of telling right from wrong, making good decisions or experiencing empathy for other people. Instead, they suffer from a host of more mundane problems - such as being overly goal-fixated, fearless and selfish. What’s more, perhaps ‘our’ reactions are closer to ‘theirs’ than we realise. Like psychopaths, we can dial our empathy up and down; and for all the praise we heap on empathy, a closer look at this emotion suggests that it’s nearer to a kind of self-preservation instinct than any ‘warm and fuzzy’ fellow-feeling.
    When debating what’s wrong with psychopaths, researchers typically pitch two competing moral theories against one another. One approach, known as rationalism, holds that judging right and wrong is a matter of reason, rather than feeling. The claim that psychopaths don't show rationalism is plain wrong. Psychopaths are as logical as you and me - in fact, they outsmart us all the time, hence their everyday depiction as connivers and con artists. So the fact that they’re rational but still capable of inhuman acts shows that moral sensibility can’t be grounded in reason alone.
    Psychopaths struggle with what philosophers call ‘reasons for actions’: considerations that underlie our decisions to act, such as the likelihood that what we’ll do will satisfy our goals and won’t come into conflict with other projects or aims. Psychopaths appear to be poor at integrating all the various factors that go into making good choices, and often have poor reasons for their actions. They usually attend almost exclusively to the task at hand, and ignore relevant contextual information - although when context doesn’t play a role, they do very well. Other studies have found that psychopaths have problems reversing their responses: when actions that were previously rewarded are now punished - or actions that were previously punished are rewarded - they have problems adjusting. Most people desist and find other ways to navigate their way through, psychopaths tend not to. This insensitivity extends to social threats, such as angry faces. If you show a person pictures that they find threatening, they startle much more easily in response to loud sounds. Psychopaths respond normally to direct threats, such as an image of the gaping jaw of a shark or a striking snake, but not to social threats, such as people in pain or distress.
    These findings support the rationalist idea that psychopathic immorality comes down to some inability to reason well. But you might have noticed that psychopaths don’t experience fear as often, and in the same situations, as do ordinary people. Last time I looked, fear was an emotion. This brings us back into the camp of people who think that emotion, not reason, is central to ethics. Typically they focus on empathy.
    Q. Which of the following could be the next line of discussion?
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    Rajbir Singh asked   •  6 hours ago

    60 students were shortlisted for their Personal Interview by the Indian School of Management. But the interview process was to be conducted online and hence students were sent the KOOM meeting link for the same. All the 60 students were to join the KOOM common room at 9:00 AM sharp and then the admission co-ordinators would send in a certain number of students to different waiting rooms- X, Y and Z prior to their one on one interviews with the panellists. There were 3 panellists- A, B and C who were conducting interviews for the candidates waiting in the rooms X, Y and Z respectively. The capacity for the waiting rooms X, Y and Z were 5, 10 and 15 respectively. 
    The 60 students were given a rank from 1 to 60 based on their composite score and it is known that no two students got the same score. To start off the interviews, the ones with top 5 ranks are sent to panellist A. The 10 below them are sent to B and students ranked 16 to 30 were sent to C. When the last person from the waiting room X, Y and Z gives an interview, the next set of students are immediately sent to the waiting room as soon as the interview gets over and the priority is maintained as students with higher ranks are sent to X, Y and Z respectively if the interviews of the previous batch end simultaneously. 
    It is known that:
    1. Panellist A takes an interview for 15 minutes and takes a break of 5 minutes only after interviewing 3 candidates 
    2. Panellist B takes an interview for 10 minutes and takes a break of 5 minutes after interviewing 5 students.
    3. Panellist C takes an interview of 5 minutes and takes a break of 5 minutes after interviewing 4 students.
    4. Lunch break is scheduled between 12:00 noon to 12:30 PM and students are not cut abruptly if their interview began before 12:00 noon, i.e. the interviewers take the break only after finishing the interview if it started before 12:00 noon.
    5. Batches of 5, 10 and 15 students enter the waiting room together such that students who enter the waiting room at a time have continuous ranks. For example, if the interviewer X is ending up the interview of the last student from the previous batch, 5 students with continuous ranks (say 21-25) enter the waiting room X together.
    6. Students allotted to a particular waiting room is only interviewed by the designated interviewer and is not interviewed by anyone else even if the other interviewer is free.
    7. If panellist A goes into the lunch break after having interviewed 1 student, he will again take his 5 minute break after interviewing 2 students post the lunch break so as to satisfy the condition 1 always. The same applies for panellist B and C who follow conditions 2 and 3 respectively.
    Which of the following ranked students was interviewed by panellist C?
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    Manjit Kaur asked   •  6 hours ago

    Directions : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    Put the word Bitcoin into Google and you get four adverts at the top of the list: "Trade Bitcoin with no fees", "Fastest Way to Buy Bitcoin", "Where to Buy Bitcoins" and "Looking to Invest in Bitcoins". All this indicates that Bitcoin has reached a new phase. The stock market has been trading at high valuations, based on the long-term average of profits, for some time. But there is nothing like the same excitement about shares as there was in the dotcom bubble of 1999-2000. That excitement has shifted to the world of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. A recent column focused on the rise of initial coin offerings, a way for companies to raise cash without the need for a formal stock market listing - investors get tokens (electronic coins) in businesses that have not issued a full prospectus. These tokens do not normally give equity rights. Remarkably, as many as 600 ICOs are planned or have been launched.
    This enthusiasm is both the result, and the cause, of the sharp rise in the Bitcoin chart in recent months. The latest spike was driven by the news that the Chicago Mercantile Exchange will trade futures in Bitcoin; a derivatives contract based on a notional currency. More people will trade in Bitcoin and that means more demand, and thus the price should go up. But what is the appeal of Bitcoin? There are really three strands; the limited nature of supply - new coins can only be created through complex calculations, and the total is limited to 21m; fears about the long-term value of fiat currencies in an era of quantitative easing; and the appeal of anonymity. The last factor makes Bitcoin appealing to criminals creating this ingenious valuation method for the currency of around $570.
    These three factors explain why there is some demand for Bitcoin but not the recent surge. The supply details have if anything deteriorated (rival cryptocurrencies are emerging); the criminal community hasn't suddenly risen in size; and there is no sign of general inflation. A possible explanation is the belief that blockchain, the technology that underlines Bitcoin, will be used across the finance industry. But you can create blockchains without having anything to do with Bitcoin; the success of the two aren't inextricably linked. A much more plausible reason for the demand for Bitcoin is that the price is going up rapidly.
    People are not buying Bitcoin because they intend to use it in their daily lives. Currencies need to have a steady price if they are to be a medium of exchange. Buyers do not want to exchange a token that might jump sharply in price the next day; sellers do not want to receive a token that might plunge in price. As the old saying goes "Up like a rocket, down like a stick." People are buying Bitcoin because they expect other people to buy it from them at a higher price; the definition of the greater fool theory. Someone responded to me on Twitter by implying the fools were those who were not buying; everyone who did so had become a millionaire. But it is one thing to become a millionaire on paper, or in "bits"; it is another to be able to get into a bubble and out again with your wealth intact.
    According to the passage, which of the following conclusions can be made as to why people are buying bitcoins?
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    Zainab Ahmed asked   •  6 hours ago

    Read the situation below and answer the questions:
    A Transnational Company gets his  spring water from Nagdah, a village in Madhubani district.. The unprocessed natural spring water is directly bottled by the TNC. The company brands it as 'Tisleri ' and sells at 50% premium vis-a-vis other brands that sell processed water.
    The local panchayat,  controls the spring water usage. Hence, the company signed a 100-year lease with the panchayat for exclusive access to the spring water for business purposes. This contract contributes 50% to the panchayat's revenues besides providing 500 jobs in the panchayat. The spring also meets domestic and agricultural needs of the people of Nagdah and the surrounding villages.
    Ragini owns a small parcel of farming land in Nagdah. She grows cannabis in some part of her land and earns a significant amount of money from it. Soon after the bottling plant was commissioned, Ragini, instigated by a landlord with a vested interest, starts accusing the TNC of robbing her of water and impacting her livelihood. She threatens to take the TNC to court.
    Q. Which of the following options will BEST solve the TNC's problem?
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    Ram Kali asked   •  7 hours ago

    TPL is an upcoming football tournament. 12 teams named A, B, C, D, E F, G, H, I, J. K, and L participated in the tournament. The structure of the Tournaments was as follows:
    a) In a match if a team wins they get 3 points, 1 point is awarded on the draw and 0 points awarded for a loss.
    b)In round 1, the 12 teams will be randomly divided into 3 groups of 4 team each. In this round, every team will play a match with every other team in the group. Once all the matches are done, the team will be ranked based on their points scored. In case of a tie, the team who scored more goals in that round will be given priority. The top 2 teams of each group will go to round 2
    c) In round 2, 2 groups are formed. The first group contains the Rank 1 team from round 1 and the second team will consist of Rank 2 teams from round 1. In these rounds, the team will play a match against all the team in the same group. And will be ranked in a similar manner as that of round 1. The top 2 teams from each of the group will move forward to round 3
    d) In round 3, the Rank1 teams from both the group play against each other and the Rank 2 teams play each other. The winner of the matches will go on to play the finals to play for rank 1 and rank 2. The losers of the match will play for rank 3 and rank 4
    After TPL was over, the following this were known:
    In round 1: 

    a) No team has all of  their matches resulting in Draw
    b) B had a match with A in round 2
    c) Team H never had a match with Team 
    d) A won the match against E by 3-2
    e) C lost the match against F by 2-3
    f) No 2 teams in a group have the same points as well as the same number of goals.
    g) L did not play any match with B
    h) In one of the matches where A had a draw, it scored 2 goals
    i) Every team scored at least 1 goals in every match except E and F as they scored 0 goals in exactly 1 of their matches
    In round 1, How many matches ended in a draw?
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