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(1) 
 
 Solutions 
 
1. Ans. E.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in 
the row. 
2. Ans. A.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
Hence, J sits 2
nd
 to the left of M. 
3. Ans. C.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
Eight people sit between M and P. 
4. Ans. B.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
A) J sits to the right of K. ? False  
B) Seven people are sitting between N and R. 
? True  
C) Less than 10 people sit between P and L. 
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 Solutions 
 
1. Ans. E.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in 
the row. 
2. Ans. A.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
Hence, J sits 2
nd
 to the left of M. 
3. Ans. C.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
Eight people sit between M and P. 
4. Ans. B.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
A) J sits to the right of K. ? False  
B) Seven people are sitting between N and R. 
? True  
C) Less than 10 people sit between P and L. 
 
 
(2) 
 
? False  
D) 9 people sit between J and P. ? False 
5. Ans. A.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
19 people are sitting to the left of K. 
6. Ans. D.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
G sit 3
rd
 to the right of H. 
7. Ans. C.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
I sits to the immediate right of E. 
8. Ans. C.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
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 Solutions 
 
1. Ans. E.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in 
the row. 
2. Ans. A.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
Hence, J sits 2
nd
 to the left of M. 
3. Ans. C.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
Eight people sit between M and P. 
4. Ans. B.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
A) J sits to the right of K. ? False  
B) Seven people are sitting between N and R. 
? True  
C) Less than 10 people sit between P and L. 
 
 
(2) 
 
? False  
D) 9 people sit between J and P. ? False 
5. Ans. A.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
19 people are sitting to the left of K. 
6. Ans. D.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
G sit 3
rd
 to the right of H. 
7. Ans. C.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
I sits to the immediate right of E. 
8. Ans. C.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
 
 
(3) 
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
I. G is facing inside. ? False (as G faces 
outside)  
II. H is an immediate neighbour of J. ? 
False (H is 3
rd
 to left of J)  
III. G is sitting to the immediate left of 
K. ? True  
Hence, Only conclusion III follows. 
9. Ans. E.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
F, J, G, I ? Group of people sitting at the 
corners.  
K ? sits at the middle of the side.  
Hence, K does not belong to the group. 
10. Ans. D.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
When we count from the right of J, K is an 
immediate neighbour of J.  
Hence, none sits between J and K when 
counted from the right of J. 
11. Ans. A.  
 
If P is the father-in-law of F, then C is the 
wife of F.  
C is the grandmother of U. 
12. Ans. B.  
 
H is the daughter of F. 
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 Solutions 
 
1. Ans. E.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in 
the row. 
2. Ans. A.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
Hence, J sits 2
nd
 to the left of M. 
3. Ans. C.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
Eight people sit between M and P. 
4. Ans. B.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
A) J sits to the right of K. ? False  
B) Seven people are sitting between N and R. 
? True  
C) Less than 10 people sit between P and L. 
 
 
(2) 
 
? False  
D) 9 people sit between J and P. ? False 
5. Ans. A.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
19 people are sitting to the left of K. 
6. Ans. D.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
G sit 3
rd
 to the right of H. 
7. Ans. C.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
I sits to the immediate right of E. 
8. Ans. C.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
 
 
(3) 
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
I. G is facing inside. ? False (as G faces 
outside)  
II. H is an immediate neighbour of J. ? 
False (H is 3
rd
 to left of J)  
III. G is sitting to the immediate left of 
K. ? True  
Hence, Only conclusion III follows. 
9. Ans. E.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
F, J, G, I ? Group of people sitting at the 
corners.  
K ? sits at the middle of the side.  
Hence, K does not belong to the group. 
10. Ans. D.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
When we count from the right of J, K is an 
immediate neighbour of J.  
Hence, none sits between J and K when 
counted from the right of J. 
11. Ans. A.  
 
If P is the father-in-law of F, then C is the 
wife of F.  
C is the grandmother of U. 
12. Ans. B.  
 
H is the daughter of F. 
 
 
(4) 
 
13. Ans. A.  
Member: C, D, H, N, P, S and U  
 
Hence, N is the grandson of D. 
14. Ans. A.  
Given: A = B > F; B > M > O; F > S; R < S  
Conclusion:  
I. S < A ? True (as A > F > S) 
II. F < O ? False (as B > F; B > O therefore 
we can ’t find exact relationship between 
them)  
Hence, only conclusion I follows. 
15. Ans. E.  
Given: D = R > E = B; S = M = E > D; G > 
B  
Conclusion:  
I. D > G ? False (as E = B; E > D and G > B 
? G > B = E > D ? G > D)  
II. B < R ? False (D = R > E and B = E > D 
? B = E > D = R)  
Hence, Neither I nor II follows. 
16. Ans. C.  
Given: E = S > F = C; T = N = F > E; H > C  
Conclusion:  
1) T < C ? False (as F = C; T = N = F ? T = 
F = C therefore T = C)  
2) C = T ? False (as F = C; T = N = F ? T = 
F = C therefore T = C)  
As T = C therefore either T < C or T = C.  
Hence, either I or II follows. 
17. Ans. B.  
Given: M = L = N = Q < P < V = S; Q > G  
On Combining: M = L = N = Q > G; G < P 
< V = S  
Conclusion:  
1) G = S ? False (as G < P < V = S 
therefore we can ’ t find any relationship 
between G and S)  
2) M > G ? True (as M = L = N = Q > G)  
Hence, Only conclusion II follows. 
18. Ans. D.  
Given: Q > A = Z = X = C; Z = H  
On combining: Q > A = Z = H; H = Z = X 
= C  
Conclusion:  
1) Q > H ? True (asQ > A = Z = H)  
2) Z = C ? True (as H = Z = X = C)  
Hence, both conclusions I and II follow. 
19. Ans. B.  
1) There are 5 boxes between box P and box 
R.  
2) Box T is kept immediately above R.  
3) 3 boxes are kept between box T and box 
S.  
  
4) Number of boxes between P and S is same 
as the number of boxes between T and Q.  
  
5) Box U is kept below box Q.  
6) There is only one box kept between U and 
V.  
(Therefore Case – 1 will gets eliminated)  
6) Box W is kept somewhere below X.  
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(1) 
 
 Solutions 
 
1. Ans. E.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in 
the row. 
2. Ans. A.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
Hence, J sits 2
nd
 to the left of M. 
3. Ans. C.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
Eight people sit between M and P. 
4. Ans. B.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
A) J sits to the right of K. ? False  
B) Seven people are sitting between N and R. 
? True  
C) Less than 10 people sit between P and L. 
 
 
(2) 
 
? False  
D) 9 people sit between J and P. ? False 
5. Ans. A.  
1) 3 persons are sitting between M and N.  
2) K is third to the right of N.  
3) K is second to the left of P.  
Case-1 M_ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
Case-2 N _ _ K M P 
4) The number of people between M and P is 
the same as the number of people between 
M and L.  
(Here case – 2 will gets neglected as there is 
no space for L to sit.)  
5) Only three people sit to the left of L.  
6) Six people sit between L and J.  
7) Two people sit between P and R.  
8) R is sitting at the second position from 
one of the ends.  
_ _ _ L _ _ _ _ _ _ J _ M _ _ _ N _ _ K _ P 
_ _ R _ 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement. 
Hence, there are a total of 26 persons in the 
row. 
19 people are sitting to the left of K. 
6. Ans. D.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
G sit 3
rd
 to the right of H. 
7. Ans. C.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
I sits to the immediate right of E. 
8. Ans. C.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
 
 
(3) 
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
I. G is facing inside. ? False (as G faces 
outside)  
II. H is an immediate neighbour of J. ? 
False (H is 3
rd
 to left of J)  
III. G is sitting to the immediate left of 
K. ? True  
Hence, Only conclusion III follows. 
9. Ans. E.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
F, J, G, I ? Group of people sitting at the 
corners.  
K ? sits at the middle of the side.  
Hence, K does not belong to the group. 
10. Ans. D.  
People: D, E, F, G, H, I, J and K.  
Note – 1: 4 sit at the corner facing outside 
and 4 sit in the middle of the sides facing the 
centre.  
1) E does not sit at any of the corners of the 
table.  
(Therefore, E sit at the middle of the side)  
2) Only 3 people sit between D and E.  
3) D is not an immediate neighbour of I or J 
and sits second to the left of K. 
4) F sits second to the right of G only 3 
people sit between F and J.  
5) Only 1 person sits between J and I (either 
from left or right).  
(Now the only leftover person is H and will sit 
in the only left place)  
 
The above arrangement will be the final 
arrangement.  
When we count from the right of J, K is an 
immediate neighbour of J.  
Hence, none sits between J and K when 
counted from the right of J. 
11. Ans. A.  
 
If P is the father-in-law of F, then C is the 
wife of F.  
C is the grandmother of U. 
12. Ans. B.  
 
H is the daughter of F. 
 
 
(4) 
 
13. Ans. A.  
Member: C, D, H, N, P, S and U  
 
Hence, N is the grandson of D. 
14. Ans. A.  
Given: A = B > F; B > M > O; F > S; R < S  
Conclusion:  
I. S < A ? True (as A > F > S) 
II. F < O ? False (as B > F; B > O therefore 
we can ’t find exact relationship between 
them)  
Hence, only conclusion I follows. 
15. Ans. E.  
Given: D = R > E = B; S = M = E > D; G > 
B  
Conclusion:  
I. D > G ? False (as E = B; E > D and G > B 
? G > B = E > D ? G > D)  
II. B < R ? False (D = R > E and B = E > D 
? B = E > D = R)  
Hence, Neither I nor II follows. 
16. Ans. C.  
Given: E = S > F = C; T = N = F > E; H > C  
Conclusion:  
1) T < C ? False (as F = C; T = N = F ? T = 
F = C therefore T = C)  
2) C = T ? False (as F = C; T = N = F ? T = 
F = C therefore T = C)  
As T = C therefore either T < C or T = C.  
Hence, either I or II follows. 
17. Ans. B.  
Given: M = L = N = Q < P < V = S; Q > G  
On Combining: M = L = N = Q > G; G < P 
< V = S  
Conclusion:  
1) G = S ? False (as G < P < V = S 
therefore we can ’ t find any relationship 
between G and S)  
2) M > G ? True (as M = L = N = Q > G)  
Hence, Only conclusion II follows. 
18. Ans. D.  
Given: Q > A = Z = X = C; Z = H  
On combining: Q > A = Z = H; H = Z = X 
= C  
Conclusion:  
1) Q > H ? True (asQ > A = Z = H)  
2) Z = C ? True (as H = Z = X = C)  
Hence, both conclusions I and II follow. 
19. Ans. B.  
1) There are 5 boxes between box P and box 
R.  
2) Box T is kept immediately above R.  
3) 3 boxes are kept between box T and box 
S.  
  
4) Number of boxes between P and S is same 
as the number of boxes between T and Q.  
  
5) Box U is kept below box Q.  
6) There is only one box kept between U and 
V.  
(Therefore Case – 1 will gets eliminated)  
6) Box W is kept somewhere below X.  
 
 
(5) 
 
  
Above arrangement is final.  
I. Two boxes between T and Q. ? True  
II. S is kept below W. ? False (S is kept 
above W)  
III. U is kept immediately above P. ? 
True  
Hence, only II is not true. 
20. Ans. A.  
1) There are 5 boxes between box P and box 
R.  
2) Box T is kept immediately above R.  
3) 3 boxes are kept between box T and box 
S.  
  
4) Number of boxes between P and S is same 
as the number of boxes between T and Q.  
  
5) Box U is kept below box Q.  
6) There is only one box kept between U and 
V.  
(Therefore Case – 1 will gets eliminated)  
6) Box W is kept somewhere below X.  
  
Above arrangement is final.  
V is related P ? V is immediately below P.  
Q is related to X ? Q is immediately below 
X.  
Similarly, U is immediately below W.  
Hence, U is related to W. 
21. Ans. D.  
1) There are 5 boxes between box P and box 
R.  
2) Box T is kept immediately above R.  
3) 3 boxes are kept between box T and box 
S.  
  
4) Number of boxes between P and S is same 
as the number of boxes between T and Q.  
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