## Reasoning Ability Quiz 7 for IBPS PO

Directions (Q. 1-3): Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule. Following is an illustration of input and steps of rearrangement.
Input: tree cut 92 51 food 17 garden 32
Step I: cut tree 92 51 food 17 garden 32
Step II: cut food tree 92 51 17 garden 32
Step III: cut food 92 tree 51 17 garden 32
Step IV: cut food 92 51 tree 17 garden 32
Step V: cut food 92 51 garden tree 17 32
Step VI: cut food 92 51 garden tree 32 17
And Step VI is the last step of the input.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out the answer to each of the questions given below:

1. Step IV of an input is: “earn more 82 63 12 31 quite new”. Which of the following will definitely be  Step II of the output?
1) earn more 12 63 82 31 quite new 2) earn more new 82 63 12 31 quite 3) earn more quite new 82 12 63 31 4) Cannot be determined 5) None of these

2. Input: “bring home 42 73 15 goal 32 type”. Which of the following steps will be the last?
1) V 2) VI 3) IV 4) VII 5) None of these

3. Input: “bench 47 63 advance 13 29 again between”. Which of the following is the step III of the output?
1) advance again 63 47 bench 13 29 between 2) advance again 63 47 bench between 13 29
3) advance again 63 47 bench between 29 13 4) Cannot be determined 5) None of these

4. Which of the following groups of alphabets should replace the blank spaces so that the group of alphabets, given in bold, follow a logical pattern from the preceding and the following group of alphabets?  a b _ y a b c_x w a b c d e v_
1) z, d, u 2) d, x, u 3) c, d, u 4) z, y, w 5) c, d, w

5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
1) Lens 2) Shutter 3) Film 4) Camera 5) Zoom

Directions (Q. 6-10): Study the following information to answer the given questions: In certain code ‘always to be right’ is written as ‘4 9 3 2,’ ‘right is also just’ is written as ‘9  7 6 5’, ‘come to terms’ is written as ‘1 3 8’, ‘terms are just’ is written as ‘0 1 6’ and ‘always is’ is written as ‘7 4’.

6. Which of the following is the code for ‘come’?
1) 0 2) 8 3) 1 4) 3 5) Either 1 or 8

7. Which of the following can be coded as ‘8 6 3 1 5’?
1) to be are just terms 2) right to come are terms 3) always also to be just 4) be right also is terms 5) also come to just terms

8. Which of the following represents, ‘always be right terms’?
1) 8 4 1 3 2) 2 4 1 9 3) 4 3 8 9 4) 1 2 5 0 5) 9 0 4 2

9. Which of the following is the code for ‘right’?
1) 9 2) 7 3) 6 4) Either 9 or 5 5) 5

10. What does ‘6’ represent in this code?
1) terms 2) also 3) are 4) is 5) just

Answers :-

(1-3):In the given arrangement the first and the second places are  occupied  by  words;  the  third  and  the  fourth  by
numbers; the fifth and the sixth by words; and the seventh and the eighth by numbers.
Words occupy place in alphabetical order while numbers occupy place in descending order.
Whenever a word or a number gets arranged other elements shift one place rightward.

1. 4; Since it is a case of ‘Arrangement’, previous steps can’t be  obtained with  certainty.

2. 1; Input: bring home 42 73 15 goal 32 type
Step I: bring goal home 42 73 15 32 type
Step II: bring goal 73 home 42 15 32 type
Step III: bring goal 73 42 home 15 32 type
Step IV: bring goal 73 42 home type 15 32
Step V: bring goal 73 42 home type 32 15
Since all the elements of Input get arranged in Step V, it is the  last  step.

3. 5; Input: bench 47 63 advance 13 29 again between
Step I: advance bench 47 63 13 29 again between
Step II: advance again bench 47 63 13 29 between
Step III: advance again 63 bench 47 13 29 between

5. 5; Except  Zoom,  all  others  are  objects  related  to photography. Zoom is a function of lens. Zoom lens can be adjusted to make the object being photographed appear gradually bigger or smaller

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