Dear Reader, Below is a single arrangement based question with 6 sub questions.
Study the following information carefully and answer the questions:
Arvind, Balu, Cheena, Daya, Ekambaram, Felix, Ganesh and Hirman are sitting around a circle, facing the centre. Arvind sits fourth to the right of Hirman while Hirman is second to the left of Felix. Cheena is not the neighbour of Felix and Balu. Daya sits third to the left of Cheena. Hirman never sits next to Ganesh. Ekambaram sits third to the left of Felix.
1. Which of the following pairs sit between Hirman and Ganesh?
a) Balu- Hirman b) Ekambaram- Felix c) Cheena -Ekambaram d) Daya-Balu
Answer : c) Cheena-Ekambaram
To answer this question as well the following questions we will have to draw the circle with positions of the friends plotted. Clockwise – Hirman, Ekambaram, Cheena, Ganesh, Arvind, Daya, Felix, Balu.
Arvind sits fourth to the right of Hirman while Hirman is second to the left of Felix. We can plot these three friends as below. (Fig i)
Ekambaram sits third to the left of Felix. This can be plotted as below. (Fig ii)
Daya sits third to the left of Cheena.There is only one way this is possible which is plotted as below. (Fig iii)
Cheena is not the neighbour of Felix and Balu. Therefore, Balu has to be adjacent to Hirman as plotted below. (Fig iv)
Only one spot left is for Ganesh. It is given he is not a neighbour of Ganesh which is satisfied as well by the below plot. (Fig v)
Now from the above diagram we can easily say that Cheena-Ekambaram pair sits between Hirman and Ganesh.
(While drawing this diagram we have to be careful to see that left-right is for the people seated in the circle and not for us. Also they are seated facing the centre. This should be kept in mind. )
2. Who sits second to the right of Balu?
a) Arvind b) Cheena c) Daya d) Ekambaram
Answer : c) Daya. (based on the diagram already drawn)
3. Which is the position of Balu with respect to Cheena?
(i) Third to the right
(ii) Sixth to the left
(iii) Third to the left
(iv) Fifth to the left
a) Only II b) Only II and III c) Only I and IV d) Both III and IV
Answer : c) Only I and IV
4. Who amongst the following sits between Balu and Daya?
a) Ganesh b) Felix c) Hirman d) Arvind
Answer : b) Felix
5. Who is immediate right to Arvind?
a) Cheena b) Daya c) Ganesh d) Data inadequate
Answer : c) Ganesh.
6.Four of the following are alike in a certain way based on their positions in the seating arrangement and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?
a) Arvind-Ekambaram b) Hirman -Felix c) Balu - Daya d) Ganesh - Ekambaram
Answer : a) Arvind-Ekambaram. In all other pairs one person is sitting between them whereas in this pair two people are there.