Company: Infosys Technologies Ltd

201. There are 4 married couples, out of which, 3 people in a group

is needed. But there should not be his or her spouse in the group.

How many groups are possible?

Ans: 32.

202. In the 4 digits 1,2,3,4, how many 4 digested numbers are

possible which are divisible by 4? Repetitions are allowed.

Ans: 64.

203. Two men are going along a track of rail in the opposite

direction. One goods train crossed the first person in 20 sec. After

10 min the train crossed the other person who is coming in

opposite direction in 18 sec. After the train has passed, when the

two persons will meet?

Ans: Approx. 72 min, check it once.

204. The no. of children, adults. The no. of adults the no. of boys.

The no. of boys no. of girls. The no. of girls no. of family.


1. No family is without a child.

2. Every girl has at least one brother and sister.

Ans: c > a > b > g > f; 9 6 5 4 3.

205. There are 4 boys – Anand, Anandya,Madan and Murali with

nic-names perich, zomie, drummy and madeena not in the same

order. Some conditions.

Ans: Anand : Perich Anandya : Drummy Madan : Zombie Murali : Madeena

206. There are 2 diamonds, 1 spade and 1 club and 1 ace and also 1

king, 1 jack and 1 ace are arranged in a straight line.

1. The king is at third place.

2. The left of jack is a heart and its right is king.

3. No two red colours are in consecutive.

4. The queens are separated by two cards.Write the order of which suits

(hearts ,clubs) and names (jacks queens etc.) are arranged?

Ans: –

207.Write each statement as true or false. 8 Marks

1. The sum of the first three statements and the second false statement gives

the true statement.

2. The no. of true statements > No. of false statements.

3. The sum of second true statement and first false statement gives the first

true statement.

4. There are atmost 3 false statements.

5. There are no two consecutive true statements.

Ans: –

208. There are 3 piles each contains 10, 15, & 20 stones. There are

A, B, C, D, F, G and H persons. One man can catch upto four stones

from any pile. The last man who takes will win. If first A starts next

B and so on, who will win?

Ans: May be F.

209. In a certain department store the position of Buyer, Cashier,

Clerk, Floorwalker &Manager are held, though not necessarily

respectively, by Evans, Ames, Conroy, Davis amp; Buyer. The

cashier & the manager were roommates in college. The Buyer is

bachelor, Evans & Miss Ames have only business contacts with

each other.Mrs. Conroy was greatly disappointed when her

husband told her that the manager had refused to give hima raise.

Davis is going to be the best man when the clerk & the cashier are

married.What position does each person held?

Ans: –

210. In a four team foot-ball tournament, all the teams played each

Other in three rounds of matches as shown in the Table – A. Some

of The results of the tournament are shown in the Table – B. Using

the Clues given below, please fill in the blank columns in the result

Table – B (Goals for & Goals Against?). Note : Two points for win,

one point for draw & zero points for defeat are awarded. Clues :

1. East zone won the tournament despite scoring one less goal than the


2. North zone scored an odd number of goals in their first round Game.

3. South zone, who failed to score in their final match, were beaten by a twogoal

margin in the first round.

4. East zone lost their match against west zone.

5. All four teams scored goals in the second round matches.

6.West zone scored the same number of goals against east zone as North zone

scored against them.

Ans: –

211. East zone scored four goals in round two match.

Table – A (Matches Played)

Round 1

North zone vs. South zone

West zone vs. east zone.

Round 2

South zone vs.West zone

East zone vs. North zone

Round 3

South zone vs. East zone

West zone vs. North zone.

Table – B (Results)

Played Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Points

East Zone 3 – – – ? 3 4

North Zone 3 – – – ? ? 4

West Zone 3 – – – 4 3 3

South Zone 3 – – – 2 5 1

Ans: –

212. In certain community, there are thousand married couples.

Two thirds of the husbands who are taller than their wives are also

heavier and three quarters of the husbands who are heavier than

their wives are also taller. If there are 120 wives who are taller and

heavier than their husbands, how many husbands are taller and

heavier than their wives?

Ans: –

213. Both the Guptas and Sinhas have two young sons, whose ages

are under Eleven. The names of the boys, whose ages rounded off

to the nearest year are all different, are Rajesh, Praveen, Lalith and

Prathap. Taking the ages of the boys only to the nearest year, the

following statements are true:-Rajesh is three years younger than

his brother is. Praveen is the oldest. Prathap is 5 years older than

the younger Sinha’s boy. Lalith is half as old as one of the Guptha’s

boys. The total ages of the boys in each family differ by the same

amount today as they did five years ago.

Ans: –

214. A long Division Problem:-

















In the complete solution, there are four 5′s. Find the missing digits.

Ans: –

215. Following services are operated by Asian airlines between the

two are located in different countries with different time zones. As

it is normally done, the time shown is the local time – viz IST & TST.

Regular Flight Supersonic Flight Arrive Alexandria 17:10 TST 15:40

TST Depart Alexandria 20:50 TST 22:50 TST Arrived Rampur

23:40 IST Is the arrival time of supersonic flight into Rampur from

Alexandria same as the Arrival time of the Regular flight, assuming

each Service – Regular and Supersonic maintains its own constant

speed of flight.

Ans: –

(216) A, B, C, D, E related. Four of them made these statements


(i) C is my son-in-law’s brother.

(ii) B is my father’s brother.

(iii) E is my mother-in-law.

(iv) A is my brother’s wife.Who made these statements?

Ans: –

(217) A ship is away from the shore by 180 miles. A plane is

travelling at 10 times speed of the ship. How long from the shore

will they meet? (218) A clock showing 6 o’clock takes 30 secs. to

strike 6 times. How long will it take to strike 12 at midnight?

Ans: 66 seconds.

(219) Only boys aged > 16 wear coats. Boys aged > 15 go to watch

football. Some more statements are given.What can be said about

those who are watching football?

(220) There are 3 societies A, B amp; C having some tractors each.

A Gives B andC as many tractors as they already have. After some

days B gives A and C as many tractors as they have. After some days

C gives A and B as many tractors as they have. Finally each has 24

tractors. What is the original No. of tractors each had in the


Ans: A – 39. B – 21. C – 12.

221. BE * BE = ACB. A, B, C, E are non zero numbers. Find B, E.

Ans: B=1 E=9.

222. A, B, C, D, E are having numerical values. There are some

conditions given:-

(a) A=C <===> B!=E

(b) Difference between A and C as same as difference between C and B as

same as difference between A and D.

(c) C < A and C > D, Then Find A, B, C, D, E.

Ans: –

223. There are six cards, in which, it has two king cards. All cards

are turned down and two cards are opened.

(a)What is the possibility to get at least one king?

(b)What is the possibility to get two kings?

224. A person went to a shop and asked for change for 1.15 paisa,

but he said that he could not only give change for one rupee but

also for 50p, 25p, 10p and 5p.What were the coins he had?

Ans: 1–>50p 4—>10p 1—>25p.

225. There are 3 nurses and they work altogether only once in a

week. No nurse is called to work for 3 consecutive days. Nurse 1 is

off on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Nurse 2 is off on Saturday.

Nurse 3 is off on Thursday, Sunday. No two nurses are off more

than once a week. Find the day on which all the 3 nurses were on


Ans: –
226. There are 5 persons A, B, C, D, E and each is wearing a block

or white cap on his head. A person can see the caps of the

remaining 4 but can’t see his own cap. A person wearing white says

true and who wears black says false.

(i) A says I see 3 whites and 1 black.

(ii) B says I see 4 blacks.

(iii) E says I see 4 whites.

(iv) C says I see 3 blacks and 1 white. Now Find the caps wear by A, B, C,D

and E.

Ans: –

227. There are two women, Kavitha and Shamili and two males

Shyam and Aravind, who are musicians. Out of these four one is a

Pianist, one Flutist, Violinist and Drummer.

(i) Across Aravind beats Pianist.

(ii) Across Shyamis not a Flutist.

(iii) Kavitha’s left is a Pianist.

(iv) Shamili’s left is not a Drummer.

(v) Flutist and Drummer are married.

Ans: –

228. 1/3 rd of the contents of a container evaporated on the 1st day.

3/4 the of the remaining contents of the container evaporated the

second day.What part of the contents of the container are left at

the end of the second day?

229. A man covered 28 steps in 30 seconds but he decided to move

fast and covered 34 steps in 18 seconds. How many steps are there

on the escalator when stationary?

Ans: –

230.What is the maximum number of slices can you obtain by

cutting a cake with only 4 cuts?

Ans: 16.

231. Three are three boxes. In first box, two white balls. In second

box, 2 black balls. In third box, 1 white & 1 black ball. The labels on

the boxes are not correct. Then you have to open one box and to

find the colour of the balls in all boxes.

Ans: Open the box labeled black & white. If white balls are there then the box

labeled with white balls contain black balls and labeled with black balls

contain one black and one white ball and vice versa, if two black balls are


232. There is a 4 inch cube painted on all sides. This is cut into

number of 1 inch cubes.What is the number of cubes which have

no painted sides?

Ans: –

233. Sam and Mala have a conversation. Sam says I am certainly

not over 40.Mala says I am 38 and you are at least 5 years older

than me. Now Sam says you are at least 39. All the statements by

the two are false. How old are they really?

Ans: –

234. Ram singh goes to his office in the city every day from his

suburban house. His driver Mangaramdrops himat the railway

station in the morning and picks him up in the evening. Every

evening Ram Singh reaches the station at 5 o’clock.Mangaramalso

reaches at the same time. One day Ramsingh started early from his

office and came to the station at 4 o’clock. Not wanting to wait for

the car he starts walking home.Mangaram starts at normal time,

picks him up on the way and takes himback house, half an hour

early. How much time did RamSingh walked?

Ans: –

235. Some people went for vacation. Unfortunately it rained for 13

days when they were there. But whenever it rained in the morning,

they had clean afternoon and vice versa. In all they enjoyed 11

morning and 12 afternoons. How many days did they stay there


Ans: –

236. Geoffrey, Hellmann and Molly attend and interview and give

three different statements each. Tomake it a little complex. Out of

the three statements made by each one, one is false. Geoffrey says:

I am 22 – false Hellmann is elder thanme by one year.Molly is 25

Hallmann says: I amnot the youngest – Geoffrey is 2 years younger

than me Molly is younger than me by one year – false Molly says:

Geoffrey is 23 I am a year younger than Geoffrey (I don’t remember

this statement but it is false.)

Answer: Geoffrey is 22 as Goof states, And Goof== 23 as Molly states. Both

cannot be true. Either one has to be true or either one has to be false. Start

deriving from this point and u get, Geoffrey Hellmann Molly Age: 23 25 22

237. There is a cube, which has to be inscribed with the following

pair of numbers on opposite sides.1 and 6, 2 and 4,3 and 5. How

many different ways can it be done?

Ans: –

238. There’s an electric wire running 1 km from the side of a

building. The number of poles in between themis placed in an

interval of distance between each other. If one pole is removed

then the distance between each pole becomes 1 2/3 meters. Find

out how many poles were kept.

Ans: –

239. The time taken to travel in train from Town A to Town B is 5

hours. There are trains starting fromboth towns at an interval of 1

hour. How many trains meet in 1 trip?

Ans : 10 trains check it as trains come from both sides every hour.

240. Shadow went to an Isle where the natives lie and the visitors

speak truth. Shadow saw a salesman and wanted to know whether

he was a native or a visitor. He did not pose a question directly but

asked himindirect instead. Shadow saw a woman and asked the

salesman,”Is that a NATIVE or VISITOR?” .For which the salesman

replied,” She is a visitor”. Is the salesman a Native or a Visitor?

Ans : Since Shadow himself saw him/her as a woman and asked the

salesman.The Salesman replied ,”SHE ” by which he speaks truth and is a

Visitor. Salesman is a Visitor.

241. Three friends divided some bullets equally. After all of them

shot 4 bullets the total number of bullets remaining is equal to the

bullets each had after division. Find the original number divided.

Ans: 18 (2 marks) Initially . x x x Now x-4 x-4 x-4 Equation is 3x-12 = x

242. There are 3 societies A, B, C. A lent cars to B and C as many as

they had already. After some time B gave asmany tractors to A and

C as many as they have. After sometime c did the same thing. At the

end of this transaction each one of them had 24. Find the cars each

originally had.

Ans: A had 39 cars, B had 21 cars & C had 12 cars

243. The Bulls, Pacers, Lakers and Jazz ran for a contest. Anup,

Sujit, John made the following statements regarding results. Anup

said either Bulls or Jazz will definitely win Sujit said he is confident

that Bulls will not win John said he is confident that neither Jazz

nor Lakers will winWhen the result cameit was found that only one of the above three had made a correct statement.Who has made the correct statement and who has won the contest.

Ans: Sujith; Lakers

244. Five people A ,B ,C ,D ,E are related to each other. Four of

them make one true statement each as follows.

(i) B is my father’s brother.

(ii) E is my mother-in-law.

(iii) C is my son-in-law’s brother

(iv) A is my brother’s wife.

Ans: (i) D (ii) B (iii) E (iv) C

245. Some statements are given below: L says all of my other four

friends have money, M says that P said that exactly one among them

has money N says that L said that precisely two among themhave

money O says that M said that three of the others have money P, L

and N said that they have money All the above statement are false..

Who has money & who doesn’t have any money?

Ans: –

246. Fifty minutes ago if it was four times as many minutes past

three o’clock, how many minutes is it to six o’clock?

Ans: Twenty six minutes.

247. A hotel has 10 storeys. Which floor is above the floor below the

floor, below the floor above the floor, below the floor above the


Ans: The sixth floor.

248. Seven members sat around a table for three days for a

conference. The member’s names were Abhishek, Amol, Ankur,

Anurag,Bhuwan ,Vasu and Vikram. Themeetings were chaired by

Vikram. On the first eveningmembers sat around the table

alphabetically. On the following two nights, Vikram arranged the

seating so that he could have Abhishek as near to him as possible

and absentminded Vasu as far away as he could. On no evening did

any person have sitting next to him a person who had previously

been his neighbor. How did Vikram manage to seat everybody to

the best advantage on the second and third evenings?

Ans: Second evening:Vikram,Ankur,Abhishek,Amol,Vasu,Anurag and

Bhuwan. Third evening :Vikram,Anurag,Abhishek,Vasu,Bhuwan,Ankur,Amol.

249. Two trains start from stations A and B spaced 50 kms apart at

the same time and speed. As the trains start, a bird flies fromone

train towards the other and on reaching the second train, it flies

back to the first train. This is repeated till the trains collide. If the

speed of the trains is 25 km/h and that of the bird is 100km/h. How

much did the bird travel till the collision.

Ans: 100 kms.

250. Four prisoners escape froma prison. The prisoners,Mr. East,

Mr.West,Mr. South,Mr. North head towards different directions

after escaping. The following information of their escape was

supplied: The escape routes were The North Road, South Road,

East Road andWest Road. None of the prisoners took the road

which was their namesake.Mr. East did not take the South Road

Mr.West did not the South Road. TheWest Road was not taken by

Mr. EastWhat road did each of the prisoners take to make their


Ans: Mr. East took the North Road Mr.West took the East Road Mr. North

took the South Road Mr. South took theWest Road
251. Complete the series: 5, 20, 24, 6, 2, 8, ?

Ans: 12 (as 5*4=20, 20+4=24, 24/4=6, 6-4=2, 2*4=8, 8+4=12).

(252) A soldier looses his way in a thick jungle. At randomhe walks

from his camp but mathematically in an interesting fashion. First

he walks one mile East then half mile to North. Then 1/4mile to

West, then 1/8mile to South and so on making a loop. Finally how

far he is fromhis camp and in which direction.

Ans: Distance traveled in north and south directions 1/2 – 1/8 + 1/32 – 1/128

+ 1/512 – and so on = 1/2/((1-(-1/4)) Similarly in east and west directions 1-

1/4 + 1/16 – 1/64 + 1/256 – and so on = 1/(( 1- ( – 1/4)) Add both the answers

(253) How can 1000000000 be written as a product of two factors

neither of themcontaining zeros

Ans: 2 power 9 x 5 power 9

(254) Conversation between two mathematicians: First : I have

three children. The product of their ages is 36. If you sum their

ages, it is exactly same as my neighbor’s door number onmy left.

The second mathematician verifies the door number and says that

it is not sufficient. Then the first says ” Ok one more clue is thatmy

youngest is really the youngest”. Immediately the second

mathematician answers . Can you answer the question asked by the

first mathematician?What are the children ages?

Ans 1,6 and 6

(255) Light glows for every 13 seconds . How many times did it glow

between 1:57:58 and 3:20:47 am.

Ans : 383 + 1 = 384

(256) 500 men are arranged in an array of 10 rows and 50 columns

according to their heights. Tallest among each row of all are asked

to fall out. And the shortest among them is A. Similarly after

resuming that to their original positions that the shortest among

each column are asked to fall out. And the tallest among them is B .

Now who is taller among A and B ?

Ans : A

(257) A person with some money spends1/3 for cloths, 1/5 of the

remaining for food and 1/4 of the remaining for travel. He is left

with Rs 100/- . How much did he have with him in the beginning ?

Ans: Rs 250/-

(258) There are six boxes containing 5 , 7 , 14 , 16 , 18 , 29 balls of

either red or blue in colour. Some boxes contain only red balls and

others contain only blue. One salesman sold one box out of them

and then he says ” I have the same number of red balls left out as

that of blue “.Which box is the one he solds out ?

Ans: Total no of balls = 89 and (89-29 /2) = 60/2 = 30 and also 14 + 16 = 5 +

7 + 18 = 30

(260) Grass in lawn grows equally thick and in a uniform rate. It

takes 24 days for 70 cows and 60 days for 30 cows to eat the whole

of the grass. How many cows are needed to eat the grass in 96


Ans : 20 g – grass at the beginning r – rate at which grass grows, per day y –

rate at which one cow eats grass, per day n – no of cows to eat the grass in 96

days g+ 24*r = 70 * 24 * y

g + 60*r = 30 * 60 * y

g + 96*r = n * 96 * y

Solving, n = 20.

(261) There r some bees in a garden..1/5th of them went to a

particular flower,1/3rd went to another flower,3 times the

difference of the above two went to third flower..n one was

remaining n it was roaming many bees were there? (3



(262) There was a community in which there were 1000 couples. In

that2/3rd ofmen who r taller r also heavier n 3/4th of themen who

are heavier are also taller n there were 120 women who were both

heavier n taller than men. So how many men are both taller n heavier

than men?

(263) A man drives with constant speed..n he after some time he

sees amilestone with 2-digits..then he travels for an hr n sees the

same 2 digits in reverse order..n then after an hr he sees that the

milestone has the same 2 digits with a 0 between what’s

the man speed?


(264)There were 2 systems A n B.14 degrees in A is equivalent to 36

in system B.and 133 in A is equivalent to 87 in what is the

temperature where they both r equal?

Ans:51.25 (conversion A=(7/3)B-70)

(265) X Y Z X Y Z

A B + A B –

———— ————-

C D E F B G A find X,Y,Z,G

(266)A women buys some shoestrips n then 4 times of that she

buys packet pins n then 8 times of shoestrips she buys

handkerchiefs..n she has a bill of Rs3.24..n she pays for each article

as many paise as there r articles(of that particular item).Now

what’s the number of handkerchiefs?


(267)Ms. Anitha got her salary n she spent half of it in shopping n

gave 1RS to a beggar. After that 1/2 of the remainingmoney she

spends in a hotel n she gives Rs.2/- as a tip to waiter. n then 1/2 of

the remaining she spends again n she gives 3 RS as charity.. n after

that finally she is left with Rs 1/- when she comes out.Whats the

actual money she had?

Ans. Rs 42/- (3 marks)

268. A person is cycling in a circular track. At some point he

notices that 1/5 of people in front of him and 5/6 of people together

constitute the total no. of cyclists. Find the total no. of cyclists.


269.Trains leave from New York toWashington every hour on the

hour(1:00,2:00….).Trains leave fromWashington to New York

every hour on the hour and half hour(1:00,1:30,2:0,2:30….).It

takes a train 5 hrs to complete its journey fromWashington to New

York as well as from new York toWashington. A train leaves from

new York toWashington. Find out how many trains it will meet

before it reachesWashington.

Ans:19 or 21(not sure).

(270) A pen, pencil and eraser together cost $1.00. if 2E2P, and P>4E then what a single pen will cost?

271. In a class there are less than 500 students . when it is divided

by 3 it gives a whole number. similarly when it is divided by 4,5 or 7

gives a whole number. find the no. of students in the class.

Ans: 420

272. Uncle Reuben and aunt Cynthia came to town to shop Reuben

bought a suit and hat for $15 Cynthia paid as much as for her hat as

Reuben did for his suit then she spent the rest of their money for a

new dress on the way home Cynthia called Reuben’s attention to

the fact that his hat cost $1more than her dress then she added if

we had divided our hat money differently so that we bought different hatsmine costing 1 and 1/2 time cost if yours then we each would have spent the same amount of money in that case said uncle Reuben “how much would my hat have cost”

Ans : Uncles hat costs $6.4 (total money was $29)

273. Four family names are given and their friends name are given

but not in order.( u have to find which friend belongs to which

family) Each friend prepares salad using 3 different fruits . they are

given apple, cherry, grape, banana., no two ferns uses the same

combination. Various conditions are given and 4 quest asked.

Which fruit did Mandy didn’t use?Who is flares friend? Name the

fruits common between Erica and Stacy?

274. Here is a simple mathematical puzzle set by Longfellow in his

own flowery, poetical language. If 1/5th of a hive of bees flew to the

badamba flower, 1/3rd flew to the slandbara, 3 times the difference

of these two numbers flew to an arbour, ad one bee continued to fly

about, attracted on each side by the fragrant ketaki and malati,

what was the total number of bees?

Ans: 15

275. (don’t remember the exact question)a man while sorting files

picks up file number one, misses one, picks up file no. 2,mises two

files, and so on…after that he found that he picked up 5% of the

files. How many files were there?


276. A man walks at 4 km/hr on plain, then at 3 km/hr uphill and

then returns through the same road at 6 km/hr downhill and at 4

km/hr on the plain. It takes altogether 6 hours. So what distance he

covered in one way?

Ans: 12 km Solution: Let plain road = x km And hill road = y km ? x/4 + y/3 +

y/6 + x/4 = 6 ? x/2 + y/2 = 6 ? x + y =12

277. There are some men and some lodges for which the following

conditions hold true –

(i) Each lodge is represented by exactly 3 men .

(ii) Each man is associated with exactly 2 lodges.

(iii) Any pair of lodge has only one man in common.

How many men and how many lodges were there?

Ans: 6 men and 4 lodges. Solution:

(i) L1 is represented by M1, M2, M3. L2 is represented by M3, M4,M5. L3 is

represented by M1, M4, M6. L4 is represented by M2, M5, M6.

(ii) M1 is associated with L1,L3. M2 is associated with L1,L4. M3 is associated

with L1,L2. M4 is associated with L2,L3. M5 is associated with L2,L4. M6 is

associated with L3,L4.

(iii) Common between L1 and L2 is only M3. Common between L1 and L3 is

only M1. Common between L1 and L4 is onlyM2. Common between L2 and

L3 is only M4. Common between L2 and L4 is only M5. Common between L3

and L4 is only M6. i.e. all the given conditions are satisfied.

278. A person sells 2 items for Rs. 12 each. For one he profits 25%

and for the other he losses 20%. Altogether did he loss or gain? And

by how much?

Ans: He losses by 60 paise. Solution: Cost price of the item for which he

losses = Rs. 12*100/80 = Rs. 15. Cost price of the item for which he Gains =

Rs. 12*100/125 = Rs 9.6. ? Total cost price is Rs. 24.6 and total sell price is Rs.

24. So altogether he losses by Rs. 0.6.

279. My father’s age was x in the year x². I am obviously talking

about 20th century. In which year wasmy father born?

Ans: In the year 1892. Solution: x = 44 as 44² = 1936 and the square of any

other integer will not fall in between 1900 and 2000. i.e. my father was 44 in

the year 1936. ? my father was born in the year 1892.

280.A man was going by cycle. After going 2/3rd of total distance

the cycle broke down and he had to complete the journey on foot.

At the end he found that he walked twice as long as he was on cycle.

How many times the speed of the cycle is as the speed of walking?

Ans: 4 times. Solution: Let the distance be z km, speed of cycle be x km/hr

and walking speed be y km/hr. Then he covered 2z/3 km by cycle in 2z/3x hr

and covered z/3 km on foot in z/3y hr. ? according to the question 2*2z/3x =

z/3y ? x/y = 4.

281. In a badminton tournament a team is eliminated from the

tournament if it losses 2 games. If there are 51 teams then what is

the maximum number of games required to select the champion?

Ans: 101 Solution: To eliminate the 50 teams 50*2 = 100 games are required.

And the champion team may lose in at most 1 game. ? Max. no. of games

required = 101.

282. There are 3 tribes in a Island. Sororean who always speak

truth, Nororean who always speak false and Midorean who speak

truth and false alternately in either order. Fromthe statements

given by A,B andC (who belong to 3 different tribes), three persons

from the island, identify who belongs to which tribe.

A : C is Sororean.

B is Midorean.

B : A is Nororean.

C is Midorean.

C : A is Midorean.

I am Sororean.



Midorean Nororean Sororean

Solution: Think logically.

283. There are 5 persons A,B,C,D,E . All of them have different

occupations and none of themare of same age. There professions

are Consultant, Planner, Engineer, Nutritionist and Technician

definitely not in the same order. Fromthe following conditions

determine whose profession is what?

(i) The consultant is the oldest among them.

(ii) The Technician is not younger than the Planner and the Planner is not

younger than the Nutritionist.

(iii) D is not as old as A and also not as young as B, who is not as old as the

Engineer and also not as young as C.

(iv) C is not the youngest among them.

Ans: Names are given in descending order of their ages. Consultant Engineer

Technician Planner Nutritionist A D B C E Solution: Think logically.

284. 4 persons, Watts, Roger, O’Neil and Smith, were eating in a

restaurant while Smith was killed by poisoning. During

investigation the other 3 persons gave the following statements.

They gave one false statement each.

Watts :

(i) I didn’t do it.

(ii) O’Neil sat beside me.

(iii) We had our usual waiter.

Roger :

(i) Smith was across the table from me.

(ii) We had a new waiter.

(iii) The waiter didn’t do it.

O’Neil :

(i) Roger didn’t do it.

(ii) The waiter has poisoned Smith.

(iii) Watts lied when he said that we had our usual waiter. One among these

three persons and the waiter murdered Smith.Who is the murderer?

Ans : O’Neil is the murderer.

Solution: Think logically. I have given the false statements in red and italics.

285. There is a 4 inch cube painted on all sides. This is cut down

into of 1 inch cubes.What is the no of cubes which have no pointed


Ans: 8 [(n-2)*(n-2)*(n-2)] where n is side length of the cube

286. Find the values of each of the alphabets.



+ M O ON


Ans: 9326

287. If a clock takes 7seconds to strike 7, how long will the same

clock take to strike 10?

Ans: The clock strikes for the first time at the start and takes 7 seconds for 6

intervals-thus for one interval time taken=7/6. Therefore, for 10 seconds there

are 9 intervals and time taken is 9*7/6=10 and 1/2 seconds.

288. Fifty minutes ago if it was four times as many minutes past

three o’clock, how many minutes is it to six o’clock?

Ans: Twenty six minutes.

289. Everyday in his business a merchant had to weigh amounts

from 1 kg to 121kgs, to the nearest kg.What are the minimum

number of weight required and how heavy should they be?

Ans: .The minimum number is 5 and they should weigh 1,3,9,27 and 81kgs.

290. Ram, Shyam and Gumnaam are friends. Ram is a widower

and lives alone and his sister takes care of him. Shyam is a bachelor

and his niece cooks his food and looks after his house. Gumnaam is

married to Gita and lives in large house in the same town. Gita

gives the idea that all of themcould stay together in the house and

share monthly expenses equally. During their first month of living

together, each person contributed Rs.25. At the end of the month, it

was found that Rs 92 was the expense so the remaining amount

was distributed equally among everyone. The distribution was such

that everyone received a whole number of Rupees. How much did

each person receive?

Ans. Rs 2 (Hint: Ram’s sister, Shyam’s niece and Gumnaam’s wife are the

same person)

291. Sam and Mala have a conversation.

• Sam says I amcertainly not over 40

• Mala says I am38 and you are at least 5 years older thanme

• Now Sam says you are at least 39 All the statements by the two are

false. How old are they really?

Ans: Mala = 38 yrs, Sam = 41 yrs.

292. Grass in lawn grows equally thick and in a uniformrate. It

takes 24 days for 70 cows and 60 days for 30 cows to eat the whole

of the grass. How many cows are needed to eat the grass in 96


Ans : 20 [Hint: g – grass at the beginning r -rate at which grass grows, per day

y – rate at which one cow eats grass, per day n – no of cows to eat the grass in

96 days g + 24*r = 70 * 24* y g + 60*r= 30 * 60 * y g + 96*r = n * 96* y,

Solving, n = 20. ]

293. Three criminals were arrested for shop lifting. However, when

interrogated only one told the truth in both his statements, while

the other two each told one true statement and one lie. The

statements were:

• ALBERT :(a) Chandler passed the merchandise. (b) Bruce created the


• BRUCE :(a) Albert passed the merchandise. (b) I created the diversion.

• CLIVE :(a) I took the goods out of the shop. (b) Bruce passed them over.

Ans: Albert passed the goods. Bruce created the diversion. Clive took the

goods out of the shop.

294. There N stations on a railroad. After adding X stations on the

rail route 46 additional tickets have to be printed. Find N and X.

Ans. x=2 and N=11 ( Let initially, N(N-1) = t; After adding, (N+X)(N+X-1) =

t+46;Trail and error method )

295. Complete the Table given below: Three football teams are

there. Given below is the group table. Fill in the x’s PlayedWon

Lost Draw Goals For Goals Against

A 2 2 x x x 1

B 2 x x 1 2 4

C 2 x x x 3 7

Ans: The filled table is given below Played Won Lost Draw Goals For Goals


A 2 2 0 0 7 1

B 2 0 1 1 2 4

C 2 0 1 1 3 7

297. Four prisoners escape froma prison. The prisoners,Mr. East,

Mr.West,Mr. South,Mr. North head towards different directions

after escaping. The following information of their escape was


• The escape routes were The North Road, South Road, East Road

andWest Road.

• None of the prisoners took the road which was their name sake.

• Mr. East did not take the South Road

• Mr.West did not the South Road.

• TheWest Road was not taken by Mr. EastWhat road did each of

the prisoners take tomake their escape?

Ans: Mr. East took the North Road Mr.West took the East Road Mr. North

took the South Road Mr. South took theWest Road.

298. A hotel has two wings, the east wing and the west wing. Some

east wing rooms but not all have an ocean view. All west wing

rooms have a harbor view. The charge for all rooms is identical,

except as follows:

• Extra charge for all harbor view rooms on or above the 3rd floor

• Extra charge for all ocean view rooms except those without


• Extra charge for some harbor rooms on the first two floor & some

east wing rooms without ocean view but having kitchen facilities.

Which of the following cannot be determined on the basis of the

information given:

I.Whether there are any rooms without a balcony for which an extra charge is


II.Whether any room without a kitchen or a view involves an extra charge.

III.Whether two extra charges are imposed for any room.

(A) I only (B) II only

(C) III only (D) II and III only

(E) I, II and III

Ans: (A)

299. A ship went on a voyage. After it had traveled 180 miles a

plane started with 10 times the speed of the ship. Find the distance

when they meet from starting point.

Ans: 200miles. ( Distance traveled by plane = 1/10 distance traveled by ship +

180 )