# Reasoning Quiz for Bank Exams 2015 - Set 28

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Directions (Q 1-5): Read the following information carefully and answer the following questions:

There are five friends, namely A, B, C, D and E of different heights and different ages. There are two females and three males. A is taller than only B. E is shorter than only D. Two females are not immediately next to each other. The ascending order of these friends on height exactly places them in descending order of their ages. The persons who are at extreme ends are not females when they are arranged in order of either height or age. A was born in the year 1989. E is exactly one year younger to A.

1. Who is the tallest person?
(a) E
(b) D
(c) C
(d) A
(e) B

2. Which year 'D' might have been born?
(a) 1992
(b) 1986
(c) 1989
(d) 1988
(e) 1987

3. Who is the shortest person as well as the oldest person?
(a) E
(b) B
(c) A
(d) D
(e) None of these

4. Who are the two ladies in the group?
(a) D, E
(b) E, C
(c) C, D
(d) E, A
(e) Cannot be determined

5. How many are younger to 'A' in these group of friends?
(a) 2
(b) 3
(c) 4
(d) 1
(e) None

Solutions -The given statements have to be understood as follows;

'A is taller than only B' means that A is taller than B but shorter than C, D and E.

'E is shorter than only D' indicates that D is the tallest and E is the second tallest.

As the order of height and that of age are reverse to each other, tallest person is the youngest person and the shortest person is the oldest.

Directions (Q. 6 - 10): In the following questions, the symbols \$,@,%,© And # are used with the following meanings as illustrated below:

'P#Q' means 'p' is neither greater than nor equal to 'Q'.
'P©Q' means 'P' is neither equal to nor smaller than 'Q'.
'P%Q' means 'P' is neither smaller than nor greater than 'Q'.
'P\$Q' means 'P' is not smaller than 'Q'.
'P@Q' means 'P' is not greater than 'Q'.

In each of the following questions, assuming the given statements to be true, find out which of the two conclusions I and II given below them is/are definitely true. Give answer
(a) If only conclusion I is true.
(b) If only conclusion II is true.
(c) If either conclusion I or II is true.
(d) If neither conclusion I nor II is true.
(e) If both conclusions I and II are true.

Conclusions:
I) W\$N

Solutions - C > Q ≤ E > B.
We can't compare C and B. Hence,
conclusion I is not true. Similarly,
we can't compare B and Q.
Hence, conclusion II is also not
true.

Conclusions:

Solutions - C > Q ≤ E > B.
We can't compare C and B. Hence,
conclusion I is not true. Similarly,
we can't compare B and Q.
Hence, conclusion II is also not
true.

Conclusions:
II) V@G

Solutions -Q > V = T ≤ G
Q > T Hence, conclusion I is
true. V ≤ G Hence, conclusion II
is also true.

9. Statements: D@F, S#G, G\$D

Conclusions:
I) S#D
II) F\$G

Solutions -S < G ≥ D ≤ F.
We can't compare S and D.
Hence, conclusion I is not true.
Same is the case with F and G.
Hence, conclusion II is not true.

10. Statements:

Conclusions:
I) M#C

Solutions -A ≤ M < D ≥ C.
As we can't compare M and C,
conclusion I is not true. A < D.
Hence, conclusion II is true.

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