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# Reasoning: Input Output for SBI PO & Other Bank Exams

Q1-5. Study the following information to answer the given questions. A word/number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: unique ask van pin fan egg charger oil ink mobile

Step I: unique ask van pin fan egg oil ink mobile charger

Step II: fan unique ask van pin egg ink mobile charger oil

Step III: ink fan unique ask van pin egg charger oil mobile

Step IV: pin ink fan unique ask van charger oil mobile egg

Step V: ask pin ink fan unique charger oil mobile egg van

And Step V is the last step of the rearrangement.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate steps for the input given below:

Input: apple rat eat item net pen object urge book gel

Q.1) Which of the following would be the step IV?

a) Pen item gel urge apple book rat object net eat

b) Pen item gel urge book rat apple object net eat

c) Pen item gel urge apple rat book object eat net

d) Pen item gel urge apple rat book object net eat

e) Pen gel item urge apple rat book object net eat

Q.2) Which of the following represents the position of ‘apple’ in step IV?

a) Fifth from the left

b) Fifth from the right

c) Sixth from the left

d) Fourth from the left

e) Third from the right

Q.3) Which word would be at fifth position from the right end in step II?

a) rat

b) pen

c) net

d) eat

e) item

Q.4) Which word would be third to the left of second element from the right end in the step III?

a) rat

b) pen

c) net

d) eat

e) item

Q.5) How many words are there between ‘pen’ and ‘urge’ in Step V?

a) Four

b) Five

c) Two

d) One

e) Three

Q6-10. Study the following information to answer the given questions. A word/number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: 98 dell 42 watch orange 65 round 82 72 chair 34 table

Step I: chair 98 dell watch orange 65 round 82 72 34 table 42

Step II: chair dell 98 watch orange 65 round 82 72 table 42 34

Step III: chair dell orange 98 watch 65 round 82 table 42 34 72

Step IV: chair dell orange round 98 watch 65 table 42 34 72 82

Step V: chair dell orange round table 98 watch 42 34 72 82 65

Step VI: chair dell orange round table watch 42 34 72 82 65 98

And Step VI is the last step of the rearrangement.

As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate steps for the input given below:

Input: make 66 69 fox lotus 77 52 book 28 sky jail 18

Q.6) Which of the following represents the position of ‘sky’ in step IV?

a) Fifth from the left

b) Fifth from the right

c) Sixth from the left

d) Fourth from the left

e) Third from the right

Q.7) Which word would be at eighth position from the right end in step II?

a) 77

b) lotus

c) 69

d) 66

e) make

Q.8) How many elements (words and numbers) are there between ‘sky’ and ‘66’ in the fourth step of the given input?

a) One

b) Three

c) Five

d) Four

e) None of these

Q.9) Which word would be third to the left of fourth element from the right end in the step V?

a) sky

b) make

c) 69

d) 52

e) none of these

Q.10) What is the difference between the number which is second from the right end in step II and the number which is sixth from the right end in step IV?

a) 27

b) 37

c) 10

d) 60

e) 25