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# Reasoning: Puzzle & Input-Output Questions For Upcoming Bank Exams

Directions (1 – 5): Study the information and answer the given questions:

• Eight persons S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z lives on eight storey building with ground floor being numbered one and the next floor is number 2 and so on. They have their birth date on August, May, September, November, July, December, June, and October but not necessarily in same order.
• S lives on even numbered floor above fourth floor. Two people lives between the floors on which S lives and the one who was born in July. Four people lives between the floors of U and X. U lives on even numbered floor above X.
• The person who was born in May lives on odd numbered floor above the one who born in July and below the floor upon which S lives. Number of people living between the one who born in July and S, is two more than the number of persons between the one who was born in May and U.
• T was not born in May. As many people live between the one who born in June and October same as between the one who born in May and person T.
• The person who was born in June lives on one of the floor above the one who born in October and lives on even number floor below 8th floor but not on 4th floor. Y lives on odd floor immediately above V.
• Four people lives between the one, who born in December and November. The person who born in December lives on one of the floors above the person who born in November.
• T lives immediately above Z. V was not born in August. The number of person who lives between U and the one born in October is less than 3.

Q 1. S lives on which of the following floor?

(a) First
(b) Fifth
(c) Seventh
(d) Eight
(e) None of these

Q 2. T borns in which of the following month?

(a) June
(b) July
(c) October
(d) November
(e) None of these

Q 3. How many floor between Z and S?

(a) Three
(b) Four
(c) Two
(d) Five
(e) None of these

Q 4. V borns in which of the following month?

(a) July
(b) October
(c) November
(d) September
(e) None of these

Q 5. In some way S is related to W and Y is related to V, in the same way T is related to?

(a) Z
(b) Y
(c) V
(d) X
(e) None of these

Direction (6-10) : Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions : A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the number are two digits number)

• Input :     tall 48 13 rise alt 99 76 32 wise jar high 28 56 barn
• Step I :    13 tall 48 rise 99 76 32 wise jar high 28 56 barn alt
• Step II :   28 13 tall 48 rise 99 76 32 wise jar high 56 alt barn
• Step III :  32 28 13 tall 48 rise 99 76 wise jar 56 alt barn high
• Step IV :  48 32 28 13 tall rise 99 76 wise 56 alt barn high jar
• Step V :    56 48 32 28 13 tall 99 76 wise alt barn high jar rise
• Step VI :  76 56 48 32 28 13 99 wise alt barn high jar rise tall
• Step VII : 99 76 56 48 32 28 13 alt barn high jar rise tall wise

and Step VII is the last step of the above input, as the desired arrangement is obtained.

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

Input : 84 why sit 14 32 not best ink feet 51 27 vain 68 92 (All the numbers are two digits numbers)

6. Which step number is the following output?
32 27 14 84 why sit not 51 vain 92 68 feet best ink
(1) Step V
(2) Step VI
(3) Step IV
(4) Step III
(5) There is no such step

7. Which word/number would be at 5th position from the right in Step V?
(1) 14
(2) 92
(3) feet
(4) best
(5) why

8. How many elements (words or numbers) are there between ‘feet’ and ‘32’ as they appear in the last step of the output?
(1) One
(2) Three
(3) Four
(4) Five
(5) Seven

9. Which of the following represents the position of ‘why’ in the fourth step?
(1) Eighth from the left
(2) Fifth from the right
(3) Sixth form the left
(4) Fifth from the left
(5) Seventh form the left

10. Step II of certain input is given below. What will be the input?
Step II : 21 16 zoo tan 59 95 dull kill
(1) None of these
(2) 95 kill dull 21 16 zoo tan 59
(3) 21 95 kill dull 16 zoo tan 59
(4) tan 59 95 kill dull 21 16 zoo
(5) 21 tan 59 95 kill dull 16 zoo