After successfully completing the CAT 2016 sprint series, we are back with the SNAP 2016 sprint preparation series – Reasoning 7 to boost your prep. This will continue for the last 10 days leading to SNAP 2016 and will cover almost all the question types that you need to know come the 18th of December.

SNAP 2016 sprint preparation series – Reasoning 7


1There are 6 volumes of books on a rack kept in order (such as, vol. 1, vol. 2 and so on). After some readers used them, their order got disturbed. The changes showed as follows:

Vol.5 was directly to the right of vol.2.
Vol.4 has vol.6 to its left and both were not at Vol.3’s place.
Vol.1 has Vol.3 on right and Vol.5 on left. An even numbered volume is at Vol.5’s place.

Find the order in which the books are kept now, from the 4 given alternatives:

a. 6, 3, 5, 1, 4, 2
b. 4, 6, 3, 5, 1, 2
c. 3, 4, 1, 6, 5, 3
d. 2, 5, 1, 3, 6, 4

2. All German philosophers, except for Marx, are idealists.From which of the following can the statement above be most properly inferred?

a. Except for Marx, if someone is an idealist philosopher, then he or she is German.
b. Marx is the only non-German philosopher who is an idealist.
c. If a German is an idealist, then he or she is a philosopher, as long as he or she is not Marx.
d. None of these

3. Ramaswami was studying for his examinations and the lights went off. It was around 1:00 a.m. He lighted two uniform candles of equal length but one thicker than the other. The thick candle is supposed to last six hours and the thin  one two hours less. When he finally went to sleep, the thick candle was twice as long as the thin one. For how long did Ramaswami study in candle light?

a. 2 hours
b. 3 hours
c. 2 hours 45 minutes
d. 4 hours

4. The numerator and denominator of a fraction is in the ratio 2:3. If 6 are subtracted from the numerator the value of the fraction becomes 2/3 of the original fraction. The numerator of the original fraction is

a. 16
b. 21
c. 18
d. 30

5. A person wanted to withdraw X rupees and Y paise from the bank. But cashier made a mistake and gave him Y rupees and X paise. Neither the person nor the cashier noticed that. After spending 20 paise, the person counts the money. To his surprise, he has double the amount he wanted to withdraw. Find X and Y. (1 Rupee = 100 Paise)

a. X = 3, Y = 6
b. X = 26, Y= 53
c. X = 15, Y = 30
d. X = 9, Y = 36

6. A drawer contains 10 black and 10 brown socks which are all mixed up. What is the fewest number of socks you can take from the drawer without looking and be sure to get a pair of the same color?

a. 7 pairs
b. 7 pieces only
c. 10 pieces only
d. 3 pieces only

7. A placement company has to assign 1000 SW personnel who are skilled in Java and Dot Net to a prospective outsourcing company. He finds that 750 are having Dot Net skills and 450 have Java skills. Some have skills in both Java and Dot Net. Find the numbers who have skills in both Java and Dot Ne

a. 250
b. 200
c. 350
d. 100

8. All good athletes who want to win are disciplined and have a well balanced diet. Therefore, athletes who do not have well balanced diets are bad athletes.

Based on the sentence above which of the statement below strongly supports the view:

a. No bad athlete wants to win.
b. No athlete who does not eat a well balanced diet is good athlete
c. Every athlete who eats a well balanced diet is good
d. All athletes who want to win are good athletes.

9. The numbers in these series are arranged in a triangle which has a logic as shown below. Find the missing numbers shown as (?) from the choices given below:

SNAP 2016 sprint preparation series - Reasoning 7

a. 16, 32, 64
b. 8, 1024, 32
c. 24, 1024, 64
d. 16, 32, 128

10. If for a particular value of the variable x, the following holds good, 17 = 17x/(1 – x), then compute the value of (2x)*x.

a. 17
b. 1
c. 2
d. ½

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1. Option d.

2. None follows. Option d.

3. Let both the thick candle and the thin candle consist of 12 units length. So, the thick candle burns at a rate of 2 units per hour and the thin candle burns at a rate of 3 units per hour. Let x hours pass before the given situation be met.

(12 – 2x) = 2(12 – 3x)

6 – x = 12 – 3x

x = 3 hours. Option b.

4. (2x – 6)/3x = 4/9

18x – 54 = 12x

x = 9. Option c.

5. 100y + x – 20 = 2(100x + y)

100y + x – 20 = 200x + 2y

98y – 199x = 20

Only option b gives the units place digits to be the same. So, option b.

6. Option d.

7. (750 + 450 – 1000) = 200. Option b.

8. Option b.

9. Option b. The middle number is the product of the two numbers in the row above it.

10. x = ½ and so, the expression will also be equal to ½.

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You can follow the entire sprint series here: SNAP 2016 Sprint Preparation Series by Learningroots

Also, you can check out all the articles under the series by going to this page: SNAP 2016 Sprint Preparation Series Timetable

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