After successfully completing the CAT 2016 sprint series, we are back with the SNAP 2016 sprint preparation series – Reasoning 9 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 9

Directions for questions 1 to 5: Refer to the following data and answer the questions that follow:

A numerical machine accepts two values X and Y. Then it updates these values as X = XY and Y = Y + 1 in every step. The machine stops at X > N.

1. For X = 3, Y = 2 and N = 100, how many steps are performed before the machine stops?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 4

d. 5

2. In the above question 1, what is the final value of X?

a. 6

b. 20

c. 72

d. 360

3. In the above question 1, what is the final value of Y?

a. 4

b. 5

c. 6

d. 20

4. If the value of N is changed to 500, what would be the final value of X?

a. 360

b. 500

c. 560

d. 2160

5. If X = 2 and Y = 3, what should be the minimum value of N such that final value of Y is 7?

a. 300

b. 360

c. 720

d. 860

Directions for questions 6 to 10: Refer to the following statements and answer the questions:

Seven students Priya, Ankit, Raman, Sunil, Tony, Deepak and Vicky take a series of tests. No two students get similar marks. Vicky always scores more than Priya. Priya always scores more than Ankit. Each time either Raman scores the highest and Tony gets the least, or alternatively Sunil scores the highest and Deepak or Ankit scores the least.

6. If Sunil is ranked sixth and Ankit is ranked fifth, which of the following can be true?

a. Vicky is ranked first or fourth

b. Raman is ranked second or third

c. Tony is ranked fourth or fifth

d. Deepak is ranked third or fourth

7. If Raman gets the highest, Vicky should be ranked not lower than:

a. Second

b. Third

c. Fourth

d. Fifth

8. If Raman is ranked second and Ankit is ranked first, which of the following must be true?

a. Sunil is ranked third

b. Tony is ranked third

c. Priya is ranked sixth

d. None of these

9. If Sunil is ranked second, which of the following can be true?

a. Deepak gets more than Vicky

b. Vicky gets more than Sunil

c. Priya gets more than Raman

d. Priya gets more than Vicky

10. If Vicky is ranked fifth, which of the following must be true?

a. Sunil scores the highest

b. Raman is ranked second

c. Tony is ranked third

d. Ankit is ranked second

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Solution:

1. Step 1: X = 6, Y = 3

Step 2: X = 18, Y = 4

Step 3: X = 72, Y = 5

Step 4: X = 360, Y = 6

Machine will stop.

Option c.

2. Option d.

3. Option c.

4. Step 1: X = 6, Y = 3

Step 2: X = 18, Y = 4

Step 3: X = 72, Y = 5

Step 4: X = 360, Y = 6

Step 5: X = 2160, Y = 7

Option d.

5. Step 1: X = 6, Y = 4

Step 2: X = 24, Y = 5

Step 3: X = 120, Y = 6

Step 4: X = 720, Y = 7

The minimum value should be 121. But, as the closest option is 300, we can mark it as our answer. Option a.

6. The order will be R-V-P-A-S-T and D would float from the 2nd to the 6th position so, option d is the only possible scenario.

7. Worst case, both D and S would come above R and so, Raman could be fourth at maximum. Option c.

8. The situation is not possible as V and P will always score above A. Option d.

9. R-S-V-P-A-T would be fixed and D would float from the 2nd position to the 6th position. So, only option a could be true.

10. The only possible situation is when S is first and A last. So, option a is correct.

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