After successfully completing the CAT 2016 sprint series, we are back with the SNAP 2016 sprint preparation series – Reasoning 5 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 5

1. Four children A, B, C & D are having some chocolates each. A gives B as many as he already has, he gives C twice of what C already has and he gives D thrice of what D already has. Now, D gives 1/8th of his own chocolates to B. Then A gives l0% chocolates he now owns to C and 20% to B. Finally, all of them have 35 chocolates each. What is the original number of chocolates each had in the beginning?

a. A – 110, B – 10, C – 10, D – 10

b. A – 90, B – 20, C – 20, D – 10

c. A – 70, B – 25, C – 25, D – 20

d. A – 125, B – 5, C – 5, D – 5

2. There are two similar figures below with some numbers. The left one is complete whereas one number is missing in the right one. Find a suitable number to fill in place of the question mark.

a. 280

b. 303

c. 362

d. 382

3. Complete the following series by replacing the ?:

TBLD, VEPI, XHTN, ?

a. ZJVP

b. ZVJP

c. ZKXS

d. ZKXP

4. In a cricket team, three batsmen Ricky, Sachin and Brian are the top three runscorers in any order. Each of them gives two replies to any question, one of which is true and the other is false, again, in any order. When asked about who the top scorer was, following were the replies they gave:

Sachin: I got the top score. Ricky was second.

Brian: I got the top score. Sachin was second.

Ricky: I got the top score. Sachin was third.

Which of the following is the correct order of batsmen who got the top score, second best and third best score respectively?

a. Brian, Ricky, Sachin

b. Brian, Sachin, Ricky

c. Ricky, Sachin, Brian

d. Sachin, Brian, Ricky

5. 60 employees in an office were asked about their preference for tea and coffee. It was observed that for every 3 people who prefer tea, there are 2 who prefer coffee. For every 6 people who prefer tea, there are 2 who drink both of tea and coffee. The number of people who drink both is the same as those who drink neither.

How many people drink both tea and coffee?

a. 10

b. 12

c. 14

d. 16

6. A clock strikes once at 1 o’clock, twice at 2 o’clock and so on. If it takes 6 seconds to strike at 3 o’clock, how much time will it take to strike at 9 o’clock?

a. 24 seconds

b. 18 seconds

c. 20 seconds

d. None of these

**Directions for questions 7 and 8:** E-1, E-2 and E-3 are three engineering students writing their assignments at night. Each of them starts at a different time and completes at a different time. The digit in their name and the order of their starting and completing the assignment is certainly not the same. The last student to start is the first to complete the assignment.

7. Who is the first student to start writing the assignment?

a. E-1

b. E-2

c. E-3

d. Cannot be decided

8. Who is the last student to complete the assignment?

a. E-1

b. E-2

c. E-3

d. Cannot be decided

**Directions for questions 9 – 10:** A, B and C are three students from Don School and P, Q and R are three students from Elite School. Q is brighter than R but duller than the Don School student who is brighter than A. The same Don School student is duller than P but is brighter than C.

9. Who is brightest amongst all?

a. B

b. P

c. R

d. Cannot be decided

10. Who is the dullest amongst the three students from Elite School?

a. P

b. Q

c. R

d. Cannot be decided

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Solutions:

1. Better to start it from the options itself. Option a is correct. (110, 10, 10, 10 -> 50, 20, 30, 40 -> 50, 25, 30, 35 -> 35, 35, 35, 35)

2. The reversing number logic doesn’t work here. So, there has to be some operation performed on the numbers. 102 + 09 + 90 = 201 and so, the missing number will be 203 + 07 + 70 = 280. Option a.

3. Option c. You can see the positions of the individual alphabets jumping by 2, 3, 4 and 5 places respectively.

4. We can start with any statement and work our way down till we find a paradox. If Sachin is the top scorer, Ricky would not be second and so, Ricky would be third. But this would mean that both of Ricky’s statements are false. So, Sachin is not the top scorer. We get Ricky as second, Sachin as third and Brian as first. Option a.

5. If there are x people who drink both tea and coffee, there are 3x people who drink tea and so, 2x people who drink only tea. Also, there will be 2x people who drink coffee. So, we get 2x + x + x + x = 5x = 60 and so x = 12. Option b.

6. Typical intervals based question. 2 intervals take 6 seconds and so, 8 intervals would take 24 seconds. Option a.

7. The correct order will be:

Option c.

8. Option a.

9. P > B > (C, Q, A) > (R, A). We know the brightest for sure but aren’t sure about the position of A and so, option b is correct.

10. Option c.

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