After successfully completing the CAT 2016 sprint series, we are back with the SNAP 2016 sprint preparation series – Reasoning 8 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 8

Directions for questions 1 and 2: Each question consists of a set of numbered statements. Assume that each one of these statements is individually true. Each of the four choices consists of a subset of these statements. Choose the subset as your answer where the statements therein are logically consistent among themselves.

1.

A. Only if the water level in the coastal areas rises, then the people change their lifestyle

B. People change their lifestyle only if they are rewarded

C. If people are rewarded, then they will not change their lifestyle

D. If the temperature rises, then the water level in the coastal areas rises.

E. Whenever the water level in the coastal area rises, then the temperature rises

F. Unless the people change their lifestyle, temperature rises

G. People are rewarded

H. Water level in the coastal areas does not rise

a. C, D, F, G and H

b. G, F, D, B and H

c. E, F, G, H and B

d. None of the above

2.

A. If Kumar sings, then the audiences sleep

B. If Kumar sings, then the audiences dance

C. Unless audience do not dance, the concert will be successful

D. Only if the audience dance, the concert will be successful

E. If Vina dances, then Kumar sings

F. Kumar sings only if Vina dances

G. Vina dances

H. The concert is successful.

a. C, F, G, B and H

b. A, C, F, G and H

c. E, C, G, B and H

d. Both (b) and (c)

**Direction****s for questions 3 to 5:** These questions are based on the data given below.There are only four members of a family viz., A, B, C and D and there is only one couple among them. When asked about their relationships, following were their replies:

a. A: B is my son. D is my mother

b. B: C is my wife. Dis my father.

c. C: D is my mother – in – law. A is my daughter.

d. D: A is my grand – daughter. B is my daughter-in-law.

3. Who always speaks the truth?

a. A

b. B

c. C

d. D

4. How is B related to C?

a. Father

b. Mother

c. Wife

d. Husband

5. Which of the following statements must be true?

a. A’s grandmother alternates between the truth and lie.

b. C’s wife always speaks the truth

c. A’s grandfather always speaks the truth

d. B’s daughter always tells lies.

**Direction****s for questions 6 to 8:** These questions are based on the following information.

A cube of 7cm x 7cm x 7cm is kept in the corner of a room and painted in three different colors, each face in one color. The cube is cut into 343 smaller but identical cubes.

6. How many smaller cubes do not have any face painted?

a. 125

b. 180

c. 144

d. 216

7. How many smaller cubes have exactly one color on them?

a. 108

b. 72

c. 36

d. 24

8. How many smaller cubes have at the most two faces painted?

a. 343

b. 342

c. 256

d. 282

**Directions for questions 9 and 10: Amit was driving in New Town, where all roads either north – south or east – west forming a grid. Roads were at a distance of 1 km from each other in parallel.**

9. Amit started at the intersection of streets no. 7 and 8. He drove 3 km north, 3 km west and 4 km south. Which further route could bring him back to his starting point?

A. 3 km east, then 2 km south

B. 1 km north, then 3 km east

C. 1 km north, then 2 km west

a. I only

b. II only

c. I and II only

d. II and III only

10. After driving as stated in question no.9 above, Amit did not return to his starting point, but instead drove 4 km east and 1 km north. How far is he from his starting point?

a. 5 km

b. 4 km

c. 1 km

d. 7 km

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Solutions:

1. None of the groups help us reach a conclusion. From option a, the conclusion H is violated through the flow of the other statements which suggest that water level in the coastal areas will rise. In option b, we know that people will change their lifestyle and so, the temperature will not rise. However, statement D is in the form of p -> q and so, we can only say that ~q -> ~p. None of the other statements are in this form and so, a conclusion cannot be reached. Option c suffers from the same flaw as option b. So option d is correct.

2. Statement F says that Kumar sings only if Vina dances. However, Vina dances does not necessarily mean that Kumar sings. It simply means that Kumar is eligible to sing and nothing else. So, option a is not logically conclusive. Option b talks about audiences sleeping. Now, sleeping cannot be said to be ‘not dancing’ as it has not been explicitly mentioned. Option c is perfect as it has a nice EG link and we can reach a logical conclusion.

3. From the statements of A, we do not get any information about C. So, we cannot be sure if A has spoken the truth. Similarly, B does not tell us the status of A and so, we cannot be sure if B is telling the truth. In case of the statements by C, we are unable to figure out the gender of B and C. In case of D, we know for sure that the couple is BC and that C has to be the son of D. So, D is always true.

4. B is the wife of C. Option c.

5. Option d. A has lied in both the statements.

6. 343 – 49 – 36*2 – 6 = 216. Option d.

7. 127 – 19 = 108 cubes. Option a.

8. All cubes except the one in the front upper corner. So, 342 in total. Option b.

9. B only. Option b.

10. 1 km to the east. Option c.

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