Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given beside:

578     796     429     685     849
1
If all the digits are arranged in increasing order from left to right within the number then what would be the difference between second highest and second lowest number thus obtained?
» Explain it
B
The given sequence:

578     796     429     685     849

Arranging all the digits in increasing order from left to right within the number, we get:

578     679     249     568     489

Second highest number = 578

Second lowest number = 489

Required Difference = 578 – 489 = 89

Hence, the correct answer is option B.
2
If first and last digit of each number is interchanged then what will the difference between the sum of even numbers and the sum of odd numbers thus obtained?
» Explain it
E
The given sequence:

578     796     429     685     849

Interchanging first and last digit of each number, we get

875     697     924     586     948

Sum of even numbers = 924 + 586 + 948 = 2458

Sum of odd numbers = 875 + 697 = 1572

Required Difference = 2458 – 1572 = 886

Hence, the correct answer is option E.
3
If 142 is subtracted from each of the given numbers and the digits of each of these numbers are sumed up then which of the following numbers will have the highest sum thus obtained?
» Explain it
C
The given sequence:

578     796     429     685     849

Subtracting 142 from each number of the above sequence, we get:

436     654     287     543     707

After taking sum of the digits of each of the above numbers, we get

13     15     17     12     14

Here, the number which has the highest sum of digits is 429.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.
4
If 2 is subtracted from each odd digit of each of the given numbers and 1 is added to each even digit of each of the given numbers in the above sequence then what is the difference between the least and the highest numbers?
» Explain it
D
The given sequence:

578     796     429     685     849

Subtracting 2 from each odd digit of each of the given even number of the above sequence and adding 1 to each even digit of each of the given odd number, we get

359     577     537     793     957

The least number: 359 
The highest number: 957

The required difference = 957 - 359 = 598

Option D is hence the correct answer.
5
If all the digits within the number are to be added till a single digit number is obtained then how many of these newly formed numbers will be even?
» Explain it
D
The given sequence:

578     796     429     685     849

Adding all the digits within the number till a single digit number is obtained,

20    22    15    19    21

2       4      6      1      3

Here, the total even numbers in the above sequence (highlighted in red) are 3.

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

Alphanumeric Quiz 19 Page 1
 
The importance of Reasoning Aptitude section in any competitive exams is well known to all of us. Though the syllabus of Reasoning is so vast yet each topic here has its own weightage in determining the overall score for a candidate. The increasing competition has made it mandatory for the aspirants to have a strong command over each and every topic that has a high possibility of being seen in the upcoming exams like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk IBPS SO, Canara Bank PO and several other exams that are lined up in the coming year.
 
Today we will discuss a new topic, which is very easy to understand and quick to attempt. We are talking about “Alphanumeric Symbol series”. As the name suggests these questions are based on a series which could comprise of alphabets alone,numbers alone or a mixture of alphabets, numbers and symbols. Be it IBPS Clerk or SBI Clerk, IBPS PO or SBI PO, IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 or IBPS RRB Office Assistant, Canara Bank PO or BOB PO, LIC AAO or NIACL Assistant, IBPS SO or even CLAT. Every sort of exam do features at least 3-4 questions on this topic.
 
After a brief introduction of the topic i.e. “Alphanumeric Symbol series”. Now let us quickly revise the various patterns in which we have already seen such questions in several exams like IBPS Clerk Mains 2017, IBPS PO Pre 2016 and 2017, SBI Clerk Mains 2018 so far.
 
Pattern 1
 
Directions: Study the following series carefully and answer the questions based on it.
 
2 $ D G T 5 & A H ^ Y T ( O P 7 % K + L 1 7 @
 
Question: How many consonants are immediately preceded by a letter and immediately followed by a number? 
A. 5
B. 1
C. 2
D. None
E. None of these
 
Explanation:

Given Series: 2 $ D G T 5 & A H ^ Y T ( O P 7 % K + L 1 7 @

Clearly, 2 consonants are such which are immediately preceded by a letter and immediately followed by a number.

Hence option C is correct.

Pattern 2

When only words are given as a series and questions are based on it.

Directions: Following questions are based on five 3-letter words.

ICE TEN JAM GIF AIM
 
Question: If T is added in the last of all the words that starts with a consonant and D is added in the beginning of the words that start with vowels, then how many meaningful words can be formed?
A. 3
B. 1
C. 2
D. None
E. None of these
 
Explanation:

Given Series: ICE TEN JAM GIF AIM

New Series:  DICE TENT JAMT GIFT DAIM

Only three meaningful words i.e. DICE, GIFT and TENT can be formed after such operation.

Hence option A is correct.
 
Pattern 3

When only numbers are given as a series and questions are based on it.

Directions: Following questions are based on five 3-digit numbers.

459 328 746 289 684
 
Question: If all the even digits are subtracted by 1 and odd digits are subtracted by 2, then which of the following will be the second lowest digit?

A. 328
B. 459
C. 684
D. 746
E. 289
 
Explanation:

Given Series: 459 328 746 289 684

New series:  337 117 535 177 573

Here the second lowest number is 177 which represents 289.

Hence option E is correct.
 
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