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

Ten Friends Harish, Ratan, Manish, Arpit, Vivek, Daya, Rajan, Aman, Sachin and Rohit are seated in two rows facing each other. 5 of them are facing north and 5 are facing south but not necessarily in the same order. The arrangement is based on the following rules:
 
Harish is seated 3rd to the right of Arpit.
Ratan is to the immediate right of the person who is sitting in front of Arpit .
Arpit and Vivek are the immediate neighbours of Sachin.
Rajan is 4th to the left of the person who is in front of Aman.
Aman is 2nd to the left of Rohit.
Manish is facing the north and is seated to the left of Daya.
1
Who among the following is in front of Rajan?
» Explain it
D
Following the final solution we can say that Ratan is in front of Rajan.

Hence the correct answer is option D.


Common Explanation:

Reference:

Rajan is 4th to the left of the person in front of Aman.
Aman is 2nd to the left of Rohit.


Inference:

Studying the given information we can say that there two possible cases for the position of Rajan and Aman.

Case I:

The person sitting in front of Aman is facing south.


Case II:

The person sitting in front of Aman is facing north.

Reference:

Harish is seated 3rd to the right of Arpit.
Arpit and Vivek are the immediate neighbours of Sachin.


Inference:

We can use the given information easily in both of our cases.

In case 1, we can't place Arpit between Aman and Rohit because if we place Arpit between them, the condition that states Sachin is an immediate neighbour of Arpit becomes false. Moving forward with the following arrangements, we get




Reference:

Manish is facing the north and is seated to the left of Daya.
Ratan is immediate right of the person infront of Arpit.


Inference:

At this point we cannot place Mannish in our case II under the given conditions. So, we will not continue with case II. But we can use this information in our case I and can complete the puzzle easily.

The final puzzle is as follows:]
2
Who among the following is sitting second to the left of Daya?
» Explain it
A
Following the final solution we can say that Manish is sitting second to the left of Daya.

Hence the correct answer is option A.



Common Explanation:

Reference:

Rajan is 4th to the left of the person in front of Aman.
Aman is 2nd to the left of Rohit.


Inference:

Studying the given information we can say that there two possible cases for the position of Rajan and Aman.

Case I:

The person sitting in front of Aman is facing south.


Case II:

The person sitting in front of Aman is facing north.

Reference:

Harish is seated 3rd to the right of Arpit.
Arpit and Vivek are the immediate neighbours of Sachin.


Inference:

We can use the given information easily in both of our cases.

In case 1, we can't place Arpit between Aman and Rohit because if we place Arpit between them, the condition that states Sachin is an immediate neighbour of Arpit becomes false. Moving forward with the following arrangements, we get




Reference:

Manish is facing the north and is seated to the left of Daya.
Ratan is immediate right of the person infront of Arpit.


Inference:

At this point we cannot place Mannish in our case II under the given conditions. So, we will not continue with case II. But we can use this information in our case I and can complete the puzzle easily.

The final puzzle is as follows:]
3
How many persons are there between Aman and Ratan?
» Explain it
D
Following the final solution we can say that 3 persons are sitting between Aman and Ratan.

Hence the correct answer is option D.


Common Explanation:

Reference:

Rajan is 4th to the left of the person in front of Aman.
Aman is 2nd to the left of Rohit.


Inference:

Studying the given information we can say that there two possible cases for the position of Rajan and Aman.

Case I:

The person sitting in front of Aman is facing south.


Case II:

The person sitting in front of Aman is facing north.

Reference:

Harish is seated 3rd to the right of Arpit.
Arpit and Vivek are the immediate neighbours of Sachin.


Inference:

We can use the given information easily in both of our cases.

In case 1, we can't place Arpit between Aman and Rohit because if we place Arpit between them, the condition that states Sachin is an immediate neighbour of Arpit becomes false. Moving forward with the following arrangements, we get




Reference:

Manish is facing the north and is seated to the left of Daya.
Ratan is immediate right of the person infront of Arpit.


Inference:

At this point we cannot place Mannish in our case II under the given conditions. So, we will not continue with case II. But we can use this information in our case I and can complete the puzzle easily.

The final puzzle is as follows:]
4
Who among the following persons is/are sitting at the extreme end of the row?
» Explain it
C
Following the final solution we can say that Ratan is sitting at the extreme end of the row.

Hence the correct answer is option C.



Common Explanation:

Reference:

Rajan is 4th to the left of the person in front of Aman.
Aman is 2nd to the left of Rohit.


Inference:

Studying the given information we can say that there two possible cases for the position of Rajan and Aman.

Case I:

The person sitting in front of Aman is facing south.


Case II:

The person sitting in front of Aman is facing north.

Reference:

Harish is seated 3rd to the right of Arpit.
Arpit and Vivek are the immediate neighbours of Sachin.


Inference:

We can use the given information easily in both of our cases.

In case 1, we can't place Arpit between Aman and Rohit because if we place Arpit between them, the condition that states Sachin is an immediate neighbour of Arpit becomes false. Moving forward with the following arrangements, we get




Reference:

Manish is facing the north and is seated to the left of Daya.
Ratan is immediate right of the person infront of Arpit.


Inference:

At this point we cannot place Mannish in our case II under the given conditions. So, we will not continue with case II. But we can use this information in our case I and can complete the puzzle easily.

The final puzzle is as follows:]
5
Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that doesn’t belong to the group?
» Explain it
E
Following the final solution we can say that Arpit is the one that doesn’t belong to the group because rest of the options have such persons that are sitting in front of each other.

Hence the correct answer is option E.


Common Explanation:

Reference:

Rajan is 4th to the left of the person in front of Aman.
Aman is 2nd to the left of Rohit.


Inference:

Studying the given information we can say that there two possible cases for the position of Rajan and Aman.

Case I:

The person sitting in front of Aman is facing south.


Case II:

The person sitting in front of Aman is facing north.

Reference:

Harish is seated 3rd to the right of Arpit.
Arpit and Vivek are the immediate neighbours of Sachin.


Inference:

We can use the given information easily in both of our cases.

In case 1, we can't place Arpit between Aman and Rohit because if we place Arpit between them, the condition that states Sachin is an immediate neighbour of Arpit becomes false. Moving forward with the following arrangements, we get




Reference:

Manish is facing the north and is seated to the left of Daya.
Ratan is immediate right of the person infront of Arpit.


Inference:

At this point we cannot place Mannish in our case II under the given conditions. So, we will not continue with case II. But we can use this information in our case I and can complete the puzzle easily.

The final puzzle is as follows:]

Seating Arrangement Puzzle Quiz No. 53
 
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