Linear Seating Arrangement Puzzle for IBPS PO 2019 and SBI PO 2019 | Seating Arrangement Puzzles PDF for Bank PO Exams at Smartkeeda

Directions: Read the given information carefully and answer the questions given beside:
 
Eight persons Aashvi, Bhairav, Chavez, Dhruvi, Eeshan, Faizan, Geetika and Hendrik are sitting in a straight line facing north direction. They all have different ages such as 8, 12, 14, 21, 28, 36, 44 and 56.

Two persons are sitting between Chavez and the one whose age is 56 years. The one whose age is 14 years is sitting second to the left of Chavez. Bhairav sits to the immediate left of the one whose age is 56 years. One person is sitting between Hendrik and the one whose age is 56 years. Either Hendrik or the one whose age is 56 years is sitting at the extreme end. There is a difference of 6 years between the ages of Faizan and Geetika and two persons are sitting between them. The one whose age is 12 is sitting second to the left of Dhruvi. Dhruvi is not sitting at the extreme end. There is one person sitting between Faizan and the one whose age is 44 years. Aashvi is an immediate neighbor of the one whose age is 44 years. Eeshan and the one whose age is 21 years are immediate neighbors. Hendrik is older than Aashvi.
1
How many persons are sitting between the people who are having age difference of 4 years?
» Explain it
A
The following common explanation, we have "None".

Geetika = 8 & Bhairav = 12,

Difference = 12 – 8 = 4, both are immediate neighbors.

Hence, option C is correct.
 
Case: 3
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav Eeshan Dhruvi Hendrik
Ages 14 28 44 8 12 56 21 36
 
Common Explanation
 
References
 
Either Hendrik or the one whose age is 56 years is sitting at the extreme end.
 
Bhairav sits to the immediate left of the one whose age is 56 years.
 
One person is sitting between Hendrik and the one whose age is 56 years.
 
Two persons are sitting between Chavez and the one whose age is 56 years.
 
The one whose age is 14 years is sitting second to the left of Chavez.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
   ●   Either Hendrik or the one whose age is 56 years is sitting at the extreme end. If the one, whose age is 56, sit at extreme end, then he/she sits at extreme right end.
 
   ●   If Hendrik sit at extreme end, he/she sit either right or left end. If we observe all above statements we generally get 3 initial possibilities,
 
Based on above information, we get 3 cases as shown in seating,
 
Case: 1
(If the one, whose age 56 sit at right end)
Persons
(North)
                            Chavez Hendrik Bhairav       
Ages     14         56
 
Case: 2
If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav                      Chavez              
Ages     56 14        
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
              Chavez        Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14         56    
 

References
 
There is a difference of 6 years between the ages of Faizan and Geetika and two persons are sitting between them.
 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
   ●   To make the difference 6 only one possibility is there among given number i.e. (8, 14)
 
   ●   So, it is understood that, either Faizan's age is 14 & Geetika's age is 8 or Faizan's age is 8 & Geetika's age is 14.
 
   ●   Two people sit between Faizan and Geetika.
 
With reference of above statements, let check the possibility in each cases.
 
Case: 1
(If the one, whose age 56 sit at right end)

[Eliminated] (No two gaps b/w Faizan/Geetika)
Persons
(North)
              Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Hendrik Bhairav       
Ages     14         56
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Geetika / Faizan       
Ages     56 14     8  
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Geetika / Faizan Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14     8   56    
 

References
 
There is one person sitting between Faizan and the one whose age is 44 years.
 
Aashvi is an immediate neighbor of the one whose age is 44 years.
 
Hendrik is older than Aashvi.

 
Inferences

 
From above statements,
 
   ●   In Case-2, Faizan's age is 14 and Geetika's age is 8. Here if Bhairav age is 44 and then Aashvi age become 56, who is oldest person in group. But given, Hendrik is older than Aashvi. So this is not possible. If Chavez age is 44, then Aashvi sits on the immediate left of Chavez. Thus given condition is satisfied.
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika       
Ages     56 14   44 8  
 
  
●   In Case-2-A, Faizan's age is 8 and Geetika's age is 14. Then there is no place for Aashvi, so this case can be eliminated.
 
Case: 2-A
(If Hendrik at left end)
[Eliminated] no place for Aashvi
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Geetika        Chavez Faizan       
Ages     56 14 44   8  
 

●   In Case-3, Faizan's age is 14 and Geetika's age is 8. Here, Chavez age is 44, and then Aashvi sits on the immediate left of Chavez. Thus given condition is satisfied.
 
Case: 3(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14   44 8   56    
 

●   In Case-3-A, Faizan's age is 8 and Geetika's age is 14. Then there is no place for Aashvi, so this case can be eliminated.
 
Case: 3-A
(If Hendrik at right end)

[Eliminated] no place for Aashvi
Persons
(North)
Geetika        Chavez Faizan Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14 44   8   56    
 

Note: We have only Case 2 & Case-3 left.
 
References
 
Dhruvi is not sitting at the extreme end.
 
The one whose age is 12 is sitting second to the left of Dhruvi.
 
Eeshan and the one whose age is 21 years are immediate neighbors.
 
Hendrik is older than Aashvi.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
●   In Case-2, Dhruvi sits on the immediate right of Bhairav and Hendrik age is 12. Now, Eeshan and the one whose age is 21 years are immediate neighbors, by this condition this case gets eliminated as there are no adjacent places. Also Last condition that Hendrik is older than Aashvi will get violate.
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
[Eliminated] Hendrik is older than Aashvi- not satisfied
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav Dhruvi Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika       
Ages 12   56 14   44 8  
 
 
●   In Case-3, Dhruvi sits on the immediate left of Hendrik and Bhairav's age is 12. By this, Eeshan age is 56 and Dhruvi age is 21.
 
●   Finally, Hendrik is older than Aashvi. Therefore Hendrik's age is 36 and Aashvi's age is 28 (All given conditions satisfied)
 
Thus we get the completed seating arrangement as shown below,
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav Eeshan Dhruvi Hendrik
Ages 14 28 44 8 12 56 21 36

2
What is the age difference between Faizan and Dhruvi?
» Explain it
B
The following common explanation, we have "7 years".

Faizan = 14 & Dhruvi = 21, Difference = 21 – 14 = 7 years

Hence, option B is correct.
 
Case: 3
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav Eeshan Dhruvi Hendrik
Ages 14 28 44 8 12 56 21 36
 
Common Explanation
 
References
 
Either Hendrik or the one whose age is 56 years is sitting at the extreme end.
 
Bhairav sits to the immediate left of the one whose age is 56 years.
 
One person is sitting between Hendrik and the one whose age is 56 years.
 
Two persons are sitting between Chavez and the one whose age is 56 years.
 
The one whose age is 14 years is sitting second to the left of Chavez.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
   ●   Either Hendrik or the one whose age is 56 years is sitting at the extreme end. If the one, whose age is 56, sit at extreme end, then he/she sits at extreme right end.
 
   ●   If Hendrik sit at extreme end, he/she sit either right or left end. If we observe all above statements we generally get 3 initial possibilities,
 
Based on above information, we get 3 cases as shown in seating,
 
Case: 1
(If the one, whose age 56 sit at right end)
Persons
(North)
                            Chavez Hendrik Bhairav       
Ages     14         56
 
Case: 2
If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav                      Chavez              
Ages     56 14        
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
              Chavez        Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14         56    
 

References
 
There is a difference of 6 years between the ages of Faizan and Geetika and two persons are sitting between them.
 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
   ●   To make the difference 6 only one possibility is there among given number i.e. (8, 14)
 
   ●   So, it is understood that, either Faizan's age is 14 & Geetika's age is 8 or Faizan's age is 8 & Geetika's age is 14.
 
   ●   Two people sit between Faizan and Geetika.
 
With reference of above statements, let check the possibility in each cases.
 
Case: 1
(If the one, whose age 56 sit at right end)

[Eliminated] (No two gaps b/w Faizan/Geetika)
Persons
(North)
              Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Hendrik Bhairav       
Ages     14         56
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Geetika / Faizan       
Ages     56 14     8  
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Geetika / Faizan Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14     8   56    
 

References
 
There is one person sitting between Faizan and the one whose age is 44 years.
 
Aashvi is an immediate neighbor of the one whose age is 44 years.
 
Hendrik is older than Aashvi.

 
Inferences

 
From above statements,
 
   ●   In Case-2, Faizan's age is 14 and Geetika's age is 8. Here if Bhairav age is 44 and then Aashvi age become 56, who is oldest person in group. But given, Hendrik is older than Aashvi. So this is not possible. If Chavez age is 44, then Aashvi sits on the immediate left of Chavez. Thus given condition is satisfied.
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika       
Ages     56 14   44 8  
 
  
●   In Case-2-A, Faizan's age is 8 and Geetika's age is 14. Then there is no place for Aashvi, so this case can be eliminated.
 
Case: 2-A
(If Hendrik at left end)
[Eliminated] no place for Aashvi
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Geetika        Chavez Faizan       
Ages     56 14 44   8  
 

●   In Case-3, Faizan's age is 14 and Geetika's age is 8. Here, Chavez age is 44, and then Aashvi sits on the immediate left of Chavez. Thus given condition is satisfied.
 
Case: 3(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14   44 8   56    
 

●   In Case-3-A, Faizan's age is 8 and Geetika's age is 14. Then there is no place for Aashvi, so this case can be eliminated.
 
Case: 3-A
(If Hendrik at right end)

[Eliminated] no place for Aashvi
Persons
(North)
Geetika        Chavez Faizan Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14 44   8   56    
 

Note: We have only Case 2 & Case-3 left.
 
References
 
Dhruvi is not sitting at the extreme end.
 
The one whose age is 12 is sitting second to the left of Dhruvi.
 
Eeshan and the one whose age is 21 years are immediate neighbors.
 
Hendrik is older than Aashvi.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
●   In Case-2, Dhruvi sits on the immediate right of Bhairav and Hendrik age is 12. Now, Eeshan and the one whose age is 21 years are immediate neighbors, by this condition this case gets eliminated as there are no adjacent places. Also Last condition that Hendrik is older than Aashvi will get violate.
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
[Eliminated] Hendrik is older than Aashvi- not satisfied
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav Dhruvi Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika       
Ages 12   56 14   44 8  
 
 
●   In Case-3, Dhruvi sits on the immediate left of Hendrik and Bhairav's age is 12. By this, Eeshan age is 56 and Dhruvi age is 21.
 
●   Finally, Hendrik is older than Aashvi. Therefore Hendrik's age is 36 and Aashvi's age is 28 (All given conditions satisfied)
 
Thus we get the completed seating arrangement as shown below,
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav Eeshan Dhruvi Hendrik
Ages 14 28 44 8 12 56 21 36

» Explain it
C
The following common explanation, we have "Hendrik-36 years".
 
Hence, option C is correct.
 
Case: 3
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav Eeshan Dhruvi Hendrik
Ages 14 28 44 8 12 56 21 36
 
Common Explanation
 
References
 
Either Hendrik or the one whose age is 56 years is sitting at the extreme end.
 
Bhairav sits to the immediate left of the one whose age is 56 years.
 
One person is sitting between Hendrik and the one whose age is 56 years.
 
Two persons are sitting between Chavez and the one whose age is 56 years.
 
The one whose age is 14 years is sitting second to the left of Chavez.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
   ●   Either Hendrik or the one whose age is 56 years is sitting at the extreme end. If the one, whose age is 56, sit at extreme end, then he/she sits at extreme right end.
 
   ●   If Hendrik sit at extreme end, he/she sit either right or left end. If we observe all above statements we generally get 3 initial possibilities,
 
Based on above information, we get 3 cases as shown in seating,
 
Case: 1
(If the one, whose age 56 sit at right end)
Persons
(North)
                            Chavez Hendrik Bhairav       
Ages     14         56
 
Case: 2
If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav                      Chavez              
Ages     56 14        
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
              Chavez        Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14         56    
 

References
 
There is a difference of 6 years between the ages of Faizan and Geetika and two persons are sitting between them.
 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
   ●   To make the difference 6 only one possibility is there among given number i.e. (8, 14)
 
   ●   So, it is understood that, either Faizan's age is 14 & Geetika's age is 8 or Faizan's age is 8 & Geetika's age is 14.
 
   ●   Two people sit between Faizan and Geetika.
 
With reference of above statements, let check the possibility in each cases.
 
Case: 1
(If the one, whose age 56 sit at right end)

[Eliminated] (No two gaps b/w Faizan/Geetika)
Persons
(North)
              Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Hendrik Bhairav       
Ages     14         56
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Geetika / Faizan       
Ages     56 14     8  
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Geetika / Faizan Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14     8   56    
 

References
 
There is one person sitting between Faizan and the one whose age is 44 years.
 
Aashvi is an immediate neighbor of the one whose age is 44 years.
 
Hendrik is older than Aashvi.

 
Inferences

 
From above statements,
 
   ●   In Case-2, Faizan's age is 14 and Geetika's age is 8. Here if Bhairav age is 44 and then Aashvi age become 56, who is oldest person in group. But given, Hendrik is older than Aashvi. So this is not possible. If Chavez age is 44, then Aashvi sits on the immediate left of Chavez. Thus given condition is satisfied.
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika       
Ages     56 14   44 8  
 
  
●   In Case-2-A, Faizan's age is 8 and Geetika's age is 14. Then there is no place for Aashvi, so this case can be eliminated.
 
Case: 2-A
(If Hendrik at left end)
[Eliminated] no place for Aashvi
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Geetika        Chavez Faizan       
Ages     56 14 44   8  
 

●   In Case-3, Faizan's age is 14 and Geetika's age is 8. Here, Chavez age is 44, and then Aashvi sits on the immediate left of Chavez. Thus given condition is satisfied.
 
Case: 3(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14   44 8   56    
 

●   In Case-3-A, Faizan's age is 8 and Geetika's age is 14. Then there is no place for Aashvi, so this case can be eliminated.
 
Case: 3-A
(If Hendrik at right end)

[Eliminated] no place for Aashvi
Persons
(North)
Geetika        Chavez Faizan Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14 44   8   56    
 

Note: We have only Case 2 & Case-3 left.
 
References
 
Dhruvi is not sitting at the extreme end.
 
The one whose age is 12 is sitting second to the left of Dhruvi.
 
Eeshan and the one whose age is 21 years are immediate neighbors.
 
Hendrik is older than Aashvi.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
●   In Case-2, Dhruvi sits on the immediate right of Bhairav and Hendrik age is 12. Now, Eeshan and the one whose age is 21 years are immediate neighbors, by this condition this case gets eliminated as there are no adjacent places. Also Last condition that Hendrik is older than Aashvi will get violate.
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
[Eliminated] Hendrik is older than Aashvi- not satisfied
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav Dhruvi Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika       
Ages 12   56 14   44 8  
 
 
●   In Case-3, Dhruvi sits on the immediate left of Hendrik and Bhairav's age is 12. By this, Eeshan age is 56 and Dhruvi age is 21.
 
●   Finally, Hendrik is older than Aashvi. Therefore Hendrik's age is 36 and Aashvi's age is 28 (All given conditions satisfied)
 
Thus we get the completed seating arrangement as shown below,
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav Eeshan Dhruvi Hendrik
Ages 14 28 44 8 12 56 21 36

4
What is the sum of the ages of the persons who sit at extreme end?
» Explain it
B
In the following common explanation, it is clear that the name of persons who sit at extreme end are Faizan and Hendrik and their ages are 14 years and 36 years respectively.

Now, the sum of the ages,

14+36 = 50
 
Hence, option B is correct.
 
Case: 3
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav Eeshan Dhruvi Hendrik
Ages 14 28 44 8 12 56 21 36
 
Common Explanation
 
References
 
Either Hendrik or the one whose age is 56 years is sitting at the extreme end.
 
Bhairav sits to the immediate left of the one whose age is 56 years.
 
One person is sitting between Hendrik and the one whose age is 56 years.
 
Two persons are sitting between Chavez and the one whose age is 56 years.
 
The one whose age is 14 years is sitting second to the left of Chavez.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
   ●   Either Hendrik or the one whose age is 56 years is sitting at the extreme end. If the one, whose age is 56, sit at extreme end, then he/she sits at extreme right end.
 
   ●   If Hendrik sit at extreme end, he/she sit either right or left end. If we observe all above statements we generally get 3 initial possibilities,
 
Based on above information, we get 3 cases as shown in seating,
 
Case: 1
(If the one, whose age 56 sit at right end)
Persons
(North)
                            Chavez Hendrik Bhairav       
Ages     14         56
 
Case: 2
If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav                      Chavez              
Ages     56 14        
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
              Chavez        Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14         56    
 

References
 
There is a difference of 6 years between the ages of Faizan and Geetika and two persons are sitting between them.
 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
   ●   To make the difference 6 only one possibility is there among given number i.e. (8, 14)
 
   ●   So, it is understood that, either Faizan's age is 14 & Geetika's age is 8 or Faizan's age is 8 & Geetika's age is 14.
 
   ●   Two people sit between Faizan and Geetika.
 
With reference of above statements, let check the possibility in each cases.
 
Case: 1
(If the one, whose age 56 sit at right end)

[Eliminated] (No two gaps b/w Faizan/Geetika)
Persons
(North)
              Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Hendrik Bhairav       
Ages     14         56
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Geetika / Faizan       
Ages     56 14     8  
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Geetika / Faizan Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14     8   56    
 

References
 
There is one person sitting between Faizan and the one whose age is 44 years.
 
Aashvi is an immediate neighbor of the one whose age is 44 years.
 
Hendrik is older than Aashvi.

 
Inferences

 
From above statements,
 
   ●   In Case-2, Faizan's age is 14 and Geetika's age is 8. Here if Bhairav age is 44 and then Aashvi age become 56, who is oldest person in group. But given, Hendrik is older than Aashvi. So this is not possible. If Chavez age is 44, then Aashvi sits on the immediate left of Chavez. Thus given condition is satisfied.
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika       
Ages     56 14   44 8  
 
  
●   In Case-2-A, Faizan's age is 8 and Geetika's age is 14. Then there is no place for Aashvi, so this case can be eliminated.
 
Case: 2-A
(If Hendrik at left end)
[Eliminated] no place for Aashvi
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Geetika        Chavez Faizan       
Ages     56 14 44   8  
 

●   In Case-3, Faizan's age is 14 and Geetika's age is 8. Here, Chavez age is 44, and then Aashvi sits on the immediate left of Chavez. Thus given condition is satisfied.
 
Case: 3(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14   44 8   56    
 

●   In Case-3-A, Faizan's age is 8 and Geetika's age is 14. Then there is no place for Aashvi, so this case can be eliminated.
 
Case: 3-A
(If Hendrik at right end)

[Eliminated] no place for Aashvi
Persons
(North)
Geetika        Chavez Faizan Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14 44   8   56    
 

Note: We have only Case 2 & Case-3 left.
 
References
 
Dhruvi is not sitting at the extreme end.
 
The one whose age is 12 is sitting second to the left of Dhruvi.
 
Eeshan and the one whose age is 21 years are immediate neighbors.
 
Hendrik is older than Aashvi.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
●   In Case-2, Dhruvi sits on the immediate right of Bhairav and Hendrik age is 12. Now, Eeshan and the one whose age is 21 years are immediate neighbors, by this condition this case gets eliminated as there are no adjacent places. Also Last condition that Hendrik is older than Aashvi will get violate.
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
[Eliminated] Hendrik is older than Aashvi- not satisfied
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav Dhruvi Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika       
Ages 12   56 14   44 8  
 
 
●   In Case-3, Dhruvi sits on the immediate left of Hendrik and Bhairav's age is 12. By this, Eeshan age is 56 and Dhruvi age is 21.
 
●   Finally, Hendrik is older than Aashvi. Therefore Hendrik's age is 36 and Aashvi's age is 28 (All given conditions satisfied)
 
Thus we get the completed seating arrangement as shown below,
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav Eeshan Dhruvi Hendrik
Ages 14 28 44 8 12 56 21 36

5
What is the name of the person whose age is 56 years?
» Explain it
D
In the following common explanation Eashan is 56 years old.
 
Hence, option D is correct.
 
Case: 3
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav Eeshan Dhruvi Hendrik
Ages 14 28 44 8 12 56 21 36
 
Common Explanation
 
References
 
Either Hendrik or the one whose age is 56 years is sitting at the extreme end.
 
Bhairav sits to the immediate left of the one whose age is 56 years.
 
One person is sitting between Hendrik and the one whose age is 56 years.
 
Two persons are sitting between Chavez and the one whose age is 56 years.
 
The one whose age is 14 years is sitting second to the left of Chavez.

 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
   ●   Either Hendrik or the one whose age is 56 years is sitting at the extreme end. If the one, whose age is 56, sit at extreme end, then he/she sits at extreme right end.
 
   ●   If Hendrik sit at extreme end, he/she sit either right or left end. If we observe all above statements we generally get 3 initial possibilities,
 
Based on above information, we get 3 cases as shown in seating,
 
Case: 1
(If the one, whose age 56 sit at right end)
Persons
(North)
                            Chavez Hendrik Bhairav       
Ages     14         56
 
Case: 2
If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav                      Chavez              
Ages     56 14        
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
              Chavez        Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14         56    
 

References
 
There is a difference of 6 years between the ages of Faizan and Geetika and two persons are sitting between them.
 
Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
   ●   To make the difference 6 only one possibility is there among given number i.e. (8, 14)
 
   ●   So, it is understood that, either Faizan's age is 14 & Geetika's age is 8 or Faizan's age is 8 & Geetika's age is 14.
 
   ●   Two people sit between Faizan and Geetika.
 
With reference of above statements, let check the possibility in each cases.
 
Case: 1
(If the one, whose age 56 sit at right end)

[Eliminated] (No two gaps b/w Faizan/Geetika)
Persons
(North)
              Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Hendrik Bhairav       
Ages     14         56
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Geetika / Faizan       
Ages     56 14     8  
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan / Geetika        Chavez Geetika / Faizan Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14     8   56    
 

References
 
There is one person sitting between Faizan and the one whose age is 44 years.
 
Aashvi is an immediate neighbor of the one whose age is 44 years.
 
Hendrik is older than Aashvi.

 
Inferences

 
From above statements,
 
   ●   In Case-2, Faizan's age is 14 and Geetika's age is 8. Here if Bhairav age is 44 and then Aashvi age become 56, who is oldest person in group. But given, Hendrik is older than Aashvi. So this is not possible. If Chavez age is 44, then Aashvi sits on the immediate left of Chavez. Thus given condition is satisfied.
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika       
Ages     56 14   44 8  
 
  
●   In Case-2-A, Faizan's age is 8 and Geetika's age is 14. Then there is no place for Aashvi, so this case can be eliminated.
 
Case: 2-A
(If Hendrik at left end)
[Eliminated] no place for Aashvi
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav        Geetika        Chavez Faizan       
Ages     56 14 44   8  
 

●   In Case-3, Faizan's age is 14 and Geetika's age is 8. Here, Chavez age is 44, and then Aashvi sits on the immediate left of Chavez. Thus given condition is satisfied.
 
Case: 3(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14   44 8   56    
 

●   In Case-3-A, Faizan's age is 8 and Geetika's age is 14. Then there is no place for Aashvi, so this case can be eliminated.
 
Case: 3-A
(If Hendrik at right end)

[Eliminated] no place for Aashvi
Persons
(North)
Geetika        Chavez Faizan Bhairav               Hendrik
Ages 14 44   8   56    
 

Note: We have only Case 2 & Case-3 left.
 
References
 
Dhruvi is not sitting at the extreme end.
 
The one whose age is 12 is sitting second to the left of Dhruvi.
 
Eeshan and the one whose age is 21 years are immediate neighbors.
 
Hendrik is older than Aashvi.
 

Inferences
 
From above statements,
 
●   In Case-2, Dhruvi sits on the immediate right of Bhairav and Hendrik age is 12. Now, Eeshan and the one whose age is 21 years are immediate neighbors, by this condition this case gets eliminated as there are no adjacent places. Also Last condition that Hendrik is older than Aashvi will get violate.
 
Case: 2
(If Hendrik at left end)
[Eliminated] Hendrik is older than Aashvi- not satisfied
Persons
(North)
Hendrik Bhairav Dhruvi Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika       
Ages 12   56 14   44 8  
 
 
●   In Case-3, Dhruvi sits on the immediate left of Hendrik and Bhairav's age is 12. By this, Eeshan age is 56 and Dhruvi age is 21.
 
●   Finally, Hendrik is older than Aashvi. Therefore Hendrik's age is 36 and Aashvi's age is 28 (All given conditions satisfied)
 
Thus we get the completed seating arrangement as shown below,
 
Case: 3
(If Hendrik at right end)
Persons
(North)
Faizan Aashvi Chavez Geetika Bhairav Eeshan Dhruvi Hendrik
Ages 14 28 44 8 12 56 21 36


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