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Eight persons namely Hetav, Herin, Hevin, Himan, Hiran, Hiyan, Henik and Herat are sitting in square table in such a way that four of them sit at the corner of the table and four of them sit at the middle of the table. The persons sitting at the corner of the table are facing away from the centre and the persons sitting at the middle of the table are facing towards the centre. Each of them likes different chocolates among Milky Bar, Munch, Perk, Kitkat, 5 Star, Dairy Milk, Barone and Bournville. All the above information is not necessarily in the same order.
 
Herin and Hetav are facing same direction. Herat sits third to the right of Hetav. The one who likes Munch and the one who likes Milky Bar are facing each other. Hiyan likes Perk and sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone. Herat and Himan sit opposite to each other but does not face each other. Henik sits to the immediate right of the one who likes Milky Bar and to the immediate left of the one who like 5 star chocolates. The one who likes Bournville sits third to the left of the one who likes Kitkat. Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. One who sits to the immediate right of Herat does not like Bournville. 
1
Who sits second to the right of the one who likes Kitkat?
» Explain it
E
The following common explanation, we get "None of these".
 
Herin (likes Milky Bar) sits second to the right of Hiran, who likes Kitkat
 
So answer is both A and D
 
Hence, option E is correct.
 

Common Explanation
 
References:
 
Herat and Himan sit opposite to each other but does not face each other.
 
Herat sits third to the right of Hetav.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Herat and Himan sit opposite to each other but does not face each other i.e. Herat and Himan are sitting at the corner of the table and faces away from the centre.
 
By using above information, we get the initial seating as follows
 

References:
 
Herin and Hetav are facing same direction.
 
Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone.
 
Hiyan likes Perk and sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Hetav faces inside the table. Therefore, Herin also faces inside the table.
 
Thus we get 3 possibilities from above seating as shown below with respect to other reference points.
 
Case-1: Here, Herin sits to the immediate right of Herat. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate left of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Herat likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate right of Herin to satisfy the given statement.
 
 

Case-2: Here, Herin sits to the immediate right of Himan. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate left of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Himan likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate left of Herin to satisfy the given statement.
 

 
 
Case-3: Here, Herin sits to the immediate left of Herat. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate right of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Herat likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate right of Hetav to satisfy the given statement.
 

References:
 
The one who likes Munch and the one who likes Milky Bar are facing each other.
 
Henik sits to the immediate right of the one who likes Milky Bar and to the immediate left of the one who like 5 star chocolates.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
The one who likes Munch and the one who likes Milky Bar are facing each other i.e. both are sitting in the middle of the table.
 
With respect to the second reference point, we get only one possibility (to locate for the one who like Milky bar) in each case as shown below.
 
Case: 1
 
 

Case: 2
 

Case: 3
 

References:
 
Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk.
 
The one who likes Bournville sits third to the left of the one who likes Kitkat.
 
One who sits to the immediate right of Herat does not like Bournville.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Case-1: Given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Here, Hiran likes Milky Bar and Himan likes Dairy Milk (Only possibility to satisfy this statement). There is no place for the one who likes Kitkat as per the given statement. Hence this case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case: 1 [Eliminated] – No place for the one who like Kitkat.
 
 

 
Case-2: Here, there is no place for Hiran i.e. given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Hence this case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case: 2 [Eliminated] – No place for Hiran
 
 

Case-3: Given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Here, Henik likes Dairy Milk and Hiran sits to the immediate right of Herat (Only possibility to satisfy this statement). With respect to second and third reference point, Himan likes Bournville and Hiran likes Kitkat (only possibility). Finally, Hevin likes 5 star chocolates and sits to the immediate left of Henik. Thus we get the completed seating as shown below.
 
Case: 3
 
2
Who among the following likes 5 star chocolate?
» Explain it
A
The following common explanation, we get "Hevin-5 star chocolates".
 
Hence, option A is correct.
 

Common Explanation
 
References:
 
Herat and Himan sit opposite to each other but does not face each other.
 
Herat sits third to the right of Hetav.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Herat and Himan sit opposite to each other but does not face each other i.e. Herat and Himan are sitting at the corner of the table and faces away from the centre.
 
By using above information, we get the initial seating as follows
 

References:
 
Herin and Hetav are facing same direction.
 
Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone.
 
Hiyan likes Perk and sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Hetav faces inside the table. Therefore, Herin also faces inside the table.
 
Thus we get 3 possibilities from above seating as shown below with respect to other reference points.
 
Case-1: Here, Herin sits to the immediate right of Herat. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate left of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Herat likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate right of Herin to satisfy the given statement.
 
 

Case-2: Here, Herin sits to the immediate right of Himan. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate left of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Himan likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate left of Herin to satisfy the given statement.
 

 
 
Case-3: Here, Herin sits to the immediate left of Herat. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate right of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Herat likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate right of Hetav to satisfy the given statement.
 

References:
 
The one who likes Munch and the one who likes Milky Bar are facing each other.
 
Henik sits to the immediate right of the one who likes Milky Bar and to the immediate left of the one who like 5 star chocolates.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
The one who likes Munch and the one who likes Milky Bar are facing each other i.e. both are sitting in the middle of the table.
 
With respect to the second reference point, we get only one possibility (to locate for the one who like Milky bar) in each case as shown below.
 
Case: 1
 
 

Case: 2
 

Case: 3
 

References:
 
Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk.
 
The one who likes Bournville sits third to the left of the one who likes Kitkat.
 
One who sits to the immediate right of Herat does not like Bournville.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Case-1: Given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Here, Hiran likes Milky Bar and Himan likes Dairy Milk (Only possibility to satisfy this statement). There is no place for the one who likes Kitkat as per the given statement. Hence this case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case: 1 [Eliminated] – No place for the one who like Kitkat.
 
 

 
Case-2: Here, there is no place for Hiran i.e. given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Hence this case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case: 2 [Eliminated] – No place for Hiran
 
 

Case-3: Given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Here, Henik likes Dairy Milk and Hiran sits to the immediate right of Herat (Only possibility to satisfy this statement). With respect to second and third reference point, Himan likes Bournville and Hiran likes Kitkat (only possibility). Finally, Hevin likes 5 star chocolates and sits to the immediate left of Henik. Thus we get the completed seating as shown below.
 
Case: 3
 
3
Who among the following likes Bournville chocolate?
» Explain it
A
The following common explanation, we get "Himan-Bournville chocolates".

Hence, option A is correct.
 
 

Common Explanation
 
References:
 
Herat and Himan sit opposite to each other but does not face each other.
 
Herat sits third to the right of Hetav.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Herat and Himan sit opposite to each other but does not face each other i.e. Herat and Himan are sitting at the corner of the table and faces away from the centre.
 
By using above information, we get the initial seating as follows
 

References:
 
Herin and Hetav are facing same direction.
 
Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone.
 
Hiyan likes Perk and sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Hetav faces inside the table. Therefore, Herin also faces inside the table.
 
Thus we get 3 possibilities from above seating as shown below with respect to other reference points.
 
Case-1: Here, Herin sits to the immediate right of Herat. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate left of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Herat likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate right of Herin to satisfy the given statement.
 
 

Case-2: Here, Herin sits to the immediate right of Himan. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate left of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Himan likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate left of Herin to satisfy the given statement.
 

 
 
Case-3: Here, Herin sits to the immediate left of Herat. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate right of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Herat likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate right of Hetav to satisfy the given statement.
 

References:
 
The one who likes Munch and the one who likes Milky Bar are facing each other.
 
Henik sits to the immediate right of the one who likes Milky Bar and to the immediate left of the one who like 5 star chocolates.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
The one who likes Munch and the one who likes Milky Bar are facing each other i.e. both are sitting in the middle of the table.
 
With respect to the second reference point, we get only one possibility (to locate for the one who like Milky bar) in each case as shown below.
 
Case: 1
 
 

Case: 2
 

Case: 3
 

References:
 
Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk.
 
The one who likes Bournville sits third to the left of the one who likes Kitkat.
 
One who sits to the immediate right of Herat does not like Bournville.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Case-1: Given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Here, Hiran likes Milky Bar and Himan likes Dairy Milk (Only possibility to satisfy this statement). There is no place for the one who likes Kitkat as per the given statement. Hence this case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case: 1 [Eliminated] – No place for the one who like Kitkat.
 
 

 
Case-2: Here, there is no place for Hiran i.e. given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Hence this case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case: 2 [Eliminated] – No place for Hiran
 
 

Case-3: Given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Here, Henik likes Dairy Milk and Hiran sits to the immediate right of Herat (Only possibility to satisfy this statement). With respect to second and third reference point, Himan likes Bournville and Hiran likes Kitkat (only possibility). Finally, Hevin likes 5 star chocolates and sits to the immediate left of Henik. Thus we get the completed seating as shown below.
 
Case: 3
 
» Explain it
C
The following common explanation, we get "Hiran and the one who like 5 stars (Hevin)".
 
Hence, option C is correct.
 
 

Common Explanation
 
References:
 
Herat and Himan sit opposite to each other but does not face each other.
 
Herat sits third to the right of Hetav.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Herat and Himan sit opposite to each other but does not face each other i.e. Herat and Himan are sitting at the corner of the table and faces away from the centre.
 
By using above information, we get the initial seating as follows
 

References:
 
Herin and Hetav are facing same direction.
 
Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone.
 
Hiyan likes Perk and sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Hetav faces inside the table. Therefore, Herin also faces inside the table.
 
Thus we get 3 possibilities from above seating as shown below with respect to other reference points.
 
Case-1: Here, Herin sits to the immediate right of Herat. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate left of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Herat likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate right of Herin to satisfy the given statement.
 
 

Case-2: Here, Herin sits to the immediate right of Himan. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate left of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Himan likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate left of Herin to satisfy the given statement.
 

 
 
Case-3: Here, Herin sits to the immediate left of Herat. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate right of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Herat likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate right of Hetav to satisfy the given statement.
 

References:
 
The one who likes Munch and the one who likes Milky Bar are facing each other.
 
Henik sits to the immediate right of the one who likes Milky Bar and to the immediate left of the one who like 5 star chocolates.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
The one who likes Munch and the one who likes Milky Bar are facing each other i.e. both are sitting in the middle of the table.
 
With respect to the second reference point, we get only one possibility (to locate for the one who like Milky bar) in each case as shown below.
 
Case: 1
 
 

Case: 2
 

Case: 3
 

References:
 
Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk.
 
The one who likes Bournville sits third to the left of the one who likes Kitkat.
 
One who sits to the immediate right of Herat does not like Bournville.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Case-1: Given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Here, Hiran likes Milky Bar and Himan likes Dairy Milk (Only possibility to satisfy this statement). There is no place for the one who likes Kitkat as per the given statement. Hence this case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case: 1 [Eliminated] – No place for the one who like Kitkat.
 
 

 
Case-2: Here, there is no place for Hiran i.e. given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Hence this case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case: 2 [Eliminated] – No place for Hiran
 
 

Case-3: Given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Here, Henik likes Dairy Milk and Hiran sits to the immediate right of Herat (Only possibility to satisfy this statement). With respect to second and third reference point, Himan likes Bournville and Hiran likes Kitkat (only possibility). Finally, Hevin likes 5 star chocolates and sits to the immediate left of Henik. Thus we get the completed seating as shown below.
 
Case: 3
 
» Explain it
B
The following common explanation, we get "Hiran sits third to the right of Henik and Hiran likes Kitkat".

Hence, option B is correct.
 
 

Common Explanation
 
References:
 
Herat and Himan sit opposite to each other but does not face each other.
 
Herat sits third to the right of Hetav.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Herat and Himan sit opposite to each other but does not face each other i.e. Herat and Himan are sitting at the corner of the table and faces away from the centre.
 
By using above information, we get the initial seating as follows
 

References:
 
Herin and Hetav are facing same direction.
 
Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone.
 
Hiyan likes Perk and sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Hetav faces inside the table. Therefore, Herin also faces inside the table.
 
Thus we get 3 possibilities from above seating as shown below with respect to other reference points.
 
Case-1: Here, Herin sits to the immediate right of Herat. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate left of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Herat likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate right of Herin to satisfy the given statement.
 
 

Case-2: Here, Herin sits to the immediate right of Himan. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate left of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Himan likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate left of Herin to satisfy the given statement.
 

 
 
Case-3: Here, Herin sits to the immediate left of Herat. Given, Herin is an immediate neighbor of the one who likes Barone. If the one who likes Barone sits to the immediate right of Herin, then there is no place for Hiyan (Given, Hiyan likes Perk, sits second to the right of the one, who likes Barone). Therefore, as per seating Herat likes Barone and Hiyan (likes Perk) sits to the immediate right of Hetav to satisfy the given statement.
 

References:
 
The one who likes Munch and the one who likes Milky Bar are facing each other.
 
Henik sits to the immediate right of the one who likes Milky Bar and to the immediate left of the one who like 5 star chocolates.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
The one who likes Munch and the one who likes Milky Bar are facing each other i.e. both are sitting in the middle of the table.
 
With respect to the second reference point, we get only one possibility (to locate for the one who like Milky bar) in each case as shown below.
 
Case: 1
 
 

Case: 2
 

Case: 3
 

References:
 
Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk.
 
The one who likes Bournville sits third to the left of the one who likes Kitkat.
 
One who sits to the immediate right of Herat does not like Bournville.
 
Inferences:
 
From above statements,
 
Case-1: Given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Here, Hiran likes Milky Bar and Himan likes Dairy Milk (Only possibility to satisfy this statement). There is no place for the one who likes Kitkat as per the given statement. Hence this case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case: 1 [Eliminated] – No place for the one who like Kitkat.
 
 

 
Case-2: Here, there is no place for Hiran i.e. given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Hence this case become invalid and it can be eliminated.
 
Case: 2 [Eliminated] – No place for Hiran
 
 

Case-3: Given, Hiran sits third to the right of the one who likes Dairy Milk. Here, Henik likes Dairy Milk and Hiran sits to the immediate right of Herat (Only possibility to satisfy this statement). With respect to second and third reference point, Himan likes Bournville and Hiran likes Kitkat (only possibility). Finally, Hevin likes 5 star chocolates and sits to the immediate left of Henik. Thus we get the completed seating as shown below.
 
Case: 3