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

Seven people A, B, C, D, E, F and G are living in an apartment. Four of them are women. All seven like different cars viz. Mercedes, Audi, Ferrari, Porsche, Rolls Royce, Maserati and Lamborghini. The Apartment consists of seven floors viz. Orange, Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue, Red and Brown. Each floor belongs to a single person.

The persons who like Porsche and Mercedes have the same gender. They don’t live on floors - Blue or Orange.
The one who lives on Yellow floor and B who lives on the Brown floor are male.
F likes Maserati and he doesn’t live on Green floor. The person who likes Lamborghini doesn’t live on the Orange floor. The person who likes Ferrari doesn’t live on the Red floor.
The person who likes Audi lives on the Brown floor. G neither likes Porsche nor lives on Pink floor. F likes Yellow.
Residents of Pink and Green floors are women. A and B don’t live on these floors.
G neither likes Ferrari nor lives on Green or Blue floor. The person who likes Mercedes is neither D nor E and, she doesn’t live on Red or Green floors.
The one who likes Ferrari is A and she does not live on Blue or Green floors. E is a Male. The person who likes Lamborghini is not a male but lives on the Red floor.

Important for :
1
Who lives on the Blue floor?
» Explain it
E
Following the final seating arrangement, we can say that it is E who live on blue floor.

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes C Pink F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche D Green F Rolls Royce E Blue M Maserati F Yellow M Lamborghini G Red F

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

Common Explanation:

Let’s construct two tables. In first one, the parameters are adjusted according to floors. In second table, the parameters are adjusted according to cars.

Step 1

Reference:

The one who lives on Yellow floor and B who lives on the Brown floor are male.
The person who likes Audi lives on the Brown floor.
Residents of Pink and Green floors are women.
The person who likes Lamborghini is not a male but lives on Red floor.

Table 1
 Floor Person Car Gender Orange Pink F Green F Yellow M Blue Red Lamborghini F Brown B Audi M

Reference:

The persons who like Porsche and Mercedes have the same gender.
F likes Maserati.
The one who likes Ferrari is A and a woman.

Table 2
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes F Audi Ferrari A F Porsche F Rolls Royce Maserati F Lamborghini

Step 2

Note: The “or” part of a clue is arranged in brackets “[ ]”; for e.g. the one who likes pink doesn’t live on Blue floor so Blue floor must be occupied by one of the persons other than G and B, who already lives on Brown floor. The resident occupying Blue floor may be either A or C or D or E or F; and this condition is represented as [A, C, D, E, F].

Reference:

G doesn’t live on Pink, Green or Blue floor.
A and B don’t live on Pink and Green floors.
The one living on Yellow is a male.

Table 1
 Floor Person Car Gender Orange Pink [C, D, E, F] F Green [C, D, E, F] F Yellow M Blue [A, C, D, E, F] Red Lamborghini F Brown B Audi M

Reference:

Persons who like Porsche and Mercedes don’t live on floors Blue or Orange.
The person who likes Lamborghini doesn’t live on the Orange floor.
The person who likes Ferrari doesn’t live on the Red floor.
The person who likes Maserati and he doesn’t live on Green floor.
G doesn’t like Porsche or Ferrari.
The one who likes Ferrari does not live on Blue or Green floors.

Table 2
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes [Pink, Green, Yellow Red, Brown] F Audi Ferrari A [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Brown] F Porsche [C, D, E] [Pink, Green, Yellow, Red, Brown] F Rolls Royce Maserati F [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Red, Brown] Lamborghini [Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue, Red, Brown]

Step 3

Reference:

E is a Male.
The one living on Yellow is a male.

Combining Table 1 and 2, we get

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes [C, D, G] [Pink, Green] F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche [C, D] [Pink, Green] F Rolls Royce E [Orange, Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue] M Maserati F [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Blue] M Lamborghini [C, D, G] Red F

Step 4:

References

Pink and Green can only be occupied by C and D, so G must live on the Red floor.
The person who likes Mercedes is neither D nor E and she doesn’t live on Red or Green floors.
F like Yellow.

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes C Pink F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche D Green F Rolls Royce E Blue M Maserati F Yellow M Lamborghini G Red F

2
What car does G like?
» Explain it
B
Following the final seating arrangement, we can say that G like Lamborghini.

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes C Pink F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche D Green F Rolls Royce E Blue M Maserati F Yellow M Lamborghini G Red F

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

Common Explanation:

Let’s construct two tables. In first one, the parameters are adjusted according to floors. In second table, the parameters are adjusted according to cars.

Step 1

Reference:

The one who lives on Yellow floor and B who lives on the Brown floor are male.
The person who likes Audi lives on the Brown floor.
Residents of Pink and Green floors are women.
The person who likes Lamborghini is not a male but lives on Red floor.

Table 1
 Floor Person Car Gender Orange Pink F Green F Yellow M Blue Red Lamborghini F Brown B Audi M

Reference:

The persons who like Porsche and Mercedes have the same gender.
F likes Maserati.
The one who likes Ferrari is A and a woman.

Table 2
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes F Audi Ferrari A F Porsche F Rolls Royce Maserati F Lamborghini

Step 2

Note: The “or” part of a clue is arranged in brackets “[ ]”; for e.g. the one who likes pink doesn’t live on Blue floor so Blue floor must be occupied by one of the persons other than G and B, who already lives on Brown floor. The resident occupying Blue floor may be either A or C or D or E or F; and this condition is represented as [A, C, D, E, F].

Reference:

G doesn’t live on Pink, Green or Blue floor.
A and B don’t live on Pink and Green floors.
The one living on Yellow is a male.

Table 1
 Floor Person Car Gender Orange Pink [C, D, E, F] F Green [C, D, E, F] F Yellow M Blue [A, C, D, E, F] Red Lamborghini F Brown B Audi M

Reference:

Persons who like Porsche and Mercedes don’t live on floors Blue or Orange.
The person who likes Lamborghini doesn’t live on the Orange floor.
The person who likes Ferrari doesn’t live on the Red floor.
The person who likes Maserati and he doesn’t live on Green floor.
G doesn’t like Porsche or Ferrari.
The one who likes Ferrari does not live on Blue or Green floors.

Table 2
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes [Pink, Green, Yellow Red, Brown] F Audi Ferrari A [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Brown] F Porsche [C, D, E] [Pink, Green, Yellow, Red, Brown] F Rolls Royce Maserati F [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Red, Brown] Lamborghini [Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue, Red, Brown]

Step 3

Reference:

E is a Male.
The one living on Yellow is a male.

Combining Table 1 and 2, we get

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes [C, D, G] [Pink, Green] F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche [C, D] [Pink, Green] F Rolls Royce E [Orange, Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue] M Maserati F [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Blue] M Lamborghini [C, D, G] Red F

Step 4:

References

Pink and Green can only be occupied by C and D, so G must live on the Red floor.
The person who likes Mercedes is neither D nor E and she doesn’t live on Red or Green floors.
F like Yellow.

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes C Pink F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche D Green F Rolls Royce E Blue M Maserati F Yellow M Lamborghini G Red F

3
Who of the following is not female?
» Explain it
B
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes C Pink F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche D Green F Rolls Royce E Blue M Maserati F Yellow M Lamborghini G Red F

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

Common Explanation:

Let’s construct two tables. In first one, the parameters are adjusted according to floors. In second table, the parameters are adjusted according to cars.

Step 1

Reference:

The one who lives on Yellow floor and B who lives on the Brown floor are male.
The person who likes Audi lives on the Brown floor.
Residents of Pink and Green floors are women.
The person who likes Lamborghini is not a male but lives on Red floor.

Table 1
 Floor Person Car Gender Orange Pink F Green F Yellow M Blue Red Lamborghini F Brown B Audi M

Reference:

The persons who like Porsche and Mercedes have the same gender.
F likes Maserati.
The one who likes Ferrari is A and a woman.

Table 2
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes F Audi Ferrari A F Porsche F Rolls Royce Maserati F Lamborghini

Step 2

Note: The “or” part of a clue is arranged in brackets “[ ]”; for e.g. the one who likes pink doesn’t live on Blue floor so Blue floor must be occupied by one of the persons other than G and B, who already lives on Brown floor. The resident occupying Blue floor may be either A or C or D or E or F; and this condition is represented as [A, C, D, E, F].

Reference:

G doesn’t live on Pink, Green or Blue floor.
A and B don’t live on Pink and Green floors.
The one living on Yellow is a male.

Table 1
 Floor Person Car Gender Orange Pink [C, D, E, F] F Green [C, D, E, F] F Yellow M Blue [A, C, D, E, F] Red Lamborghini F Brown B Audi M

Reference:

Persons who like Porsche and Mercedes don’t live on floors Blue or Orange.
The person who likes Lamborghini doesn’t live on the Orange floor.
The person who likes Ferrari doesn’t live on the Red floor.
The person who likes Maserati and he doesn’t live on Green floor.
G doesn’t like Porsche or Ferrari.
The one who likes Ferrari does not live on Blue or Green floors.

Table 2
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes [Pink, Green, Yellow Red, Brown] F Audi Ferrari A [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Brown] F Porsche [C, D, E] [Pink, Green, Yellow, Red, Brown] F Rolls Royce Maserati F [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Red, Brown] Lamborghini [Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue, Red, Brown]

Step 3

Reference:

E is a Male.
The one living on Yellow is a male.

Combining Table 1 and 2, we get

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes [C, D, G] [Pink, Green] F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche [C, D] [Pink, Green] F Rolls Royce E [Orange, Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue] M Maserati F [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Blue] M Lamborghini [C, D, G] Red F

Step 4:

References

Pink and Green can only be occupied by C and D, so G must live on the Red floor.
The person who likes Mercedes is neither D nor E and she doesn’t live on Red or Green floors.
F like Yellow.

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes C Pink F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche D Green F Rolls Royce E Blue M Maserati F Yellow M Lamborghini G Red F

4
Who likes Maserati?
» Explain it
B
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes C Pink F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche D Green F Rolls Royce E Blue M Maserati F Yellow M Lamborghini G Red F

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

Common Explanation:

Let’s construct two tables. In first one, the parameters are adjusted according to floors. In second table, the parameters are adjusted according to cars.

Step 1

Reference:

The one who lives on Yellow floor and B who lives on the Brown floor are male.
The person who likes Audi lives on the Brown floor.
Residents of Pink and Green floors are women.
The person who likes Lamborghini is not a male but lives on Red floor.

Table 1
 Floor Person Car Gender Orange Pink F Green F Yellow M Blue Red Lamborghini F Brown B Audi M

Reference:

The persons who like Porsche and Mercedes have the same gender.
F likes Maserati.
The one who likes Ferrari is A and a woman.

Table 2
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes F Audi Ferrari A F Porsche F Rolls Royce Maserati F Lamborghini

Step 2

Note: The “or” part of a clue is arranged in brackets “[ ]”; for e.g. the one who likes pink doesn’t live on Blue floor so Blue floor must be occupied by one of the persons other than G and B, who already lives on Brown floor. The resident occupying Blue floor may be either A or C or D or E or F; and this condition is represented as [A, C, D, E, F].

Reference:

G doesn’t live on Pink, Green or Blue floor.
A and B don’t live on Pink and Green floors.
The one living on Yellow is a male.

Table 1
 Floor Person Car Gender Orange Pink [C, D, E, F] F Green [C, D, E, F] F Yellow M Blue [A, C, D, E, F] Red Lamborghini F Brown B Audi M

Reference:

Persons who like Porsche and Mercedes don’t live on floors Blue or Orange.
The person who likes Lamborghini doesn’t live on the Orange floor.
The person who likes Ferrari doesn’t live on the Red floor.
The person who likes Maserati and he doesn’t live on Green floor.
G doesn’t like Porsche or Ferrari.
The one who likes Ferrari does not live on Blue or Green floors.

Table 2
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes [Pink, Green, Yellow Red, Brown] F Audi Ferrari A [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Brown] F Porsche [C, D, E] [Pink, Green, Yellow, Red, Brown] F Rolls Royce Maserati F [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Red, Brown] Lamborghini [Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue, Red, Brown]

Step 3

Reference:

E is a Male.
The one living on Yellow is a male.

Combining Table 1 and 2, we get

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes [C, D, G] [Pink, Green] F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche [C, D] [Pink, Green] F Rolls Royce E [Orange, Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue] M Maserati F [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Blue] M Lamborghini [C, D, G] Red F

Step 4:

References

Pink and Green can only be occupied by C and D, so G must live on the Red floor.
The person who likes Mercedes is neither D nor E and she doesn’t live on Red or Green floors.
F like Yellow.

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes C Pink F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche D Green F Rolls Royce E Blue M Maserati F Yellow M Lamborghini G Red F

5
Which of the following combination of person – car – floor - gender is correct?
» Explain it
C
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes C Pink F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche D Green F Rolls Royce E Blue M Maserati F Yellow M Lamborghini G Red F

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

Common Explanation:

Let’s construct two tables. In first one, the parameters are adjusted according to floors. In second table, the parameters are adjusted according to cars.

Step 1

Reference:

The one who lives on Yellow floor and B who lives on the Brown floor are male.
The person who likes Audi lives on the Brown floor.
Residents of Pink and Green floors are women.
The person who likes Lamborghini is not a male but lives on Red floor.

Table 1
 Floor Person Car Gender Orange Pink F Green F Yellow M Blue Red Lamborghini F Brown B Audi M

Reference:

The persons who like Porsche and Mercedes have the same gender.
F likes Maserati.
The one who likes Ferrari is A and a woman.

Table 2
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes F Audi Ferrari A F Porsche F Rolls Royce Maserati F Lamborghini

Step 2

Note: The “or” part of a clue is arranged in brackets “[ ]”; for e.g. the one who likes pink doesn’t live on Blue floor so Blue floor must be occupied by one of the persons other than G and B, who already lives on Brown floor. The resident occupying Blue floor may be either A or C or D or E or F; and this condition is represented as [A, C, D, E, F].

Reference:

G doesn’t live on Pink, Green or Blue floor.
A and B don’t live on Pink and Green floors.
The one living on Yellow is a male.

Table 1
 Floor Person Car Gender Orange Pink [C, D, E, F] F Green [C, D, E, F] F Yellow M Blue [A, C, D, E, F] Red Lamborghini F Brown B Audi M

Reference:

Persons who like Porsche and Mercedes don’t live on floors Blue or Orange.
The person who likes Lamborghini doesn’t live on the Orange floor.
The person who likes Ferrari doesn’t live on the Red floor.
The person who likes Maserati and he doesn’t live on Green floor.
G doesn’t like Porsche or Ferrari.
The one who likes Ferrari does not live on Blue or Green floors.

Table 2
 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes [Pink, Green, Yellow Red, Brown] F Audi Ferrari A [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Brown] F Porsche [C, D, E] [Pink, Green, Yellow, Red, Brown] F Rolls Royce Maserati F [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Red, Brown] Lamborghini [Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue, Red, Brown]

Step 3

Reference:

E is a Male.
The one living on Yellow is a male.

Combining Table 1 and 2, we get

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes [C, D, G] [Pink, Green] F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche [C, D] [Pink, Green] F Rolls Royce E [Orange, Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue] M Maserati F [Orange, Pink, Yellow, Blue] M Lamborghini [C, D, G] Red F

Step 4:

References

Pink and Green can only be occupied by C and D, so G must live on the Red floor.
The person who likes Mercedes is neither D nor E and she doesn’t live on Red or Green floors.
F like Yellow.

 Car Person Floor Gender Mercedes C Pink F Audi B Brown M Ferrari A Orange F Porsche D Green F Rolls Royce E Blue M Maserati F Yellow M Lamborghini G Red F