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Eight persons – Jabal, Sumer, Dinesh, Alka, Sudep, Kapil, Ramesh and Gaur went for picnic in different months – September, October, November and December on two different dates 5th or 25th. Only one person went for picnic on one date. Each of the persons went to different place – Jaipur, Agra, Ooty, Raxaul, Manali, Goa, Shimla, and Mumbai but not necessarily in the same order.

Jabal went for picnic in October. Only one person went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Shimla, who did not went for picnic in September. One person went for picnic between the ones who went to Shimla and Goa. Five persons went for picnic between Sumer and Kapil, who went for picnic after Sumer. Kapil was not the last to go for picnic. Alka went for picnic before Ramesh and both of them went for picnic in the same month. No one went for picnic before the one who went to Ooty. The number of persons went for picnic before Sudep is same as the number of persons went for picnic after the one who went to Shimla. No one went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Agra. Dinesh didn’t go to Agra. Dinesh went for picnic before Gaur but not immediately before. Four persons went for picnic between the Gaur, who went to Manali and the one who went to Raxaul. Gaur went for picnic after the one who went to Raxaul. One of the persons went for picnic in November went to Jaipur.
1
Who among the following went to Goa?
» Explain it
D
Following the final solution, we can say that Kapil went to Goa.

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

Final Solution:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh (Mumbai)
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
 
Common Explanation:

Reference:

Eight persons – Jabal, Sumer, Dinesh, Alka, Sudep, Kapil, Ramesh and Gaur went for picnic in different months – September, October, November and December on two different dates 5th or 25th. Only one person went for picnic on one date. Each of the persons went to different place – Jaipur, Agra, Ooty, Raxaul, Manali, Goa, Shimla, and Mumbai but not necessarily in the same order.

Inference:

We will keep this information in mind while solving the puzzle.

Reference:

No one went for picnic before the one who went to Ooty.
Jabal went for picnic in October.
Only one person went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Shimla, who did not went for picnic in September.
One of the persons went for picnic in November went to Jaipur.

Inference:

Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used accordingly.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September (Ooty)  
October Jabal  
November (Shimla) (Jaipur)
December    
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September (Ooty)  
October   Jabal
November (Jaipur) (Shimla)
December    
 
Reference:

The number of persons went for picnic before Sudep is same as the number of persons went for picnic after the one who went to Shimla.
Five persons went for picnic between Sumer and Kapil, who went for picnic after Sumer.
Kapil was not the last to go for picnic.

Inference:

Here, we can use the above hints easily in both of our cases.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty)  
October Jabal Sudep
November (Shimla) (Jaipur)
December Kapil  
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty)  
October Sudep Jabal
November (Jaipur) (Shimla)
December Kapil  
 
Reference:

Alka went for picnic before Ramesh and both of them went for picnic in the same month.
Dinesh went for picnic before Gaur but not immediately before.

Inference:

Here, we can use the above hints easily in both of our cases.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal Sudep
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil Gaur
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Sudep Jabal
November Alka (Jaipur) Ramesh (Shimla)
December Kapil Gaur
 
Reference:

No one went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Agra. Dinesh didn’t go to Agra.
Four persons went for picnic between the Gaur, who went to Manali and the one who went to Raxaul.

 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in our case 2 without contradicting one of the given hints. So, we can say that case 2 is an invalid case.
 
Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil Gaur (Manali)
 
Reference:

One person went for picnic between the ones who went to Shimla and Goa.

Inference:

Using the above hints, we have:

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
 
At this point we can easily say that Dinesh went to Mumbai.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh (Mumbai)
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
2
How many person(s) went to picnic after Ramesh?
» Explain it
C
Following the final solution, we can say that two persons went to picnic after Ramesh.

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

Final Solution:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh (Mumbai)
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
 
Common Explanation:

Reference:

Eight persons – Jabal, Sumer, Dinesh, Alka, Sudep, Kapil, Ramesh and Gaur went for picnic in different months – September, October, November and December on two different dates 5th or 25th. Only one person went for picnic on one date. Each of the persons went to different place – Jaipur, Agra, Ooty, Raxaul, Manali, Goa, Shimla, and Mumbai but not necessarily in the same order.

Inference:

We will keep this information in mind while solving the puzzle.

Reference:

No one went for picnic before the one who went to Ooty.
Jabal went for picnic in October.
Only one person went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Shimla, who did not went for picnic in September.
One of the persons went for picnic in November went to Jaipur.

Inference:

Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used accordingly.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September (Ooty)  
October Jabal  
November (Shimla) (Jaipur)
December    
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September (Ooty)  
October   Jabal
November (Jaipur) (Shimla)
December    
 
Reference:

The number of persons went for picnic before Sudep is same as the number of persons went for picnic after the one who went to Shimla.
Five persons went for picnic between Sumer and Kapil, who went for picnic after Sumer.
Kapil was not the last to go for picnic.

Inference:

Here, we can use the above hints easily in both of our cases.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty)  
October Jabal Sudep
November (Shimla) (Jaipur)
December Kapil  
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty)  
October Sudep Jabal
November (Jaipur) (Shimla)
December Kapil  
 
Reference:

Alka went for picnic before Ramesh and both of them went for picnic in the same month.
Dinesh went for picnic before Gaur but not immediately before.

Inference:

Here, we can use the above hints easily in both of our cases.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal Sudep
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil Gaur
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Sudep Jabal
November Alka (Jaipur) Ramesh (Shimla)
December Kapil Gaur
 
Reference:

No one went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Agra. Dinesh didn’t go to Agra.
Four persons went for picnic between the Gaur, who went to Manali and the one who went to Raxaul.

 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in our case 2 without contradicting one of the given hints. So, we can say that case 2 is an invalid case.
 
Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil Gaur (Manali)
 
Reference:

One person went for picnic between the ones who went to Shimla and Goa.

Inference:

Using the above hints, we have:

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
 
At this point we can easily say that Dinesh went to Mumbai.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh (Mumbai)
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
3
Who among the following visited Shimla?
» Explain it
A
Following the final solution, we can say that Alka visited Shimla.

Hence, the correct answer is option A.

Final Solution:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh (Mumbai)
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
 
Common Explanation:

Reference:

Eight persons – Jabal, Sumer, Dinesh, Alka, Sudep, Kapil, Ramesh and Gaur went for picnic in different months – September, October, November and December on two different dates 5th or 25th. Only one person went for picnic on one date. Each of the persons went to different place – Jaipur, Agra, Ooty, Raxaul, Manali, Goa, Shimla, and Mumbai but not necessarily in the same order.

Inference:

We will keep this information in mind while solving the puzzle.

Reference:

No one went for picnic before the one who went to Ooty.
Jabal went for picnic in October.
Only one person went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Shimla, who did not went for picnic in September.
One of the persons went for picnic in November went to Jaipur.

Inference:

Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used accordingly.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September (Ooty)  
October Jabal  
November (Shimla) (Jaipur)
December    
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September (Ooty)  
October   Jabal
November (Jaipur) (Shimla)
December    
 
Reference:

The number of persons went for picnic before Sudep is same as the number of persons went for picnic after the one who went to Shimla.
Five persons went for picnic between Sumer and Kapil, who went for picnic after Sumer.
Kapil was not the last to go for picnic.

Inference:

Here, we can use the above hints easily in both of our cases.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty)  
October Jabal Sudep
November (Shimla) (Jaipur)
December Kapil  
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty)  
October Sudep Jabal
November (Jaipur) (Shimla)
December Kapil  
 
Reference:

Alka went for picnic before Ramesh and both of them went for picnic in the same month.
Dinesh went for picnic before Gaur but not immediately before.

Inference:

Here, we can use the above hints easily in both of our cases.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal Sudep
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil Gaur
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Sudep Jabal
November Alka (Jaipur) Ramesh (Shimla)
December Kapil Gaur
 
Reference:

No one went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Agra. Dinesh didn’t go to Agra.
Four persons went for picnic between the Gaur, who went to Manali and the one who went to Raxaul.

 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in our case 2 without contradicting one of the given hints. So, we can say that case 2 is an invalid case.
 
Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil Gaur (Manali)
 
Reference:

One person went for picnic between the ones who went to Shimla and Goa.

Inference:

Using the above hints, we have:

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
 
At this point we can easily say that Dinesh went to Mumbai.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh (Mumbai)
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
4
Which of the following combinations person and place is /are correct?
» Explain it
D
Following the final solution, we can say that Jabal – Raxaul is the correct combination of person and place.

Hence, the correct answer is option D.

Final Solution:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh (Mumbai)
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
 
Common Explanation:

Reference:

Eight persons – Jabal, Sumer, Dinesh, Alka, Sudep, Kapil, Ramesh and Gaur went for picnic in different months – September, October, November and December on two different dates 5th or 25th. Only one person went for picnic on one date. Each of the persons went to different place – Jaipur, Agra, Ooty, Raxaul, Manali, Goa, Shimla, and Mumbai but not necessarily in the same order.

Inference:

We will keep this information in mind while solving the puzzle.

Reference:

No one went for picnic before the one who went to Ooty.
Jabal went for picnic in October.
Only one person went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Shimla, who did not went for picnic in September.
One of the persons went for picnic in November went to Jaipur.

Inference:

Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used accordingly.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September (Ooty)  
October Jabal  
November (Shimla) (Jaipur)
December    
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September (Ooty)  
October   Jabal
November (Jaipur) (Shimla)
December    
 
Reference:

The number of persons went for picnic before Sudep is same as the number of persons went for picnic after the one who went to Shimla.
Five persons went for picnic between Sumer and Kapil, who went for picnic after Sumer.
Kapil was not the last to go for picnic.

Inference:

Here, we can use the above hints easily in both of our cases.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty)  
October Jabal Sudep
November (Shimla) (Jaipur)
December Kapil  
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty)  
October Sudep Jabal
November (Jaipur) (Shimla)
December Kapil  
 
Reference:

Alka went for picnic before Ramesh and both of them went for picnic in the same month.
Dinesh went for picnic before Gaur but not immediately before.

Inference:

Here, we can use the above hints easily in both of our cases.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal Sudep
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil Gaur
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Sudep Jabal
November Alka (Jaipur) Ramesh (Shimla)
December Kapil Gaur
 
Reference:

No one went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Agra. Dinesh didn’t go to Agra.
Four persons went for picnic between the Gaur, who went to Manali and the one who went to Raxaul.

 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in our case 2 without contradicting one of the given hints. So, we can say that case 2 is an invalid case.
 
Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil Gaur (Manali)
 
Reference:

One person went for picnic between the ones who went to Shimla and Goa.

Inference:

Using the above hints, we have:

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
 
At this point we can easily say that Dinesh went to Mumbai.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh (Mumbai)
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
5
Who among the following was the first to go to picnic?
» Explain it
B
Following the final solution, we can say that Sumer was the first to go to picnic.

Hence, the correct answer is option B.

Final Solution:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh (Mumbai)
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
 
Common Explanation:

Reference:

Eight persons – Jabal, Sumer, Dinesh, Alka, Sudep, Kapil, Ramesh and Gaur went for picnic in different months – September, October, November and December on two different dates 5th or 25th. Only one person went for picnic on one date. Each of the persons went to different place – Jaipur, Agra, Ooty, Raxaul, Manali, Goa, Shimla, and Mumbai but not necessarily in the same order.

Inference:

We will keep this information in mind while solving the puzzle.

Reference:

No one went for picnic before the one who went to Ooty.
Jabal went for picnic in October.
Only one person went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Shimla, who did not went for picnic in September.
One of the persons went for picnic in November went to Jaipur.

Inference:

Here, we have two possible scenarios in which above hints can be used accordingly.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September (Ooty)  
October Jabal  
November (Shimla) (Jaipur)
December    
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September (Ooty)  
October   Jabal
November (Jaipur) (Shimla)
December    
 
Reference:

The number of persons went for picnic before Sudep is same as the number of persons went for picnic after the one who went to Shimla.
Five persons went for picnic between Sumer and Kapil, who went for picnic after Sumer.
Kapil was not the last to go for picnic.

Inference:

Here, we can use the above hints easily in both of our cases.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty)  
October Jabal Sudep
November (Shimla) (Jaipur)
December Kapil  
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty)  
October Sudep Jabal
November (Jaipur) (Shimla)
December Kapil  
 
Reference:

Alka went for picnic before Ramesh and both of them went for picnic in the same month.
Dinesh went for picnic before Gaur but not immediately before.

Inference:

Here, we can use the above hints easily in both of our cases.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal Sudep
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil Gaur
 
Case 2:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Sudep Jabal
November Alka (Jaipur) Ramesh (Shimla)
December Kapil Gaur
 
Reference:

No one went for picnic between Jabal and the one who went to Agra. Dinesh didn’t go to Agra.
Four persons went for picnic between the Gaur, who went to Manali and the one who went to Raxaul.

 
Inference:
 
At this point we cannot use the above hints in our case 2 without contradicting one of the given hints. So, we can say that case 2 is an invalid case.
 
Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil Gaur (Manali)
 
Reference:

One person went for picnic between the ones who went to Shimla and Goa.

Inference:

Using the above hints, we have:

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)
 
At this point we can easily say that Dinesh went to Mumbai.

Case 1:

Month Day→ 5th 25th
September Sumer (Ooty) Dinesh (Mumbai)
October Jabal (Raxaul) Sudep (Agra)
November Alka (Shimla) Ramesh (Jaipur)
December Kapil (Goa) Gaur (Manali)

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