Directions: Study the following information to answer the given questions :
Seven friends, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z are sitting in a straight line facing north. W sits fifth to the right of T. W does not sit at any of extreme ends. Two people sit between Z and X. Y sits third to the left of U. Y sits exactly in the middle. Z is not an immediate neighbour of Y.

Question 1: What is Z’s position with respect to W?
(a) Second to the left
(b) Third to the right
(c) Fourth to the left
(d) Third to the left
(e) Fourth to the right

Question 2: Who is second to the right of T?
(a) Y
(b) X
(c) U
(d) V
(e) None of these

Question 3: Four of the following five are alike in a certain way based on their seating positions in the above line and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group?
(a) UW
(b) XV
(c) ZT
(d) YV
(e) WX

Question 4: If all the seven friends are made to sit alphabetically from left to right, positions of how many will remain unchanged?
(b) One
(c) Two
(d) Three
(e) Four

Question 5: Who sit at the extreme ends of the line?
(a) XZ
(b) VX
(c) YZ
(d) XT
(e) TU

Answers and Explanations: Click the down arrow to expand

Common Solution: From the given information, we can make the following table .

Bank PO , SSC, CDS, Logical Reasoning Set - 29

Answer 1: (c) Z is fourth to the left of W. Correct option is (c).

Answer 2: (d) V is 2nd to the right of T. Correct option is (d).

Answer 3: (b) All the pairs except X and V are sitting next to each other. Correct option is (b)

Answer 4: (d)

The new positions are as follows:


We can see four people change their position.

Answer 5: (e) T and U are at the extreme ends. Correct option is (e).

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