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### LIC AAO reasoning puzzles: LIC AAO reasoning puzzles that improve your logical reasoning efficiency

Directions for the question set:
During a four-week period each one of seven products â€“ P,Q,R,S,T,U and V will be advertised. A different pair of these products will be advertised each week. Exactly one of the products will be a member of two of these four pairs. None of the other products gets repeated in any pair.
Further, the following constraints must be observed: R is not advertised during a given week unless Q is advertised during the immediately preceding week. The product that is advertised twice is advertised during week 4 but is not advertised during week 3. P is not advertised during a given week unless either R or V is also advertised that week. S is advertised during one of the first two weeks. V is one of the products advertised during week 3.

Question 1: If T is the product that is advertised during two of the weeks, which one of the following is a product that MUST be advertised during one of the weeks in which T is advertised?
A. P
B. Q
C. U
D. S
E: R

Question 2: Which one of the following could be the schedule of the advertisements?
A. Week 1: P, R; week 2 : S, T; week 3: V,U; week 4: Q, T
B. Week 1: Q, S; week 2: R, P; week 3: V, T; week 4: U, S
C. Week 1: Q, S; week 2: R, U; week 3: V, T; week 4: P, U
D. Week 1: Q, T; week 2: R, U; week 3: V, P; week 4: S, T
E. Week 1: S, U; week 2: Q, R; week 3: V, P; week 4: T, U

Question 3: Which one of the following is a pair of products that could be advertisement during the same week?
A. U and V
B. P and Q
C. Q and R
D. Q and V
E. S and V

Question 4: Which one of the following is a product that could be advertised in any of the four weeks?
A. Q
B. T
C. S
D. R
E. V

### Answers and Explanations: Click the down arrow to expand

Common solution for the set:

From the given mother data, we have

Condition 1:

R is not advertised during a given week unless Q is advertised during the immediately preceding week.

Q âźµ R

Condition 2:

P is not advertised during a given week unless either R or V is also advertised that week.

P P

R or V

Condition 3:

S is advertised during one of the first two weeks.

S = Week 1 or 2

Condition 4:

V is one of the products advertised during week 3.

4 but is not advertised during week 3.

Week 3 = V

Week 3 = Product that is advertised twice cannot be advertised in week 3.

The two possible cases can be

Week 1 = Q, S

Week 2 = T, R

Week 3 = V, P

Week 4 = T, U

Or

Week 1 = Q, T

Week 2 = S, R

Week 3 = V, P

Week 4 = T, U

The correct option is (C).

R should come after Q so, (A) and (E) are eliminated. P cannot be with U, so (C) is also eliminated. (D) cannot be the correct choice as S is not present in the first 2 weeks.

The correct option is (B).

P and Q as well as Q and R can never be together, so (B) and (C) are eliminated.

S and V cannot be together otherwise V is in the third week and it is not the repeated element, hence (E) is eliminated.

Q and V cannot be together otherwise R would have to come before Q, hence (D) is eliminated.

Hence U and V can be together.

The correct option is (A).

R can occupy only 2nd or 3rd or 4th weeks as it comes after Q.

Similarly, Q can occupy only 1st, 2nd or 3rd week.

T is given to be in week 3.

S also can occupy only 1st or 2nd week.

Hence T becomes the suitable choice among the answer options.

The correct option is (B).

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