**Directions:** P, Q, R, S, T, U, V & W are eight friends sitting in a circle facing towards the centre.

(i) W is to the immediate left of P but is not the neighbour of T and S.

(ii) U is to the immediate right of Q and V is a neighbour of T.

(iii) R is between T and U.

**Question 1:** What is the position of V?

(a) To the immediate right of W

(b) Between T and R

(c) Third to the right of U

(d) Second to the left of S

(e) None of these

**Question 2:** What is the position of S?

(a) Between Q and U

(b) To the immediate left of P

(c) Second to the right of U

(d) To the immediate left of Q

(e) None of these

**Question 3:** Which of the following statements is true?

(a) U is the neighbour of V

(b) V is between W and T

(c) W is between P and S

(d) T is between U and Q

(e) None of these

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

*From the given information, we can make the following diagram.*W is not a neighbour of T and S

**Common Solution:** From the above diagrams, we can make the following final diagram.

**Answer 1: (c)** The position of V is third to the right of U. Correct option is (c).

**Answer 2: (d)** The correct position of S is to the immediate left of Q. Correct option is (d)

**Answer 3: (b)** From the given information, we can make the following diagram. Hence, V is between W and T.

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Why cant the answer for the second question be “c”. Please suggest

donot think unnecessarily. If it is given that R is b/w T& U .it means xactly btw. Had he said not xactly b/w than case would have been different . so cdb is answer

CDB

CDB

C, D, B

C. D. B.

My round table is coming to be like this-

Q1) C

Q2) D

Q3) B

Answer is C E C

I have another approach what if the position be as WPQU R/S R/S TV ?

this satisfies all the conditions !

eee, Three cases would be valid for above problem which are as WPVTSRQU, WPSTVRQU and WPSQURTV all in clockwise direction. so no option is fully valid and if third condition mean that R is exactly between T and U than WPSQURTV would be only valid and than 1c, 2d, 3b are the correct option for this problem.

you are absolutely right Avinash.

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only one solution is there as the two more options given by our friend is not meeting 3rd condition which is “R is between T and U”.

there is no point in differentiating between from exactly between in circular arrangement. an object will always be in between other two objects in a circular arrangement. So here between means exactly between.

ecb

cdb

adb

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