__Reasoning Ability__

**Q.1) Series 7, 10, 8, 11, 9, 12, ... What number should come next?**

A. 07

B. 12

C. 13

D. 10

**Answer: Option Answer - 10 (This is a simple alternating addition and subtraction series. In the first pattern, 3 is added; in the second, 2 is subtracted. )**

**Q.2) Series 53, 53, 40, 40, 27, 27, ...?**

A. 14

B. 13

C. 27

D. 53

**Answer: Option Answer - 14 (In this series, each number is repeated, then 13 is subtracted to arrive at the next number. )**

**Q.3) 21, 9, 21, 11, 21, 13, 21, ... What number should come next?**

A. 14

B. 21

C. 15

D. 23

**Answer: Option Answer - 15 (In this alternating repetition series, the random number 21 is interpolated every other number into an otherwise simple addition series that increases by 2, beginning with the number 9. )**

**Q.4) Series 8, 22, 8, 28, 8, ...?**

A. 09

B. 33

C. 29

D. 34

**Answer: Option Answer - 34 (This is a simple addition series with a random number, 8, interpolated as every other number. In the series, 6 is added to each number except 8, to arrive at the next number.)**

**Q.5) Complete the Series 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, ...?**

A. 15

B. 10

C. 7

D. 14

**Answer: Option Answer - 15 (This alternating addition series begins with 3; then 1 is added to give 4; then 3 is added to give 7; then 1 is added, and so on. )**

**Q.6) Statements: Population increase coupled with depleting resources is going to be the scenario of many developing countries in days to come.**

**Conclusions:**

**I. The population of developing countries will not continue to increase in future.**

**II. It will be very difficult for the governments of developing countries to provide its people decent quality of life.**

A. Only conclusion I follows

B. Only conclusion II follows

C. Either I or II follows

D. Neither I nor II follows

**Answer: Option Answer - Only conclusion II follows**

**Q.7) Statements: In a one day cricket match, the total runs made by a team were 200. Out of these 160 runs were made by spinners.**

**Conclusions:**

**I. 80% of the team consists of spinners.**

**II. The opening batsmen were spinners.**

A. Only conclusion I follows

B. Only conclusion II follows

C. Either I or II follows

D. Both I and II follow

**Answer: Option Answer - Both I and II follow (According to the statement, 80% of the total runs were made by spinners. So, I does not follow. Nothing about the opening batsmen is mentioned in the statement. So, II also does not follow. )**

**Directions to Solve :**In each of the following questions, a statement/group of statements is given followed by some conclusions. Without resolving anything yourself choose the conclusion which logically follows from the given statements).

**Q.8) A factory worker has five children. No one else in the factory has five children.**

A. All workers in the factory have five children each.

B. Everybody in the factory has children.

C. Only one worker in the factory has exactly five children.

D. Some of the factory workers have more than five children.

**Answer: Option Answer - Only one worker in the factory has exactly five children.**

**Q.9) All beggars are poor.**

A. If A is not rich, then A is not a beggar.

B. All those who are poor are beggars.

C. If A is rich, then A is not a beggar.

D. If A is a beggar, then A is not rich.

**Answer: Option Answer - If A is rich, then A is not a beggar.**

**Q.10) Hitesh told Mohit a ghost lived by the peepal tree on the outskirts of the village.**

A. Peepal trees grow on the outskirts of the village.

B. Mohit must be afraid of ghosts.

C. Ghosts live on peepal trees.

D. Hitesh perhaps believed in the stories of ghosts.

**Answer: Option Answer - Mohit must be afraid of ghosts.**

See also :

Reasoning Ability

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