Reasoning Ability Puzzles Practice Questions – Set 85 (with detailed explanation)

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Reasoning Ability Puzzles Practice Questions – Set (with detailed explanation)
Directions: Read the given information and answer given question. 
8 people P, Q, R, S, M, N, O and L are sitting around a rectangular table where 3 are sitting on each width side and 1 each on the length side of the table. All of them are facing the centre. They are from different states: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Jharkhand, Manipur, Tripura and Goa but not necessarily in same order.
The person from Goa is sitting second to left of S. The person from Manipur is sitting third to right of M. O and N are sitting opposite to each other. The person from Tripura is sitting diagonally opposite to R. Person from Haryana and Manipur are not sitting in same side of Table.
Q is sitting opposite to the person who is from Haryana. The person from Punjab is sitting second to the right of the person from Jharkhand and second to the left of P, who is not sitting near to the person who is from Tripura.
O is sitting on the length side and to the immediate right of the person who is from Tripura. Persons from Jharkhand and Punjab are not on the same side of the table. Person from Punjab is sitting third to the right of the person from Goa, who is not sitting diagonally opposite to the person from Himachal Pradesh.
1. Who belong to Jharkhand?
I. M
II. Q
III. L
(a)  Only I
(b)  Only II
(c)  Either I or III
(d)  Either II or III
(e)  Either I or II
2. L belongs to which of the following state?
(a)  Goa
(b)  Jharkhand
(c)  Kerala
(d)  Either Goa or Jharkhand
(e)  Manipur
3. Which is the group of people are definitely sitting diagonally opposite to each other?
I. RS
II. ML
III. MQ
(a)  Only I
(b)  Both I and II
(c)  Either II or III
(d)  I and either II or III
(e)  Only III
4. Which of the following statement is true?
(a)  R belongs to Haryana
(b)  P belongs to Himachal Pradesh
(c)  N belong to Manipur
(d)  Q belong to Jharkhand 
(e)  L belongs to Goa
5. If R belong to Himachal Pradesh then group of people sitting opposite to each other. 
(a)  NO, RL, QP, MS
(b)  QR, PL, QP, MS
(c)  NO, RL, MO, NS
(d)  Either (A) or (B) 
(e)  Either (A) or (C) 




Detailed Explanation:
8 People: P, Q, R, S, M, N, O and L.
→ Sitting around a rectangular table where 3 are sitting on each width side and 1 each on the length side of the table.
States: Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Jharkhand, Manipur, Tripura and Goa.
1) O is sitting on the length side and to the immediate right of the person who is from Tripura.
2) O and N are sitting opposite to each other.
3) The person from Tripura is sitting diagonally opposite to R.

4) The person from Punjab is sitting second to the right of the person from Jharkhand and second to the left of P, who is not sitting near to the person who is from Tripura.
5) Persons from Jharkhand and Punjab are not on the same side of the table.
6) Person from Punjab is sitting third to the right of the person from Goa, who is not sitting diagonally opposite to the person from Himachal Pradesh.

7) The person from Goa is sitting second to left of S.
8) The person from Manipur is sitting third to right of M.

9) Q is sitting opposite to the person who is from Haryana.
10) Person from Haryana and Manipur are not sitting in same side of Table.

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