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Tickle Your Grey Cells

Puzzle corner is a dedicated section for honing analytical, mathematical and reasoning skills. In this section every week you will find five Puzzles. Theses mind twisters have been carefully selected after a thorough research and provide right inputs for tickling your grey cells. Solving puzzles is considered very good exercise so as to remain mentally active. Puzzle solving enhances memory and processing speed.

Puzzle is one of the most popular category in competitive examinations. All the major Indian MBA entrance exams like CAT, MAT, XAT and SNAP have direct questions or questions based on similar logics in written test. Besides MBA exams, competitive exams like GRE, GMAT, Bank PO, SSC & other government exams include puzzle questions. Most of the companies while recruiting through campus includes Puzzles in the written tests or at interview stage. Hence those who are preparing for campus placement tests this section is a must.

Week of the Year 

Ashok pointing to a painting says.’ The lady in the painting is my nephew’s maternal Grandmother.” How is the lady in the painting related to Ashok's sister who has no sister?
Clearly, the lady is the grandmother of Ashok’s sister’s son i.e. the mother of the mother of Ashok’s sister’s son i.e. the mother of Ashok’s sister.

In the following question, one term in the number series is wrong, find out the wrong term.
1, 7, 56, 224, 448
The term of the series are (13-03), ( 23-13), (43-23), (63-33), (83-43). So 224 is wrong and must be replaced by (63-33)= 189.

Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it.
(1) P, Q,R,S and T are five friends.
(2) Q is elder to T, but not as tall as R.
(3) R is younger to P and is taller to S and T.
(4) P is taller to S and is not the tallest, but younger than T.
(5) S is elder to P but is shortest in the group.
 
Who among the following is the tallest?
In terms of age, we have T<Q, R<P, P<T, P<S, So we have: R<P<T<Q, P<S. In terms of height, Q<R, S<R, T<R, S<P. So R is the tallest.

Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below it.
(1) P, Q,R,S and T are five friends.
(2) Q is elder to T, but not as tall as R.
(3) R is younger to P and is taller to S and T.
(4) P is taller to S, but younger than T.
(5) S is elder to P but is shortest in the group.
 
Who among the following is the eldest?
 
Which of the following pairs of students is elder to S?
(a) QP   (b) QR   (c) QT   (d) TP   (e) Cannot be determined
In terms of age, we have T<Q, R<P, P<T, P<S, So we have: R<P<T<Q, P<S. As there is no relation between T, Q, S so it cannot be determined. So answer is (e) option.

If orange is called blue, blue is called red, red is called yellow, yellow is called green, green is called black, black is called violet and violet is called orange, what would be the colour of blood?
(a) Red    (b) Green    (c) Black     (d) Yellow
Since the colour of blood is red and given that ‘red is called yellow’, so the colour of blood is yellow.

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