# IBPS Clerk Prelims: Reasoning Day 14

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Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the following information to answer the given questions:
There are seven persons named A, B, C, D, K, L and N who are seated in a straight line facing North in ascending order of their salaries. N earns more than L and D. N earns more than A but he does not earn the highest. A earns more than L. The person who earns the second highest receives a salary of Rs 35,000 while the third lowest earner receives Rs 23,000. K earns less than L but more than D. C earns Rs 18,000.

1. Who among the following earn(s) more than 23,000 but less than 35,000?
A) Only A
B) Only L
C) A and L
D) K and L
E) Cannot be determined
C) A and L
Explanation:

We get the order as D     K       L       A        N
Now two are left, B and C, it is given that N does not earn the highest and C earns 18000. This implies that B must earn the highest.
Now third lowest earns 23,000 and C earns 18,000, so K should earn 23,000. Final order is
C(18000)/D         D/C(18000)            K(23000)          L      A       N(35000)          B

2. Who among the following may earn 21,000?
A) K
B) D
C) L
D) C
E) Cannot be determined
B) D
Explanation:

21000 < 23000, so either C or D, but for C 18000 is given, So D – 21000

3. Who among the following earns more than K but less than A?
A) C
B) N
C) D
D) L
E) Cannot be determined
D) L
Explanation:

L is in between

4. Who among the following earns the highest?
A) B
B) N
C) A
D) L
E) Cannot be determined
A) B

5. Who among the following earns 35,000?
A) N
B) A
C) L
D) B
E) Cannot be determined
A) N

Directions (6 – 10):
(A) only 1st follows
(B) only 2nd follows
(C) either 1st or 2nd
(D) neither 1st nor 2nd
(E) both 1st and 2nd

1. Statements: All lions are ducks. No duck is a horse. All horses are fruits
Conclusions:
I. Some fruits are horses
II. All ducks are fruits is a possibility.
(E) both 1st and 2nd
Explanation:

I follows from 3rd statement.
For II

2. Statements: All bricks are flowers. Some houses are flowers. All pens are houses
Conclusions:
I. Some pens are flowers.
II. No pen is flower
(C) either 1st or 2nd Explanation:
Both conclusions are wrong. Subject and predicate in both conc. is same. One is positive and the other negative. So either of two follows.

3. Statements: Some benches are walls. All walls are houses. Some houses are jungles. All jungles are roads.
Conclusions:
II. Some houses are benches
(B) only 2nd follows
Explanation:

I is not definite
II follows from first 2 statements.

4. Statements: Some pianos are violins. Some violins are drums. All drums are guitars. No guitar is a flute.
Conclusions:
I. Some guitars are pianos.
II. Some drums are flutes is a possibility.
(D) neither 1st nor 2nd
Explanation:

I is not definite.
II – If some drums are flutes, then some guitars will be flute which is not possible.

5. Statements: All dials are mirrors. All mirrors are spoons. Some spoons are decks. No spoon is chair.
Conclusions:
I. Some spoons are dials.
II. Some decks are not chairs
(E) both 1st and 2nd
Explanation:

In II – All decks are chairs is not a possibility, so II follows

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