## 6 Jul 2016

### Important Concepts and Tips to Solve Seating Arrangements (Rectangular Table) in Reasoning Section

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Example Question:
Directions (Questions 1 to 7): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions
Eight friends P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and Y are sitting  around a square table in such a way that four of them sit at four corners of the square while four sit in the middle of each of the four sides. The ones who sit at the four corners face the centre while those who sit in the middle of the sides face outside.
S sits third to the right of P. P faces the centre Y is not an immediate neighbour of P or S. T sits third to the right of R. R does not sit in the middle of any of the sides and also R is not an immediate neighbour of Y. Only one person sits between P and V. Q is not an immediate neighbour of V.

1. If all the person are made to sit in alphabetical order in clock wise direction, starting from P, the positions of how many (excluding P) will remain unchanged as compared to their original seating positions ?
a)    None
b)    One
c)    Two
d)    Three
e)    Four
2. Which of the following is true regarding y ?
a)    T is not an immediate neighbour of Y
b)    Y sits in the middle of one of the sides
c)    R sits second to left of Y
d)    P and V are immediate neighbours of Y
e)    None is true
3. Who amongst the following sits fourth to the left of V ?
a)    Y
b)    R
c)    T
d)    Q
e)    W
4. What is th position of Q with respect to R ?
a)    Immediate to the left
b)    Second to the left
c)    Third to the left
d)    Third to the right
e)    Immediately to the right
5. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group ?
a)    T
b)    W
c)    V
d)    S
e)    Q
6. Who sits third to the right of W ?
a)    R
b)    S
c)    Q
d)    Y
e)    Cannot be determined
7. How many people sit between T and Q ?
a)    None
b)    One
c)    Two
d)    Three
e)    Four
GIVEN:
·         Eight Person P, Q, R, S, T, V, W and Y are sitting around a square table.
·         Four of them sit at four corners of the square table.
·         Then four sit in the middle of each of the four sides.
·         Four corners face the centre and Middle of the sides face outside.

SOLUTION
In Question they mentioned square table, R – Right, L – Left
1)  If all the person are made to sit in alphabetical order in clock wise direction Means V and W will remain unchanged  their original seating positions.

STEP 1: P faces center and S sit third to right of P.
STEP 2: Place P at the position 2, because corners face center
STEP 3: To the third right of P , place S(Position 5)

2) R sits second to left of Y.

STEP 1: Y is not an immediate neighbour of P and S, means Y cannot be placed at Position 1, 3, 4, and 6.
STEP 2: Y can be placed at the position 7, 8.

3) T sits third to the right of R. R does not sit in the middle of any of the sides and R is not an immediate neighbour of Y.
STEP 1: R does not sit in the middle of any sides which mean R faces outside.
STEP 2: R is not an immediate neighbour of YY cannot be placed in the position 7.
STEP 3: Y can be placed in the Position 8, and R can be placed in the Position 6.
STEP 4: To the third right of R, T is placed at the position of 1.

4) Only one person sits between P and V.

STEP 1: One person sits between P and VV can be placed at Position 4

5) Q is not an immediate neighbour of V.
STEP 1:  Q cannot be placed at the position 3. Therefore Q can be placed only at Position 7.
STEP 2: W is placed at the position of 3

The above is the Final Seating Arrangement Square.
QUESTION 1. Ans. (3) Two
QUESTION 2. Ans. (2) Y sits in the middle of one of the sides
QUESTION 3. Ans. (1) Y
QUESTION 4.  Ans. (5) Immediately to the right
QUESTION 5. Ans. (3) V
QUESTION 6. Ans.  (4) Y
QUESTION 7. Ans. (2) One