# Reasoning Questions (Input and Output) for LIC AAO/IBPS SO Exams

Reasoning Questions (Input and Output) for LIC AAO/IBPS SO Exams Set-48:
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Directions (Q. 1-5): Study the given information and answer the following questions.
A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of word and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and its rearrangement.

Input: economy on 16 is cool hot begin 14 but new again 24
Step I: begin 14 economy on 16 is cool hot but new again 24
Step II: begin 14 again 24 economy on 16 is cool hot but new
Step III: begin 14 again 24 on 16 economy is cool hot but new
Step IV: begin 14 again 24 on 16 economy cool is hot but new
Step V: begin 14 again 24 on 16 economy cool new is hot but
Step VI: begin 14 again 24 on 16 economy cool new hot is but
Step VII: begin 14 again 24 on economy cool new hot but is
Step VIII: begin 14 again 24 on 1 6 5 3 1 4 8 2 9
Step VIII is the last step of the rearrangement. As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the following input.
Input:  garden heat 36 in 28 below normal in 23 over

1).Which of the following would be the last step of the arrangement?
a)  in 23 heat 36 in 28 normal garden below over
b)  in 23 heat 36 in 28 1 4 7 2 1 5
c)  in 36 heat 28 in 23 1 4 7 2 1 5
d)  in 23 heat 36 in 28 7 1 4 1 5 2
e)  none of these

2).Which step number will be the following output? โin 23 heat 36 in 28 garden below normal overโ
a)  step III
b)  step IV
c)  step VI
d)  step V
e)  there will be no such step

3).In step IV which of the following words/ numbers would be at 4thposition from the right?
a)  over
b)  36
c)  below
d)  normal
e)  none of these

4).Which of the following steps will be the last but one step of the rearrangement?
a)  step IV
b)  step V
c)  step VI
d)  step VII
e)  none of these

5).In step III if โinโ is related to โ28โ , โ23โ is related to โgardenโ and โheatโ is related to โbelowโ in a certain wayโ , which of the following would โ36โ be related to in the same pattern?
a)  in
b)  normal
c)  over
d)  23
e)  none of these

Direction (Q. 6-10): Read the given information and answer the questions.

When a word and number arrangement machine is given an input line of words and numbers it arranges them following a particular rule. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (all the numbers are two โ digit numbers)
Input: left 46 burn 82 95 part 72 vibe bold 49 mint 59
Step I. 95 left 46 burn 82 part 72 vibe 49 mint 59 bold
Step II. 82 95 left 46 part 72 vibe 49 mint 59 bold burn
Step III. 72 82 95 46 part vibe 49 mint 59 bold burn left
Step IV. 59 72 82 95 46 part vibe 49 bold burn left mint
Step V. 49 59 72 82 95 46 vibe bold burn left mint part
Step VI. 46 49 59 72 82 95 bold burn left mint part vibe
Step VI is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended output of arrangement is obtained.
As per the rule followed in the given steps, find the appropriate steps for the given input.
Input: 29 cone 42 pale fear 39 67 fame 32 weld 77 turn.

6).Which step number is the following output? 77 29 42 pale fear 39 67 fame 32 weld turn cone
a)  I
b)  III
c)  VI
d)  IV
e)  there is no such step

7).What is the position of โfameโ from the right of โ67โ in the second โ last step?
a)  eighth
b)  third
c)  fifth
a)  d)ninth
d)  seventh

8).Which of the following is the fifth element to the right of โ29โ in step II ?
a)  cone
b)  turn
c)  fame
d)  39
e)  32

9).How many elements are there between โ77โ and โweldโ in the last step?
a)  five
b)  three
c)  one
d)  four
e)  two

10).In step II, which element(s) appear(s) exactly between โpaleโ and โ32โ?
a)  only โweldโ
b)  both โweldโ and โ42โ
c)  both โfearโ and โ39โ
d)  only โfearโ
e)  only โ39โ

11).Which of the following represents the first two and the last two elements in the third last step?
a)  32, 39, pale, weld
b)  39, 42, fear, pale
c)  29, 32, pale, turn
d)  29,32, pale, weld
e)  32,39,fear, pale

1) b)  2) a)  3) d)  4) a)  5) b)  6) a)  7) c)  8) e)  9) a) 10) c)  11) b)

Solutions:

Questions (1-5):

The machine first rearranges words which are along with numbers according to the ascending order of sum of the digits of the numbers. And then remaining words are arranged in descending order of the length, then they are arranged in reverse alphabetical order.
In the last step, except the words that are along with numbers, the place value of the first letter of the words is written in the place of words in alphabet.
Input: garden heat 36 in 28 below normal in 23 over.
Step I. In 23 garden heat 36 garden in 28 below normal over.
Step II. In 23 heat 36 garden in 28 below normal over
Step III. In 23 heat 36 in 28 garden below normal over
Step IV. In 23 heat 36 in 28 garden below normal over
Step V. in 23 heat 36 in 28 24 7 2 15

Questions (6-11):

In every step a number is arranged on the left end and a word on the right end. We begin with the largest number, then the second largest, and so on, till all the numbers are arranged in ascending order. Words are arranged in the alphabetical order.
Input: 29 cone 42 pale fear 39 67 fame 32 weld 77 turn
Step I. 77 29 42 pale fear 39 67 fame 32 weld turn cone
Step II. 67 77 29 42 pale fear 39 32 weld turn cone fame
Step III. 42 67 77 29 pale 39 32 weld turn cone fame fear
Step IV. 39 42 67 77 29 32 weld turn cone fame fear pale
Step V. 32 39 42 67 77 29 weld cone fame fear pale turn
Step VI. 29 32 42 67 77 cone fame fear pale turn weld