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This section comprises of questions put in the form of puzzles involving a certain number of items, be it persons or things. The candidate is required to analyse the given information, condense it in a suitable form and answer the questions asked.

**Example**– Read the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

There are five friends – Shailendra, Keshav, Madhav, Ashish and Rakesh. Shailendra is shorter than Keshav but taller than Rakesh. Madhav is the tallest. Ashish is a little shorter than Keshav and a little taller than Shailendra.

**Who is the shortest?**

(1) Rakesh (2) Shailendra (3) Ashish (4) Keshav (5) None of these

**If they stand in the order of their heights, who will be in the middle?**

(1) Keshav (2) Rakesh (3) Shailendra (4) Ashish (5) None of these

**If they stand in the order of increasing heights, who will be the second?**

(1) Ashish (2) Shailendra (3) Rakesh (4) Keshav (5) None of these

**Who is the second tallest?**

(1) Shailendra (2) Keshav (3) Ashish (4) Rakesh (5) None of these

**Who is taller than Ashish but shorter than Madhav?**

(1) Rakesh (2) Keshav (3) Shailendra (4) Data inadequate (5) None of these

Solution- Let us denote the friends by the first letter of each name, namely S, K, M, A and R. It is given that Shailendra is shorter than Keshav but taller than Rakesh. Therefore R < S < K. Ashish is a little shorter than Keshav and a little taller than Shailendra ie S < A < K. Madhav is the tallest. From this we get R < S < A < K < M.

- (1) Rakesh is the shortest.
- (4) Ashish is in the middle.
- (2) In the order of increasing heights, Shailendra is the second.
- (2) Keshav is the second tallest.

(2) Keshav is taller than Ashish but shorter than Madhav

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