Linear Arrangement


Direction: Study the following information to answer the given questions:
Six products - Ariel, Vivel, Rin, Nirma, Gillette Gel and Pepsodent - are to be placed in six display windows' of a shop numbered 1-6 from left to right of a shopper standing outside the shop. As per the company requirements, Rin and Ariel should be displayed next to each other, but Ariel should be at least three windows away from Nirma. Pepsodent is preferred to be kept between Gillette Gel and Rin but away from Vivel at least by two windows. Vivel cannot be displayed next to Rin for the reason of mixed-product identity. Also Vivel cannot be displayed in window 1.

  1. If the positions of Rin and Ariel are interchanged which item will be displayed in window 5?
    1. Ariel
    2. Nirma
    3. Rin
    4. Vivel

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    Given that Six products - Ariel, Vivel, Rin, Nirma, Gillette Gel and Pepsodent
    From 1st condition: Rin and Ariel are next to each other.
    From 2nd condition at least two products are between Ariel &Nirma
    From 3rd condition Pepsodent is kept between Gillette Gel and Rin, and at least 2 products between Pepsodent and Vivel.
    From 4th condition: Vivel and Rin can not be next to each other.
    From 5th condition Vivel is not kept at 1st window.
    Final arrangement would be Nirma Gillette Pepsodent Rin Ariel Vivel
    if we interchange the position of Rin and Ariel, the item displayed in window 5 will be Rin.

    Correct Option: C

    Given that Six products - Ariel, Vivel, Rin, Nirma, Gillette Gel and Pepsodent
    From 1st condition: Rin and Ariel are next to each other.
    From 2nd condition at least two products are between Ariel &Nirma
    From 3rd condition Pepsodent is kept between Gillette Gel and Rin, and at least 2 products between Pepsodent and Vivel.
    From 4th condition: Vivel and Rin can not be next to each other.
    From 5th condition Vivel is not kept at 1st window.
    Final arrangement would be Nirma Gillette Pepsodent Rin Ariel Vivel
    if we interchange the position of Rin and Ariel, the item displayed in window 5 will be Rin.


  1. Which of the following products is displayed left to Ariel?
    1. Vivel
    2. Nirma
    3. Rim
    4. Pepsodent

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    Given that Six products - Ariel, Vivel, Rin, Nirma, Gillette Gel and Pepsodent
    From 1st condition: Rin and Ariel are next to each other.
    From 2nd condition at least two products are between Ariel &Nirma
    From 3rd condition Pepsodent is kept between Gillette Gel and Rin, and at least 2 products between Pepsodent and Vivel.
    From 4th condition: Vivel and Rin can not be next to each other.
    From 5th condition Vivel is not kept at 1st window.
    Final arrangement would be Nirma Gillette Pepsodent Rin Ariel Vivel
    From case II of the above Rin is left of Ariel.
    Hence, the answer is (3).

    Correct Option: C

    Given that Six products - Ariel, Vivel, Rin, Nirma, Gillette Gel and Pepsodent
    From 1st condition: Rin and Ariel are next to each other.
    From 2nd condition at least two products are between Ariel &Nirma
    From 3rd condition Pepsodent is kept between Gillette Gel and Rin, and at least 2 products between Pepsodent and Vivel.
    From 4th condition: Vivel and Rin can not be next to each other.
    From 5th condition Vivel is not kept at 1st window.
    Final arrangement would be Nirma Gillette Pepsodent Rin Ariel Vivel
    From case II of the above Rin is left of Ariel.
    Hence, the answer is (3).



Direction: Study the following information carefully and answer the questions, which follow:
Five plays A, B, C, D and E were organized in a week from Monday to Saturday with one play each day and no play was organized on one of these days. Play D was organized before Thursday but after Monday. Play E was organized on Saturday. Play C was not organized on the first day. Play B was organized on the next day on which play C was organized. Play A was organized on Tuesday.

  1. On which day was no play organized?
    1. Monday
    2. Wednesday
    3. Thursday
    4. Data inadequate
    5. None of these

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    From the given above question , we can say that
    No play was organized on Monday ,while Play A was organized on Tuesday.

    Correct Option: A

    From the given above question , we can say that
    No play was organized on Monday ,while Play A was organized on Tuesday.
    Thus , Option A is correct answer .



  1. On which day was play B was organized?
    1. Thursday
    2. Friday
    3. Wednesday
    4. data inadequate
    5. None of these

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    As per the given above question , we can say that
    Five plays A, B, C, D and E were organized in a week from Monday to Saturday with one play each day and no play was organized on one of these days.Play C was not organized on the first day. Play B was organized on the next day on which play C was organized.

    Correct Option: B

    As per the given above question , we can say that
    Five plays A, B, C, D and E were organized in a week from Monday to Saturday with one play each day and no play was organized on one of these days.Play C was not organized on the first day. Play B was organized on the next day on which play C was organized.
    From given table we can see that Friday is required answer .




  1. Which play was organized on Wednesday?
    1. A
    2. C
    3. D
    4. Data inadequate
    5. None of these

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    As per the given above question , we have
    Five plays A, B, C, D and E were organized in a week from Monday to Saturday with one play each day and no play was organized on one of these days. Play D was organized before Thursday but after Monday.

    Correct Option: C

    As per the given above question , we have
    Five plays A, B, C, D and E were organized in a week from Monday to Saturday with one play each day and no play was organized on one of these days. Play D was organized before Thursday but after Monday.
    From given table it is clear that play D was organized on Wednesday .