Ranking Test


Direction: Read the following information carefully and answer the questions that follow.
A blacksmith has five iron articles A, B, C, D and E each having a different weight.
I. A weight is twice as much as of B.
II. B weight is four and half times as much as of C.
III. C weight is half times as much as of D.
IV. D weight is half as much as of E.
V. E weight is less than A but more than C.

  1. Which of the following represents the descending order of weights of the articles?









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    According to question,
    A's weight is twice as much as of B.
    1. A = 2B.
    B's weight is four and half times as much as of C.
    2. B = 4.5C
    C's weight is half times as much as of D.
    3. C = D/2.
    D's weight is half as much as of E.
    4. D = E/2.
    E weight is less than A but more than C.
    5. A > E > C

    from 1 and 2
    6. A = 2B = 9C
    from 6 and 3
    7. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D
    from 7 and 4
    8. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D = 2.25E
    so from 8 and 5
    A > B > E > D > C

    Correct Option: A

    According to question,
    A's weight is twice as much as of B.
    1. A = 2B.
    B's weight is four and half times as much as of C.
    2. B = 4.5C
    C's weight is half times as much as of D.
    3. C = D/2.
    D's weight is half as much as of E.
    4. D = E/2.
    E weight is less than A but more than C.
    5. A > E > C

    from 1 and 2
    6. A = 2B = 9C
    from 6 and 3
    7. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D
    from 7 and 4
    8. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D = 2.25E
    so from 8 and 5
    A > B > E > D > C

    Descending order of weights of the articles will be
    A, B, E, D, C


  1. Which of the following is the heaviest in weight?









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    According to question,
    A's weight is twice as much as of B.
    1. A = 2B.
    B's weight is four and half times as much as of C.
    2. B = 4.5C
    C's weight is half times as much as of D.
    3. C = D/2.
    D's weight is half as much as of E.
    4. D = E/2.
    E weight is less than A but more than C.
    5. A > E > C

    from 1 and 2
    6. A = 2B = 9C
    from 6 and 3
    7. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D
    from 7 and 4
    8. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D = 2.25E
    so from 8 and 5
    A > B > E > D > C

    Correct Option: A

    According to question,
    A's weight is twice as much as of B.
    1. A = 2B.
    B's weight is four and half times as much as of C.
    2. B = 4.5C
    C's weight is half times as much as of D.
    3. C = D/2.
    D's weight is half as much as of E.
    4. D = E/2.
    E weight is less than A but more than C.
    5. A > E > C

    from 1 and 2
    6. A = 2B = 9C
    from 6 and 3
    7. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D
    from 7 and 4
    8. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D = 2.25E
    so from 8 and 5
    A > B > E > D > C

    So A is the heaviest in the weight.



  1. E is heavier than which of the following two articles?









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    According to question,
    A's weight is twice as much as of B.
    1. A = 2B.
    B's weight is four and half times as much as of C.
    2. B = 4.5C
    C's weight is half times as much as of D.
    3. C = D/2.
    D's weight is half as much as of E.
    4. D = E/2.
    E weight is less than A but more than C.
    5. A > E > C

    from 1 and 2
    6. A = 2B = 9C
    from 6 and 3
    7. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D
    from 7 and 4
    8. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D = 2.25E
    so from 8 and 5
    A > B > E > D > C

    Correct Option: B

    According to question,
    A's weight is twice as much as of B.
    1. A = 2B.
    B's weight is four and half times as much as of C.
    2. B = 4.5C
    C's weight is half times as much as of D.
    3. C = D/2.
    D's weight is half as much as of E.
    4. D = E/2.
    E weight is less than A but more than C.
    5. A > E > C

    from 1 and 2
    6. A = 2B = 9C
    from 6 and 3
    7. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D
    from 7 and 4
    8. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D = 2.25E
    so from 8 and 5
    A > B > E > D > C
    E is heavier than D and C.


  1. E is lighter in weight than which of the other two articles?









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    According to question,
    A's weight is twice as much as of B.
    1. A = 2B.
    B's weight is four and half times as much as of C.
    2. B = 4.5C
    C's weight is half times as much as of D.
    3. C = D/2.
    D's weight is half as much as of E.
    4. D = E/2.
    E weight is less than A but more than C.
    5. A > E > C

    from 1 and 2
    6. A = 2B = 9C
    from 6 and 3
    7. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D
    from 7 and 4
    8. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D = 2.25E
    so from 8 and 5
    A > B > E > D > C

    Correct Option: A

    According to question,
    A's weight is twice as much as of B.
    1. A = 2B.
    B's weight is four and half times as much as of C.
    2. B = 4.5C
    C's weight is half times as much as of D.
    3. C = D/2.
    D's weight is half as much as of E.
    4. D = E/2.
    E weight is less than A but more than C.
    5. A > E > C

    from 1 and 2
    6. A = 2B = 9C
    from 6 and 3
    7. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D
    from 7 and 4
    8. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D = 2.25E
    so from 8 and 5
    A > B > E > D > C

    So, E is lighter in weight than A and B.



  1. Which of the following is the lightest in weight?









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    According to question,
    A's weight is twice as much as of B.
    1. A = 2B.
    B's weight is four and half times as much as of C.
    2. B = 4.5C
    C's weight is half times as much as of D.
    3. C = D/2.
    D's weight is half as much as of E.
    4. D = E/2.
    E weight is less than A but more than C.
    5. A > E > C

    from 1 and 2
    6. A = 2B = 9C
    from 6 and 3
    7. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D
    from 7 and 4
    8. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D = 2.25E
    so from 8 and 5
    A > B > E > D > C

    Correct Option: C

    According to question,
    A's weight is twice as much as of B.
    1. A = 2B.
    B's weight is four and half times as much as of C.
    2. B = 4.5C
    C's weight is half times as much as of D.
    3. C = D/2.
    D's weight is half as much as of E.
    4. D = E/2.
    E weight is less than A but more than C.
    5. A > E > C

    from 1 and 2
    6. A = 2B = 9C
    from 6 and 3
    7. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D
    from 7 and 4
    8. A = 2B = 9C = 4.5D = 2.25E
    so from 8 and 5
    A > B > E > D > C

    So lightest in weight is C.