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# Puzzles for competitive exams

In a warehouse, 8 boxes are having Fruits: Mango, Orange, Papaya, Tomato, Litchi, Apple, Pineapple and Cherry. These companies: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H are producing these fruits. Each box has a number written on it from 1 to 8 but not necessarily in the same order. Number 1 is at the top, number 8 is at the bottom and others accordingly.

There are only 3 boxes above the box containing Mango. Box which comes from company H is 3rd box below the one which comes from company B which can only be placed at even numbered position. Box having tomato is the 2nd box below the one having Mango which comes from company A. Box containing Papaya is placed at one of the ends which comes from company F. Box containing apple is adjacent to the box containing orange which comes from company B. Box containing papaya is not adjacent to the box containing apple. There are as many boxes between the boxes which come from company A and F between boxes which come from company A and G. Box containing pineapple is placed in the middle. Box of cherry which comes from company D is placed at the bottom. Box which comes from company E is not placed at the 3rd position.

1. What does the box at 6th position contains?

A. Tomato

B. Orange

C. Mango

D. Papaya

E. Cherry

2. At what position is the box containing Litchi placed?

A. 7th

B. 8th

C. 6th

D. 2nd

E. 5th

3. The box containing pineapple is placed at which position?

A. 5th

B. 4th

C. 3rd

D. 6th

E. None of the above

4. The box containing pineapple is placed at which position?

A. 5th

B. 4th

C. 3rd

D. 6th

E. None of the above

Solution:

1. AÂ

2. AÂ

3. AÂ

4. BÂ

In an apartment of 6 floors and 15 flats, each floor has Atleast one flat or utmost 4 flats. 15 persons are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K L, M, N and O. Each person plays a different game and the games are: Swimming, Squash, Basketball, Polo, Tennis, Table-Tennis, Golf, Ice-Hockey, Football, Baseball, Carrom, Cricket, Chess, Hockey and Kabaddi.

J stays in one of the middle flats in an odd number floor. The floor having only one flat is above the floor in which J stays. I, stays on the third floor with D and the person playing baseball respectively. There are 2 pairs of floors with same number of flats and 5 is not one among them. A, alone lives on the sixth floor. The golf player and table-tennis player lives on the same floor where the table-tennis player lives on the left.All the people playing sports starting with the letter C stays on the even numbered floor. H plays tennis and stays in the flat that is at the fourth most right corner of 5th floor. The first floor has 2 flats in which E stays in the left flat and G in the right. O plays carrom and stays in the left flat and F stays in the right flat and plays chess. B is a neighbour of J while H is not, but all stay in same floor. The polo player is also a neighbour of J and stays to the right of J. K stays in the right flat of third floor. B plays squash and I plays, Ice hockey. The football player stays to the right of Ice hockey player. The hockey player is exactly below O and on the same side of O.C stays on the same floor as N and stays on the same side as G. M stays on an even floor. The basketball player is just below the swimmer.

5. What sport does A play?Â

A. Swimming

B. Squash

C. Cricket

D. Chess

E. Hockey

A. A

B. E

C. C

D. H

E. G

7. Who plays Cricket?Â

A. O

B. M

C. A

D. B

E. G

8. Which of the following two floors have the same number of flats?Â

A. 1 and 2

B. 3 and 4

C. 2 and 3

D. 1 and 5

E. None of these.

Solution:

5. AÂ

6. EÂ

7. BÂ

8. CÂ