#### Nonverbal Reasoning

• ( 1 ) A word and number arrangement machine when given an INPUT line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of INPUT and rearrangement.
INPUT: so fo 19 ot 99 27 ca 45.
Step I: ca so fo 19 ot 99 27 45.
Step II: ca 99 so fo 19 ot 27 45.
Step III: ca 99 fo so 19 ot 27 45.
Step IV: ca 99 fo 45 so 19 ot 27.
Step V: ca 99 fo 45 ot so 19 27.
Step VI: ca 99 fo 45 ot 27 so 19.
As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given INPUT.

• I. INPUT: ma ho fo 18 ag 89 21 47.
Which of the following will be Step II?

• (A) ag 89 ho ma fo 18 21 47
• (B) ag 89 ma 18 ho fo 21 47
• (C) ag 89 ma ho fo 18 21 47
• (D) Can not be determined
• (E) None of these
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Answer : C) ag 89 ma ho fo 18 21 47
Solution : INPUT: ma ho fo 18 ag 89 21 47.
Step I: ag ma ho fo 18 89 21 47.
Step II: ag 89 ma ho fo 18 21 47.
Step III: ag 89 fo ma ho 18 21 47.
Step IV: ag 89 fo 47 ma ho 18 21.
Step V: ag 89 fo 47 ho ma 18 21.
Step VI: ag 89 fo 47 ho 21 ma 18.

• II. INPUT: on al 36 28 49 sl ma 59.
which of the following will be last?

• (A) V
• (B) VI
• (C) VII
• (D) IV
• (E) VIII
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Solution : INPUT: on al 36 28 49 sl ma 59.
Step I: al on 36 28 49 sl ma 59.
Step II: al 59 on 36 28 49 sl ma.
Step III: al 59 ma on 36 28 49 sl.
Step IV: al 59 ma 49 on 36 28 sl.
Step V: al 59 ma 49 on 36 sl 28.
Step V is last step of given input.

• III. INPUT: bo al 25 57 67 gr ne 39.
Which of the following will be Step IV?

• (A) al 67 bo 57 gr ne 25 39
• (B) al 67 bo 57 gr 39 25 ne
• (C) al 67 bo 57 gr 25 ne 39
• (D) Can not be determined
• (E) None of these
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Answer : C) al 67 bo 57 gr 25 ne 39
Solution : INPUT: bo al 25 57 67 gr ne 39.
Step I: al bo 25 57 67 gr ne 39.
Step II: al 67 bo 25 57 gr ne 39.
Step III: al 67 bo 57 25 gr ne 39.
Step IV: al 67 bo 57 gr 25 ne 39.
Step V: al 67 bo 57 gr 39 25 ne.
Step VI: al 67 bo 57 gr 39 ne 25.

• IV. Step III of an INPUT is : be 69 do 19 27 ti fi 39.
which of the following will be last one?

• (A) V
• (B) VI
• (C) IV
• (D) VII
• (E) VIII
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Solution : Step III: be 69 do 19 27 ti fi 39.
Step IV: be 69 do 39 19 27 ti fi.
Step V: be 69 do 39 fi 19 27 ti.
Step VI: be 69 do 39 fi 27 19 ti.
Step VII: be 69 do 39 fi 27 ti 19.
Step VII is last step of given step III.

• V. Step II of an INPUT is : ea 77 39 47 he go 29 mo.
Which of the following is definitely the INPUT?

• (A) 47 77 39 ea he go 29 mo
• (B) 29 39 77 47 he go ea mo
• (C) he 29 39 77 47 go ea mo
• (D) Cannot be determined
• Discussion in forum
Answer : D) Cannot be determined
Solution : Can't be determined