Akamai Reasoning Question

DIRECTIONS for the questions 1 to 3 : The question below has either two or three statements followed by two or three conclusions.
You have to take the given statements to be true and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements, disregarding the commonly known facts.
  1. Statements:
    1. All gliders are parachutes. No parachute is an airplane.
    2. All airplanes are helicopters.

    Conclusions:

    1. No helicopter is a glider.
    2. All parachutes being helicopters is a possibility

    1. If only conclusion I follows
    2. If only conclusion II follows
    3. If either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
    4. If neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
    5. If both conclusion I and conclusion II follow

    Answer: Option B

    Conclusions:
    I. No helicopter is a glider, cannot be definitely said as shown in the diagram above helicopters can be gliders, hence cannot be concluded.
    II. All parachutes being helicopters is a possibility can be said as shown in the diagram above because nothing is said about parachutes and helicopters so a possibility of all parachutes being helicopters can be derived.
  2. Statements:
    1. All gliders are parachutes. No parachute is an airplane.
    2. All airplanes are helicopters.

    Conclusions:

    1. No glider is an airplane.
    2. All gliders being helicopters is possibility.

    1. if only conclusion I follows
    2. if only conclusion II follows
    3. if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
    4. if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
    5. If both conclusion I and conclusion II follow

    Answer: Option E
    Conclusions:
    1. No glider is an airplane can be concluded as All gliders are parachutes and no parachute is airplane so no glider is airplane.
    2. All gliders being helicopters is possibility, can be concluded as no relation is given beween gliders and helicopters so all gliders being helicopters can be one of the possibilities
  3. Statements:
    Some mails are chats. All updates are chats.
    Conclusions:
    1. All mails being updates is a possibility.
    2. No update is a mail.

    1. if only conclusion I follows
    2. if only conclusion II follows
    3. if either conclusion I or conclusion II follows
    4. if neither conclusion I nor conclusion II follows
    5. if both conclusion I and conclusion II follow

    Answer: Option A

    Statements: Some mails are chats. All updates are chats.
    Conclusions:
    1. All mails being updates is a possibility, can be concluded as it is said that some mails is chats and all updates are chats so all mails being updates is one of the possibilities which can be drawn as shown in the diagram above.
    2. No update is a mail, cannot be concluded as some mails are chats and all updates are chats so some updates can be mails.
DIRECTIONS for the questions 4 to 6 : Solve the following question and mark the best possible option
  1. a_ _ b abba _ abba _ ba
    1. abab
    2. abba
    3. aabb
    4. aaab

    Answer: Option A

    So option A gives a repeating pattern of AABBABBA.
  2. AZB__AZ__YA_BY___ZBY
    1. YBZA
    2. YAZB
    3. BZYA
    4. AZBY

    Answer: Option A

    So putting option A gives a pattern AZBYAZBY repeated four times.
  1. In the following series, one of the terms given is wrong. Find that term and mark that as your answer.
    102, 101, 98, 93, 86, 74, 66, 53
    1. 101
    2. 66
    3. 74
    4. 93

    Answer: Option C
    102 - 1 = 101
    101 - 3 = 98
    98 - 5 = 93
    93 - 7 = 86
    86 - 9 =77
    77 - 11 = 66
    66 - 13 = 53
    Therefore, 77 is the correct number which should replace the wrong number 74. So option C
DIRECTIONS for the questions 7 to 10 : Read the information given below and answer the question that follows.
P,Q, R, S, T, V, W and Z are travelling to three destinations Delhi. Chennai and Hyderabad in three different vehicles - Honda City, Swift D'Zire and Ford Ikon. There are three females among them one in each car. There are at least two persons in each car.
R is not travelling with Q and W, T, a male, is travelling with only Z and they are not travelling to Chennai P is travelling in Honda City to Hyderabad. S is sister of P and travels by Ford Ikon. V and R travel together. W does not travel to Chennai.
  1. Members in which car are travelling to Chennai ?
    1. Honda City
    2. Swift D'Zire
    3. Ford Ikon
    4. Either Swift O'Zve or Ford Ikon
    5. None of these

    Answer: Option C
    PQW are travelling to Hyderabad by Honda City.
    RSV are travelling to Chennai by Ford. S being a lady.
    T&Z are travelling to Delhi by Swift. Z being a lady.
    So members in Ford Ikon car are travelling to Chennai.
  2. In which car are four members travelling?
    1. None
    2. Honda City
    3. Swift D'zire
    4. Ford Ikon
    5. Honda City or Ford Ikon

    Answer: Option A
    PQW are travelling to Hyderabad by Honda City.
    RSV are travelling to Chennai by Ford. S being a lady.
    T&Z are travelling to Delhi by Swift. Z being a lady.
  3. Which of the following combinations represents the three female members?
    1. QSZ
    2. WSZ
    3. PSZ
    4. Cannot be determined
    5. None of these

    Answer: Option D
    PQW are travelling to Hyderabad by Honda City.
    RSV are travelling to Chennai by Ford. S being a lady.
    T&Z are travelling to Delhi by Swift. Z being a lady.
    S and Z are definitely females but third female can be any one from P, Q or W. Hence answer is cannot be determined.
  4. Who is travelling with W?
    1. Only Q
    2. Only P
    3. Both P and Q
    4. Cannot be determined
    5. None of these

    Answer: Option C
    PQW are travelling to Hyderabad by Honda City.
    RSV are travelling to Chennai by Ford. S being a lady.
    T&Z are travelling to Delhi by Swift. Z being a lady.
    Both P and Q are travelling with W.
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