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APTITUDE QUESTIONS - REASONING BEGINNERS

(1) In a chess tournament each of six players will play every other player exactly once. How many matches will be played during the tournament ?
  • 12
  • 15
  • 30
  • 36
Answer: Option B 
Explanation:
I. matches of first player with other 5 players
II. matches of second player with 4 players other than the first player
III. matches of third player with 3 players other than the first player and second player.
IV. matches of fourth player with 2 players other than the first player, second player and third player.
V. matches of fifth player with 1 player other than the first player, second player, third player and fourth player.
So total matches will be 5+4+3+2+1 = 15



(2) I have a few sweets to be distributed. If I keep 2, 3 or 4 in a pack, I am left with one sweet. If I keep 5 in a pack, I am left with none. What is the minimum number of sweets I have to pack and distribute ?

  • 25
  • 37
  • 54
  • 65




(3) A certain number of horses and an equal number of men are going somewhere. Half of the owners are on their horses' back while the remaining ones are walking along leading their horses. If the number of legs walking on the ground is 70, how many horses are there ?
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 14

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