## SOT – Practice set 6

D.1-5) Study the following information carefully and answer the questions given below:

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: total 73 87 use 69 plan 55 high density 34

Step I: 87 total 73 use 69 plan 55 high density 34

Step II: 87 density total 73 use 69 plan 55 high 34

Step III: 87 density 73 total use 69 plan 55 high 34

Step IV: 87 density 73 high total use 69 plan 55 34

Step V: 87 density 73 high 69 total use plan 55 34

Step VI: 87 density 73 high 69 plan total use 55 34

Step VII: 87 density 73 high 69 plan 55 total use 34

Step VIII: 87 density 73 high 69 plan 55 total 34 use

Step VIII is the last step of the above arrangement as the intended arrangement is obtained.

As per the rules followed in the given steps, find out the approximate steps for the given input.

Input: talk 83 many 97 65 case 49 21 gone like

1. Which element is third to the right of ‘talk’ in Step V?

a) 49

b) 97

c) like

d) gone

e) 21

e) 21

E

Explanation

(e)

Input: talk 83 many 97 65 case 49 21 gone like

Step I: 97 talk 83 many 65 case 49 21 gone like

Step II: 97 case talk 83 many 65 49 21 gone like

Step III: 97 case 83 talk many 65 49 21 gone like

Step IV: 97 case 83 gone talk many 65 49 21 like

Step V: 97 case 83 gone 65 talk many 49 21 like

Step VI: 97 case 83 gone 65 like talk many 49 21

Step VII: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 talk many 21

Step VIII: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 many talk 21

Step IX: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 many 21 talk

2. What is the position of “like” from the left end in the final step?

a) four

b) fifth

c) sixth

d) seventh

e) third

c) sixth

C

Explanation

(c)

Input: talk 83 many 97 65 case 49 21 gone like

Step I: 97 talk 83 many 65 case 49 21 gone like

Step II: 97 case talk 83 many 65 49 21 gone like

Step III: 97 case 83 talk many 65 49 21 gone like

Step IV: 97 case 83 gone talk many 65 49 21 like

Step V: 97 case 83 gone 65 talk many 49 21 like

Step VI: 97 case 83 gone 65 like talk many 49 21

Step VII: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 talk many 21

Step VIII: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 many talk 21

Step IX: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 many 21 talk

3. Which of the following is step III of the given input?

a) 97 case 83 talk many 65 49 21 gone like

b) 97 case 83 gone talk many 65 49 21 like

c) 97 case 83 gone 65 talk many 49 21 like

d) 97 case 83 gone 65 like talk many 49 21

e) None of these

a) 97 case 83 talk many 65 49 21 gone like

A

Explanation

(a)

Input: talk 83 many 97 65 case 49 21 gone like

Step I: 97 talk 83 many 65 case 49 21 gone like

Step II: 97 case talk 83 many 65 49 21 gone like

Step III: 97 case 83 talk many 65 49 21 gone like

Step IV: 97 case 83 gone talk many 65 49 21 like

Step V: 97 case 83 gone 65 talk many 49 21 like

Step VI: 97 case 83 gone 65 like talk many 49 21

Step VII: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 talk many 21

Step VIII: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 many talk 21

Step IX: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 many 21 talk

4. Which of the following is the third element from the left end of step VI?

a) 83

b) gone

c) talk

d) case

e) 97

a) 83

A

Explanation

(a)

Input: talk 83 many 97 65 case 49 21 gone like

Step I: 97 talk 83 many 65 case 49 21 gone like

Step II: 97 case talk 83 many 65 49 21 gone like

Step III: 97 case 83 talk many 65 49 21 gone like

Step IV: 97 case 83 gone talk many 65 49 21 like

Step V: 97 case 83 gone 65 talk many 49 21 like

Step VI: 97 case 83 gone 65 like talk many 49 21

Step VII: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 talk many 21

Step VIII: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 many talk 21

Step IX: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 many 21 talk

5. How many steps will be required to complete the given input?

a) six

b) Nine

c) eight

d) ten

e) None of these

b) Nine

B

Explanation

(b)

Input: talk 83 many 97 65 case 49 21 gone like

Step I: 97 talk 83 many 65 case 49 21 gone like

Step II: 97 case talk 83 many 65 49 21 gone like

Step III: 97 case 83 talk many 65 49 21 gone like

Step IV: 97 case 83 gone talk many 65 49 21 like

Step V: 97 case 83 gone 65 talk many 49 21 like

Step VI: 97 case 83 gone 65 like talk many 49 21

Step VII: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 talk many 21

Step VIII: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 many talk 21

Step IX: 97 case 83 gone 65 like 49 many 21 talk

D.6-10) Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

A number arrangement machine when given an input of numbers/words, rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and steps of rearrangement.

Input: shoot 86 23 under 44 best oat 75

Step I: 75 shoot 86 23 under 44 best oat

Step II: 75 23 shoot 86 under 44 best oat

Step III: 75 23 86 shoot under 44 best oat

Step IV: 75 23 86 44 shoot under best oat

Step V: 75 23 86 44 oat shoot under best

Step VI: 75 23 86 44 oat under shoot best

Step VII: 75 23 86 44 oat under best shoot

This is the final arrangement and step VII is the last step for this input.

6. Which of the following is last step of above given step II?

a) VII

b) IX

c) VI

d) V

e) None of these

c) VI

C

Explanation

c

Step II: 93 33 56 root 16 input upper dusk

Step III: 93 33 56 16 root input upper dusk

Step IV: 93 33 56 16 input root upper dusk

Step V: 93 33 56 16 input upper root dusk

Step VI: 93 33 56 16 input upper dusk root

7. Which of the following would definitely be the input if step II of an input is

Step II: 93 33 56 root 16 input upper dusk

a) 243 564 227 124 152 238 766

b) 243 766 564 227 124 152 238

c) 243 564 227 766 124 152 238

d) cannot be determined

e) None of these

d) cannot be determined

D

Explanation

(d) Cannot be determined because the words or letters can be anywhere in above steps.

8. Which of the following is the last step of above input?

a) III

b) VI

c) VII

d) IX

e) None of these

c) VII

C

Explanation

c

Input: wife 23 step 56 87 orange ice 22

Step I: 87 wife 23 step 56 orange ice 22

Step II: 87 23 wife step 56 orange ice 22

Step III: 87 23 56 wife step orange ice 22

Step IV: 87 23 56 22 wife step orange ice

Step V: 87 23 56 22 ice wife step orange

Step VI: 87 23 56 22 ice orange wife step

Step VII: 87 23 56 22 ice orange step wife

9. Which is the following step?

Step: 87 23 56 22 ice wife step orange

a) VI

b) III

c) IV

d) V

e) There is no such step

d) V

D

Explanation

d

Input: wife 23 step 56 87 orange ice 22

Step I: 87 wife 23 step 56 orange ice 22

Step II: 87 23 wife step 56 orange ice 22

Step III: 87 23 56 wife step orange ice 22

Step IV: 87 23 56 22 wife step orange ice

Step V: 87 23 56 22 ice wife step orange

10. Which of the following is the second step for input

Input: wife 23 step 56 87 orange ice 22

a) 87 23 wife 56 step orange ice 22

b) 87 wife 23 step 56 orange ice 22

c) 87 23 wife step 56 orange ice 22

d) 56 23 wife step 87 orange ice 22

e) None of these

c) 87 23 wife step 56 orange ice 22

C

Explanation

C

Odd numbers in descending order, then even numbers in descending order, then vowels in ascending and then consonants in ascending

Input: wife 23 step 56 87 orange ice 22

Step I: 87 wife 23 step 56 orange ice 22

Step II: 87 23 wife step 56 orange ice 22