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I.  During the past year, Josh saw more movies than Stephen.

II. Stephen saw fewer movies than Darren.

III.Darren saw more movies than Josh.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

A) true B) false
C) uncertain D) none
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) uncertain

Explanation:

Because the first two sentences are true, both Josh and Darren saw more movies than Stephen. However, it is uncertain as to whether Darren saw more movies than Josh.

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I.  Tanya is older than Eric.

II. Cliff is older than Tanya.

III.Eric is older than Cliff.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

A) true B) false
C) uncertain D) none
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) false

Explanation:

Because the first two statements are true, Eric is the youngest of the three, so the third statement must be false

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I.  Apartments in the Riverdale Manor cost less than apartments in The Gaslight Commons.

II. Apartments in the Livingston Gate cost more than apartments in the The Gaslight Commons.

III.Of the three apartment buildings, the Livingston Gate costs the most.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

A) true B) false
C) uncertain D) none
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) true

Explanation:

Since the Gaslight Commons costs more than the Riverdale Manor and the Livingston Gate costs more than the Gaslight Commons, it is true that the Livingston Gate costs the most.

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I.  Class A has a higher enrollment than Class B.

II. Class C has a lower enrollment than Class B.

III.Class A has a lower enrollment than Class C.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

A) true B) false
C) uncertain D) none
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) false

Explanation:

From the first two statements, we know that of the three classes, Class A has the highest enrollment, so the third statement must be false.

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I.  All the offices on the 9th floor have wall-to-wall carpeting.

II. No wall-to-wall carpeting is pink.

III.None of the offices on the 9th floor has pink wall-to-wall carpeting.

If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

A) true B) false
C) uncertain D) none
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) true

Explanation:

If no wall-to-wall carpeting is pink and all the offices have wall-to-wall carpeting, none of the offices has pink wall-to-wall carpeting.

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M and N have children A and B.
F is spouse of B.
D is child of F.
P is son in law of N.
K is kid of P.

Who is male chiled of M and N ?

A) B B) A
C) None D) Can't be determined
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) B

Explanation:

Spouse means a person's partner in marriage, it can be male or female.
But given F is spouse of B
And P is Son in law of N
Relation between F and B
Relation between P and A only
and p is male So, A must be female
=> B is male child.

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A man wears socks of two colours - Black and White. He has altogether 30 black socks and 10 brown socks in a drawer. Supposing he has to take out the socks in the dark, how many must he take out to be sure that he has a matching pair ?

A) 3 B) 4
C) 5 D) 2
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) 3

Explanation:

Given there are 2 coloured socks, which is black and White
Let suppose 3 is choosen at random
then three conditions arises
1. all are black
2.all are white
3. either it will have 2 black and 1 white or it will have 2 white and 1 black
so in all the conditions as above mentioned we are getting atleast one pair of socks.

So, he must take out 3 to be sure that he has a matching pair.

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Four persons can cross a bridge in 3,7,13,17 minutes.Only two can cross at a time.Find the minimum time taken by the four to cross the bridge ?

A) 17 minutes B) 20 minutes
C) 34 minutes D) 12 minutes
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 20 minutes

Explanation:

First send 17 and 7. After 7 minutes, 7 is at finish and 17 needs 10 more minutes to complete his travel. now send 13. After 10 minutes 17 reaches finish and 13 needs 3 more minutes to complete. now send 3. both 3 and 13 reach destination at the same time after 3 minutes. hence the time taken is 7+10+3=20 minutes.

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