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Q: Q.2. Direction. Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions:

(i). There is a group of five persons – A, B, C, D and E.(ii). One of them is a horticulturist, one is a physicist, one is a journalist, one is an industrialist and one is an advocated.(iii). Three of them – A, C and advocate prefer tea to coffee and two of them – B and the journalist prefer coffee to tea.(iv). The industrialist and D and A are friend to one another but two of these prefer coffee to tea.(v). The horticulturist is C`s brother. Who is an industrialist?

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    E
  • 2
    C
  • 3
    B
  • 4
    D
  • 5
    E
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Answer : 3. "B"
Explanation :

 Justification:

A

B

C

D

E

Profession

Horticulturist 

Industrialist 

Physicist

Journalist

Advocate

Profession 

Tea

Coffee

Tea

Coffee

Tea

A prefers tea. So, from (iv), the industrialist and D prefer coffee. But, from (iii), B and the journalist prefer coffee. So, B is the industrialist and D is the journalist.

Now, A, C and advocate remain. Clearly, E is the advocate.

The horticulturist is C's brother. It can be only A. C is a physicist.

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