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"97 veil 20 39 bank 02 inch unto" is re-arranged according to a particular rule, in the steps mentioned below.

  1. bank veil 20 39 97 02 inch unto
  2. bank 02 20 39 97 veil inch unto
  3. bank 02 inch 39 97 veil 20 unto
  4. bank 02 inch 20 97 veil 39 unto
  5. bank 02 inch 20 unto veil 39 97
  6. bank 02 inch 20 unto 39 veil 97

If an input is: sake visa 45 card 69 23 32 warp, then how many steps are required if re-arrangement is done according to the above rule?

A

7

B

6

C

9

D

8

Soln.
Ans: a

In each step, English words and numbers are alternately being arranged in ascending order. An English word is placed, then a number, and so on. These are the steps for re-arrangement starting with sake visa 45 card 69 23 32 warp:

  1. card visa 45 sake 69 23 32 warp
  2. card 23 45 sake 69 visa 32 warp
  3. card 23 sake 45 69 visa 32 warp
  4. card 23 sake 32 69 visa 45 warp
  5. card 23 sake 32 visa 69 45 warp
  6. card 23 sake 32 visa 45 69 warp
  7. card 23 sake 32 visa 45 warp 69

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