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Five men 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 read a newspaper. The one who reads first gives it to 3. The one who reads last had taken from 1. The 5 was not the first or last to read. There were two readers between 2 and 1.

Who read the newspaper last?

A

5.

B

2.

C

4.

D

1.

Soln.
Ans: c

The facts are:

  1. Start - ? < 3.
  2. 1 < ? - End.
  3. We can lay the sequence as: ? < 3 < 5 < 1 < ? because 5 is not at the start or end.

Since there are two men between 2 and 1, the sequence will have to start with 2. This is the order in which they read the newspaper: 2 - 3 - 5 - 1 - 4.


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