• Question

      Directions: Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions. A word 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: Optimistic positive afraid dirty brave left right negative clean pessimistic. Step I: afraid optimistic positive dirty left right negative clean pessimistic brave. Step II: clean afraid optimistic positive left right negative pessimistic brave dirty.  Step III: left clean afraid optimistic positive negative pessimistic brave dirty right. Step IV: negative left clean afraid optimistic pessimistic brave dirty right positive. Step V: optimistic negative left clean afraid brave dirty right positive pessimistic. And step V is the last step of the above input. As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions, the appropriate step for the given input. INPUT: "wrong far near practical happy weeping right laughing sad theoretical"

      How many steps is required to complete the rearrangement?

      A Three Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      B Four Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      C five Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      D six Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
      E None of these Correct Answer Incorrect Answer

      Solution

      How words are arranged in the final step: Words get arranged alphabetically from the middle. First word is at fifth position and opposite of this word is at sixth position. Next word is at fourth position and opposite of this word is at seventh position and so on. What machine is doing in each step: In the first step, one word is getting arranged from the left side alphabetically and opposite word is getting arranged from the right side. In each of the further steps, same procedure is followed as in the first step and words arranged is the previous step are shifting one place to their right and opposite words are shifting on place to their left alphabetically. INPUT : wrong far near practical happy weeping right laughing sad theoretical Step I: far wrong practical happy weeping right laughing sad theoretical near Step II: happy far wrong practical weeping right laughing theoretical near sad Step III :laughing happy far wrong practical right theoretical near sad weeping. Step IV: practical laughing happy far wrong right near sad weeping. theoretical Step V: right  practical laughing happy far near sad weeping. theoretical  wrong Hence, six steps are required to complete the rearrangement.

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