# Coding and Decoding Questions and Answers – Set 2

This set of Logical Reasoning Questions and Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Coding and Decoding – Set 2”.

1. In a certain code “CANDLE” is written as “CBNELF”. How is “STICK” written in that code?
a) SRLFE
b) MDKAl
c) SUIDK
d) UDLPQ

Explanation: Here, after first letter every alternate letter of the word moves +1 from its position.
i.e. for CANDLE, A→B, D→E, E→F.
Similarly, for STICK, T→U, C→D.

2. In a certain code “ZEBRA” is written as “ZQADY”. How is “TIGER” written in that code?
a) BWKXU
b) QDFHS
c) SHXAL
d) GQWPJ

Explanation: Here, reverse the words and move -1 from its original position.
i.e. for “ZEBRA” the reversed word is ARBEZ and the code is ZQADY.
Similarly, for “TIGER” the reversed word is REGIT and the code is QDFHS.

3. In a certain code “MOBILE” is written as “NPCJMF”. How “MESSAGE” is written in that code?
a) NFTTBHF
b) HRAOSCV
c) NWJJEFL
d) ELDSSAP

Explanation: Here, each letter moves +1 from its original position.
i.e. for “MOBILE” M→N, O→P, B→C, I→J, L→M, E→F.
Similarly, for “MESSAGE” the code is NFTTBHF.

4. In a certain code “564” means “study very hard”, “736” means “hard work pays” and “423” means “study and work”. Which of the following is the code for “very”?
a) 6
b) 4
c) 5
d) 3

Explanation: Here, in the first and second statement, the common code number is ‘6’ and common word is ‘hard’. In the second and third statement the common code number is ‘3’ and common word is ‘work’. In first and third statement, the common code number is ‘4’ and common word is ‘study’.
Therefore, 3→work, 4→study, 6→hard.
This gives, 2→and, 5→very, 7→pays.

5. In a certain code “BASKET” is written as “BaskeT”. How is “PACKET” written in that code?
a) pAcKeT
b) PaCkET
c) PacKeT
d) PackeT

Explanation: Here, according to the positions of the alphabets, odd position alphabets are written in small letters whereas, even position alphabets are written in capital letters.

6. If the letters of the word “POSITION” are arranged alphabetically, then which letter would be farthest from the second letter of word?
a) O
b) S
c) T
d) P

Explanation: Here, when arranged alphabetically the word is IINOOPST.

7. In a certain code “PICTURE” is written as “9267315”. How can “CURE” be written in that code?
a) 7316
b) 6137
c) 6315
d) 2615

Explanation: Here, from PICTURE P→9, I→2, C→6, T→7, U→3, R→1, E→5.
Therefore CURE→6315

8. In a certain code “CAT” is written as “12”. Then how can “STAR” be written in that code?
a) 58
b) 36
c) 47
d) 29

Explanation: Here, the positional values of alphabets are added and then divided by 2.
i.e. C→3 + A→1 + T→20 = 24÷2 = 12.
Similarly, for STAR→ 19+20+1+18 = 58÷2 = 29

9. In a certain code “M0B1L3” is written as “P3E4O6”. How is “1NT3RNE7” written in that code?
a) 4HFID8E8
b) 5R9X8KV8
c) 4QW6UQH10
d) 5KF2E4R4

Explanation: Here, each alphabet and number moves +3 from its original position.
i.e. M→P, 0→3, B→E, 1→4, L→O, 3→6.
Similarly, for 1NT3RNE7 the code is 4QW6UQH10.

10. If in the English alphabet, every alternate letter from D onwards is written in capital letters while others are written in small, then how will the 3rd day from Sunday will be coded?
a) WEdNesDaY
b) weDNesDay
c) FrIDay
d) THuRsDay

Explanation: Here, the capital letters are D, F, H, J, L, N, P, R, T, V, X, Z. The third day from sunday will be wednesday and code will be weDNesDay.