This set of Verbal Reasoning Questions and Answers (MCQs) focuses on “Sequencing – Set 8”.

1. How many even numbers are there in the following series of numbers, each of which is immediately preceded by an odd number, but not immediately followed by an even number?

6 2 8 9 1 3 4 5 7 5 8 9 7 9 10 8 1 4 9 2 6

a) 1

b) 2

c) 3

d) 4

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Explanation: Here, we are looking for a group of numbers i.e. odd even odd. In the series it occurs thrice i.e. ‘1 4 9’, ‘3 4 5’, ‘5 8 9’.

Hence, the answer is 3.

2. Identify the wrong number in the series. 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 87, 144?

a) 87

b) 55

c) 21

d) 13

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Explanation: Here, the series is a Fibonacci series.

i.e., a number in the series is the sum of previous two numbers.

So, in this 34+55 =89. So the wrong number is 87.

Hence, the answer is 87.

3. Find the next number in the series: 6, 62, 214, 510, …. ?

a) 824

b) 728

c) 998

d) 693

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Explanation: Here, each number is one less than cube of a number.

i.e., 2

^{3}=8-2=6, 4

^{3}=64-2=62, 6

^{3}=216-2=214, 8

^{3}=512-2=510.

So, the next number will be 10

^{3}=1000-2=998.

Hence, the answer is 998.

4. Ankita’s younger brother Bobby is older than Nilu. Shweta is younger than Rahul but elder than Ankita. If Rahul is younger than Shyam then who is the eldest?

a) Ankita

b) Bobby

c) Rahul

d) Shyam

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Explanation: Here, according to question

Nilu < Bobby < Ankita < Shweta < Rahul<Shyam.

Therefore, the eldest is Shyam.

Hence the answer is Shyam.

5. A box had 17 bulbs. All but five are fused. How many are actually fused?

a) 5

b) 12

c) 8

d) 9

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Explanation: Here, it is given that all bulbs are fused except 5 i.e. out of 17, 12 bulbs are fused.

Hence, the answer is 12.

6. Complete the series 134, 356, 554, 455, ?, 431.

a) 286

b) 653

c) 578

d) 462

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Explanation: Here, in the series after first three numbers, remaining three numbers are reversed number of previous numbers.

Hence, the answer is 653.

7. Complete the following series 16, 32, 128, 1024, 16384 …?

a) 685302

b) 534288

c) 393216

d) 409354

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Explanation: Here, the pattern followed is:-

16×2=32, 32×4=128, 128×8=1024, 1024×16=16384. Similarly, 16384×32=534288.

Hence, the answer is 534288.

8. Complete the following series 9, 34, 70, 119, 183…?

a) 110

b) 264

c) 206

d) 189

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Explanation: Here, the difference between the digits is the square of digits i.e.

34-9 = 25 = 5

^{2}, 70-34 = 36 = 6

^{2}, 119-70 = 49 =7

^{2}, 183-119 = 64 = 8

^{2}.

Similarly, 264-183 = 81 = 9

^{2}

Hence, the answer is 264.

9. Complete the following series 9, 19, 58, 233, 1166…?

a) 8249

b) 6825

c) 6997

d) 2843

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Explanation: Here, the series follows the following pattern.

9×2=18+1=19, 19×3=57+1=58, 58×4=232+1=233, 233×5=1165+1=1166.

Similarly, 1166×6=6996+1=6997.

Hence, the answer is 6997.

10. In a row of 20 boys, when Akshat shifted three places towards the left, he become 11^{th} from the right end. What was his earlier position from the left end of the row?

a) 4^{th}

b) 9^{th}

c) 13^{th}

d) 15^{th}

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Explanation: Here, there were 20 boys and Akshat was in 11

^{th}position from right end after shifting, i.e., Akshat was in 8

^{th}position from right before shifting. So 20 – 8 = 12 i.e., there were 12 boys before Akshat (from left side), so his position was 13

^{th}from the left end.

Hence, the answer is 13

^{th}.

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