# Reasoning Mania: Input-Output (with Solution Key)

Input-Output is a very expecting question in LIC AAO, SIDBI Grade A Officer and other exams, So, today we are presenting you a question set on Input-Output set for your practice in Reasoning Mania Session. Try to solve it. For any type of queries you may leave a comment.

## Reasoning Mania: Input-Output

Directions (Q 1-5): Study the following information carefully to answer the given questions.

A number arrangement machine when given an input line of numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: 58  255  192  36  109  552  388  307
Step I: 552  58  255  192  36  109  388  307

Step II: 552  36  58  255  192  109  388  307
Step III: 552  36  388  58  255  192  109 307
Step IV: 552  36  388  58  307  255  192  109
Step V: 552  36  388  58  307  109  255  192
This is the final arrangement and Step V is the last step for this input.

1. What will be the fourth step for an input whose second step is given below?
Step II: 775  52  193  299  552  75  120  360
a) 775  52  552  360  193  299  120  75
b) 775  52  552  75  193  299  120  360
c) 775  120  52  360  552  299  193  75
d) Cannot be determined
e) None of these

2. How many steps will be required to get the final step from the following input?
Input: 49  98  172  460  396  82  39
a) Five
b) Three
c) Four
d) One
e) Six

3. What will be the position of ‘172’ in the last but one step?
Input: 49  98  172  460  396  82  39
a) third from the left
b) fourth from the right
c) third from the right
d) fourth from the left
e) None of these

4. If the step of an input is “795  208  42  436  383  106  59” then which of the following steps will be “795  42  436  208  383  106  59”?
a) Second
b) Sixth
c) Fourth
d) Fifth
e) Third

5. If the step of an input is “795  208  42  436  383 106  59” then which number would be the fourth from the right end in step II?
a) 42
b) 208
c) 106
d) 436
e) None of these

### Solution

The numbers are arranged in such a way that the largest number becomes the first number and the remaining numbers shift rightwards. In the next step the smallest number becomes the second number and the remaining numbers shift rightwards. These two steps continue alternately until two alternate series are formed.

1. b
Step II: 775  52  193  299  552  75  120  360
Step III: 775   52  193  299  552  75  120  360
Step IV: 775  52  552  75  193  299  120  360

2. a
Input: 49  98  172  460  396  82  39
Step I: 460  49  98  172  396  82  39
Step II: 460 39  49  98  172  396  82
Step III: 460  39  369  49  98  172  82
Step IV: 460  39  396  49  172  98  82
Step V: 460  39  396  49  172  82  98

3. c
Input: 49  98  172 460 396 82 39
Step I: 460 49 98 172 396 82 39
Step II: 460 39 49 98 172 396 82
Step III: 460 39 369 49 98 172 82
Step IV: 460 39 396 49 172 98 82
Step V: 460 39 396 49 172 82 98

4. e
Input: 795 208 42  436  383  106  59
Step I: 795  42  208  436  383  106  59
Step II: 795  42  436  208  383  106  59

5. b
Step I: 795  208  42  436  383  106  59
Step II: 795  42  208  436  383  106  59
Step III: 795  42  436  208  383  106  59

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