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Five people A, B, C, D and E are seated about a round table. Every chair is spaced equidistant from adjacent chairs.

(i) C is seated next to A

(ii) A is seated two seats from D

(iii) B is not seated next to A

On the basis of above information, which of the following must be true?

1. D is seated next to B

2. E is seated next to A

3. D and C are separated by two seats

Select the correct answer using the code given below:


Choice (4) Response


1 only


1 and 2 only


3 only


Neither 1 nor 2 nor 3

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Image shows the round table

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Image shows the round table

In this question, A is seated next to C.

B is not seated next to A. As on one side C is seated the other side we keep empty for now.

Thus B can be seated in either of the chairs that are not adjacent to A.

Also D is seated 2 seats away frm A. In a similar fashin to B, D cannot be adjacent to A.

Thus the seat next to A is occupied by E.

Also the other two chairs are occupied either by B or by D. We are not sure of that.


  • E is seated next to A

  • B/D are seated next to each other.

  • Thus option B is correct.

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