Input output Reasoning
Team Careers360, 26 Sep 2019

Input-output is the chapter which appear only in banking and CAT exams. SSC and other competitive examination do not roll out any question related to input-output. In some books, it is also named as sequential output tracing. Input-output reasoning based problems come in a bunch in banking examination. Recently, banking examination has introduced a different kind of question in reasoning which became a nightmare for most of the aspirants who have appeared in the test. There is some fixed pattern of questions which usually come with some variations. It is not so easy chapter but is not that difficult. If one understands concepts and tricks of machine input-out and practising hard, then this would not trouble you much during the examinations.The common question pattern on input-output chapter are as follows:-

  1. Problems based on shifting

  2. Problems based on arrangements

  3. Problems based on operations

  4. Box-based input-output(New pattern)

  5. Miscellaneous

How to prepare input output?

  • Read at least the first 3 steps and output.

  • Observe pattern of steps and changes in each step.

  • Process your mind as per the steps in the question and behave accordingly.

  • Practise as many questions as you can.

  • Take online tests to know about the latest trending patterns.

All questions of Input Output

Q 1. Instructions: A word and number 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: 51 pour 31 star new 23 47 home

Step 1 : 23 51 pour 31 star new 47 home

Step 2 : 23 star 51 pour 31 new 47 home

Step 3 : 23 star 31 51 pour new 47 home

Step 4 : 23 star 31 pour 51 new 47 home

Step 5 : 23 star 31 pour 47 51 new home

Step 6 : 23 star 31 pour 47 new 51 home

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input Step 2 of an input is: 18 task bear cold duck 81

How many more steps will be complete the rearrangement?

  1. One

  2. Four

  3. Five

  4. Six (Correct)

  5. Three

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Q 2. Instructions: A word and number 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: 51 pour 31 star new 23 47 home

Step 1 : 23 51 pour 31 star new 47 home

Step 2 : 23 star 51 pour 31 new 47 home

Step 3 : 23 star 31 51 pour new 47 home

Step 4 : 23 star 31 pour 51 new 47 home

Step 5 : 23 star 31 pour 47 51 new home

Step 6 : 23 star 31 pour 47 new 51 home

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input: 72 59 37 go for picnic 24 journey

How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

  1. Two

  2. Four

  3. Five

  4. Six (Correct)

  5. Three

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Q 3. Instructions: A word and number 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: 51 pour 31 star new 23 47 home

Step 1 : 23 51 pour 31 star new 47 home

Step 2 : 23 star 51 pour 31 new 47 home

Step 3 : 23 star 31 51 pour new 47 home

Step 4 : 23 star 31 pour 51 new 47 home

Step 5 : 23 star 31 pour 47 51 new home

Step 6 : 23 star 31 pour 47 new 51 home

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input: nick flower 37 14 cost height 42 57

Which of the following will be step 3?

  1. 37 nick 14 height flowers cost 42 57

  2. 14 nick 37 height 42 flower cost 57

  3. 14 nick 37 flower cost height 42 57

  4. 14 nick flower 37 cost height 42 57

  5. 14 nick 37 height flowers cost 42 57 (Correct)

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Q 4. Instructions: A word and number 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: 51 pour 31 star new 23 47 home

Step 1 : 23 51 pour 31 star new 47 home

Step 2 : 23 star 51 pour 31 new 47 home

Step 3 : 23 star 31 51 pour new 47 home

Step 4 : 23 star 31 pour 51 new 47 home

Step 5 : 23 star 31 pour 47 51 new home

Step 6 : 23 star 31 pour 47 new 51 home

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Step 2 of an input is : 17 victory 19 37 58 store like town

Which of the following will be step 3?

  1. 19 victory 17 town store 58 37 like

  2. 17 victory 19 town 37 store 58 like

  3. 17 victory 19 town 37 58 store like (Correct)

  4. There will be no such step

  5. 17 victory 19 town store 37 58 like

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Q 5. Instructions: A word and number 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: 51 pour 31 star new 23 47 home

Step 1 : 23 51 pour 31 star new 47 home

Step 2 : 23 star 51 pour 31 new 47 home

Step 3 : 23 star 31 51 pour new 47 home

Step 4 : 23 star 31 pour 51 new 47 home

Step 5 : 23 star 31 pour 47 51 new home

Step 6 : 23 star 31 pour 47 new 51 home

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Step 3 of an input is : 36 window 45 96 86 ultra book queen

How many more steps will be required to complete the rearrangement ?

  1. Three (Correct)

  2. Four

  3. Five

  4. Two

  5. Six

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Q 6. Instructions: A word and number 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: some found 19 other 99 27 came 45

Step 1 : came some found 19 other 99 27 45

Step 2 : came 99 some found 19 other 27 45

Step 3 : came 99 found some 19 other 27 45

Step 4 : came 99 found 45 some 19 other 27

Step 5 : came 99 found 45 other some 19 27

Step 6 : came 99 found 45 other 27 some 19

Step 6 is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.

As per the rules followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input : mathematics hour for 18 against 89 21 47

Which of the following will be step 2?

  1. against 89 hour mathematics for 18 21 47

  2. against 18 mathematics 89 hour for 47 21

  3. against 89 mathematics hour for 18 21 47

  4. Can not be determined

  5. against 89 mathematics 18 hour for 21 47

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Q 7. Instructions: A word and number 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: some found 19 other 99 27 came 45

Step 1 : came some found 19 other 99 27 45

Step 2 : came 99 some found 19 other 27 45

Step 3 : came 99 found some 19 other 27 45

Step 4 : came 99 found 45 some 19 other 27

Step 5 : came 99 found 45 other some 19 27

Step 6 : came 99 found 45 other 27 some 19

Step 6 is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.

As per the rules followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input: books all 25 57 67 greate new 39

Which of the following will be step 4?

  1. all 67 books 57 greate new 25 39

  2. all 57 books 67 greate 39 25 new

  3. all 67 books 57 greate 25 new 39 (Correct)

  4. Cannot be determined

  5. all 67 books 57 greate 39 25 new

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Q 8. Instructions: A word and number 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: some found 19 other 99 27 came 45

Step 1 : came some found 19 other 99 27 45

Step 2 : came 99 some found 19 other 27 45

Step 3 : came 99 found some 19 other 27 45

Step 4 : came 99 found 45 some 19 other 27

Step 5 : came 99 found 45 other some 19 27

Step 6 : came 99 found 45 other 27 some 19

Step 6 is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.

As per the rules followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input: one all 36 28 49 sleep maths 59

Which of the following will be last step?

  1. 4

  2. 7

  3. 5 (Correct)

  4. 8

  5. 6

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Q 9. Instructions: A word and number 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: some found 19 other 99 27 came 45

Step 1 : came some found 19 other 99 27 45

Step 2 : came 99 some found 19 other 27 45

Step 3 : came 99 found some 19 other 27 45

Step 4 : came 99 found 45 some 19 other 27

Step 5 : came 99 found 45 other some 19 27

Step 6 : came 99 found 45 other 27 some 19

Step 6 is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.

As per the rules followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Step 3 of an input is : being 69 doing 19 27 tiger fight 39

Which of the following will be last but one?

  1. 6 (Correct)

  2. 3

  3. 8

  4. 5

  5. 7

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Q 10. Instructions: A word and number 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: some found 19 other 99 27 came 45

Step 1 : came some found 19 other 99 27 45

Step 2 : came 99 some found 19 other 27 45

Step 3 : came 99 found some 19 other 27 45

Step 4 : came 99 found 45 some 19 other 27

Step 5 : came 99 found 45 other some 19 27

Step 6 : came 99 found 45 other 27 some 19

Step 6 is the last step of the rearrangement of the above input.

As per the rules followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Step 2 of an input is : earn 77 39 47 hero gold 29 more

Which of the following is definitely the input?

  1. 47 77 39 earn hero gold 29 more

  2. 77 39 29 47 hero gold earn more

  3. hero 29 39 77 47 gold earn more

  4. Cannot be determined (Correct)

  5. 29 39 77 47 hero gold earn more

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Q 11. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: sequential 25 indigo at 83 whatsapp 52 tuner

Step 1 : 25 sequential indigo at 83 whatsapp 52 tuner

Step 2 : 25 whatsapp sequential indigo at 83 52 tuner

Step 3 : 25 whatsapp 52 sequential indigo at 83 tuner

Step 4 : 25 whatsapp 52 tuner sequential indigo at 83

Step 5 : 25 whatsapp 52 tuner 83 sequential indigo at

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Step III of an Input : apple 25 horse speed 86 52 trainer 68

Which of the following will be Step VI?

  1. apple speed 25 86 52 trainer 68 horse

  2. apple 52 horse 25 speed 86 trainer 68

  3. apple 25 horse 52 speed 86 trainer 68

  4. apple 25 horse 52 speed 68 86 trainer

  5. apple 25 horse 52 speed 68 trainer 86 (Correct)

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Q 12. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: sequential 25 indigo at 83 whatsapp 52 tuner

Step 1 : 25 sequential indigo at 83 whatsapp 52 tuner

Step 2 : 25 whatsapp sequential indigo at 83 52 tuner

Step 3 : 25 whatsapp 52 sequential indigo at 83 tuner

Step 4 : 25 whatsapp 52 tuner sequential indigo at 83

Step 5 : 25 whatsapp 52 tuner 83 sequential indigo at

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input : someone headquarters 38 65 all margaret 85 58

How many steps will be required to complete the re-arrangement?

  1. Three

  2. Four (Correct)

  3. Five

  4. Eight

  5. Six

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Q 13. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: sequential 25 indigo at 83 whatsapp 52 tuner

Step 1 : 25 sequential indigo at 83 whatsapp 52 tuner

Step 2 : 25 whatsapp sequential indigo at 83 52 tuner

Step 3 : 25 whatsapp 52 sequential indigo at 83 tuner

Step 4 : 25 whatsapp 52 tuner sequential indigo at 83

Step 5 : 25 whatsapp 52 tuner 83 sequential indigo at

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Step II of an input is : 48 youtube 58 cartoon batman 86 72 dog

Which of the following is definitely the input?

  1. Youtube cartoon batman 58 86 72 dog 48 (Correct)

  2. Youtube 58 cartoon batman 86 72 dog 48

  3. Cartoon youtube batman 58 86 72 dog 48

  4. youtube cartoon batman 72 58 86 dog 48

  5. Youtube batman 58 86 72 dog 48 cartoon

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Q 14. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: sequential 25 indigo at 83 whatsapp 52 tuner

Step 1 : 25 sequential indigo at 83 whatsapp 52 tuner

Step 2 : 25 whatsapp sequential indigo at 83 52 tuner

Step 3 : 25 whatsapp 52 sequential indigo at 83 tuner

Step 4 : 25 whatsapp 52 tuner sequential indigo at 83

Step 5 : 25 whatsapp 52 tuner 83 sequential indigo at

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Step II of an input is : 48 snapdeal 86 87 diamond 92 cheapest bat animal

Which of the following steps will be the last but one?

  1. I

  2. II (Correct)

  3. IV

  4. V

  5. III

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Q 15. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: sequential 25 indigo at 83 whatsapp 52 tuner

Step 1 : 25 sequential indigo at 83 whatsapp 52 tuner

Step 2 : 25 whatsapp sequential indigo at 83 52 tuner

Step 3 : 25 whatsapp 52 sequential indigo at 83 tuner

Step 4 : 25 whatsapp 52 tuner sequential indigo at 83

Step 5 : 25 whatsapp 52 tuner 83 sequential indigo at

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input is : spores 87 zoo 48 fosse physician 12 apogee 36

How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

  1. III

  2. VI (Correct)

  3. IV

  4. VII

  5. V

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Q 16. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange

them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illstation of input and rearrangement.

Input: flight 99 64 google 39 45 booking sparrows

Step 1 : booking flight 99 64 google 39 45 sparrows

Step 2 : booking 39 flight 99 64 google 45 sparrows

Step 3 : booking 39 flight 45 99 64 google sparrows

Step 4 : booking 39 flight 45 google 99 64 sparrows

Step 5 : booking 39 flight 45 google 64 99 sparrows

Step 6 : booking 39 flight 45 google 64 sparrows 99

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input

Input: tourist 57 45 24 orkut bristol 64 stuart

Which of the following will be step IV?

  1. bristol tourist 57 45 24 orkut 64 stuart

  2. bristol 24 orkut tourist 57 45 64 stuart

  3. bristol 24 orkut 45 tourist 57 64 stuart (Correct)

  4. bristol 45 orkut 24 stuart 57 tourist 64

  5. bristol 24 orkut 45 stuart 57 tourist 64

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Q 17. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange

them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illstation of input and rearrangement.

Input: flight 99 64 google 39 45 booking sparrows

Step 1 : booking flight 99 64 google 39 45 sparrows

Step 2 : booking 39 flight 99 64 google 45 sparrows

Step 3 : booking 39 flight 45 99 64 google sparrows

Step 4 : booking 39 flight 45 google 99 64 sparrows

Step 5 : booking 39 flight 45 google 64 99 sparrows

Step 6 : booking 39 flight 45 google 64 sparrows 99

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input: screamer 57 45 28 ocelot blesbok 64 tarantula

Which of the following steps will be the last but one?

  1. Three

  2. Four (Correct)

  3. Five

  4. Two

  5. Six

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Q 18. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange

them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illstation of input and rearrangement.

Input: flight 99 64 google 39 45 booking sparrows

Step 1 : booking flight 99 64 google 39 45 sparrows

Step 2 : booking 39 flight 99 64 google 45 sparrows

Step 3 : booking 39 flight 45 99 64 google sparrows

Step 4 : booking 39 flight 45 google 99 64 sparrows

Step 5 : booking 39 flight 45 google 64 99 sparrows

Step 6 : booking 39 flight 45 google 64 sparrows 99

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input: spells 44 58 94 of treasure divergent 15

Which of the following will be step IV?

  1. divergent 15 spells 44 58 94 of treasure

  2. divergent spells 44 58 94 of treasure 15

  3. divergent 15 spells 94 44 58 of treasure

  4. divergent 15 of 44 spells 58 94 treasure (Correct)

  5. divergent 15 of spells 44 58 94 treasure

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Q 19. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange

them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: flight 99 64 google 39 45 booking sparrows

Step 1 : booking flight 99 64 google 39 45 sparrows

Step 2 : booking 39 flight 99 64 google 45 sparrows

Step 3 : booking 39 flight 45 99 64 google sparrows

Step 4 : booking 39 flight 45 google 99 64 sparrows

Step 5 : booking 39 flight 45 google 64 99 sparrows

Step 6 : booking 39 flight 45 google 64 sparrows 99

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Step II of an input is : demonglass 15 shaken 35 46 87 of facebook laboratory

Which of the following will definitely be the input?

  1. demonglass 35 facebook 15 laboratory shaken 46 87 of

  2. demonglass 15 facebook 35 laboratory 46 of 87 shaken

  3. shaken demonglass 35 46 87 of facebook 15 laboratory (Correct)

  4. demonglass 15 facebook shaken 35 46 87 of laboratory

  5. demonglass 15 facebook 35 laboratory shaken 46 87 of

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Q 20. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange

them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: flight 99 64 google 39 45 booking sparrows

Step 1 : booking flight 99 64 google 39 45 sparrows

Step 2 : booking 39 flight 99 64 google 45 sparrows

Step 3 : booking 39 flight 45 99 64 google sparrows

Step 4 : booking 39 flight 45 google 99 64 sparrows

Step 5 : booking 39 flight 45 google 64 99 sparrows

Step 6 : booking 39 flight 45 google 64 sparrows 99

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Step II of the Input is : animals 24 star 83 53 trade 67 haunt

How many more steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

  1. Three

  2. Four

  3. Five

  4. One

  5. Six (Correct)

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Q 21. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange

them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: chammy wonky 26 33 58 hardstem Bataan 65.

Step 1 : 65 C W 26 33 58 H B

Step 2 : 65 B C W 26 33 58 H

Step 3 : 65 B 58 C W 26 33 H

Step 4 : 65 B 58 C 33 W 26 H

Step 5 : 65 B 58 C 33 H 26 W

Step 6 : 65 B 58 C 33 H 26 W

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input : Determined Railway 16 38 47 Eenadu Apsrtc 55

How many steps will be required to complete the rearrangement?

  1. Three

  2. Seven

  3. Five

  4. Six (Correct)

  5. Four

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Q 22. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange

them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: chammy wonky 26 33 58 hardstem Bataan 65.

Step 1 : 65 C W 26 33 58 H B

Step 2 : 65 B C W 26 33 58 H

Step 3 : 65 B 58 C W 26 33 H

Step 4 : 65 B 58 C 33 W 26 H

Step 5 : 65 B 58 C 33 H 26 W

Step 6 : 65 B 58 C 33 H 26 W

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input : facebook snapdeal twitter 19 29 33 ezone 48 amazon 78

How many steps will be required to complete the re-arrangement?

  1. Three

  2. Four

  3. Two

  4. Six

  5. Seven (Correct)

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Q 23. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange

them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: chammy wonky 26 33 58 hardstem Bataan 65.

Step 1 : 65 C W 26 33 58 H B

Step 2 : 65 B C W 26 33 58 H

Step 3 : 65 B 58 C W 26 33 H

Step 4 : 65 B 58 C 33 W 26 H

Step 5 : 65 B 58 C 33 H 26 W

Step 6 : 65 B 58 C 33 H 26 W

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Input : whistle yahoo 21 speeder 32 17 48 torsion

Which of the following steps will be the last but one?

  1. II

  2. V (Correct)

  3. VI

  4. VII

  5. IV

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Q 24. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange

them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: chammy wonky 26 33 58 hardstem Bataan 65.

Step 1 : 65 C W 26 33 58 H B

Step 2 : 65 B C W 26 33 58 H

Step 3 : 65 B 58 C W 26 33 H

Step 4 : 65 B 58 C 33 W 26 H

Step 5 : 65 B 58 C 33 H 26 W

Step 6 : 65 B 58 C 33 H 26 W

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Step 4 of an input is : 77 addable 67 Cadiz 17 34 horny Denver

Which of the following is definitely the input?

  1. addable Cadiz 17 77 67 34 horny Denver

  2. 77 Cadiz addable 17 67 horny 34 Denver

  3. Cadiz 77 addable 67 17 34 Denver horny

  4. Cannot be Determined

  5. addable Cadiz 77 67 17 34 horny Denver (Correct)

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Q 25. Instructions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearrange

them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement.

Input: chammy wonky 26 33 58 hardstem Bataan 65.

Step 1 : 65 C W 26 33 58 H B

Step 2 : 65 B C W 26 33 58 H

Step 3 : 65 B 58 C W 26 33 H

Step 4 : 65 B 58 C 33 W 26 H

Step 5 : 65 B 58 C 33 H 26 W

Step 6 : 65 B 58 C 33 H 26 W

As per the rule followed in the following questions the appropriate step for the given input.

Step 3 of an input is : 81 brotula 77 suffix hockey Lactaid 37 40

Which of the following will step 6?

  1. 81 brotula 37 hockey 40 suffix Lactaid 77

  2. 81 brotula 77 hockey 40 Lactaid suffix 37 (Correct)

  3. 81 brotula hockey 77 hockey 40 Lactaid 37 suffix

  4. Cannot be determined

  5. 81 brotula 77 hockey 40 suffix Lactaid 37

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