Reasoning – 3 Variable Puzzle solutions strategy | Tips To Solve 3 Variable Puzzles

Reasoning - 3 Variable Puzzle solutions strategy | Tips To Solve 3 Variable Puzzles

Reasoning – 3 Variable Puzzle solutions strategy | Tips To Solve 3 Variable Puzzles

3 Variable Puzzle solutions: Puzzles are one of the important topics for all banking & insurance exams as questions are definitely asked from this topic in the Pre-examination & also in the Mains examination. So, we at Takshila Learning are providing you 2 three variable puzzles that will help you in cracking the exam.

Directions (1-5): Puzzle based questions

P, Q, R, S, T, and U are going to six different cities, viz Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Bangalore, and Pune, but not necessarily in the same order. All are going by three different modes of transport, viz Car, Train and Bus. At least two persons travel by each mode of transport.

T goes to Bangalore by Car and P goes to Hyderabad. The bus is being used by the persons who are going to Mumbai and Pune. The one who is traveling by train is not going to Delhi. Q is traveling by train and R is traveling by Car. P is traveling by train.


Q1. Who among the following goes to Delhi?

(a) S

(b) R

(c) U

(d) P

(e) None of these


Q2. Which of the following pairs travels by Bus?

(a) S, R

(b) P, T

(c) U, R

(d) S, U

(e) None of these


Q3. Which of the following combinations is true for Q?

(a) Bangalore–Car

(b) Delhi–Car

(c) Kolkata–Train

(d) Pune–Bus

(e) None of these


Q4. U travels by which of the following modes?

(a) Bus

(b) Car

(c) Train

(d) Can’t be determined

(e) None of these


Q5. Which of the following statements is definitely true?

(a) U goes to Mumbai

(b) R travels by train

(c) S goes to Pune

(d) All are true

(e) None of these

P Hyderabad Train
Q Kolkata Train
R Delhi Car
S Mumbai / Pune Bus
T Bangalore Car
U Pune / Mumbai Bus


Solution (1-5):

  1.     (b)

    2. (d)

    3. (c)

    4. (a)

    5. (e)

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Directions (6-10): Answer the given questions based on the following information:

There are seven-person P, Q, R, S, T, U, and V who were born in different years viz. 1957, 1969, 1987, 1993, 1958, 1974 and 1998 but not necessarily in the same order. The date and month of birth of all these persons are same & calculation is done with respect to the present year 2017 assuming months and date to be same.
P was born in even number of years. The difference in age between P and V is less than 9. V was neither born in 1969 nor in 1957. The difference between the age of V and U is a perfect square. The difference in age between U and Q is equal to 2.5 times the age difference between U and R. More than one person are older than T.

Q6. What is the age of V?

(a) 64

(b) 24

(c) 43

(d) 70

(e) None of these


Q7. How many persons are younger than Q?

(a) One

(b) Three

(c) Two

(d) Four

(e) More than four


Q8. Who among the following is oldest?

(a) U

(b) R

(c) S

(d) T

(e) P


Q9. R was born in which of the following year?

(a) 1969

(b) 1974

(c) 1998

(d) 1958

(e) None of these


Q10. What is the age of S?

(a) 64 year

(b) 59year

(c) 43year

(d) 23year

(e) None of these


Solution (6-10):

  1.    (b)7. (c)8. (a)9. (a)10. (b)


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