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# Verbal Reasoning - Seating Arrangement - Discussion

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In a class there are seven students (including boys and girls) A, B, C, D, E, F and G. They sit on three benches I, II and III. Such that at least two students on each bench and at least one girl on each bench. C who is a girl student, does not sit with A, E and D. F the boy student sits with only B. A sits on the bench I with his best friends. G sits on the bench III. E is the brother of C.

1.

How many girls are there out of these 7 students ?

 [A]. 3 [B]. 3 or 4 [C]. 4 [D]. Data inadequate

Explanation:

The number of girls is either 3 or 4.

 Arfath said: (Fri, Nov 19, 2010 06:26:35 AM) There can be only Three girls as E is stated to be brother of C.

 Ankita said: (Sat, Dec 18, 2010 07:47:10 AM) How option b is right?

 Ritesh said: (Tue, Feb 1, 2011 06:06:47 AM) I think option A is right.

 Divya said: (Wed, May 18, 2011 04:23:02 AM) Where it is mentioned that 'd' is a girl and 'a' is a boy.

 Anselam said: (Wed, Jun 1, 2011 04:24:11 PM) A sits on the bench I with 'his' best friends. E is the 'brother' of C. This means A & E are boys so by default D is a girl because atleast one girl sits on each bench.

 Anselam said: (Wed, Jun 1, 2011 04:29:58 PM) In the question if it is said thad that atleast 1 boy sits on each bench then G would be a boy. Since nothing like this is mentioned it cannot be determined that G is a boy or girl. Also no his or her term is mentioned with G in any sentence of the question.

 Harsha said: (Wed, Nov 2, 2011 03:05:34 PM) How can we say that B is girl?

 Krishna said: (Fri, Dec 9, 2011 08:32:13 AM) How them take 'D' is a girl?

 Ravi said: (Tue, Aug 7, 2012 11:17:32 PM) According to the question, A sits on the bench 1 and G sits on the bench 3. Since F the boy student sits with only B, so place F and B on the bench 2. Because F is a boy, B must be a girl. Given that, C (girl) can not sit with A, E and D so place it on bench 3. Given that, A sits on the bench I with his best friends. Therefore more then two students are sitting on bench 1, which are A, E and D. Because A and D are boys, so E is a girl. G may be a boy or girl. Answer (b) is correct.

 Sid said: (Sun, Mar 3, 2013 08:55:21 PM) E is the the brother of C so how can E become a girl ?

 Bikram said: (Fri, Mar 8, 2013 11:17:03 PM) But the question is still not clear that A, E and D has to b in the same bench. How could we derive to this conclusion, can anyone explain please?

 Anish said: (Fri, May 3, 2013 10:56:01 AM) Let me help you out. There is 2 possible answers. 1) A F B E D G C OR 2) A E D F B G C In any arrangement we know C is a girl. A is a boy as in question it is told "his friends". E & F are boys . Take 1st arrangement. A, F boys & B shd be girl. E a boy & D shd be girl. G Can be girl or boy bt C is girl. i.e Total 4 girls. But similarly try 2 arrangement you will turn up with 3 girls. Hence 3 or 4 girls.