Logical Reasoning - Logical Games - Discussion

Read the below passage carefully and answer the questions:

Five roommates Randy, Sally, Terry, Uma, and Vernon each do one housekeeping task mopping, sweeping, laundry, vacuuming, or dusting one day a week, Monday through Friday.

* Vernon does not vacuum and does not do his task on Tuesday.
* Sally does the dusting, and does not do it on Monday or Friday.
* The mopping is done on Thursday.
* Terry does his task, which is not vacuuming, on Wednesday.
* The laundry is done on Friday, and not by Uma.
* Randy does his task on Monday.


What task does Terry do on Wednesday?

[A]. vacuuming
[B]. dusting
[C]. mopping
[D]. sweeping
[E]. laundry

Answer: Option D


Terry does not dust, mop, do laundry, or vacuum. Therefore, Terry does the sweeping on Wednesday.

Harshit said: (Sep 30, 2014)  
How can you say that terry did not do laundry, dusting, mopping or vacuum?

Shruti Mallick said: (Jan 19, 2015)  
Please explain.

Shanaya said: (Mar 1, 2015)  





Ryley said: (Mar 25, 2015)  
This problem seems a little shifty. It makes sense how you can sort it out but some of the problems wording is up for interpretation.

E.g Veron doesn't vacuum and doesn't do his task on Tuesday could be seen two ways. 1 that his task is Tuesday but he just didn't do it, or 2 his task isn't on Tuesday and doesn't vacuum. So if someone was to be more literal with the interpretation that could be a problem.

Ashwin Taparia said: (Jul 8, 2015)  
This one is tough to understand. Can you please give a description of this question?

Sandy said: (Oct 18, 2015)  
V D S M L----Work.

M T W TH F----Day.

R S T U V----Name of person.

Nasa said: (Nov 2, 2015)  
There are 3 type of variables then how to develop the table?

Need to develop 1 table or 2 tables?

Nilesh said: (Jun 29, 2016)  
How can we conclude that terry doesn't do the dusting?

Matt said: (Jul 15, 2016)  

Sally does the dusting, and does not do it on Monday or Friday.

Venkat.S.N said: (Sep 10, 2016)  
Please explain it. I cannot understand.

Aditya said: (Oct 15, 2016)  
How to develop table for this kind of questions? Please tell me.

Dapo said: (Nov 6, 2016)  

The question has 3 variables so, we need 3 tables with one variable against the other on each table. eg: names vs tasks, tasks vs days, names vs days.

Tito said: (Nov 23, 2016)  
Days : Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri.

Tasks : Vac, dust, sweep, Mop, laundry.

Names : Randy, Sally, Terry, Uma, Vernon.

Megha said: (Nov 29, 2016)  
Please explain it clearly.

Vaishali said: (Jun 26, 2017)  
Terry will not do vacuuming-given.
He will not do dusting as sally does it.
He will not do mopping and laundry as it is done on Thursday and Friday respectively.
(Terry does his work only on Wednesday).

So Terry does sweeping.

Nandhana said: (May 9, 2018)  
Good explanation, Thanks @Shanaya.

Vivek said: (May 12, 2018)  
Thanks @Vaishali.

Dhanashri Shinde said: (Feb 11, 2020)  
Please I can't get how you decided this answer please can anyone explain, it would be a great help.

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