Logical Reasoning - Logical Problems - Discussion

Read the question carefully and choose the correct answer.


Four defensive football players are chasing the opposing wide receiver, who has the ball. Calvin is directly behind the ball carrier. Jenkins and Burton are side by side behind Calvin. Zeller is behind Jenkins and Burton. Calvin tries for the tackle but misses and falls. Burton trips. Which defensive player tackles the receiver?

[A]. Burton
[B]. Zeller
[C]. Jenkins
[D]. Calvin

Answer: Option C


After all the switching was done, Jenkins was directly behind the receiver. Calvin and Burton had fallen. Zeller remained in the rear.

Sandeep Palyal said: (May 26, 2011)  
But here is said Jenkins and Burton side by side they are not said that burton is behind calvin & jenkins is at last.

Vishnu said: (Aug 6, 2011)  
Sandeep is right

Vst F said: (Aug 25, 2011)  
But here is said Jenkins and Burton side by side they are not said that burton is behind calvin & jenkins is at last.

Subir said: (Oct 30, 2011)  
Lack of clarity in the question.

Rajkin Hossain said: (Nov 12, 2011)  
Look the picture friends if calvin and burton falls its very obvious that jenkins will defend.because ball carrier will face jenkins before zeller

zeller calvin<<<ball carrier
burton (falls)

Stanley said: (Jul 2, 2013)  
I think the problem is well worded. The way I did it.

WR = 1.
Calvin =-1.
jenkins = burton =-1.
zeller = -2.

After when they try to tackle,

Calvin trips = -3.
Burton trips = -2.
zeller who started behind everyone = -2.
jenkins is the closest = -1.

This worked for me.

Shweta said: (Nov 21, 2014)  
I didn't get. Please can anyone explain me? how jenkins?

Snazzy said: (Feb 18, 2015)  
The explanation itself is wrong. @Stanley your method is too complex for me so I'll make a drawing for everyone that helped me.

Jenkins Burton.

Calvin falls, Burton trips. As Zeller is behind Calvin and Burton he MAY have a problem getting around them which leaves us Jenkins who can easily run from the left side to tackle the Receiver/Carrier.

Kashyap said: (Oct 2, 2015)  
Yes, Jenkins was right behind, however it can't be concluded that he tackled the carrier. After Burton tripped, the carrier could have scored a goal before Jenkins even got a chance to tackle. Focus on what happened, and not what could happen.

Out of the four:

1. Calvin tried & missed. Fell down.

2. Burton - Could have tried to tackle, got the ball, however tripped, carrier got the ball back.

2. Jenkins - Was the next in line to tackle. He did tackle, or did not, who knows?

3. Zeller - Jenkins could have missed and fallen as well (nobody knows) and Zeller tackled (or not, because carrier scored).

Dev Verma said: (Oct 4, 2015)  
The scene is like this:

C fils and thus is lying on the ground.

B trips down.

C forms a barrier for Z and also Z is too far.

Thus J is the only one left.

Anmol said: (Oct 18, 2016)  
I agree with @Dev Verma.

Wenige said: (May 9, 2019)  
It doesn't say that Jenkins tackled anybody. Calvin tried to tackle but missed. Here, The question was which defensive player tackles the receiver, not which defensive player succeed in tackling the receiver.

Dinglio said: (May 9, 2019)  
Calvin failed and Bruton tripped, Jenkins was closest. Therefore Jenkins tackled the receiver.

Sunny said: (May 9, 2019)  
Zeller, because he will run faster to get the ball, Jenkins also can be far side with Burton.

Akshay said: (Feb 19, 2020)  
I agree what sunny says and that is what will exactly happen. Since Burton has tripped Jenkins will be far away till then Zeller will only defend the ball.

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