# Non Verbal Reasoning - Analytical Reasoning - Discussion

### Discussion :: Analytical Reasoning - Section 1 (Q.No.2)

2.

Find the minimum number of straight lines required to make the given figure.

 [A]. 16 [B]. 17 [C]. 18 [D]. 19

Explanation:

The figure may be labelled as shown.

The horizontal lines are IK, AB, HG and DC i.e. 4 in number.

The vertical lines are AD, EH, JM, FG and BC i.e. 5 in number.

The slanting lines are IE, JE, JF, KF, DE, DH, FC and GC i.e. 8 is number.

Thus, there are 4 + 5 + 8 = 17 straight lines in the figure.

 Suresh said: (Jun 16, 2011) Why did not you consider as the EL and LF are consider as lines? Why did not you take the EF as straight lines?

 Sharmie said: (Oct 3, 2011) How can you consider IE and KF as straight lines?

 Rakesh said: (Oct 14, 2011) @Suresh EL and LF are on AB so AB alone is sufficient to draw the givendiagram @Sharmie any line joining two point is a straight line.

 Rohit said: (Jul 31, 2012) @Suresh. We are asked to count minimum so we can just take it on AB.

 Tushar said: (May 5, 2013) Why did we not consider EF as horizontal?

 Azhar said: (Jun 14, 2013) @Tusar. Stated as rohit and Rakesh, We can take minimum Qty of line. Since Ef on AB, AB is sufficient.

 Shivani Agrawal said: (Sep 23, 2013) If we are taking minimum lines. Then why we consider DE as slanting line. DH was enough.

 Nikhil said: (Sep 24, 2014) Why did not you take HM and MG?

 M.PRADEEP said: (Oct 24, 2014) Why did not you take ML, HM, MG?

 Akhil Agrawal said: (Oct 27, 2014) Because here we are asking min. Number of straight lines so it will be HG simply.

 Amar said: (Mar 20, 2015) Why not take EF as straight line?

 Nivetha said: (May 6, 2015) @Amar EF are already on AB. So we can't consider that as line.

 Sunny said: (May 24, 2015) Best way is to draw the figure then itself, it will be easy to find rather than numbering.

 Satyajit Nanda said: (Aug 1, 2015) I have doubt that your method is right or wrong.

 Gokul said: (Sep 13, 2015) Any short cut to find answer.

 Priya said: (Sep 22, 2015) Any short cut method to find answer.

 CHANU said: (Sep 23, 2015) Hello by counting I have got 25 lines. I think your's assumption is false.

 Anil Reddy said: (Dec 23, 2015) Why are counting slanting lines? They are not straight lines.

 Vivek said: (Feb 20, 2016) It's ask about straight line not horizontal, vertical, slanting.

 Manaswi said: (Aug 17, 2016) Why isn't JM considered as one of the lines?

 Sofia said: (Oct 1, 2016) Is there any formula to find the number of lines?

 Soham Seth said: (Oct 25, 2017) Why didn't you consider IJ and JK?

 Sudharshan said: (Jun 23, 2018) No.of nodes-9+2(no.of inner nodes)4. 9+2(4), 17.

 Rebel said: (Oct 25, 2018) why you did not take EF? Please explain me.

 Lavanya said: (Jan 23, 2019) Why you didn't take EF as a straight line?

 Samiksha said: (Feb 5, 2019) Jm can also be one line. Right?

 Anirudh said: (Oct 31, 2019) Tell me the proper method to solve it.

 Safari said: (Nov 17, 2019) EF is a horizontal line so why it does not count? If it includes the answer is 5+5+8=18.

 Ritu said: (Nov 19, 2019) I didn't understand this question. Can someone please explain to me?

 Steve Rajesh said: (Dec 7, 2019) @Ritu its simple you just add vertical line+horizontal line+slant or inclined line.

 Krishna Neupane said: (Apr 22, 2021) 17 is the correct answer.

 PALLAVI R C said: (May 3, 2021) I think 18 is the correct answer.

 Pari Khan said: (Jul 25, 2021) 18 is the correct answer.

 Anju said: (Aug 27, 2021) Yes, I got 18 lines. So I think option C is the right answer.

 John Mathew said: (Dec 3, 2021) They have not asked us to count line segments. They have asked us to find out minimum number of straight lines required to make figure.

 Shreya said: (Feb 21, 2022) I am not understanding this. Anyone, kindly explain this.

 Saranya said: (Jul 4, 2022) Horizontal lines+ vertical lines+ inclined lines = total no of lines . H -> 4 V -> 5 I -> 8 So, 17 is the answer.

 Astro said: (Sep 21, 2022) @Shreya. First find out simple horizontal lines which can be IK, HG, AB & DC. Now cross those out if your doing this on a paper. Now keep finding vertical and slanting. Then simply add all the lines you got together.