# Non Verbal Reasoning - Series - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Series - Section 1 (Q.No. 11)

*Directions to Solve*

Each of the following questions consists of five figures marked A, B, C, D and E called the Problem Figures followed by five other figures marked 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 called the Answer Figures. Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as established by the five Problem Figures.

11.

Select a figure from amongst the Answer Figures which will continue the same series as established by the five Problem Figures.

Problem Figures: Answer Figures:

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Answer: Option

Explanation:

In one step, the existing element enlarges and a new element appears inside this element. In the next step, the outer element is lost.

Discussion:

11 comments Page 1 of 2.
Prakash Kadam said:
2 years ago

Correct Answer, Thanks @Parthipan & Jack.

Hapil said:
2 years ago

Ans: D (4)

Explanation:

Figure 1 has a circle, figure 2 shows a triangle inside a circle and figure 3 shows a triangle

Therefore we could conclude that the circle shows the way to the next pattern which is a triangle

we could come to an option that the answer has an outer square

- None of the shapes in the questions should be included in the answer

Answer (1) has q square inside the outer square,so not possible since question already has a square.

Answer (2) does not have an outer square.

Answer (3) has a triangle inside the outer square, not possible since question already has a triangle.

Answer (4) it is correct, because it has a pentagon representing the next order, and it's not fond in the question and has an outer square.

Explanation:

Figure 1 has a circle, figure 2 shows a triangle inside a circle and figure 3 shows a triangle

Therefore we could conclude that the circle shows the way to the next pattern which is a triangle

we could come to an option that the answer has an outer square

- None of the shapes in the questions should be included in the answer

Answer (1) has q square inside the outer square,so not possible since question already has a square.

Answer (2) does not have an outer square.

Answer (3) has a triangle inside the outer square, not possible since question already has a triangle.

Answer (4) it is correct, because it has a pentagon representing the next order, and it's not fond in the question and has an outer square.

Parthipan said:
5 years ago

It should be E only, because Triangle is having 3 sides which comprises of square (4 sides) in side it in Dth position of the question. Similarly, Square having 4 sides will be comprising of Pentagon (5 sides). So, answer is D only.

Prabh said:
5 years ago

Why it is not E?

Prabh said:
5 years ago

Why it is not E?

Ganesh said:
7 years ago

We should consider the inner figure also I feel. Option D has a pentagon but it is inverted. That's why I feel it should not be the best option to ahead with but E.

Also if we consider number of times a figure is repeated in the series then both triangle and square are repeated 3 times but the circle only two times. So E is best suitable option in this case.

Also if we consider number of times a figure is repeated in the series then both triangle and square are repeated 3 times but the circle only two times. So E is best suitable option in this case.

Bikash said:
8 years ago

D is the correct answer because the number of sides of the inner shapes are increasing by +1 accordingly.

Ron said:
9 years ago

But if it is seen as a circular loop then E might be the write answer, Otherwise D is fine. @Jack's logic is reasonable.

Jack said:
1 decade ago

First you have a triangle (3 sides), then a square (4 sides) so the next figure should be a pentagon (5 sides).

Divya said:
1 decade ago

Hello rohit

first if we take A as the answer square inside square.

if we take C triangle is repeated before,

if we take E circle is repeated before

so the best one is D

first if we take A as the answer square inside square.

if we take C triangle is repeated before,

if we take E circle is repeated before

so the best one is D

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