# Verbal Reasoning - Analogy - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Analogy - Analogy 3 (Q.No. 4)
Directions to Solve
In each of the following questions find out the alternative which will replace the question mark.

4.
8 : 28 :: 27 : ?
28
8
64
65
Explanation:

First number = 8 and the sum of the digits of the second number is 2 + 8 = 10.

Thus the difference of the first number and the sum of the digits of second number is 10 - 8 = 2.

Similarly, the sum of the digits of third number is 2 + 7 = 9.

Hence the sum of digits of fourth number should be 2 more than 9 i.e. 11

Hence, fourth number is 65.

Discussion:
22 comments Page 1 of 3.

Priyanka Pattanayak said:   2 weeks ago
2^³ = 8,(2+1)^³ + 1 = 28.
27 = (3+1)^³ + 1 = 65.
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Rishabh said:   8 months ago
Thanks @Vaibhav.

Sai said:   1 year ago
Thanks all for explaining.

Zinnatun Nesha said:   2 years ago
8/2 = 4 * 7 = 28,
27/3 = 9 * 7 = 63.
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Bhanu prakash said:   2 years ago
Thanks for explaining this @Prabhakar.

Munna Khan said:   2 years ago
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Neeraj said:   2 years ago
Yeah, nice @Afroz.

Sania prathi said:   3 years ago
You explained well, thank you @Vaibhav.

N. Yamini said:   3 years ago
I am not understanding the problem. Please, anyone, explain.
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Bhanu Pratap Singh said:   4 years ago
2^3: 3^3 + 1::3^3:4^3+1 = 65.
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