# Verbal Reasoning - Analogy - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Analogy - Analogy 3 (Q.No. 1)

*Directions to Solve*

In each of the following questions find out the alternative which will replace the question mark.

1.

14 : 9 :: 26 : ?

Answer: Option

Explanation:

14 = (2 x 9 - 4)

26 = (2 x 15 - 4)

? = 15

Discussion:

31 comments Page 1 of 4.
Krishna said:
3 months ago

9 * 2 = 18 - 4 = 14.

Hence, 26 + 4 = 30/2 = 15

So, 15 is the answer.

Hence, 26 + 4 = 30/2 = 15

So, 15 is the answer.

Raghuram said:
1 year ago

14:9::26:x.

9 * 26 = 14 * x

234 = 14 * x

x = 234/14

x = 16.7.

So, approximately x=15.

9 * 26 = 14 * x

234 = 14 * x

x = 234/14

x = 16.7.

So, approximately x=15.

Harsh shakya said:
1 year ago

@All.

I think this is also correct.

1+4= 5+4 = 9.

2+6 = 8+4 = 12.

I think this is also correct.

1+4= 5+4 = 9.

2+6 = 8+4 = 12.

(2)

Poddar said:
1 year ago

Well Said. Thanks all for explaining this.

Jignesh Dutt said:
1 year ago

Actual Solution:

14 : 9 :: 26 : ?

14/2 +2 = 9,

26/2 +2 =15.

14 : 9 :: 26 : ?

14/2 +2 = 9,

26/2 +2 =15.

(4)

Harshit said:
2 years ago

So, why not 31?

3 X 5 = 15 - 1 = 14.

2 X 5 = 10 - 1 = 9.

5 X 5 = 25 + 1 = 26.

5 X 6 = 30 + 1 = 31.

3 X 5 = 15 - 1 = 14.

2 X 5 = 10 - 1 = 9.

5 X 5 = 25 + 1 = 26.

5 X 6 = 30 + 1 = 31.

Vraj barot said:
2 years ago

294/7=42 it means 7*6 = 42.

So 8 * 7 = 56 and 56 * 8 = 448.

So 8 * 7 = 56 and 56 * 8 = 448.

Naman chawla said:
2 years ago

According to me, the solution is;

1+4=5, 5*2-1=9.

2+6=8, 8*2-1=15.

And I got the answer right.

1+4=5, 5*2-1=9.

2+6=8, 8*2-1=15.

And I got the answer right.

Gunjan Grover said:
3 years ago

See 14, 9 and 26 are composite number then the next number should be composite. This means 31 and 13 cannot be an answer.

Now next,

14 is even.

9 is odd.

26 is even.

Then, the next number should be odd.

This implies the next number is odd i.e. 15.

Now next,

14 is even.

9 is odd.

26 is even.

Then, the next number should be odd.

This implies the next number is odd i.e. 15.

Rupali said:
3 years ago

14/2=7, 7+2=9.

26/2=13 ,13+2=15.

26/2=13 ,13+2=15.

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