# 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 : ?
12
13
31
15
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

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.

Harsh shakya said:   1 year ago
@All.

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.
(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.

Vraj barot said:   2 years ago
294/7=42 it means 7*6 = 42.
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.

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.

Rupali said:   3 years ago
14/2=7, 7+2=9.
26/2=13 ,13+2=15.