# Verbal Reasoning - Character Puzzles - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Character Puzzles - Character Puzzles 1 (Q.No. 2)

2.

Which one will replace the question mark ?

Answer: Option

Explanation:

(5 + 4 + 7)/2 = **8**

(6 + 9 + 5)/2 = **10**

(3 + 7 + 2)/2 = **6**.

Discussion:

12 comments Page 1 of 2.
Clinton said:
5 months ago

Add the first and third values and subtract it from the second value which is (5+7) -4=8.

Similarly, now take a first and second value add it and then subtract it from the last value which is (6+9) -5=10.

Similarly, take the second and third values, add them and then subtract it from the first value (7+2) -3 =6.

Sequence looks like;

1 represents addition.

0 represents subtraction.

[1 0 1].

[1 1 0].

[0 1 1].

Similarly, now take a first and second value add it and then subtract it from the last value which is (6+9) -5=10.

Similarly, take the second and third values, add them and then subtract it from the first value (7+2) -3 =6.

Sequence looks like;

1 represents addition.

0 represents subtraction.

[1 0 1].

[1 1 0].

[0 1 1].

Sharukh said:
2 years ago

Super answer. Thanks.

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Shreyas Singh said:
3 years ago

5+4+7 = 16 , half of 16 is 8.

6+9+5 = 20, half of 20 is 10.

3+7+2 = 12, half of 12 is 6.

6+9+5 = 20, half of 20 is 10.

3+7+2 = 12, half of 12 is 6.

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Monica said:
3 years ago

Thanks for the explanation @Hira.

Nishita kadian said:
4 years ago

Good explanation, thanks @Hira.

Sulci said:
7 years ago

We can do 7-4 =3+5=8, in same way trick get apply then how can a question has 2 trick.

Thanvi said:
7 years ago

Why it is divided by 2?

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Balu said:
7 years ago

Your explanation is awesome, Thanks @Hiri.

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Ruhulaminchoudhury said:
7 years ago

Smallest number among square * 2 givesthe answer is also possible.

i.e 5 4 7, 4 *2 = 8 .

6 9 5then 5 * 2 = 10 therefore 3 7 2...2 * 2 = 4.

i.e 5 4 7, 4 *2 = 8 .

6 9 5then 5 * 2 = 10 therefore 3 7 2...2 * 2 = 4.

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Hira said:
7 years ago

1) 5 4 7

Here 7 is the greatest number keep aside, add the rest (5+4)= 9 , the number in between 7 and 9 is 8.

2) 6 9 5

Similarly - 9 greatest keep aside add the rest (6+5) = 11, number in between 9 and 11 is 10,

3) Apply the same thing - 3 7 2

add the lowest number 3+2 = 5. Number between 5 and 7 is 6.

Here 7 is the greatest number keep aside, add the rest (5+4)= 9 , the number in between 7 and 9 is 8.

2) 6 9 5

Similarly - 9 greatest keep aside add the rest (6+5) = 11, number in between 9 and 11 is 10,

3) Apply the same thing - 3 7 2

add the lowest number 3+2 = 5. Number between 5 and 7 is 6.

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