# Verbal Reasoning - Character Puzzles - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Character Puzzles - Character Puzzles 1 (Q.No. 3)
3.

Which one will replace the question mark ?

18
12
9
6
Explanation:

(12 + 18 + 30)/10 = 6

(16 + 24 + 40)/10 = 8

Similarly, (45 + 18 + 27)/10 = 9.

Discussion:
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Priyanka said:   4 months ago
We can do it like this too see first add all the numbers 12+18+30 = 60 ( 6x10=60)
Then 16 + 24 + 40= 80 (8x10=80)
45 + 18 + 27 = 90(9x10=90)

Gouthami said:   9 months ago
(12,18,30) are multiples of 6.
(16,24,40) are multiples of 8.
(45,18,27) are multiples of 9.
(2)

Anomie said:   3 years ago
See 12+18 = 30/6 = 5.
16 + 24 = 40/8 = 5.
45 + 18 = 63/7 = 9.
(1)

Chinnu said:   3 years ago
Why it is divide by 10? Can anyone mention? please.
(4)

R.Santhoshini said:   5 years ago
12-30 = 18, so smallest number subtraction by 18-12 = 6
16-40 = 24, so smallest number subtraction by 24-16 = 8
45-27 = 18, so smallest number subtraction by 18-27 = 9
Therefore the answer is an option (c) 9.
(2)

Anoms said:   5 years ago
How? Explain.

Kens said:   6 years ago
What's the standard formula to solve it? Please anyone tell me.

Abilash said:   6 years ago

Varun said:   6 years ago
Yeah @Niveditha.

Niveditha.s said:   6 years ago
6*2=12 6*3=18 6*5=30

8*2=16 8*3=24 8*5=40

18÷2=9 27÷3=9 45÷5=9.

Therefore the answer is option (C) 9.