# Verbal Reasoning - Character Puzzles - Discussion

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

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Which one will replace the question mark ? [A]. 18 [B]. 12 [C]. 9 [D]. 6

Explanation:

(12 + 18 + 30)/10 = 6

(16 + 24 + 40)/10 = 8

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

 Sumana said: (Jun 7, 2011) 6*2=12, 6*3=18,6*5=30 in the same way 8*2,8*3,8*5. So last one 9*5=45,9*2=18,9*3=27 this also be the way of guessing the answer.

 Divyavenki said: (Sep 9, 2011) 18+12 = 30; 30/5 = 6. also 16+24 = 40;40/5 = 8. So larger number divided by 5 is the answer. So 45/5 = 9 is the answer.

 Ajit R Nayak said: (Sep 14, 2011) Check for the no which are below line like 12, 18, 30 divisible by 6, simliarly its 9.

 Chandan Sinha said: (Sep 4, 2013) Option: C Explanation: 12,18,30 = 6(2,3,5). 16,24,40 = 8(2,3,5). 45,18,27 = 9(5,2,3). Hence the HCF of the other numbers is the result.

 Shaik Akbar Vali said: (Nov 7, 2013) 12, 8, 30 divisible by 6. 16, 24, 40 divisible by 8. According to that, 45, 18 and 27 are divisible by 9. So answer is 9.

 Lucky said: (Apr 11, 2014) 6*2=12 8*2=16 9*2=18. 6*3=18 8*3=24 9*3=27. 6*5=30 8*5=40 9*5=45.

 Juhi Sharma said: (Aug 3, 2014) 12+18=30 & 18-12=6. 24+16=40 & 24-16=8. 18+27=45 & 27-18=9.

 Ramesh said: (Oct 18, 2014) 12+18+30 = 60/10 = 6. 16+24+40= 80/10 = 8. 45+18+27 = 91/10 = 9.

 Abhishek said: (Jul 5, 2015) Actually the right method is by dividing 10 to each set. But in my book the answer is 12 can some one explain whether its 12 or 9.

 Vijay Chandel said: (Jul 10, 2015) Answer : 6. 30-12 = 18/3 = 6. 40-16 = 24/3 = 8. 45-27 = 18/3 = 6.

 Keshav said: (Nov 23, 2016) Not understand. Please explain in a simple and clear way.

 Hanshu said: (Jan 26, 2017) 6 * 3 = 18. 8 * 3 = 24. 6 * 3 = 18.

 Ajith C R said: (Jul 5, 2017) Simply we can multiply by 5. 6*5=30. 8*5=40. 9*5=45.

 Arvind Kumar said: (Nov 21, 2017) 18+12 = 30; 30/5 = 6. Also 16+24 = 40;40/5 = 8. So larger number divided by 5 is the answer. So 45/5 = 9 is the answer.

 Niveditha.S said: (May 15, 2018) 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.

 Varun said: (Jun 5, 2018) Yeah @Niveditha. It's correct I agree with your answer.

 Abilash said: (Aug 13, 2018) How come 10? please explain.

 Kens said: (Aug 15, 2018) What's the standard formula to solve it? Please anyone tell me.

 Anoms said: (Apr 17, 2019) How? Explain.

 R.Santhoshini said: (Sep 19, 2019) 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.

 Chinnu said: (Dec 9, 2020) Why it is divide by 10? Can anyone mention? please.

 Anomie said: (Apr 3, 2021) See 12+18 = 30/6 = 5. 16 + 24 = 40/8 = 5. 45 + 18 = 63/7 = 9.