Verbal Reasoning - Direction Sense Test - Discussion


Y is in the East of X which is in the North of Z. If P is in the South of Z, then in which direction of Y, is P?

[A]. North
[B]. South
[C]. South-East
[D]. None of these

Answer: Option D


P is in South-West of Y.

Sharmi said: (Aug 27, 2011)  
How it will cme. Please explain anyone.

Priya said: (Nov 29, 2011)  
Can any one come up with new idea ?

Mohdimran said: (Jan 20, 2012)  
Listen guys simple.

What is the right side of the x?


So, Y is in the north east of X then,

P is in the south west of y i.e. P is in the south and left of Y is west i.e., West-Y-East.

So answer is South-West.

Vinoliya said: (Oct 22, 2012)  
Hey guys !

Have Y as position if Y is in east position then X is in west position pointing that we conclude that P is in the middle of south west.

Coolbuddy said: (Nov 1, 2012)  
How the answer is south-west?the answer comes for me as south-east. Please explain in a simple manner.

Shafi said: (May 28, 2013)  
How the answer was south west? explain in this simple question?

Laxmi said: (Jul 15, 2013)  
I didn't get it correctly at last how left of Y will be west?

Gaurav said: (Jul 31, 2013)  
Y is in the East of X which is in the North of Z. Which refers to whom X or Y.

Jackie said: (Aug 3, 2013)  
I am not getting how the position of x fixed?

Raja said: (Feb 11, 2014)  
I didn't understand what they want to say?

Neha said: (Mar 18, 2014)  
According to the diagram given in the introduction of this site and diagram made by you the direction is south-east.

Pooja said: (Sep 25, 2014)  
Yes, according to the diagram answer is south-east.

Mahalakshmi said: (Dec 15, 2014)  
No its on south- west. I will explain.

1) First take the last one (in this problem, Y is in the East of X which is in the North of Z). So first fix 'Z' then 'X' Then 'Y'.

2) Then P is in the South of Z.

3) They ask with respect to Y.

So the answer will be south west.

Naveen said: (Dec 28, 2014)  
From Y's direction it is south-east.

R.udhayakumar said: (Mar 10, 2015)  
The correct answer is south-east, because the given answer shows that y is in the west of x. So the answer is south west but the actual question is y is in the east of x. So the diagram gets interchanged.

Y (EAST)--------X (WEST).

So the answer is south-east.

Padmapriya said: (Mar 24, 2015)  
I am getting a real ache with this direction problems. Can anyone tell me any kind of shortcuts to crack these kind of problems? I am having Apps test this weekend and I cannot understand these kind of problems.

Krishna said: (Apr 17, 2015)  
I didn't understand please explain in better way.

Jyothikrishna said: (Apr 22, 2015)  
Dear Friends.

As per this problem, we all are getting, the answer is south-east. But the answer is South-West.

I tried so many times, then I have been getting the same answer, i.e. South-East.

I am not able to understand the logic in this problem.

If there is any logic to resolve this problem. Please explain about this problem.

Sankar said: (May 15, 2015)  
I didn't understand this problem, I got the answer as south east.

Friends please tell which is the correct map direction? I am confused about the direction here they were drawn.

R.Poorani said: (Oct 30, 2015)  
Really my mind got confused and half brain dead. Can any one explain me how the answer is south-west? Please save me from this brain dead.

S.Revathy said: (Oct 30, 2015)  
I have a problem in direction sense. Can any one help with the problem tricks and shortcuts?

Khasim said: (Jan 18, 2016)  
I think south east is correct. But answer south west how? Any one tell me clarity please?

Bhuvnesh said: (May 13, 2016)  
Y is East of x.

So Y is in East direction.
X is in West.
Z is South of x.
P is South of z.

Then Southwest is the answer.

Aashish said: (Jul 4, 2016)  
They were written right answer ie none of these. But it could be in south west or north-west.

Rahul said: (Jul 13, 2016)  
According to me, the right answer is south-west.

Chinna said: (Jul 14, 2016)  
As per my view,

=> with respect to Y.

Imagine that.

=> The Y is in south.

=> Then the P position must west to Y.

Dhanshree said: (Jul 25, 2016)  
Does anyone give more explanation? It will be helpful for me.

Raju said: (Jul 30, 2016)  
I am getting the answer as south-east.

1) X(west) --------------------------Y (y is east of x) means x is on west.
2) Z is North of x -------------------------direct Y is for P (in which direction of Y is P) so if you go Y to P (south-east)
3) P is south of Z.

Happy said: (Aug 18, 2016)  
Does anyone give more explanation? It will be helpful for me.

Sony said: (Aug 29, 2016)  
Can anyone draw diagram according to picture with some clarity?

Lavina said: (Sep 1, 2016)  
Y is in the east of X.

And also X is in the north of Z.

And P is in the south if Z so, P is in the southwest direction with respect to Y.

Shakkina said: (Sep 7, 2016)  
Guys. I need answer for this question. Actually the direction comes as west but it showing answer as north.

Siva starting from his house, goes 5 km in the East, then he turns to his left and goes 4 km. Finally he turns to his left and goes 5 km. Now how far is he from his house and in what direction?

Please help me.

Poojitha said: (Oct 2, 2016)  
Answer is 4km from his house and he was in west direction.

Vedika said: (Oct 16, 2016)  
As per my understanding the answer should be south-west.

Meenakshi said: (Nov 3, 2016)  
Yeah, the answer is south-west.

It's clear from the followed diagram because in this question it is been clear that they ask in which direction of y is p so they clearly ask the position of p with respect to y is South west.

Pritesh said: (Nov 24, 2016)  
Nice explanation, Got it, Thanks @Bhuvnesh.

Sumit said: (Dec 11, 2016)  
According to question The answer is south-east.

Yenshi said: (Feb 25, 2017)  
Actually, they have asked from Y to P so we consider direction from Y To P and it's South west.

Durgesh Kumar said: (Mar 21, 2017)  
X------------Y (Y is in the East of X).
| (X which is in the North of Z)
P (P is in the South of Z)

Then direction of Y, is P.
Ans---(south-west) Note= P is in 3rd quadrant.

STunTeRZ GTO said: (May 15, 2017)  
Y is in the East of X" which is in the North of Z". If P is in the South of Z, then in which direction of Y, is P?

"which is in the North of Z " is with respect to Y.

Ekta said: (Jun 9, 2017)  

The answer will be North.

Shubhangi said: (Jul 14, 2017)  
The answer will be south-east for sure.

Suhel Qureshi said: (Jul 28, 2017)  
The answer is south - west direction.

Chandrakala said: (Sep 12, 2017)  
x is in the west of y.
p is in the south of x.
Then p is in the south west of y.

Devansh Kumar said: (Oct 20, 2017)  
According to me, it would be south.

Devansh Kumar said: (Oct 20, 2017)  
It would be in south-west.

Khanjan said: (Nov 9, 2017)  
South, can't be in south east.

Ganesh Pakmode said: (Nov 28, 2017)  
South east is the answer.

Karuna said: (Dec 2, 2017)  
Ho, can anyone Please explain in simple method?

Richa said: (Dec 8, 2017)  
Answer would be south-east.

Waman said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
My answer is south -east.

Bharat Kathayat said: (Jan 5, 2018)  
The word which describes X or Y?

If which describes X then ans is South-West and if which describes Y then ans is South- East.

Brahadeesh said: (Apr 26, 2018)  
Answer is South-East.

SUJITH said: (Jun 24, 2018)  
Thanks @Bhuvnesh.

Arvind Maheshwari said: (Jul 6, 2018)  
I think south-east is the answer.

Arya said: (Oct 15, 2018)  
South west is the correct answer.

Rohit said: (Dec 10, 2018)  

Consider yourself as z then x is in north of z so on your head and p is in south of z that is your feet so they are in same line y is in east of x that is from x a straight in east direction join p and y you get triangle to draw there + at p and see it is south-west.

Divya said: (Aug 15, 2019)  
Can anyone say some simple way to understand the direction problems?

Jagabandhu said: (Aug 24, 2019)  
How do you know P is SW position?

When the question asks p is in the south of z Not say to p Position not left /right of South of z.

Rameswar said: (Aug 31, 2019)  
Not getting this, Please explain clearly.

Mahesh said: (Oct 20, 2019)  
Anybody South?
According to me, p is under z and z is under Y.

Vikas said: (Nov 24, 2019)  
Right Answer is Option (C) south-east.

Sagar said: (Aug 13, 2020)  
According to the figure (y) is east and if we walk from why towards (/) sideway the line goes between west & south.

Prashant said: (Sep 11, 2020)  
The Right answer is South-West.

SRIKANTH said: (Sep 15, 2020)  
How the answer is south-west?

According to me, it is south-east. Please explain in a simple manner.

Severus Snape said: (Dec 15, 2020)  

What is the right side of the x?


So, Y is in the northeast of X then,
P is in the south-west of y i.e. P is in the south and left of Y is west i.e., West-Y-East.

So the answer is South-West.

Rudra said: (Apr 3, 2021)  
I don't understand.

Rithanya said: (May 9, 2021)  
What you have to do is follow the arrow, the southeast is a right down tilted arrow and the southwest is a left down tilted arrow.

So draw the diagram and the arrow of which relation you want to find and match the direction of the arrow!

Tatyasaheb Pavane said: (May 30, 2021)  
Y is east of x which is north of z. Means x position will be west of Y and north of z. After he said p position will be south of z.

There will be created a right-angle triangle.

Jeya said: (Jun 18, 2021)  
Not getting this clearly, Please explain me.

Jeya said: (Jun 18, 2021)  
Let me clarify;


As per the question Y is EAST of X ( Here, understood that Y is placing a X's east position , neither Y NOT REMAINS in " EAST side ".

So, the conclusion is Y is in a west side ( in view of X it was in a east side),
Answer is SOUTH-WEST.

Ishwar said: (Aug 5, 2021)  
Why they assume right side as west? Please explain this.

Nasir Rather said: (Feb 4, 2022)  
We have to say according to the position of Y. So we have to consider Y in the middle. And that is why the answer is Southwest.

Aman Soni said: (Jun 15, 2022)  
Please explain the right answer.

Kamran Shehzad said: (Aug 22, 2022)  
It is South-East.

Helping Hand said: (Sep 29, 2022)  

Here is the explanation.


So, Y is in the northeast of X then,

P is in the southwest of y i.e. P is in the south and left of Y is west i.e., West-Y-East.

So, the answer is South-West.

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