Verbal Reasoning - Seating Arrangement - Discussion

Six friends P, Q, R, S, T and U are sitting around the hexagonal table each at one corner and are facing the centre of the hexagonal. P is second to the left of U. Q is neighbour of R and S. T is second to the left of S.


Who is the fourth person to the left of Q ?

[A]. P
[B]. U
[C]. R
[D]. Data inadequate

Answer: Option A


P is the fourth person to the left of Q.

Neha said: (Jun 13, 2011)  
Confusing question, answer can be U also if we take it as anti clock wise.

Debashis said: (Jul 25, 2011)  
Ya you are right. It should be 'U'.

Sundar said: (Jul 25, 2011)  

The given answer is correct.

Since all members (PQRST) are facing the centre of the hexagonal. Now imagine who is the fourth person to the left of Q.

S is sitting immediate left side of Q.
R is sitting immediate right side of Q.

Therefore, P is the fourth person to the left of Q.

Simpal said: (Dec 5, 2011)  
Answer can be U as per question the position which are given are all correct. Unable to understand why U is not correct answer?

Chris said: (Feb 13, 2012)  
Is confusing but the way to understand it is as follows. Imagine yourself sitting at the table facing the centre and your name is Q... the fourth person to your left ie left side of you is S is first,U is second,T is third and P is fourth...

Santhosh said: (Aug 30, 2014)  
Answer will be option C i.e., "U" if we rotate the hexagon to 90 degrees.

All other Questions will be satisfied but except this one. Can anyone please explain this.

Rotated 90 degrees hexagon is given below.

     T        U     

Shailesh said: (Dec 26, 2016)  
Answer will be "P" only as all are seated facing towards centre.

Hemant said: (Oct 24, 2017)  
The answer should be U.

Rituparna Nanda said: (Aug 9, 2018)  
Actually, I think Data inadequate is accurate here. The table is in which direction must be mentioned. If it is north-south direction or east-west direction. Here that is not mentioned that's why both and are correct U and P.

Sukanya said: (Jun 20, 2019)  

The correct option is B.

i.e u is a correct answer.

Diksha Joshi said: (Sep 4, 2020)  
The given answer is correct as Q is facing to the centre it's left is there in the direction of S and P the one who is fourth from the left of Q.

Venkaetsh said: (Nov 7, 2020)  
I think the answer should be "U".

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