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.

1. 

Which one is sitting opposite to P ?

[A]. R
[B]. Q
[C]. T
[D]. S

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

S is sitting opposite to P.


Abhishek Rao said: (Jul 10, 2010)  
how i solve this question when in place of cube circle is thr for example if question is:---->
Six friends P, Q, R, S, T and U are sitting in a circle. P is second to the left of U. Q is neighbour of R and S. T is second to the left of S.
can you give me some tip how i do this type of question bcz when im giving my bank exam everytime im nt able to solve this i got confuse n answer worng

Vicky said: (Jul 7, 2011)  
Whether clockwise or anticlockwise we can start?

Prem said: (Oct 15, 2012)  
@vicky you need to start in clockwise direction is better and anticlockwise also possible if you have

ans is in clockwise direction start from U,T,P,R,Q,S

Ade said: (Apr 27, 2013)  
I turned the hexagon 90 degree to the right. So P is not at the apex. But the order is the same. Then you would be opposite P. Why is it wrong? there is no rule that one must start from the apex.

Luviii Khanna said: (Sep 15, 2013)  
How is this answer is possible if the condition is T is the second to the left of S ? in this condition the answer should be in the arrangement of PSQRUT in clockwise direction. But how is the arrangement of PRQSUT comes as answer?

Nandhini said: (Dec 31, 2013)  
URQSPT why is this arrangement not correct?

Arpan said: (Mar 6, 2014)  
@Ade. Even if you clockwise the person sitting opposite will not change. You have to choose the opposite person. Look diagonally.

Ishita said: (Sep 23, 2014)  
@Luvii khanna. They face the center hence let S is U and then T.

Pinki Dubey said: (Feb 11, 2016)  
How we decide that p is at apex?

Akki said: (Mar 3, 2016)  
How to decide that 1st position of you.

Mrinmoy said: (May 12, 2016)  
There is no rule to decide the apex.

Just choose any one as the apex, because seating arrangement around a table is not concerned with the apex or the exact point.

PRQSUTP is same as TPRQSUT if we consider it in clockwise.

Mrinmoy said: (May 12, 2016)  
But even there the starting point can be in East, West, North or South without loss of correctness if nothing is explicitly mentioned.

Whether it will be a corner point or in the middle of a side is important.

But in a square table, when people sit in corners as well as in the middle of any side of the table, the points have to be placed carefully.

So, when we start with P in a circle or hexagon, the exact position is not important. You can start by placing P at any point and then relative to it to solve the problem. And it doesn't affect the result.

Mrinmoy said: (May 13, 2016)  
In my last comment, the order of the paragraphs has gone wrong due to technical reasons. So I am reposting it in the correct order.

So, when we start with P in a circle or hexagon, the exact position is not important. You can start by placing P at any point and then relative to it to solve the problem. And it doesn't affect the result.

But in a square table, when people sit in corners as well as in the middle of any side of the table, the points have to be placed carefully.

But even there the starting point can be in East, West, North or South without loss of correctness if nothing is explicitly mentioned.

Whether it will be a corner point or in the middle of a side is important.

Agni said: (Jun 29, 2016)  
@Nandhini.
I too got the same answer as you got. But I analyzed. It is because they are facing center. And to the left of you in a clockwise direction, if you take p you can solve the question.

Anonymous said: (Jul 8, 2016)  
Why are the answers getting wrong? If I place the items in a position where I wanted to, Is there any procedure to place the items so that I would get the correct answer.

Aneesh said: (Jul 19, 2016)  
Guys, please tell any shortcut to do these type of questions.

David said: (Aug 3, 2016)  
Hexagonal and circle both are same in seating arrangement. Don't confuse it.

Ankita Rana said: (Aug 20, 2016)  
The position of P and U is wrong.

Manoj Jangir said: (Sep 9, 2016)  
S and T both options are right. It can also be done in two ways and both are correct. If you start making the arrangement from last you will find arrangement as SRTUQP and if you start arrangement from first then the arrangement is SUTPRQ. Both stated in a clockwise manner.

Advaita said: (Oct 31, 2016)  
@Pinky Dubey.

If you change the position of P then also the order will be the same because a hexagon has 6 apex.

Advaita said: (Oct 31, 2016)  
@Aneesh.

The best way is to choose the alphabet that occurs most frequently with other alphabets and arrange it accordingly.

Rest will automatically be arranged.

Sachin said: (Dec 8, 2016)  
What to do if the table is in the shape of the pentagon? Please help me.

Keshav said: (Apr 28, 2017)  
How to arrange it correctly? Pease help me.

Saurabhkumar Singh said: (Sep 5, 2017)  
Simply read the question carefully.

**they are facing at the centre of table**.

Sharan said: (Apr 1, 2020)  
Q is a neighbor of R&S.

It may be RQS or SQR.

Ruchika Rajan said: (Sep 3, 2020)  
The correct order is PTURQS.

Srujan said: (Oct 4, 2020)  
I am not getting this, anyone please explain in detail.

Manav said: (Sep 5, 2021)  
According to me; Either Q or S is the right one.

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