# Section-1: Numerical Logic Solved QuestionLogical Reasoning Discussion

Common Information

Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below:

There was an effort to study the relative importance that beneficiaries of five states assigned to five different development programmes implemented by their governments. The programmes were Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (JRY), Indira Awas Yozna (IAY), Mid-Day Meal (MDM), Rural Health Mission (RHM) and National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREG).

The level of dissimilarity between two states is the maximum difference in the ranks allotted by the two states to any of the five programmes.

The following table indicates the rank order of the five programmes for each state.

Table below can be scrolled horizontally

Rank Orissa Bihar Rajasthan Kerala Karnataka
1 JRY MDM IAY NREG NREG
2 RHM JRY MDM IAY JRY
3 MDM RHM JRY RHM MDM
4 NREG IAY NREG JRY RHM
5 IAY NREG RHM MDM IAY
 Q. Common Information Question: 2/3 Which of the following states is most dissimilar to Orissa?
 ✖ A. Bihar ✔ B. Rajasthan ✖ C. Kerala ✖ D. Karnataka

Solution:
Option(B) is correct

Level of dissimilarity between Bihar and Orissa is 2,

Level of dissimilarity between Rajasthan and Orissa is 4,

Level of dissimilarity between Kerala and Orissa is 3,

Level of dissimilarity between Karnataka and Orissa is 3.

As seen above, Rajasthan is most dissimilar to Orissa.

Hence, option B is the correct choice.