# 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: 3/3 Three of the following four pairs of states have identical levels of dissimilarity. Which is the odd one out?
 ✖ A. Kerala and Bihar ✖ B. Bihar and Karnataka ✔ C. Rajasthan and Kerala ✖ D. Karnataka and Rajasthan

Solution:
Option(C) is correct

Level of dissimilarity between Kerala and Bihar is 4,

Level of dissimilarity between Bihar and Karnataka is 4,

Level of dissimilarity between Rajasthan and Kerala is 3,

Level of dissimilarity between Karnataka and Rajasthan is 4.

Thus, the odd one out is the level of dissimilarity between Rajasthan and Kerala.

Hence, option C is the correct choice.

## (2) Comment(s)

Mehal Khaitan
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Karnataka and rajasthan also have same level of dissimilarity.

I think the question is flawed.

Anita
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I wonder why you think so. Solution clearly mentions that dissimilarity between Karnataka and Rajasthan is 4 (check for IAY) whereas dissimilarity between Rajasthan and Kerala is only 3(check MDM).

So apparently question as well as solution is perfectly OK and maybe you're approach is wrong.