Complex Arrangement
Logical Reasoning

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Five women decided to go shopping to M.G. Road, Bangalore. They arrived at the designated meeting place in the following order: 1. Archana, 2. Chellamma, 3. Dhenuka, 4. Helen, and 5. Shahnaz. Each woman spent at least Rs. 1000. Below are some additional facts about how much they spent during their shopping spree.

i. The woman who spent Rs. 2234 arrived before the lady who spent Rs. 1193.

ii. One woman spent Rs. 1340 and she was not Dhenuka.

iii. One woman spent Rs. 1378 more than Chellamma.

iv. One woman spent Rs. 2517 and she was not Archana.

v. Helen spent more than Dhenuka.

vi. Shahnaz spent the largest amount and Chellamma the smallest.


Common Information Question: 1/3

What was the amount spent by Helen?


Rs. 1193


Rs. 1340


Rs. 2234


Rs. 2517

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Option(B) is correct

The amounts are Rs. 2,234, Rs. 1,193, Rs. 1,340 and Rs. 2,517. The fifth amount is not given.

$\because$ One woman’s amount = Chellamma’s amount + Rs. 1,378

$\because$ All the women spent more than Rs. 1,000.

$\therefore$ Chellamma’s amount

= Rs. 2,517 – Rs. 1,378

= Rs. 1,139

Answer image for Complex Arrangement, Logical Reasoning:2252-1 The biggest amount of Rs. 2,517 is spent by Shahnaz.

Answer image for Complex Arrangement, Logical Reasoning:2252-2 It is given that Helen spent more than Dhenuka and Dhenuka did not spend Rs. 1,340.

$\therefore$ Dhenuka spent Rs. 1,193.

We also know that the women who spent Rs. 2,234 arrived before the lady who spent 1193.

$\therefore$ Archana spent Rs. 2,234 and Helen spent Rs. 1,340.

Table below can be scrolled horizontally

  Amount Spent
Archana Rs. 2,234 Not Rs. 2,517
Chellamma Rs. 1,139  
Dhenuka Rs. 1,193 Not Rs. 1,340
Helen Rs. 1,340  
Shahnaz Rs. 2,517  

The amount spent by Helen was Rs. 1,340.

Hence, option B is the correct choice.

(1) Comment(s)

Nimesh Goyal

Four out of five amounts are given, viz., 2517,1193, 2237& 1340.

Since it is given that Chellemma spent the least amount, and the missing amount is 1378 more than that of Chellemma, that means Chellemma spent 1193.

Hence the missing figure should be 1193 + 1378 = 2571.

Since Chellemma spent 1193, accordingly Archana's spending should be 2234.

Since Shahnaz spent most, her amount will be 2571.

Now, the final two arrangements for Dhenuka and Helen do not follow the premise. :(

Please help.