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Common Information

Six friends Abhishek, Deepak, Mridul, Pritam, Ranjan and Salil married within a year in the months of February, April, July, September, November and December and in the cities of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, but not necessarily following the above order.

The brides' names were Geetika, Jasmine, Hema, Brinda, Ipsita, and Veena, once again not following any order. The following are some facts about their weddings.

  • Mridul's wedding took place in Chennai; however he was not married to Geetika or Veena.Abhishek's wedding took place in Ahmedabad and Ranjan's in Delhi; however neither of them was married to Jasmine or Brinda.
  • The wedding in Kolkata took place in February.
  • Hema's wedding took place in April, but not in Ahmedabad.
  • Geetika and Ipsita got married in February and November and in Chennai and Kolkata, but not following
  • Pritam visited Bengaluru and Kolkata only after his marriage in December.
  • Salil was married to Jasmine in September.
Q.

Common Information Question: 4/5

Hema's husband is:

 A.

Abhishek

 B.

Deepak

 C.

Ranjan

 D.

Pritam

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Solution:
Option(C) is correct

From the information given in the common data, we can make the following table:

Table below can be scrolled horizontally

Friends' Name Month City Brides' Name
A   A xJ, xB
D      
M   C xG, xV
P D xB, xK  
R   D xJ, xB
S S   J
  F K  
  A xA H
  F, N C, K G, I

Here, friends’ names are represented as:

A = Abhishek, D = Deepak, M = Mridul, P = Pritam, R = Ranjan and S = Salil

Months are represented as:

F = February, A = April, J = July, S = September, N = November and D = December

Brides’ names are represented as:

G = Geetika, J = Jasmine, H = Hema, B = Brinda, I = Ipsita and V = Veena

The Last three rows represent the additional data. A sign of ‘x’ before a letter represents negation. For example, in the second last line ‘xA’ means ‘not Ahmedabad’.

Now, the combination of ‘February and Kolkata’ can only fit with Deepak. Also, from the last row ‘November and Chennai’ combination will fit with Mridul. Since Geetika is not the bride of Mridul, Ipsita is the bride of Mridul and Geetika is the bride of Deepak.

The remaining combination of ‘April and Hema’ will fit with Ranjan.

The remaining cells of the table can be filled by elimination. The final table is as given below:

Table below can be scrolled horizontally

Friends' Name Month City Brides' Name
A J A V
D F K G
M N C I
P D M B
R A D H
S S B J

From the table, we get,

Hema’s husband is Ranjan.

Hence, option C is the correct choice.


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