Critical Path
Logical Reasoning

 Back to Questions

Common Information

Two days (Thursday and Friday) are left for campaigning before a major election, and the city administration has received requests from five political parties for taking out their processions along the following routes.

Table below can be scrolled horizontally

Congress: A-C-D-E
BJP: A-B-D-E
SP: A-B-C-E
BSP: B-C-E
CPM: A-C-D

Street B-D cannot be used for a political procession on Thursday due to a religious procession. The district administration has a policy of not allowing more than one procession to pass along the same street on the same day. However, the administration must allow all parties to take out their procession during these two days.

Common information image for Critical Path, Logical Reasoning:2287-1

Q.

Common Information Question: 2/2

Which of the following is not true?

 A.

Congress and SP can take out their processions on the same day

 B.

The CPM procession cannot be allowed on Thursday

 C.

The BJP procession can only take place on Friday

 D.

Congress and BSP can take out their processions on the same day

 Hide Ans

Solution:
Option(D) is correct

$\because$ Route BD cannot be used on Thursday.

∴ BJP has to take out its procession on Friday.

$\because$ Route DE is common to BJP and Congress.

∴ Congress should take out its procession on Thursday.

$\because$ Route AB is common to SP and BJP.

∴ SP should take out its procession on Thursday.

∴ BSP and CPM have to take out their processions on Friday.

∴ Congress procession can be allowed only on Thursday.

Table below can be scrolled horizontally

Thursday Friday
Congress BJP
SP BSP
  CPM

From the explanation given above (borrowed from solution to 1 question) we get that,

Congress takes out a procession on Thursday and BSP on Friday.

∴ Only option D is not true.

Hence, option D is the correct choice.


(0) Comment(s)