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In 'Completing The Analogous Pair', two words are given. These words are related to each other in some way. Another word is also given. The candidate is required to find out the relationship between the first two words and choose the word from the given alternatives, which bears the same relationship to the third word, as the first two bear.

In the following question, a matrix of certain characters is given. These characters follow a certain trend, row-wise or column-wise. Find out this trend and choose the missing character accordingly.

7 4 5
8 7 6
3 3 ?
29 19 31

Option:
A. 3
B. 4
C. 5
D. 6
Answer: C . 5

Justification:

In the first column, 29 - 8 = 7 x 3 = 21.
In the second column, 19 - 7 = 4 x 3 = 12.
Let the missing number in the third column be y.
Then, 31 - 6 = 5 x y  or  5y = 25  or  y = 5.

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