In such type of questions, clues are given regarding comparisons among a set of persons or things with respect to one or more qualities. The candidate is required to analyse the whole information, form a proper ascending / descending sequence and then answer the given questions accordingly.

A blacksmith has five iron articles A, B, C, D and E, each having a different weight.
(i)  A weights twice as much as B.
(ii)  B weights four and a half times as much as C.
(iii)  C weights half as much as D.
(iv)  D weights half as much as E.
(v)  E weights less than A but more than C.

E is heavier than which of the following two articles ?

A. D, B
B. D, C
C. A, C
D. A, B
E. None of these
Answer: B . D, C


Let C's weight be x.
Then, D's weight is 2x. E's weight is 4x. B's weight is 4.5x and A's weight is 9x.
So, the order of weights can be A > B > E > D > C.

E is heavier than D and C.