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.

**Which of the following represents the descending order of weights of the articles ?**

** Option:**

**A.**A, B, E, D, C

**B.**B, D, E, A, C

**C.**E, C, D, A, B

**D.**C, A, D, B, E

**E.**A, B, D, E, C

**Answer: A . A, B, E, D, C**

** Justification:**

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.

Clearly, **the descending order of weights is A, B, E, D, C.**