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In such type of questions, a few essential criteria for selection of a group of items are given. The candidate has to keep these conditions in mind and make the required selection as per the directions given in each question.

At an Electronic Data Processing Unit, five out of the eight program sets P, Q, R, S, T, U, V and W are  to be operated daily. On any one day, except for the first day of a month, only three of the program sets must be the ones that were operated on the previous day. The program operating must also satisfy the following conditions :
(i). If program P is to be operated on a day, V cannot be operated on that day.
(ii). If Q is to be operated on a day, T must be one of the programs to be operated after Q.
(iii). If R is to be operated on a day, V must be one of the programs to be operated after R.
(iv). The last program to be operated on any day must be either S or U.

Which of the following is true of any day's valid program set operation ?

Option:
A. P cannot be operated at third place.
B. Q cannot be operated at third place.
C. R cannot be operated at fourth place.
D. T cannot be operated at third place.
E. U cannot be operated at fourth place.
Answer: C . R cannot be operated at fourth place.

Justification:

Clearly, if R is operated at the fourth place, V must be operated somewhere after it. This is not possible since the fifth program is the last one which has to be either S or U. So, R cannot be operated at the fourth Place.

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