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In this type of questions, some clues are given regarding the order of occurrence of certain events. The candidate is required to analyse the given information, frame the right sequence and then answer the questions accordingly.

Five plays A, B, C, D and E are to be staged from Monday to Friday of a week. On a each day, only one play will be staged. D or E should not be either the first or last to be staged. E should be immediately followed by C. B should be staged immediately after D. One play is staged between A and B.

Which is the first play to be staged ?

Option:
A. A
B. B
C. C
D. Cannot be determined
E. None of these
Answer: A . A

Justification:

E should be immediately followed by C i.e. the order EC should be followed.
D should be immediately followed by B i.e. the order DB should be followed.
One play is staged between A and B and D or E should not be the first or last play.
So, the order is :

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
A D B E C

 

 

 

 

 

A is the first play to be staged.

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