In this type of questions, some clues regarding seating or placing sequence (linear or circular) of some persons or items is given. The candidate is required to form the proper sequence using these clues and answer the questions accordingly.

In a car exhibition, seven cars of seven different companies viz. Cardilac, Ambassador, Fiat, Maruti, Mercedes, Bedford and Fargo were displayed in a row, facing east such that :

  1. Cardilac car was to the immediate right of Fargo.
  2. Fargo was fourth to the right of Fiat.
  3. Maruti car was between Ambassador and Bedford.
  4. Fiar, which was third to the left of Ambassador car, was at one of the ends.

Which of the following is definitely true ?

A. Maruti is to the immediate left of Ambassador.
B. Bedford is to the immediate left of Fiat.
C. Bedford is at one of the ends.
D. Fiat is second to the right of Maruti.
E. None of these
Answer: A . Maruti is to the immediate left of Ambassador.


We analyse the given information as follows :
Arranging the cars from left to right as per the information, we have :
Fargo and Cardilac
Fiat, Car, Car, Car, Fargo
Maruti between Ambassador and Bedford.
Fiat, Car, Car, Ambassador.
Knowing that Fiat lies at one of the ends, we have from left to right :

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fiat Bedford Maruti Ambassador Fargo Cardilac Mercedes

Clearly, Maruti in the third place, is to the immediate left of Ambassador, in the fourth place.