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.

(i). A, B, C, D and E are five friends.
(ii). B is elder to E, but not as tall as C.
(iii). C is younger to A, and is taller to D and E.
(iv). A is taller to D, but younger to E.
(v). D is elder to A but is shortest in the group.

If a selection is to be made among them who would be relatively older and also taller, who among them should be chosen ?

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


In terms of age, we have :
E < B, C < A, A < E, A < D
So, we have : C < A < E < B < A < D.
In terms of height, we have :
B < C, D < C, E < C, D < A

A and C are youngest so they cannot be selected. D is shorter than two persons A and C.
B is shorter than C only and is also relatively older. So, B will be selected.
E is younger than B.