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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, E and F are six students in a class.
(ii). B and C are shorter than F but heavier than A.
(iii). D is heavier than B and taller than C.
(iv). E is shorter than D but taller than F.
(v). F is heavier than D.
(vi). A is shorter than E but taller than F.

Which of the following statements is true for F as regards height and weight ?

Option:
A. He is lighter than E and taller than E.
B. He is heavier than B and taller than C.
C. He is heavier than B and C but shorter than D
D. He is lighter than E and also shorter than E.
E. He is lighter than B and C but taller than D.
Answer: C . He is heavier than B and C but shorter than D.

Justification:

In terms of height, we have :
B < F, C < F, C < D, E < D, F < E, A < E, F < A.
So, C < F <  E < D, B < F, F < A < E
Thus, the sequence becomes :
B < C < F < A < E < D or C < B < F < A < E < D.
In terms of weight, we have :
A < B, A < C, B < D, D < F.
So, A < B < D < F, A < C.
Thus, the sequence becomes :
A < C < B < D < F or A < B < C < D < F or A < B < D < C < F.

Clearly F is heavier than B and C but shorter than D.

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