Directions  (1 to 3): A commercial flower grower raises flowers in each of the three growing seasons every year-spring, summer and winter-with the year beginning in spring. Exactly seven different kinds of flowers- A,B,C,D,E,F and G-are grown every year. Each kind of flower is grown at least once a year. The flowers are grown according to the following rules:

  • B can be grown in a growing season only if A is grown in the preceding season.
  • No more than three different kinds of flowers are grown in any one growing season.
  • No kind of flower can be grown in two seasons in a row.
  • A can be grown neither in the winter season nor in the same growing season as E or F.
  • C and D are always grown in the same growing season.

Question 1: If G is grown in the spring and E in the summer of one year, then which of the following can also be grown in the summer?
(a) F
(b) A
(c) C
(d) D

Question 2: Which of the following is an acceptable schedule for the three growing seasons?

            Spring                   Summer                Winter

(a)          A                            C, D, B                   A, F, G

(b)         C, F                         A, D, G                  B, E

(c)          E, F                        A                            G, C, D, B

(d)         A, C, D                   B, E, F                   G

Question 3: If G and B alone are grown in the winter season, then which of the following must be grown in the preceding spring?

(a) F
(b) B
(c) D
(d) E

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For questions 1 to 3:

  • B will follow A in the next season.
  • Maximum three types of flowers can be grown in a season
  • A cannot be grown in winter season as well as with E or F.
  • C and D are always together.

Answer 1: (a)

Following table shows the possible combination:

G, AE, BC, D

From above it is clear that F could be grown in summer

Answer 2: (d)

From (b), A cannot be grown in winter.Hence option (a) iseliminated.

From (c), C and D come together Hence option (b) is alsoeliminated.

From (a) More than three flowers are not possible in a season.

Hence, option (c) is also eliminated.

Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.

Answer 3: (d)

E, FA, C, DG, B

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