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Circular Arrangement

The Circular Arrangement questions are not necessarily the questions regarding a situation where in we need to make the seating arrangement around a circular table. It can be a rectangular table or even a hexagonal table. We should understand Circular
Arrangement as an arrangement having a closed loop.

 

This can be understood with the following diagrams also:
 

 
 


 


 

The above given diagrams might appear to us as three different structures/arrangements. However, there would be a minimal difference in the descriptions given for the above situations. In all the diagrams, we find the following things common:

  • A is sitting opposite to D.
  • B is sitting on the immediate left of A.
  • E is sitting in between F and D.

Now if we go on to making the diagrams pertaining to the details given, we will be clueless about the kind the diagram which is going to be formed.


If we form the question as—A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting around a circular table…
We would be using Figure 1.

If we form the question as—A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting around a rectangular table… We would be using Figure 2.

If we form the question as—A, B, C, D, E and F are sitting around a hexagonal table… We would be using Figure 3.


Similarly, we might be using a totally different arrangement in accordance with the given statements.


However, one thing that should be very clear in our mind is that, in any circular arrangement, what ever be the structure, the loop should be closed.


Example :
 

Directions for questions 6 to 7: Read the following passage and solve the questions based on it.
 

Five leaders from undivided India—Pt Nehru (P), M. K. Gandhi (M), Rajendra Prasad (R), Subhash Chandra Bose (S) and Tyagi (T) participated during the 2nd Round-table conference at London in 1930.


It was noted that Pt Nehru sat two seats to the left of Rajendra Prasad and M. K. Gandhi sat two seats to the right of Rajendra Prasad.

 

Q 6. If Subhash Chandra Bose sat between M. K. Gandhi and Rajendra Prasad, then who sat to the immediate right of Pt Nehru?

  1. Tyagi
  2. Subhash Chandra Bose
  3. M. K. Gandhi
  4. Rajendra Prasad

Q 7. If Subhash Chandra Bose did not sit next to M. K. Gandhi, then who sat between M. K. Gandhi and Subhash Chandra Bose?

  1. Rajendra Prasad
  2. Pt Nehru
  3. Tyagi
  4. Cannot be determined

Solution
 

Scenario

There are five leaders and five sitting positions.


Rules

Pt Nehru sat two seats to the left of Rajendra Prasad and M.K. Gandhi sat two seats to the right of Rajendra Prasad. Let us see this with the help of a diagram:
 

 
 

6. Option (a) is the answer.


If Subhash Chandra Bose sat between M. K. Gandhi and Rajendra Prasad, then the arrangement would be as follows:

 

 
 

It is obvious from the above given diagram that Tyagi sat to the immediate right of Pt Nehru.

Hence, option (a) is the answer.


7. Option (b) is the answer.


If Subhash Chandra Bose did not sat next to M. K. Gandhi, then the seating arrangement would be as follows:

 

 

 

Hence, option (b) is the answer.





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