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# Study the following information carefully and answer the given questions: A word and number arrangement machine when given an input line of words and numbers rearranges them following a particular rule in each step. The following is an illustration of input and rearrangement. (All the numbers are two digit numbers). Input : tent 13 wheat 21 ask 63 steal 49 hand 54 vast 85 Step I : 85 wheat tent 13 21 ask 63 steal 49 hand 54 vast Step II : 63 vast 85 wheat tent 13 21 ask steal 49 hand 54 Step III : 54 tent 63 vast 85 wheat 13 21 ask steal 49 hand Step IV : 49 steal 54 tent 63 vast 85 wheat 13 21 ask hand Step V : 21 hand 49 steal 54 tent 63 vast 85 wheat 13 ask Step VI : 13 ask 21 hand 49 steal 54 tent 63 vast 85 wheat And step VI is tha last step of the above input, as the desired arrangement is obtained. As per the rules followed in the above steps, find out in each of the following questions the appropriate step for the given input. Input : store 95 clean 56 tape 15 break 28 feet 35 wait 69 ice 71 Which word/ number would be at sixth position from the right in Step IV?

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Wait

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Clean

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95

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28

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Solution

## The correct option is B Clean After careful analysis of the given input and various steps of re-arrangement it is evident that in each step one number and one word are rearranged. In the first step the highest number and the word that comes in the last in alphabetical order move to the extreme left position. In the next step the second highest number and the word that comes last but one in alphabetical order move to the extreme left position. The same procedure is continued till all the numbers get arranged in ascending order and all the words in alphabetical order. Input : store 95 clean 56 tape 15 break 28 feet 35 wait 69 ice 71 Step I : 95 wait store clean 56 tape 15 break 28 feet 35 69 ice 71 Step II : 71 tape 95 wait store clean 56 15 break 28 feet 35 69 ice Step III : 69 store 71 tape 95 wait clean 56 15 break 28 feet 35 ice Step IV : 56 ice 69 store 71 tape 95 wait clean 15 break 28 feet 35 Step V : 35 feet 56 ice 69 store 71 tape 95 wait clean 15 break 28 Step VI : 28 clean 35 feet 56 ice 69 store 71 tape 95 wait 15 break Step VII : 15 break 28 clean 35 feet 56 ice 69 store 71 tape 95 wait And, Step VII is the last step of the above input ‘Clean’ is at the sixth position from the right in step IV.

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