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Which One of the Following Could Be an Accurate List of the Bids in Order from Lowest to Highest in Cost? - Logical Reasoning

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The question in this section is based on a set of conditions. Choose the response that most accurately and completely answer the question.

A panel reviews six contract bids - H, J, K, R, S, and T. No- two bids have the same cost. Exactly one of the bids is accepted. The following conditions must hold:

1. The accepted bid is either K or R and is either the second or the third lowest in cost.

2. H is lower in cost than each of J and K

3. If J is the fourth lowest in cost, then J is lower in cost than each of S and T.

4. If J is not the fourth lowest in cost, then J is higher in cost than each of S and T.

5. Either R or S is the fifth lowest in cost.

Which one of the following could be an accurate list of the bids in order from lowest to highest in cost?

Options

  • T, K, H, S, J, R

  • H, T, K, S, R, J

  • H, S, T, K, R, J

  • H, K, S, J, R, T

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Solution

H, T, K, S, R, J

Explanation:

'T, K, H, S, J, R' is not true as it violates condition 2. 

'H, S, T, K, R, J' is not true as it violates condition 1. 

'H, K, S, J, R, T' is not true as it violates condition 3.  

Thus, 'H, T, K, S, R, J' is correct as it satisfies all the condition. 

Concept: Problem Solving Ability (Entrance Exam)
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