FREE NYC Civil Service Logical Reasoning Questions and Answers

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There are more apples than lemons in a fruit basket. In the basket, there are more lemons than oranges. Apples outnumber oranges in the basket. The third assertion is accurate if the first two are.

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Explanation:
The statement is true because there are fewer oranges than apples or lemons.
Easy method: (Try this method to solve without any confusion)

1. A fruit basket contains more apples than lemons = App > Lem

2. There are more lemons in the basket than there are oranges = Lem > Org

Now, Combine the above two results: App > Lem > Org

3. The basket contains more apples than oranges (App > ... > Org) = Yes

Therefore, the given 3rd statement is true.

The family has a husband, a wife, two sons, and two daughters. All the women were invited to a meal. They both went outside to play. The husband did not arrive home from work. Who lived there?

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Jacob occupied seat 253 at the baseball game. Jacob's right-hand neighbor, Carla, was seated in seat 254. Marco was seated in the chair to Jacob's left. Marco's neighbor on the left was Patricia. Which chair is Patricia occupying?

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Explanation:
If Marco sits at Jacob's left, Marco's seat is 252. The next seat to the left, then, is 251.

The cousin of Kasey's daughter is Lee. Lacking a sister is Lee. How are Lee and Kasey related?

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Explanation:
Lacking a sister is Lee. Also, Lee cannot be Kasey's father because their girls are cousins.

Which of the following assertions is true if A is the son of Q, Q, and Y are sisters, Z is the mother of Y, and P is the son of Z?

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If Jason is in love with Daisy, Sandra must find a boyfriend. Her mother will be pleased if Sandra finds a lover. Consequently, if Jason is in love with Daisy, then ___.

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Explanation:
If P, then Q is the logic used in the argument. R follows if Q. R follows P, so. Therefore, Sandra's mother will be pleased if Jason loves Daisy.

Rico is twelve years old. She had been requesting a puppy from her parents for three years. While they have permitted her to get a bird, her parents have informed her that they don't think a dog would be content in an apartment. What breed of bird Rico wants to own is still up in the air.

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Explanation:
We can reasonably assume that the family resides in an apartment because Rico's parents believe a dog would not be content in an apartment. Rico may despise birds, or her parents may despise dogs.

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