In this section, the following topics are discussed with examples

Introduction

Blood Relations & Different Generations

Types of Problems

Examples

INTRODUCTION

Problems in this section consist of a question based on the blood relations. Using the information given in the statements you have to identify the exact relation. You should have a sound knowledge of the blood relation in order to solve the questions.

Blood Relations

 Mother’s or Father’s Father Grand father Mother’s or Father’s Mother Grand mother Mother’s or Father’s Son Brother Mother’s or Father’s Daughter Sister Mother’s or Father’s Brother Uncle Mother’s or Father’s Sister Aunt Husband or Wife’s sister &Brother’s wife Sister in law Husband or Wife’s brother &Sister’s husband Brother in law Son’s Wife Daughter in law Daughter’s Husband Son in law Brother’s or Sister’s Son Nephew Brother’s or Sister’s Daughter Niece Uncle or Aunt’s Son/Daughter Cousin Grandson’s or Granddaughter’s Daughter/Son Great Grand Daughter/Son

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life.

Richard Bach

Types of Problems

1.   Direct Statement Based Relations

2.   Combined Statement Based Relations

3.   Symbols based Blood Relations

Examples

1.Sunil introduces Jen as the son of the only brother of his Mother’s husband. How is Jen related to Sunil?

a)Brother     b) Father     c) Cousin     d) Sister

Explanation:

1. “Only brother of his Mother’s husband” is his father’s bother. So son of his father’s brother is Cousin.

2. Danny introduce Sharif saying.”He is the husband of the granddaughter of the father of my father,” How is sharif related to Danny?

a) Brother in law     b) Brother      c) Grandfather     d) Son

Explanation:

Sharif is Danny’s sister’s husband.

3. X is the father of W. But W is not his son. B is the daughter of W. I is the spouse of X. O is the brother of W. D is the son of O.G is the spouse of O. H is the father of G.

Questions:

i) Who is the paternal grandfather of D?

a) X    b)H     c)O          d) None of these

ii) How H is related O?

a) Father      b)Grand Father    c)Father in law     d) Data inadequate

Explanation:

4. Instructions: A-B means A is the brother of B. A*B means A is the sister of B. A+B means A is the mother of B. A/B means A is father of B

i) If M+N/O-P, then M is P’s __________?

a) Mother     b) Grandfather       c) Grandmother       d) Father

Explanation:

M is mother of N. N is father of O.O is brother of P. Hence M is grandmother of P.

ii) Which of the following shows that M is aunt of Q?

a) M-N+O/P*Q      b) M*N/O*P-Q        c) M/N*O+P-Q         d) M+N-O*P/Q

Explanation:

M is sister of N. N is father of O. O is sister of P. P is brother of Q. So M is Q’s father’s sister.

Thus in this post we learned about the concepts of blood relations and methods to solve different types of blood relations based problems with examples.

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