In this section, the following topics are discussed with example

  • Introduction 
  • Categories in Odd One Out
  • Examples

INTRODUCTION

To solve these problems, the candidate must determine the features of various things and find which one is the odd one from the group of given options. The odd one option should not possess the skill which is common among the other options. Let us have a look at the categories in finding the odd one out.


You have to be odd to be number one

Dr.SEUSS

CATEGORIES IN ODD ONE OUT

CategoriesExamples
1. Odd One Out in Numbers13, 23 ,33, 43, 53

Odd One : 33
2. Odd One Out in AlphabetsDEBC, GFDE, JIKH, FJGH, WUVX

Odd One : FJGH
3. Odd One Out in WordsMars, Jupiter, Saturn, Sun, Neptune

Odd One : Sun

EXAMPLES

1)  25:630, 36:1312, 16:260, 9: 84, 49:2408

Solution:

Answer: 36:1312

Explanation:

252=625 (here 625+5=630 where 5 is the sqrt(25))

362=1236 (here 1236+6=1242 but the number given is 1312 where 6 is the sqrt(36))

162=256 (here 256+4=260 where 4 is the sqrt(16))

92=81 (here 81+3=84 where 3 is the sqrt(9))

492=2401 (here 2401+7=2408 where 7 is the sqrt(49))

 

 


2) 89, 94, 123, 140, 152

Solution:

Answer: 94

Explanation:

The common difference among numbers in reverse is 17.The number before 123 should be 106 and its 94 here

 

 


3) AE, GM, MQ, VZ, LP

Solution:

Answer: GM

Explanation:

This pair of letters have a difference in no of letters between them (i.e)

AE-ABCD3E, GM -GHIJKL5M, MQ – MNOP3Q, VZ-VWXY3Z, LP- LMNO3P. The odd pair is GM

 


4) Jaipur, Manali, Pahalagam, Mussoorie, Darjelling

Solution:

Answer: Jaipur

Explanation:

Based on locality all places are hill stations except Jaipur


5) Firefox, IE, Chrome, UC, Google

Solution:

Answer: Google

Explanation:

All except Google are internet browsers, Google is a search engine


Thus in this post we learned about the concepts of Odd One Out and it’s categories with examples. In next section, we will learn about Syllogism.