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

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#### CATEGORIES IN ODD ONE OUT

Categories | Examples |
---|---|

1. Odd One Out in Numbers | 13, 23 ,33, 43, 53 Odd One : 33 |

2. Odd One Out in Alphabets | DEBC, GFDE, JIKH, FJGH, WUVX Odd One : FJGH |

3. Odd One Out in Words | Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Sun, Neptune Odd One : Sun |

#### EXAMPLES

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

**Solution:**

Answer: **36:1312**

Explanation:

25^{2}=625 (here 625+5=**630** where 5 is the sqrt(25))

36^{2}=1236 (here 1236+6=**1242**** **but the number given is **1312**** **where 6 is the sqrt(36))

16^{2}=256 (here 256+4=**260** where 4 is the sqrt(16))

9^{2}=81 (here 81+3=**84** where 3 is the sqrt(9))

49^{2}=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-A** BCD_{3}**E, GM -G

**M, MQ – M**

__HIJKL___{5}**Q, VZ-V**

__NOP___{3}**Z, LP- L**

__WXY___{3}**P. The odd pair is GM**

__MNO___{3}

**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.