# Grouping of Images Reasoning Questions, Examples

In such problems, a set of 6, 7, 8 or 9 numbered figures are given. The candidate is asked t analyse the nature of these figures and classify them into groups consisting of figures having the same properties. Following examples will classify:

Example 1: Group the following figures into three classes with identical properties and select the correct alternative

(a) 1,5,8;2,4,7;3,6,9
(b) 1,4,7;2,5,8;3,6,9
(c) 1,5,7;2,4,9;3,6,8
(d) 1,5,7;3,4,9;2,6,8

Solution: Here, figures 1, 5, 7 contain similar properties. Fig.2, 4 and 9 are similar as they are made of four straight lines. Similarly, Figures 3, 6, and 9 contain a circle as a base.

Example 2: Group the following figures into three classes with identical properties and select the correct alternative.

(a) 1,2,3;6,5,4;7,9,8
(b) 1,6,7;2,5,9;3,4,8
(c) 1,6,7;2,5,8;3,4,9
(d) 1,3,7;2,5,9;4,6,8.

Solution: Here, we observe that the figure 1,6,7 have only elements, the figures 2,5 and 9 have two elements while figures 3,4 and 8 consist of three elements.
Hence, (b) is the correct alternative.

Example 3. Group the following figures with identical properties into three classes and select the correct alternative.

(a) 1,4,6;3,5,8;2,7,9
(b) 1,4,8;2,3,6;5,7,9
(c) 4,5,6;2,3,8;1,7,9
(d) 1,4,6;2,3,8;5,7,9

Solution: Clearly, in figures 1, 4, 6, two similar figures intersect each other. In figures 2, 3, 8, two dissimilar figures intersect each other. In rest of the figures, i.e., in 5, 7, 9 one similar figure in enclosed into another similar figure.