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**CSS General Science & Ability Paper 2016**

**Q.No.11 (b)** Read the following carefully and answer the questions following:

Ahmed, Ali, Akbar, Nasir and Shehbaz are students of a college having different heights and weights. Ahmed weighs thrice as much as Ali and Ali 5 times as much as Akbar. Akbar weighs half as much as Nasir and Nasir weighs half as much as Shehbaz.

(i) Who is the heaviest in weight?

(ii) Who is the lightest in weight?

(iii) Shehbaz is lighter in weight than which of the two students?

(iv) Shehbaz is heavier in weight than which of the two students?

(v) Show the descending order of weights of the students.

**Answer**

Let the weight of Shehbaz is x, so that

With common denominator 4, the above weights are given as

**(v)** In descending order:

**(i)** Ahmed is the heaviest.

**(ii)** Akbar is the lightest.

**(iii)** Shehbaz is lighter in weight than Ahmed and Ali.

**(iv)** Shehbaz is heavier in weight than Nasir and Akbar.