## Classification of math Shortcuts Tricks

In today’s post we shall discuss another important reasoning topic Classification. The Classification is a process of dividing various objects into Groups on the basis of the properties common to them. The classification  helps us to make a homogeneous group from the given heterogeneous groups.

We can divide the questions on classification in two types…. Those are….
1. Classification for Meaningful Words
2. Classifications for Non-meaningful words.

#### Classification for Meaningful Words

In this type of questions you should classify the given words according to the relation between those words. It would be very easy to classify some given words or to find the odd word out from the given alternatives. The essential trick is to find out the basis of similarity between the words. The dissimilar (odd) word, would, then stand out, itself.

#### Classifications for Non-meaningful words.

Sometimes we are given a group of letters (non-meaningful words) and we are asked to find the odd letter-group out of them.

Now lets have a look at some Example problems so that you can get the basic view of the Classification Problems.

## Classification for Meaningful Words – Practice Problems

1. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

A. Scientist
B. Engineer
C. Architect
D. Teacher
E. Doctor

Hint : All the rest are exclusive professions while a teacher may, be there in any of these categories.
Ans : Teacher

2. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

A. Listen
B. Feel
C. Sing
D. Think
E. Hear

Hint : The remaining four you can do mentally (i mean others dont know even if you do those things. But Singing is the action in which you convey something with others)
Ans : Sing

3. Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

A. Anxiety
B. Feeling
C. Sorrow
D. Joy
E. Anger

Hint : All others are specific feelings
Ans : Anger

4. Four of the following five words are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

A. Three
B. Four
C. Five
D. Six
E. Nine

Hint : All others have two vowels
Ans : Six

5. Four of he following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to that group?

A. Anxiety
B. Worry
C. Inhibition
D. Curiosity
E. Weariness

Hint : All others are negative
Ans : Curiosity

## Classification for Non-meaningful Words – Practice Problems

Directions : In each of the following questions, four groups of letters are given. Three of them are alike in a certain way while one is different. Choose the odd one.

1) RNJ
2) XTP
3) MIE
4) ZWR

Hint : In all other groups, the first and second letters are moved 4 steps backward to obtain second and third letter respectively.
Ans : ZWR

1) PUT
2) END
3) OWL
4) ARM

Hint : All other groups begin with a vowel.
Ans : PUT

1) EBD
2) IFH
3) QNO
4) YVX

Hint : In all other groups, the last and first letters are consecutive.
Ans : QNO

1) ALMZ
2) BTUY
3) CPQX
4) DEFY

Hint : In all other groups, the first letter occupies the same position from the beginning of the alphabet as the last letter occupies from the end of the alphabet.
Ans : DEFY

1) STUA
2) RQPA
3) MLKA
4) HGFA

Hint : In all other groups, the first three letters are in a reverse alphabetical order.
Ans : STUA