Odd Man Out

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In math odd man out is one of the important topics in competitive exams for different types of employment test in which math logical question are being asked. Students can improve their aptitude skill by practising the questions and answers on odd man out.

In this kind of topic, 4 or more options may be given and you must point out the least related amongst all. Importance of topic

Tips and Tricks

1. Classification: Try to differentiate among the given options. All the options except for one can be related to each other and will be falling under same group.

Example: Pick the odd one out
a. Tiger
b. Cow
c. Lion
d. Wolf
Answer: Cow

Explanation: Tiger, Lion and Wolf all are carnivores whereas Cow is an herbivore.

2. Go through all the options and try to relate the options by their common "Characteristics" or "Purpose".
Example: Pick the odd one out
a. Spade
b. Shovel
c. Trowel
d. Weeder
Answer: Weeder
Explanation: Tools like Spade, Shovel and Trowel are used for digging whereas Weeder is a tool used to remove seeds from land. So, grouping of options can be done based on their "Purpose".

Types

Single Words
Pair of Words
Both types can be further divided into:
Letters
Numbers
Words

Section MCQ Full Section (3 MCQ)
Topic Para Based MCQ
Topic Questions with Answers

1) Single Words

Letters: Example

i) Pick the odd one out
a. B
b. D
c. E
d. F
Answer: E
Explanation: E is a vowel. Rest all are consonants.

Numbers: Example

i) Pick the odd one out
a. 4
b. 16
c. 36
d. 8
Answer: 8
Explanation: 22 = 4, 42 = 16, 62 = 36.

Words: Example

i) Pick the odd one out
a. Volleyball
b. Football
c. Baseball
d. Chess
Answer: Chess
Explanation: Volleyball, Football and Cricket- all are outdoor games and Chess is an indoor game.

2) Pair Of Words

Letters: Example

i) Pick the odd one out.
a) A : C
b) B : D
c) C : E
d) D : E
Answer: D : E
Explanation: In all options except D, First and second letters have difference of one and in D : E there is no difference.

Numbers: Example

i) Pick the odd one out.
a) 2 : 4
b) 5 : 25
c) 10 : 100
d) 3 : 9
e) 6 : 60
Answer: 6 : 60
Explanation: In all options except E, Second number is Square of first number.

Words: Example

i) Pick the odd one out.
a) May : January
b) September : November
c) October : April
d) January : December
e) October : July
Answer: October : April
Explanation : In all options except C, Both the month names are pair of either 31 or 30 while in option C, they are pair of 31 – 30.

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