**Direction: **Questions are based on the following:

1. A blacksmith has five iron articles A, B, C, D and E, each having a different weight.

2. A weighs twice as much as B

3. B weighs four and half times as much as C

4. C weighs half as much as D

5. D weighs half as much as E

6. E weighs less than A but more than C

This question was previously asked in

NIMCET 2013 Official Paper

Option 1 : A

NIMCET 2020 Official Paper

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Given: A blacksmith has five iron articles A, B, C, D and E, each having a different weight.

Let the weight of article C be** x**

So, from the given statements:

1) B weighs four and half times as much as C

Therefore, weight of B =** 4.5x**

2) A weighs twice as much as B

Therefore, weight of A =** 9x**

3) C weighs half as much as D

Therefore, weight of D = **2x**

4) D weighs half as much as E

Therefore, weight of E =** 4x**

So, the weight of five articles in ascending order would be

**C** **< D **< E < B < A

So, the heaviest article would be** A.**

Hence, **option 1** is the correct answer.