# Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts To Solve Directional Senses

Here, are quick and easy Tips and Tricks for Directional Senses for you to solve Directional questions in a fast and simple way.

## Tips and Tricks for Directional Senses.

Directions problems questioned in the exam are based on 2 principles-

• Distance
• Direction

There are mainly four directions – East, West, North & South and 4 types of cardinal directions such as North East, North West, South East, and South West as represented below

### Left and Right side Movements

• If a person is looking at northside, on making a move towards left will face to west direction and on making a move towards right will face to eastside.
• If a person is looking at west direction, on making a move towards left will face to southside and on making a move towards right will face to north.
• If a person is looking to east, on making a move towards left will face to north and on making a move towards right will face to south.
• If a person is looking to south, on making a move towards left will face east and on making a move towards right will face to west.

Hence, the above facts can be sum up as:

Every time an individual moves to her/his left side, he/she will move in the direction of anti- clockwise.

Every time an individual moves to her/his right side, he/she will move in the direction of clockwise.

Message: if a question says to move towards left side or right side, we solve the problem by assuming the movement at an angle of 90 degrees.

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### Type 1: Total distance covered or minimum distance among two places;

Question 1.

Nagendra walked 20 m towards north. Then he turned right and walks 30 m. Then he turns right and walks 35 m. Then he turns left and walks 15 m. Finally he turns left and walks 15 m. how many metres is he from the starting position and in which direction?

A.  15 m West
B.  30 m East
C.  30 m West
D.  45 m East

Explanation:

Clearly mentioned in the picture below: AF=BC+DE=45 meters and direction is east.

### Type 2: Right Direction/ Position of Shadow

Question 2.

A whale swims 20 meter towards East and turns Right, Swims 10 meter and turns to right, Swims 9 meter and again turns to left, swims 5 meter and then turns to left, again dips 12 meter and finally turns to left side and swims 6 meter. Now which in direction whale is facing ?

A.  East
B.  North
C.  West
D.  South

Explanation:

Fish’s direction can easily be find out by creating his movement on diagram.

Question 3.

Santosh is facing east. First she turns 70° in clockwise and then 205° in the anticlockwise direction. Which direction Santosh is facing now ?

A.  North-East
B.  North-West
C.  South-West
D.  South-East

Explanation:

When Santosh turns in clockwise direction 70 degree then she faces the south-East direction. Then again she turns 205 Anti – degree anticlockwise and now finally Santosh faces the North-West direction.

Question 4.

One morning Rajesh and Prakash are Talking each other Such that they faces each other. The shadow of the Prakash fells exactly  right of Rajesh. To which direction was Prakash facing?

A.  East
B.  West
C.  North

Explanation:

From image we see Prakash is facing North

Question 5.

Reena is facing east. she turns 100° in clockwise direction and then 145° in the anticlockwise direction. Which direction she is facing now ?

A.  North-East
B.  North-West
C.  South-West
D.  South-East

#### Explanation:

when it turns in clockwise direction 100 degree then it faces the south-west direction. Then again it turns 145 degree anticlockwise and now it faces the north-east direction.

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