Tips And Tricks And Shortcuts To Solve Directional Senses

Directional Sense – Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts

Here, are quick and easy tips and tricks for you to solve Directional questions in a fast and simple way.

Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts to solve Directional Sense.

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

tips and tricks and shortcuts for directional sense

 

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.

tips and tricks and shortucts for direction sense

 

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.

Tips and Tricks: 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

Answer: D
Explanation:

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

Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts: Right Direction/ Position of Shadow

 Question 2.

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

A.  East
B.  North
C.  West
D.  South

Answer: B
Explanation:

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

Question 3.

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

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

Answer: A
Explanation:

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

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Directional sense tips andn tricks and shortcuts