Question Paper from: IBPS Clerk Mains 2016

 Five statements are given below, labelled a, b, c,d and e. Among these, four statements are in logical order and form a coherent paragraph. From the given options, choose the option that does not fit into the theme of the paragraph.

1:

The mathematician Richard K. Guy is arguably best known for discovering a glider. Assuming that’s an intriguing-enough opening, let me explain. In 1970, the British mathematician John Conway invented a board game called, simply, “Life”

2:

Life happens on a grid of squares that stretch in every direction (imagine an infinite chessboard). Each square, or cell, is either chessboard). Each square, or cell, is either

3:

Now, this is not a game in the conventional sense: there’s no way to “win”, nor do you play against an opponent. In fact, Life doesn’t even need a player as it proceeds. You just set up an initial state and then watch what happens.

4:

To start, you choose a certain number of cells to be live—at random, or in a pattern, whatever. Each cell now evolves according to a set of rules that considers its eight neighbours (left, right, above, below, and on the four corners).

5:

This is the endlessly fascinating question Conway’s game raises, and this is why it was and remains today a much-discussed favourite among mathematicians and computer scientists.

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