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Solve this DILR Question on Chessboard from CAT 2017. This set is on the easier spectrum of questions that appear in CAT DILR Section. You are expected to answer the questions that follow, based on the simple rules as to how the pieces on a Chessboard move. If you would like to take these questions as a Quiz, head on here to take these questions in a test format, absolutely free.

## CAT DILR : 2017 slot 2 questions

### Chessboard

In an 8 X 8 chessboard a queen placed anywhere can attack another piece if the piece is present in the same row, or in the same column or in any diagonal position in any possible 4 directions, provided there is no other piece in between in the path from the queen to that piece. The columns are labelled a to h (left to right) and the rows are numbered 1 to 8 (bottom to top). The position of a piece is given by the combination of column and row labels. For example, position c5 means that the piece is in cth column and 5th row.

Question 2: If the other pieces are only at positions al, a3, b4, d7, h7 and h8, then which of the following positions of the queen results in the maximum number of pieces being under attack?

1. f8
2. a7
3. c1
4. d3

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##### Method of solving this Question on CAT DILR

General Solution

The columns are labelled a to h (left to right) and the rows are numbered 1 to 8 (bottom to top). The position of a piece is given by the combination of column and row labels.

Queen in f8 - 2 positions under attack

Queen in a8 - 2 positions under attack

Queen in c1 - 2 positions under attack

Queen in d3 - 3 positions under attack

The question is "which of the following positions of the queen results in the maximum number of pieces being under attack?"

##### Hence, the answer is "d3".

Choice D is the correct answer.

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