Aptitude - Problems on Ages - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Problems on Ages - Data Sufficiency 3 (Q.No. 1)
Directions to Solve

Each of these questions is followed by three statements. You have to study the question and all the three statements given to decide whether any information provided in the statement(s) is redundant and can be dispensed with while answering the given question.


What will be the ratio between ages of Sam and Albert after 5 years?


Sam's present age is more than Albert's present age by 4 years.


Albert's present age is 20 years.


The ratio of Albert's present age to Sam's present age is 5 : 6.

Any two of I, II and III
II only
III only
I or III only
II or III only
Answer: Option

Clearly, any two of the given statements will give the answer and in each case, the third is redundant.

Correct answer is (A).

7 comments Page 1 of 1.

Harish said:   4 years ago
From given two statements, we can say that there is Sam and Alberts :

From II we have Albert age is 20 years,
From I Sam's present age is more than Albert's present age by 4 years, so.
Sam age is = 20+4= 24 years.

Sanchit Singh said:   5 years ago
The question says that any 2 information or option is needed to find the answer so the third option is redundant.

Dankal kuamr said:   6 years ago
I didn't get it. Please explain me.

Vamsi said:   7 years ago
What is the ratio? Explain clearly.

Senthil said:   8 years ago
Hi @Arushi.

You can't find the ratio of Sam and Albert with only a single option give. We can find atleast with any two options given.

Sasi said:   9 years ago
What is redundant?

Arushi said:   9 years ago
The questions asks us to choose the redundant option that is to be discarded. Any one of 1, 2, 3 will be redundant at a time. That option is not provided.

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