Aptitude - Time and Work - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Time and Work - 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.


8 men and 14 women are working together in a field. After working for 3 days, 5 men and 8 women leave the work. How many more days will be required to complete the work?


19 men and 12 women together can complete the work in 18 days.


16 men can complete two-third of the work in 16 days.


In 1 day, the work done by three men in equal to the work done by four women.

I only
II only
III only
I or II or III
II or III only
Answer: Option

Clearly, I only gives the answer.

Similarly, II only gives the answer.

And, III only gives the answer.

Correct answer is (D).

43 comments Page 1 of 5.

Goutam Popli said:   2 months ago
I think, the question is not specific because only statement 1 gives us the work done by 19M and 12 W but not 8M and 12W and similarly statement 2 only gives us an idea about the efficiency of Man but together statements 2 and 3 gives us an idea about work to be done and efficiency of man and women.

Noobie said:   3 months ago
I think C "III only" is correct since it gives the ratio of M/W which can be used to solve the original equation from the question. Alone II doesn't give any info on woman's work.

And alone the statement I just give another equation in two variables which doesn't help at all.

Prashant Kumar Sharma said:   2 years ago
I think option E is right.

Riya said:   2 years ago
Clearly, you are right, thanks @Tom!

GAURAV said:   4 years ago
I think option II can't give answer because that doesn't mentioned about women work.

Prince Rabadiya said:   4 years ago
How only II is able to give the answer?

Ravi said:   5 years ago
How II gives the answer?

Tom said:   5 years ago
The answer is 3 only.

Because it gives the relation between the rate of men versus women.

Rahul. M said:   5 years ago
I think option A is correct because in other two option they have not mentioned the total day required to complete whole work.

Shashi patel said:   6 years ago
Please explain it.

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