Logical Reasoning - Verbal Reasoning - Discussion

Discussion :: Verbal Reasoning - Type 1 (Q.No.8)

Find the statement that must be true according to the given information.

8. 

Georgia is older than her cousin Marsha. Marsha's brother Bart is older than Georgia. When Marsha and Bart are visiting with Georgia, all three like to play a game of Monopoly. Marsha wins more often than Georgia does.

[A]. When he plays Monopoly with Marsha and Georgia, Bart often loses.
[B]. Of the three, Georgia is the oldest.
[C]. Georgia hates to lose at Monopoly.
[D]. Of the three, Marsha is the youngest.

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

If Georgia is older than Marsha and Bart is older than Georgia, then Marsha has to be the youngest of the three. Choice b is clearly wrong because Bart is the oldest. There is no information in the paragraph to support either choice a or choice c.

Sundar said: (Nov 22, 2011)  
Age 1. Georgia is older than her cousin Marsha ==> G > M

Age 2. Marsha's brother Bart is older than Georgia ==> B > G

Age: Combine 1 and 2 ==> B > G > M

Wins (Marsha wins more often than Georgia does) ==> G < M

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Now, B > G > M satisfies option D (Marsha is the youngest).

Hence option D is the answer. Hope this will help you.

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