# Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency

Exercise : Data Sufficiency - Section 1
Directions to Solve

In each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements and

• (A) If the data in statement I alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement II alone are not sufficient to answer the question
• (B) If the data in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question, while the data in statement I alone are not sufficient to answer the question
• (C) If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
• (D) If the data given in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question and
• (E) If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

11.

Question: Who is to the immediate right of P among five persons P, Q, R, S and T facing North ?

Statements:

1. R is third to the left of Q and P is second to the right of R.
2. Q is to the immediate left of T who is second to the right of P.

I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
Either I or II is sufficient
Neither I nor II is sufficient
Both I and II are sufficient
Explanation:

From I, we have the order: R, -, P, Q.

From II, we have the order: P, Q, T.

Clearly, each one of the above two orders indicates that Q is to the immediate right of P.

12.

Question: On which date of the month was Anjali born in February 2004 ?

Statements:

1. Anjali was born on an even date of the month.
2. Anjali's birth date was a prime number.

I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
Either I or II is sufficient
Neither I nor II is sufficient
Both I and II are sufficient
Explanation:

From I and II, we conclude that Anjali was born in February 2004 on a date which is an even prime number. Since the only even prime number is 2, so Anjali was born on 2nd February, 2004.

13.

Question: How is X related to Y?

Statements:

1. Y says, "I have only one brother".
2. X says, "I have only one sister".

I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
Either I or II is sufficient
Neither I nor II is sufficient
Both I and II are sufficient
Explanation:

The statements in I and II do not provide any clue regarding relation between X and Y.

14.

Question: How is F related to P?

Statements:

1. P has two sisters M and N.
2. F's mother is sister of M's father.

I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
Either I or II is sufficient
Neither I nor II is sufficient
Both I and II are sufficient
Explanation:

From I and II, we conclude that P is M's brother and so M's father is P's father. So, F is the child of the sister of P's father i.e. F's mother is P's aunt or F is P's cousin.

15.

Question: B is the brother of A. How is A related to B ?

Statements:

1. A is the sister of C.
2. E is the husband of A.

I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
Either I or II is sufficient
Neither I nor II is sufficient
Both I and II are sufficient