Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

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

Give answer

  • (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.

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Question: Which code word stands for 'good' in the coded sentence 'sin co bye' which means 'He is good' ?

Statements:

  1. In the same code language, 'co mot det' means 'They are good'.
  2. In the same code language, 'sin mic bye' means 'He is honest'.

[A]. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
[B]. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
[C]. Either I or II is sufficient
[D]. Neither I nor II is sufficient
[E]. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

In the given statement and I, the common word is 'good' and the common code word is 'co'. So, 'co' is the code for 'good'.

In the given statement and II, the common words are 'He' and 'is' and the common code words are 'sin' and 'bye'. So 'sin' and 'bye' are the codes for 'He' and 'is'. Thus, in the given statement, 'co' is the code for 'good'.


Tony L said: (Mar 5, 2013)  
Should not it be answer B?

I do agree the second statement, but not the first one.
As,

sin co bye = He is good
co mot det = they are good

We assume that the only word in common is "co" means good.
However, the position of the verbs and the pronoun are different.

Sin co Bye
He good is

And
Co mot det
Good ? ?

The location of the verb and pronoun are different from the first statement..

Ankur said: (Apr 4, 2018)  
Answer should be B.

Aamir said: (Apr 17, 2018)  
Comparing question and statement I we get : co = good, so 'sin' & 'bye' will refer either he or is.

Comparing the question and statement II we get: 'sin', 'bye' = he/is, therefore 'mic' must be 'honest'.

So, the Answer should be A.

Correct me, if I am wrong.

Hardex Omo Adekola said: (Oct 1, 2018)  
I think The correct answer is option A.

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