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: In a certain code, '13' means 'stop smoking' and '59' means 'injurious habit'. What do '9' and '5' mean respectively in that code ?

Statements:

  1. '157' means 'stop bad habit'.
  2. '839' means 'smoking is injurious'.

[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:

'59' means 'injurious habit' and '157' means 'stop bad habit' (from I). Thus, the common code number '5' stands for common word 'habit'. So, '9' represents 'injurious'. Hence, I is sufficient.

Also, '59' means 'injurious habit' and '839' means 'smoking is injurious'. Thus, the common code number '9' stands for common word 'injurious'. So, '5' represents 'habit'. Thus, II is also sufficient.,


Ppoppopo said: (Feb 11, 2016)  
Can someone explain for me please?

Sunny said: (Jul 19, 2017)  
In the I statement, 5 stand for bad as in the II statement 9 stand for injurious. So, the answer should be D.

Mohid said: (Sep 5, 2017)  
@Sunny.

I thought the same but it's not about the positions of the word and the digit but the common instance between each of them. 5 appearing twice and as well as habit indicates 5=habit.

Jack said: (Jun 23, 2020)  
The answer should be both are sufficient as we can get the code for 5 and 9 only if we consider both of them.

Saii said: (Sep 1, 2020)  
Please, Can someone explain in a detailed way?

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