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.

38. 

Question: How is A related to D ?

Statements:

  1. B is the brother of A.
  2. B is D's son.

[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 D

Explanation:

From I and II, we conclude that A is either son or daughter of D.


Shaily said: (Oct 24, 2014)  
A is child of D.

So why not the answer be E.

Tanvir said: (Mar 24, 2015)  
Agreed with @Shaily. Question was to find out relation between A & D, not to find out son or daughter.

Kumar Ankit said: (Sep 27, 2015)  
Yeah! same logic from my side also. A is the child of D.

Khan said: (May 8, 2016)  
Here the relation is a child.

Kashish said: (Jun 17, 2016)  
In the question, it is written that how A is related to D, So we don't have to mention that it is son or daughter. SO from my point of view, I think that E option should be best for this because if we go through reality the concept is clear that if B is brother of A and D is father of B so it doesn't matter that A is daughter or son, Matter is D is father of A.

Vincent said: (Feb 26, 2018)  
The relationship the question seeks to establish is not the gender as the 'D' as the answer seem to project.

The answer should be 'E'.

Alpha said: (Oct 15, 2018)  
@Shaily,

He/she can be her child or Offspring, or D can be his/her mother or father.

Srikanth said: (Aug 13, 2019)  
The answer should be E.

Ranaveer Sudarshan said: (Sep 26, 2020)  
@Srikanth.

The answer should be D.

Because, the question is how A related to D?
But not how D is related to A?
We know that D is the father of A, but we don't the gender of A. So, we can't conclude anything over here.

Liz said: (Sep 29, 2020)  
The answer should be option E.

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