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: How is J related to P ?

Statements:

  1. M is brother of P and T is sister of P.
  2. P's mother is married to J's husband who has one son and two daughters.

[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 B

Explanation:

From II, we know that P's mother is married to J's husband, which means that J is P's mother.


Shabana said: (Jan 8, 2012)  
Can anyone tell - How J become P's mother ?

Mudit Mittal said: (Sep 12, 2013)  
Can anyone tell - How J become P's mother ?

Akash said: (Sep 20, 2013)  
First of all T and P are daughters & M is son of (someone ) not mentioned in statement 1.

Statement 2 : follows p who is daughter of her mother and mother is married to j's husband. So, in this sense j is wife of his husband and mother of p(who is her daughter).

Rakesh said: (Jan 23, 2016)  
Statement-1: Indicates that M is brother of P i.e M is male and T is sister of p which means T is female. And sex of p is not mentioned.

Statement-2: It means p's mother is married to j's (other) husband. In this manner j is mother of p.

Harish said: (Aug 7, 2016)  
Since J is a lady.

Surya said: (Mar 5, 2018)  
Here J may be other women rather den P's mother no . So if u think like this option B is wrong and wen v combine both statements we can conclude that P & T are daughters and M is the son of P's mother & J' s husband. in this case, v can say J is P's mother. So according to me option E must be right.

Aastha said: (Aug 28, 2020)  
What is J's husband?

It must be J's father. Am I right?

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