# Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Data Sufficiency - Section 1 (Q.No. 3)
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.

3.

Question: How many children does M have ?

Statements:

1. H is the only daughter of X who is wife of M.
2. K and J are brothers of M.

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 conclude that H is the only daughter of M. But this does not indicate that M has no son. The information given in II is immaterial.

Discussion:
34 comments Page 1 of 4.

Jae said:   10 months ago
A should be the answer because the question asks about the number of children-not the number of sons (which is given in the explanation).
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ASHRITH SHETTY said:   1 year ago
It should be option (A), since in the first statement it says that H is the daughter of X (who is wife of M), so M is the father of H, in question they have asked about how many children M have, so, the statement 1 statisfied which is A.
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Jayta said:   2 years ago
Agree, A is the right answer.

Abhi said:   2 years ago
The correct answer is Option A.

Dinesh said:   2 years ago
Option A is the Correct answer.

Sidheshwar kumbhar said:   2 years ago
Agree, Option A is correct.

Vishnu said:   3 years ago
A should be the answer because we have to count a number of children, not the relationship or it doesn't count or mentioned that m have relationships with anyone else rather than x so (a) is correct because it's clearly mentioned that count child by statement M has only 1 and it says answer (A) is correct.
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Vijay said:   3 years ago