# 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:
38 comments Page 1 of 4.

Deep Patel said:   2 weeks ago
Statement I: H is the only daughter of X who is the wife of M.

This statement tells us that H is the daughter of M and X. It specifies that H is the "only" daughter, but it does not provide information about the total number of children M has.

Statement II: K and J are brothers of M.
This statement provides information about M's siblings but does not give any information about M's children.

Evaluating Sufficiency:

Statement I alone: We know M has one daughter, H. However, this statement does not provide any information about whether M has other children (sons).

Statement II alone: This statement is about M’s brothers and gives no information about M’s children.

Both statements together: Even with both statements, we only know that M has a daughter named H. The statements do not provide any information about whether M has more children or not.

Conclusion: Given the analysis, neither Statement I nor Statement II, individually or together, provides sufficient information to determine the total number of children M has.

Thus, the correct answer is: Neither I nor II is sufficient.

Subhash Kumar said:   3 weeks ago
"H is the only daughter of X who is wife of M."
From this, we can conclude:

M has a wife, X.
M and X have a daughter, H.
So, H is their only daughter.

However, this statement doesn't tell us if M has any sons. So, while we know M has at least one child (H), we can't determine the total number of children.

Anomie said:   2 months ago
Option A is the correct answer.
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Desikan said:   5 months ago
I think option A) should be the right answer.
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Jae said:   2 years 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:   2 years 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:   3 years ago
Agree, A is the right answer.
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Abhi said:   3 years ago
The correct answer is Option A.
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Dinesh said:   3 years ago
Option A is the Correct answer.
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Sidheshwar kumbhar said:   3 years ago
Agree, Option A is correct.