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.

26. 

Question: How is Sulekha related to Nandini ?

Statements:

  1. Sulekha's husband is the only son of Nandini's mother.
  2. Sulekha's brother and Nandini's husband are cousins.

[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:

From I, we conclude that Sulekha is the wife of Nandini's mother's only son i.e. Nandini's brother. Thus, Sulekha is Nandini's sister-in-law.

From II, we conclude that Sulekha is the cousin of Nandini's husband, which implies that Sulekha is Nandini's sister-in-law.


Itzksk said: (Jan 9, 2012)  
How can one say that sulekha is female from statement ii? We cant, so answer is. A.

Soumya said: (Aug 18, 2015)  
Agree with @Itzksk. By statement II we can't say that Sulekha is female. Answer is A.

Nijath.Kk said: (Dec 17, 2015)  
I think answer is false because from the first option we can conclude that Nandini Sulekha relation ship so answer is A.

Shekhar Patel said: (Feb 6, 2017)  
What is the meaning of cousin?

In one case, Sulekha is Nandini's sister-in-law and in the other case sister. So answer is A.

Victor said: (Dec 18, 2019)  
From I, we conclude that Sulekha is the wife of Nandini's mother's only son i.e. Nandini's brother. Thus, Sulekha is Nandini's sister-in-law.

How can you know Nandini is a girl?

If Nandini is a male, then Sulekha and Nandini are a couple.

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