# Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

### Discussion :: Data Sufficiency - Section 1 (Q.No.48)

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.

48.

Question: Among A, B, C, D and E, who is in the middle while standing in a row ?

Statements:

1. C, who is third to the left of D, is to the immediate right of A and second to the left of E.
2. C is second to the left of E, who is not at any of the ends and who is third to the right of A. D is at one of the ends.

 [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

Explanation:

From each one of I and II, we get the order : A, C, B, E, D. Clearly, B is in the middle.

 Raj said: (Dec 23, 2013) How statement II gives the answer A, C, B, E, D. Please explain?

 Akash said: (Dec 12, 2014) IN both statment relation of b is not given? Then how is the sequence ACBED?

 Neha said: (Jan 16, 2015) In statement two C_E (1). C_E_ (2) Because E is not at ends. E is third to right of A. AC_E_. D is at one of the ends AC_ED. Now B is in middle.

 Parth said: (Jul 27, 2015) D is at one of the ends, so it can be at left end please justify someone.

 Pratik said: (Sep 5, 2015) But in statement II it has been given that 'D' is at one of the ends. If it would be at the other end then?

 Prikshat said: (Aug 26, 2016) If D is at another end then E would be at the end which is not possible due to statement 2.

 Jasan.Safir said: (Jul 29, 2017) C is second to the left of E.(C_E),and E is not at any of ends. Who is third to the right of A.means AC_E.and D is at one of the ends.it already mentioned earlier that E is not at any of the ends.so D puts at the end after E. It means AC_ED.and at middle remained puts.means ACBED.