# Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

### Discussion :: Data Sufficiency - Section 1 (Q.No.21)

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.

21.

Question: Among T, V, B, E and C, who is the third from the top when arranged in the descending order of their weights ?

Statements:

1. B is heavier than T and C and is less heavier than V who is not the heaviest.
2. C is heavier than only T.

 [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 I, we have: B > T, B > C, V > B. Thus, V is heavier than each one of B, T and C. But V is not the heaviest. So, E is the heaviest.

Thus, we have the order. E>V>B>T>C or E>V>B>C>T. Clearly, B is third from the top.

 Rahul said: (Sep 5, 2011) How do we get V>B from 1?

 Tejas.K.A said: (Sep 12, 2011) How did you get v>b from 1?

 Urooj said: (Sep 13, 2011) Confusing.

 Mohd Ilyas said: (Feb 24, 2012) According to me answer is E because C&T can't be related without condition no.2

 Dany said: (Jan 2, 2014) B is heavier than T AND C AND is less heavier than V, so V>B.

 Naveen Kumar said: (Oct 5, 2015) The answer is none because we can't tell without knowing each and every ones what there E's weight is missing.

 Vishal Mittal said: (Mar 8, 2016) Try to understand the language. It wants to say. B is heavier than T and C. And, (B silent here )is less heavier than. V who is not the heaviest. B (is heavier than (T & C) && is less heavier than (V who is not the heaviest)).

 Abhishek said: (May 11, 2016) How's it? If we follow only condition 1 we get the order like. E > V > B > C > T AND E > V > B > T > C. But if we apply condition 1 with condition 2 we get, E > V > B > C > T. Which one should I prefer? Give me a suggestion.

 Sreya said: (Aug 1, 2016) Option E is correct, because the relation between C & T is also necessary to know the third position.

 Aishwarya said: (Sep 4, 2016) Thank you @Vishal.

 Rajdip Ghosal said: (May 31, 2018) There is no information about the weight of E, how we can conclude? I think it should be option D.

 Mithila said: (Jun 4, 2018) I agree @Sreya. E is the correct answer to the statement I alone not conclude with the relation of C and T.

 Munchun Kumar Singh said: (Jun 28, 2018) I cannot understand. Explain me.

 Rupesh said: (Feb 18, 2019) How you related from condition 1 that T>C?

 Gel said: (Mar 21, 2019) Here, only the third order is in question, So B is correct.

 Ramu said: (Jul 7, 2019) @All. 'A' should be the answer, because there are only 5 letters. So C, T is not the matter with their positions, it will be 1, 2 only. The question is about 3rd position.

 Amit said: (Jan 13, 2021) Here E's weight is not mentioned so how can we decide? Please explain.

 Subas said: (May 28, 2021) 1) E is the correct answer since from I we know that E>V>B>T or C so the answer is not known yet. 2) Since C is the only havier than T i.e. C>T again answer is not known. Combined i.e.for Option E. Since C>T. We have now. E>V>B> C>T. So now we know B is the third-highest from top so answer ie E.