# Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Data Sufficiency - Section 2 (Q.No. 2)
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.

2.

Question: Who among P, Q, T, V and M is exactly in the middle when they are arranged in ascending order of their heights ?

Statements:

1. V is taller than Q but shorter than M.
2. T is taller than Q and M but shorter than P.

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 have: M > V > Q.

From II, we have: T > Q, T > M, P > T.

Combining the above two, we have: P>T>M>V>Q i.e. Q

Clearly, M is in the middle.

Discussion:
4 comments Page 1 of 1.

Pro said:   3 years ago
Even by using both the statements, we can't find the position of v and m correctly. Therefore the given answer is wrong and the answer should be neither I and II.

Santhosh said:   5 years ago
From S-1 we can't able to find the answer but with s-2 we can say the answer because M<Q<T<P<V Even after combining both statements we can't say because from S-1 Q<V<M which is contradicting with S-2 hence Option B is correct.

Vaijeyanthi said:   6 years ago