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.

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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.

[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 E

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.


Ramya said: (Mar 8, 2015)  
T is being mentioned as taller than Q, but no other relationship of T is specified w.r.t to other V, M, P.

Vaijeyanthi said: (May 6, 2017)  
I didn't get it clearly. Please help me to get it.

Santhosh said: (Jun 1, 2018)  
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.

Pro said: (Sep 17, 2020)  
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.

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