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: Madan is elder than Kamal and Sharad is younger than Arvind. Who among them is the youngest ?

Statements:

  1. Sharad is younger than Madan.
  2. Arvind is younger than Kamal.

[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 B

Explanation:

As given, we have: M > K, A > S.

From II, K > A. Thus, we have: M > K > A > S.

So, Sharad is the youngest. From I, M > S. Thus, we have: M>K>A>S or M>A>K>S or M>A>S>K.


Swapnil said: (Jan 4, 2017)  
How? Anyone explain clearly.

Vinay said: (Feb 26, 2017)  
I think the right answer is option D.

Because As given, we have: M > K, A > S.
From I: M>S
From II: K>A

Both statements are independent. So can't find who is youngest.

Nagraj said: (Oct 15, 2017)  
I'm also agree with @Vinay.

Pradeep said: (Aug 20, 2018)  
From the second statement, we can conclude who is youngest.

Mag said: (Feb 13, 2019)  
Both statements prove that Sharad is the youngest and so how we could say that only 2 is the correct statement?

Piyush said: (Mar 20, 2019)  
Option B is correct. I agree with the given answer.

Madhav said: (Sep 22, 2020)  
Both B and E are correct.

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