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: Manoj, Prabhakar, Akash and Kamal are four friends. Who among them is the heaviest ?

Statements:

  1. Prabhakar is heavier than Manoj and Kamal but lighter than Akash.
  2. Manoj is lighter than Prabhakar and Akash but heavier 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 A

Explanation:

From I, we have: P > M, P > K, A > P.

Thus, A > P > M > K or A > P > K > M. So, Akash is the heaviest.

From II, we have: P > M, A > M, M > K.

Thus, A > P > M > K or P > A > M > K. So, either Akash or Prabhakar is the heaviest.


Seetha said: (Dec 25, 2018)  
I think C is the correct answer. Because statement 1 and 2 gives the same answer.

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