# Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Data Sufficiency - Section 1 (Q.No. 41)
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.

41.

Question: What is Nitin's rank from the top in a class of forty students ?

Statements:

1. There are ten students between Nitin and Deepak.
2. Deepak is twentieth from the top.

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:

Since there are ten students between Nitin and Deepak, so Nitin may be eleven ranks above or below Deepak. Thus, Nitin may be 9th or 31st from the top.

Discussion:
8 comments Page 1 of 1.

Anil said:   2 years ago
@Sushmitha.

But in question clearly represents 10 students between Deepak and Nitin. In question, Deepak is first, So clearly Deepak comes first.

Aman Thakur said:   3 years ago
Answer may be E because Nitin to Deepak means Nitin will come first if Deepak's position is 20th.

Chanukya said:   3 years ago
The answer is D.

Nitin should be either 1st or 23rd.

If Deepak is 12th from the top, and there are 10 students in between, Nitin is either 1 (Nitin, 10 people, Deepak) or 23 (Deepak, 10 people, Nitin).

Shubham said:   3 years ago
The answer should be E.

Because it's clearly saying that, Deepak is twentieth from the top and 10 students are in between Nitin and Deepak.

So, Nitin rank is 9.

Sushmitha said:   7 years ago
In the question, they have mentioned that there are 10 students between Nithin and Deepak but they haven't said who is above whom (it is unclear whether Nithin is above Deepak or Deepak is above Nithin).

So the answer is D.

Shreya said:   9 years ago
@KUNBI.

Since it is not given who is at what rank, therefore we cannot analyse whether 10 students are between Deepak and Nitin or Nitin and Deepak respectively.

Kunbi said:   9 years ago
I agree with @Deepak; both information are sufficient in my analysis. Please explain further.

Deepak said:   1 decade ago
IT is mentioned that Deepak is in twentieth from the top N There are ten students between Nitin and Deepak. So Nitin should be in 9th rank. And Answer(E).