Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Data Sufficiency - Section 1 (Q.No. 5)
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

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.


5.

Question: The last Sunday of March, 2006 fell on which date ?

Statements:

  1. The first Sunday of that month fell on 5th.
  2. The last day of that month was Friday.

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
Answer: Option
Explanation:

From I, we conclude that 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of March, 2006 were Sundays.

So, the last Sunday fell on 26th.

From II, we conclude that 31st March, 2006 was Friday. Thus, 26th March, 2006 was the last Sunday of the month.

Discussion:
11 comments Page 1 of 2.

Renuka gaidhane said:   1 week ago
According to the statement, option E is correct both statements is sufficient.

NIHAL said:   4 weeks ago
So, according to me, the answer should be C.

Gopal halder said:   3 years ago
The right answer is option E because if 31th march of 2006 is Friday then 26th march of 2006 is Sunday.
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Madhura said:   6 years ago
So, according to me the answer should be D.

Prakyath said:   7 years ago
While solving problem using statement 2. They have assumed that March month has 31 days ! It may have 30 days as well ! So we can't predict directly that March has 31 days!
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SUBHADEEP said:   7 years ago
Here 2006 is a leap year or not is not given, so we can't asume it.

Bhavesh doda said:   8 years ago
How, C option is correct? Explain.
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Sandeep said:   8 years ago
What if the year is a leap year we can know the date coming from the last day of the year. Is the answer right?

Prasant kanungo said:   8 years ago
Statement 1 alone will suffice actually. Because 5 + 3 * 7 = 26th march.
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Deepa said:   9 years ago
In option E both the statements should be provided. So that it is sufficient, in option C anyone statement is enough.


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