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: How much was the total sale of the company ?

Statements:

  1. The company sold 8000 units of product A each costing Rs. 25.
  2. This company has no other product line.

[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, total sale of product A = Rs. (8000 x 25) = Rs. 200000.

From II, we know that the company deals only in product A.

This implies that sale of product A is the total sale of the company, which is Rs. 200000.


Sharik Farukh said: (Mar 20, 2013)  
How can we come to the conclusion, when profit is not given?

Shashank said: (May 8, 2013)  
How can we conclude that company deals only in product A?

Rbn said: (Oct 27, 2014)  
Without profit how can we get sell price where we are given only cost price?

Florence said: (Dec 30, 2014)  
How do you know whether is a C or E because the answers look alike?

Amit said: (Sep 4, 2015)  
Statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the above question because we do not get any estimate of the data hence we can not calculate the actual earning while the combination of both the statement can provide a feasible solution. Hence A is correct.

Santosh said: (Oct 13, 2015)  
Both statement are necessary for know total sale.

Ind said: (Apr 15, 2016)  
Costing is not necessarily equal to the sale price.

Devika said: (Feb 6, 2017)  
How can we come to the conclusion of option E when from statement 2 nothing can be concluded?

Please explain me.

Shubham Bibekar said: (Aug 28, 2017)  
How can the sale of the company can determine if Only cost price is given?

It is written there that it is a cost price and not a selling price.

Raj said: (Sep 13, 2017)  
How come we just know that the company deals with just A?

Vineet said: (Sep 16, 2017)  
How can you say that E?

It should be A which alone satisfies the que.

Usha Chowdary said: (Jan 7, 2018)  
As a question about the total sale of the company.

To know the total sale option1 not alone sufficient 1st of all we need to know with how many products the company deals with? So option2 in need that says company deals with only one product that satisfy the part of a question. And finally, we need both options.

Naveed said: (Mar 10, 2018)  
But, question requirement is selling price not cost price,

As cost price is different from selling price.

Both not sufficient.

Gun said: (Oct 21, 2019)  
How come the option 2 assume that they sell the same amount and price the same as option 1? Shouldn't 2 statements be evaluated differently?

Gokul B said: (Jul 1, 2020)  
I think that option A is correct, as per the given data the first tells about the sales and the second acknowledges that there is no other product line.

The reason I prefer the answer as option A is that the second data alone could not be sufficient to come up with a decision. Maybe there should be an option stating I and II are both required.

Sai said: (Sep 1, 2020)  
Here it is asking total price for it statement 1 alone is sufficient but why they choose both statements are necessary. Can anyone explain in a detailed way?

Vijay said: (May 16, 2021)  
How can we know that there are only 8000 units of A, (may be there are some units left)?

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