Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Data Sufficiency - Section 1 (Q.No. 4)
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.


4.

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.

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, 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.

Discussion:
18 comments Page 1 of 2.

Prabhath said:   9 months ago
I think only Statement 1 is sufficient.
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Vijay said:   2 years ago
How can we know that there are only 8000 units of A, (may be there are some units left)?

Sai said:   3 years ago
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?
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Gokul B said:   3 years ago
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.
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Gun said:   3 years ago
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?

Naveed said:   5 years ago
But, question requirement is selling price not cost price,

As cost price is different from selling price.

Both not sufficient.
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Usha chowdary said:   5 years ago
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.

Vineet said:   6 years ago
How can you say that E?

It should be A which alone satisfies the que.

RAJ said:   6 years ago
How come we just know that the company deals with just A?

Shubham Bibekar said:   6 years ago
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.


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