# Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Data Sufficiency - Section 1 (Q.No. 2)

*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.

2.

**Question: ** What will be the total weight of 10 poles, each of the same weight ?

**Statements:**

- One-fourth of the weight of each pole is 5 kg.
- The total weight of three poles is 20 kilograms more than the total weight of two poles.

Answer: Option

Explanation:

From I, we conclude that weight of each pole = (4x5) kg = 20 kg.

So, total weight of 10 poles = (20 x 10) kg = 200 kg.

From II, we conclude that:

Weight of each pole = (weight of 3 poles) - (weight of 2 poles) = 20 kg.

So, total weight of 10 pojes = (20 x 10) kg = 200 kg.

Discussion:

25 comments Page 1 of 3.
Chandhu said:
3 months ago

Thanks all for giving the explanation.

Charmi said:
12 months ago

Absolutely C is the correct answer. Because both statements are separate from each other.

So we consider only one statement to prove the question either 1 or 2.

So we consider only one statement to prove the question either 1 or 2.

Tanishq said:
2 years ago

The abswer should be E.

HEMALATHA said:
2 years ago

Option (A).

1/4 of each pole weight = 5 kg.

Then 1 pole weight = 5*4= 20 kg.

1 pole weight is = 20 kg.

Then 10 poles weight= 10 pole*20 kg.

That is = 200 kg.

1/4 of each pole weight = 5 kg.

Then 1 pole weight = 5*4= 20 kg.

1 pole weight is = 20 kg.

Then 10 poles weight= 10 pole*20 kg.

That is = 200 kg.

Vinay said:
2 years ago

Here we are not combining both statements. Option C is right because by reading each statement individually we can conclude. Option E is only correct when we use two statements together to conclude.

Pradyumna11 said:
3 years ago

Nice, thanks @Dattu.

Sheetal said:
3 years ago

The answer should be 1 and 2 are sufficient.

Someone, please explain to me in detail.

Someone, please explain to me in detail.

Parth said:
4 years ago

In statement I, what if the weight of the pole is not uniform throughout?

I mean: what if the total weight of the pole is not 4x5? There is a chance that the pole is tapered! Right?

Please correct me, If I am wrong.

I mean: what if the total weight of the pole is not 4x5? There is a chance that the pole is tapered! Right?

Please correct me, If I am wrong.

Rohit Patil said:
5 years ago

The should be Both I and II are sufficient.

Ram krishna said:
5 years ago

The Answer should be E.

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