# 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

• (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:

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

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:

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 2 of 3.

Suman raj said:   7 years ago
From both I and II, we find that the weight of 10 poles. So, the answer should be both I and II are sufficient.

I need explanation of Statement II
Weight of each pole = (weight of 3 poles) - (weight of 2 poles) = 20 kg.

Sheetal said:   4 years ago
The answer should be 1 and 2 are sufficient.

Someone, please explain to me in detail.

Is any technique is available to solve the data sufficiency problems?

Shekhar patel said:   7 years ago
According to me, the answer is both l and ll are sufficient.

Abhishek singh said:   7 years ago
The Answer should be both I and II are sufficient.

Answer should be both I and II are sufficient.

Durgesh said:   7 years ago
Answer should be both I and II are sufficient.

Subhasmita jena said:   7 years ago
The answer should be both l and ll statement.