# Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Data Sufficiency - Section 2 (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

• (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: How many visitors saw the exhibition yesterday ?

Statements:

1. Each entry pass holder can take up to three persons with him/her.
2. In all, 243 passes were sold yesterday.

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 and II, we find that maximum (243 x 3) i.e. 729 visitors saw the exhibition.

But the exact number cannot be determined.

Discussion:
5 comments Page 1 of 1.

David said:   1 year ago
I think it's E, because they are both needed to answer the question but there is not enough data. We will need how many brought 3 people with them and how many brought 2 and 1 people/person.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

Aiswarya said:   3 years ago
@Rakesh.

You are correct. Nice way of explaining. Thanks.

Kumud Singh said:   5 years ago
Agreed @Rakesh.

Rakesh said:   7 years ago
From statement-1 each entry passer can take three visitors with him. From statement-2 243x3 = 729.

So, a total of 729 visitors may be allowed but, it it is not necessary that each entry passer takes a three visitors along with him. He may take two or even one with him. So, answer should be D.

Manasa said:   8 years ago
I think answer must be E because here it is clear number of visitors saw the exhibition is 729.