# Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

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

*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.

1.

**Question: ** In which year was Rahul born ?

**Statements:**

- Rahul at present is 25 years younger to his mother.
- Rahul's brother, who was born in 1964, is 35 years younger to his mother.

Answer: Option

Explanation:

From both I and II, we find that Rahul is (35 - 25) = 10 years older than his brother, who was born in 1964. So, Rahul was born in 1954.

Discussion:

22 comments Page 1 of 3.
Hema said:
1 decade ago

How come he be 25 yaers old if he is born in 1954 he might have been born in 1974?

Pramoth said:
1 decade ago

The answer is 1974 Because Rahul brother age 35 and Rahul Age is 25. So the year will be 1974.

Layeeq said:
1 decade ago

25 years younger to his mother, but not 25 years old.

Mahendra said:
1 decade ago

I think answer is 2nd option, why because with help of 1st option we can't get answer.

Satyendra gangwar said:
1 decade ago

The answer is 1974 because Rahul brother age 35.

And his brother age 25 year old.

And his brother age 25 year old.

Jagdeesh said:
1 decade ago

The answer is 1974 because rahul is the elder one and he should have been born in 1974.

Hasha said:
1 decade ago

It should be 1954 Rahul is elder son to his mother, when his brother is born in 1964 so obviously he should born earlier i.e. 1954.

Nagesha said:
1 decade ago

Rahul is elder to his Brother and He was born in 1954. And In statement no where Rahul age is mentioned. The answer i.e E, that we need both the statement to answer this question.

Yogeshwar Goswami said:
1 decade ago

Hey Guys I will help you.

Suppose Rahul's mother age is 50.

So Rahul is 25.

And his brother is 15.

So brother was in born 1964.

So Rahul is older than brother.

That's why his birth age is less than brother.

Suppose Rahul's mother age is 50.

So Rahul is 25.

And his brother is 15.

So brother was in born 1964.

So Rahul is older than brother.

That's why his birth age is less than brother.

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Gouthami said:
1 decade ago

In this the answer is not important to find the year we use single conclusion or double statement is important and above problem clearly understood that Rahul 10 years elder to his brother so to conclude both statements are necessary to answer the question.

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