Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

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.

23. 

Question: How many students in a class play football ?

Statements:

  1. Only boys play football.
  2. There are forty boys and thirty girls in the class.

[A]. I alone is sufficient while II alone is not sufficient
[B]. II alone is sufficient while I alone is not sufficient
[C]. Either I or II is sufficient
[D]. Neither I nor II is sufficient
[E]. Both I and II are sufficient

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

It is not mentioned whether all the boys or a proportion of them play football.


Sankalp said: (Jul 26, 2011)  
Its a wrong answer because according to the question we are firnding how many students play football in the class so.

In the first statement you have mentioned only boys play football and in the second statement you have mentioned no of boys and girls n the class so when we combine both the statements then we can know it 40 students play football in the class at last, its answer should be E.

Mounika said: (Aug 12, 2011)  
The ans is E because you have mentioned that only boys play foot ball in statement 1 and no of boys are mentioned in statement 2.

Sundar said: (Sep 28, 2011)  
@Sankalp

Statement-I: Only boys play football.

This statements does NOT means that "ALL BOYS ONLY play football". It may be few boys only play football.

So, the given answer is correct.

Spandana said: (Feb 13, 2015)  
Yeah answer is correct because only boys play football doesn't mean that all boys will play football. So boys may not. So we can not say exactly that how many boys play football. Hence we can not give the answer.

Sonali said: (Mar 12, 2016)  
Question is not to find no of boys ONLY play football.

Ankan said: (May 22, 2017)  
It should definitely be E.

Moumita said: (May 31, 2017)  
The answer is D because ONLY boys do NOT mean all boys play football. ONLY boys mean NO girls. So it is not given whether ALL boys play football or how many of them play football. The trick is in the word ONLY (excluding girls) but if it was given ALL boys play football, then we could have said it as 40.

So from both conditions, we cannot decide the number of players. So the given answer is correct.

Abc said: (Jul 15, 2017)  
Yes the correct answer is E. As the number of boys is clearly mentioned in statement 2.

Jasan.Safir said: (Jul 27, 2017)  
Answer should be D. It is not mentioned that all boys play football, it mentioned that only boys, have to know how many boys all boys or some boys should be mentioned in nos. Have to take in the statement in depth.

Deek said: (Aug 30, 2017)  
I think E is the correct answer.

Khader Hussain Sha said: (Mar 10, 2019)  
@All.

Hi, in the question we can see, the word "only" which means no one except that, ex:- if someone says that "only" boys play football means, that in the team suppose 11 player all are boys now coming to the question with respect to the above we say that "only" means a set in a sector here set are boys and sector mean all boys, now suppose we say that "only" greenhouse students play football means all the people in house with respect to girls and boys here we can say the validation of "all" is not needed as it describes. So, I believe the appropriate answer is D.

Sai said: (Jul 17, 2020)  
Yes, it's option E. Agree @Sankalp.

Chandan said: (Aug 21, 2020)  
option E is the correct answer.

Vignesh said: (Oct 1, 2020)  
@All.

They clearly mentioned only boys, and it is need not to be all the boys, so the given answer is correct.

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