# Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Data Sufficiency - Section 3 (Q.No. 7)
Directions to Solve

In each of the following problems, there is one question and three statements I, II and III given below the question. You have to decide whether the data given in the statements is sufficient to answer the question. Read all the statements carefully and find which of the statements is/are sufficient to answer the given question. Choose the correct alternative in each question.

7.

Question: Among P, Q, R, S and T, Q is the second tallest and S is immediate taller than the shortest. Who among them is in the middle when they stand in the order of their heights ?

Statements:

1. T is not the shortest.
2. R is taller than S but shorter than Q.
3. P ranks third in height above S when all are arranged in the order of height.

Only I and II
Either II only or I and III only
Only II
Only II and III
None of these
Explanation:

From the given statement, the descending order of heights is :__, Q,__, S,__.

From II, we have the order: _, Q, R, S,__. Thus, R is in the middle.

From III, we have the order : P, Q,__, S,__. But, according to I, T is not the shortest.

So, R is the shortest. Thus, we have the order : P, Q, T, S, R. So, T is in the middle.

Discussion:
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Marvin said:   3 years ago
There are three ways in which we can answer out of which two is explained already in the given answer and 3rd one is that if we take statements 1 and 2, descending order of height.

According to 2 _QRS_.

According to 1 TQRS_.

Means TQRSP.

Thus answer must be option E.

Prakruthi Dwarakanath said:   4 years ago
But according to the III statement, P is in the middle. Can anyone explain which is the right answer?

Prakruthi Dwarakanath said:   4 years ago
According to me option C is correct.

Only II can answer the question.

In the question, it is already mentioned:
_ Q _ S _

And the II statement says, R is taller than S but shorter than Q which means:
_ Q R S _

And the required answer is who stands in the middle. So it is R.

Yash Nagar said:   5 years ago
Here using the given statement on top.

_ Q _ S _ ( The height being in descending order.

When we use statement (1) we get two possibilities T Q _ S _ and _ Q T S _
( Statement one says that T is not shortest. So there can be two position - tallest OR between S and Q).

Statement (2) says that it is R which is between S and Q.
So when we put R in that place we get T at the top (not at the bottom as given in first statement) and the remaining P at the bottom.

But the last sentence contradicts it.
So my point was 'Only 1& 2 are sufficient'.

Jasan.safir said:   6 years ago
It should be A) TQRSP.

Vishal said:   6 years ago
According to statement II,

"R is taller than S but shorter than Q. ".
Then it's not possible that are is shortest among all because at least its taller than S.
In My opinion, Answer-option B is wrong.

Mounica said:   7 years ago
According to me, the right order is TQRSP. But answer follows some other order. Can anyone justify the answer?

Abhilash said:   7 years ago
Given S2 S1 & S3.

1) T
2) Q
3) R P
4) S
5) R

Ans: None of these can give us an appropriate answer [E].

Anonymous said:   10 years ago
According to statement II,

"R is taller than S but shorter than Q. ".

Then its not possible that are is shortest among all because at least its taller than S.

In My opinion, Answer-option B is wrong.