Verbal Reasoning - Data Sufficiency - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Data Sufficiency - Section 3 (Q.No. 10)
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.


Question: Who is the tallest among six boys P, T, N, D, Q and R ?


  1. P is taller than D and N but not-as tall as T.
  2. R is taller than Q but not as tall as T.
  3. Q is not taller than T and R.

Only I and II
Only II and III
Only I and III
All I, II and III
Only I and either II or III
Answer: Option

From I, we have: P > D, P > N, T > P i.e. T > P > D > N or T > P > N > D ...(i)

From II, we have: R > Q, T > R i.e. T > R > Q ...(ii)

From III, we have: T > Q, R > Q ...(iii)

Clearly, from (i) and (ii), we conclude that T is taller than each one of P, N, D, R and Q. So, T is the tallest.

2 comments Page 1 of 1.

Swathy said:   3 years ago
All three statement is correct only. Because in all the three statement, they said that T is taller.

In the first statement, P is taller than D and N but not as T.

In second also are is taller than Q but not as T.

In third Q is not taller than T and are that also means T is taller so I think so. All three are correct only.

HARKIRAT SINGH said:   7 years ago

According to me, the answer may be the option(e) because option (1) must be needed to solve the question.

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