Discussion of Question with ID = 055 under Data-Sufficiency

This is the discussion forum for this question. If you find any mistakes in the solution, or if you have a better solution, then this is the right place to discuss. A healthy discussion helps all of us, so you are requested to be polite and soft, even if you disagree with the views of others. The question and its current solution has also been given on this page.

Advertisement

Question

You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read the statements and give your answer.

Which one of the integers a, b, c, d and e are odd numbers?

  1. a, b, c, d and e are consecutive numbers.
  2. c is an even number.
A

if 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 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 data either in statement I alone or in the statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.

D

if data in both the statements I and II together are needed to answer the question.

Soln.
Ans: d

Using statement I alone, it can't be said definitely which of the integers out of a, b, c, d, e will be odd numbers. However, using statement II with statement I, we can find that if c is even, b and d will be odd.


Comments and Discussion