Data Sufficiency Set 17

Directions (1-5): Each of the questions below consists of a question and two or three statements given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions.
Q1. M, N, O, P, Q, R and S are seven policemen standing in a column(not necessarily in the same order) facing east. Who is exactly in the middle?
I. The number of persons between P and R is equal to that between S  and P.
II. M, who is 5th from left end, is 3 positions behind O.
III. N and M are adjacent to each other, so are Q and P.
(a) Only  I and II
(b) Only II
(c) Only I
(d) All are not sufficient
(e) None of these
Q2. P is in which direction with respect to Q?
I. M is to the North of R who is to the West of Q.
II. P is to the East of M.
III. P is to the North-East of R.
(a) Only I and II
(b) Only III
(c) Any two of the three
(d) All I, II and III are necessary
(e) Question cannot be answered even with the information in all three statements
Q3. What is the code for ‘rope’ in a code language?
I.‘use the rope’ is written as ‘nik pa re’ in the code language.
II. rope is straight’ is written as ‘pe da pa’
III. ‘always use rope’ is written as ‘ma re pa’
(a) Only I and III
(b) Only I and III
(c) Only II and III
(d) Only II and either I or III
(e) Can’t be determined
Q4. Who amongst Aniket, Aman, Divyaraj, Prakash and Mahesh is the first to take the lecture?
I. Aniket takes lecture before Prakash and Aman but after Mahesh.
II. Divyaraj is not the first to take the lecture.
III. Prakash is not the last to take the lecture.
(a) Only I
(b) Only I and II
(c) Only I and either II or III
(d) All I,II and III are necessary
(e) Can’t be determined
Q5. What is Rangoli’s rank from top in a class of 45 students?
I. Rangoli is five ranks below Samir, who is 15th from the bottom.
II. Radha is 30th from the top and Neera is 4th from the bottom.
III. Avantika is exactly in the middle of Radha and Neeta.
(a) Only I
(b) Only II and III
(c) Either only I or Only II and III
(d) Only I and either II or III
(e) None of these



1. Ans.(a) 

2. Ans.(e);
From statement I

In all statement only direction is given but there is nothing mention about distance between two points. So it is not possible to decide that P is in which direction with respect to Q.

3. Ans.(d)
Sol.  From I and II =rope – ‘pa’
From III or II = rope – ‘pa’

4. Ans.(b)
Sol.   From I- either Mahesh or Divyaraj took first lecture.
From II- Mahesh took first lecture

5. Ans.(a)
Sol. From I – Rangoli’s rank is 10th from the (45-10+1)= 36th from the top.

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