Is Brock taller than Smith ? (I) Rafael is of the same height as Brock and Smith. (II) Smith is shorter than Rafael.



Here we have two statements numbered I and II given below. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Read both the statements.

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. If the data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question
  4. If the data given in both statements I and II together are not sufficient to answer the question
  5. If the data in both statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Is Brock taller than Smith ?
Statements:
I. Rafael is of the same height as Brock and Smith.
II. Smith is shorter than Rafael.

A. Statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question.

B. Statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.

C. Both statements put together are sufficient to answer the question.

D. Even both the statements put together are not sufficient to answer the question.

E. Either of the statements is sufficient to answer the question.

Answer : A. Statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question.


Explanation

  • Statement 1 says that Rafael, Brock and Smith are of the same height.
  • Statement 2 says that Rafael is taller than Smith. This is contradictory to statement 1. Also, this statement does not talk about Brock’s height in comparison with the others.
  • So, only statement 1 is independently able to answer the question. The answer as per statement 1 is – No, Brock is not taller than Smith. They are of the same height.

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