Instructions

Each of the questions below consists of a question and two statements numbered I and II given below it. You have to decide whether the data provided in the statements are sufficient to answer the questions. Read both the statements and—

Give answer a: 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.
Give answer b: 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.
Give answer c: if the data either in Statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer d: if the data in both the Statements I and II are not sufficient to answer the question.
Give answer e: if data in both the Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.

Question 194

# Who earns the highest among the five friends?I. Priya earns more than Pinky and Sheetal and less than only Shilpa.II. Sheetal earns more than Neetu but less than Pinky.

Solution

Statement I : Priya earns more than Pinky and Sheetal.

Priya earns less than only Shilpa, => Priya earns more than everyone but Shilpa.

=> Shilpa is the highest earner.

Thus, statement I alone is sufficient.

II : Sheetal earns more than Neetu but less than Pinky.

We do not have any information about other persons, so we cannot determine who earns the highest.

Thus, statement II alone is not sufficient.