# Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts for Data Sufficiency

## Tips and Tricks for Data Sufficiency

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### Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts for Data Sufficiency:-

There are a few tips and tricks which can be followed to solve the data sufficiency questions. Candidates can refer to these tips given below:

• Read Carefully: Take your time to read the entire question carefully. These questions can be lengthy, but it’s important not to panic and ensure you understand all the information provided.
• Verbal Solution: Some data sufficiency questions, especially in the quantitative aptitude section, can be solved verbally without complex calculations. Try to reason through the conditions before jumping into calculations.
• Focus on Conditions: Your goal is not to find the final answer in most cases, but to determine whether the given data is sufficient to answer the question. Concentrate on which conditions are necessary to reach the answer.
• Avoid Assumptions: Only consider the information provided in the question. Avoid making any assumptions or using external knowledge. The given data is all that you should use to solve the question.
• Step-by-Step Approach: Start by attempting to solve the question using the first condition provided. If it’s not sufficient, move on to the second condition, and so on, until you can determine if the data is sufficient or not.

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### Tips and Tricks and Shortcuts for Data Sufficiency :-

Step 1- Examine the Question properly

Step 2- Consider each statement individually

Step 3- Combine the two statements

Directions for data sufficiency questions (1-3):

A.  If data in the  statement I alone is sufficient to answer the question.
B.  If data in the statement II alone is sufficient to answer the question.
C.  If data either in the statement I alone or statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
D.  If data given in both I & II together are not sufficient to answer the question.
E.  If data in both statements I & II together are necessary to answer  the question.

### Question 1

Who is taller among P, Q, R, S & T?
(l) S is shorter than Q. P is shorter than only T.
(ll) Q is taller than only S. T is taller than P and R.

Correct Option: C

Explanations:

From I : P is shorter than only T, this means that P is taller than all Q, R & S, so T is tallest.
From II : Q only taller than S, so S is shortest, and Q is second shortest, Now T taller than P and R both, So tallest of all.

### Question 2

What is the distance between point P and point Q?
(l) Point R is 10 m west of point P and point S is 10 m north of point P.
(ll) Point Q is 10 m south-east of point R. Point S is 20 m north-west of point Q.

Correct Option: D

Explanations:

From I : No relation between points P and Q
From II : In this since we don’t know the angles between sides of triangle forming with points PQS and PQR, PQ cannot be determined.

### Question 3

How is Shubham related to Shivani?
(l) Shubham is brother of Meenal. Shivani is niece of Pooja.
(ll) Neeraj is Meenal’s uncle and Preeti’s brother

Correct Option: D

Explanation:

Either statement cant give the answer.
From both statements we can get the relationship as Pooja is Neeraj’s sister but it cannot be clearly said that Shubham & Meenal are Pooja’s children or not & Shivani is Neeraj’s daughter, because there can be other siblings of Neeraj and Pooja also.

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