Direction (Q. 1 - 6) : Each of the questions below consistsofaquestion and two Statements numbered I and II given below iL You have to decide whether the data provided in the Statements are sufficient to answer the questions. Read both the Statements. What was the difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures on Feb 18, 1998 ?
I The maximum temperature was two degrees above normal and the minimum three degrees above normal.
II The normal difference between maximum and minimum temperatures in February is 15° C .
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.
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.
C. if the data either in Statement I alone or in Statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.
D. if the data in both Statements I and II together are necessary to answer the question.
Answer & Explanation
Answer : Option
From I. Max,, = Max,, + 2 ... (i) and Min,» = Min„ + 3 ... (ii)
Difference = Max, - Min,,
= (Max,, + 2) - (Min„ + 3)
= (Maxn - Minn) - 1
Now, II gives us Maxn - Min„. Thus both together answer the question.
Direction (Q. 7 - 10) : In each question below is given a Statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption issomethingsupposed ortaken for granted. You have to consider the Statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the Statement.
Statement: If they do not want us as Strategie partners. we will be content being investment partners as we foresee at least 20 per cent returns.
Assumptions: I. Being a Strategie partner is preferable to being an investment partner.
II. We are not ready to make compromises.
The sentence has the pattern If not A. then B Which means B is the second Option. So A is preferable to B. Hence assumption I is implicit. II is not implicit because "no compromise" means stickmg to one Option. Which is not thc case here
Statement: Alcan has füll confidence in the Indal management and is fully committed to its Investments in lndia and there is no possibility of any dilution of our stake in Indal.
Assumptions: I. Alcan has a majority stake in Indal.
II. The management of Indal is in the hands of Alcan.
Since a dilution of Alcan's stake is being talked about. it is assumed that Alcan has a stake. But having a stake is not the same as having a majority stake. Ilence l is not implicit. II is also not iniplieit: IIA has contldence in B. the assumption is that A is separate from B.
The question of being fully familiär anses only when there is lamiliarity: when you lalk of the extent of a thing, you assume that the thing is there Hence I is implicit. Again. the füll familiarity is in doubt in thecase of Indian takeover rules Whieh suggests that the rules in India are not the same as in another country. Ilence II is also implicit.
Statement: There are a large number of voters who are not committed to our party but who will cast their vote in my favour.
Assumptions: I. No voter is cornmitted to our party.
II. Loyalty to a party is not the only factor in determining voting pattern.