Data Sufficiency
Direction: 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 question. Read both the statements and Read both the statements and give answer
 What percentage rate of simple interest per annum did Ashok pay to Sudhir?
I. Ashok borrowed $ 8000 from Sudhir for four years.
II. Ashok returned $ 8800 to Sudhir at the end of two years and settled the loan.

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From statement I , Borrowed amount for four years ( P ) = $ 8000
From statement II , Returned amount ( A ) = $ 8800 , Time = 2 years
From statement I and II , we get
Compound Interest ( C.I. ) = A  P = 8800  8000 = $ 800
According to question,
Combining both the statements together,Correct Option: E
From statement I , Borrowed amount for four years ( P ) = $ 8000
From statement II , Returned amount ( A ) = $ 8800 , Time = 2 years
From statement I and II , we get
Compound Interest ( C.I. ) = A  P = 8800  8000 = $ 800
According to question,
Combining both the statements together,Rate of interest = 800 x 100 = 5 % 2 x 8000
 What is the height of a triangle?
I. The area of the triangle is 20 times its base.
II. The perimeter of the triangle is equal to the perimeter of a square of 10 cm side.

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On the basis of above given details in question ,
Let b be the base of triangle and h be height of triangle .
From statement II , The perimeter of the triangle = The perimeter of a square of 10 cm side.
⇒ 2s = 4 x 10 = 40 ⇒ s = 40 / 2 = 20 cm
From statement I , The area of the triangle = 20 x base.
⇒ ( 1 / 2 ) x b x h = 20 x b
⇒ h = 20 x 2 = 40 cm
Hence , the height of a triangle = 40 cmCorrect Option: A
On the basis of above given details in question ,
Let b be the base of triangle and h be height of triangle .
From statement II , The perimeter of the triangle = The perimeter of a square of 10 cm side.
⇒ 2s = 4 x 10 = 40 ⇒ s = 40 / 2 = 20 cm
From statement I , The area of the triangle = 20 x base.
⇒ ( 1 / 2 ) x b x h = 20 x b
⇒ h = 20 x 2 = 40 cm
Hence , the height of a triangle = 40 cm
Thus , the height can be determined with the help of statement I alone. correct answer is A .
 What was the cost price of the suitcase purchased by Samir?
I. Samir got 20 percent concession on the labeled price.
II. Samir sold the suitcase $ 2000 with 25 percent profit on the labeled price.

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As per the given all details in above question , we have
Let the labelled price be $100.
From statement I , Concession on the labeled price = 20%
From statement II , Samir sold the suitcase = $ 2000 and profit = 25%
Combing both the statements together,
Now, SP of the suitcase = 125% of 100 = $125∴ Labelled price = 2000 x 100 = $ 1600 125 Correct Option: E
As per the given all details in above question , we have
Let the labelled price be $100.
From statement I , Concession on the labeled price = 20%
From statement II , Samir sold the suitcase = $ 2000 and profit = 25%
Combing both the statements together,
Now, SP of the suitcase = 125% of 100 = $125∴ Labelled price = 2000 x 100 = $ 1600 125 ∴ CP of the suitcase = 1600 x 3 = $ 1200 4
 What was the ratio between the ages of P and Q four years ago?
I. The ratio between the present ages of P and Q is 3 : 4.
II. The ratio between the present ages of Q and R is 4 : 5.

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As per the given above question ,
From statement I , The ratio present ages of P and Q = 3 : 4 .
From statement II , The ratio present ages of Q and R = 4 : 5 .
Combining the both statements , we get
Ratio of present ages of P , Q and R = 12 : 16 : 20 = 3 : 4 : 5
Let ages of P , Q and R be 3k , 4k and 5k .
4 years ago , Age of P = ( 3k  4 )
and Age of Q = ( 4k  4 )Correct Option: D
As per the given above question ,
From statement I , The ratio present ages of P and Q = 3 : 4 .
From statement II , The ratio present ages of Q and R = 4 : 5 .
Combining the both statements , we get
Ratio of present ages of P , Q and R = 12 : 16 : 20 = 3 : 4 : 5
Let ages of P , Q and R be 3k , 4k and 5k .
4 years ago , Age of P = ( 3k  4 )
and Age of Q = ( 4k  4 )
4 years ago , Ratio of P and Q = ( 3k  4 ) : ( 4k  4 )
For solving this question, we want two equations in terms of P and Q .
 What is the speed of a running train which takes 9 seconds to cross a signal post?
I. The length of the train is 90 m.
II. The train takes 27 seconds to cross a platform of 180 m.

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On the basis of above given details in question , we can say
Time taken in crosses a signal post = 9 seconds
From statement I , The length of the train = Distance = 90 m
Speed of running train = distance / time taken = 90 / 9 = 10 m / sec
From statement II , The length of platform = 180 m and time taken = 27 seconds
Speed of running train = distance / time taken = ( 90 + 180 ) / 27 = 270 / 27 = 10 m / secCorrect Option: C
On the basis of above given details in question , we can say
Time taken in crosses a signal post = 9 seconds
From statement I , The length of the train = Distance = 90 m
Speed of running train = distance / time taken = 90 / 9 = 10 m / sec
From statement II , The length of platform = 180 m and time taken = 27 seconds
Speed of running train = distance / time taken = ( 90 + 180 ) / 27 = 270 / 27 = 10 m / sec
Data either in statement I alone or in statement II alone are sufficient to answer the question.Hence , option C is correct answer .