# Q. Consider the Question and two Statements given below in respect of three cities P, Q and R in a State:

Question: How far is city P from city Q?

Statement-1: City Q is 18 km from city R.

Statement-2: City P is 43 km from city R.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the Question and the Statements?

a. Statement-1 alone is sufficient to answer the Question

b. Statement-2 alone is sufficient to answer the Question

c. Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 arc sufficient to answer the Question

d. Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

Correct Answer: d. Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

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**Explanation : **

## How far is city P from city Q?

Correct Answer: d. Both Statement-1 and Statement-2 are not sufficient to answer the Question

This is because we do not know the relationship between the distances of city P from city Q and city R.

The distance between city P and city Q could be anywhere from 25 km (43 km – 18 km) to 61 km (43 km + 18 km), depending on whether cities P, Q and R are in a straight line or not. So we need more information to determine the exact distance between city P and city Q.