Learn the answer choices
Last updated: 23 Nov 2008
The answers A, B, C, D and E are exactly the same for every data sufficiency question.
However they are quite confusing when you first see them. Therefore it is important the you learn the choices so that you do not make the mistake a selecting the answer you want in the real test.
The answers are as follows.
- Statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient
- Statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient
- BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient
- EACH statement ALONE is sufficient
- Statements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient
Which sounds complicated but there is a simple phrase to help you remember them, '1-2-TEN' which stands for...
- A. 1 alone is sufficient
- B. 2 alone is sufficient
- C. Together they are sufficient
- D. Either is sufficient
- E. Neither is sufficient
As you practice data sufficiency questions test your recall of the answer choice for each possible combination of statements.