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In a hockey match, the Indian team was behind by 2 goals with 5 minutes remaining. Did it win the match?
I. Deepak Thakur, the Indian striker, scored 3 goals in the last 5 minutes of the match.
II. Korea scored a total of 3 goals in the match.
  1. If the question can be answered by any one of the statements alone, but cannot be answered by using the other statement alone.
  2. If the question can be answered by using both the statements together, but cannot be answered by using either statement alone.
  3. If the question cannot be answered even by using both the statements together.
  4. If the question can be answered by using either statement alone.


Solution

The correct option is C If the question cannot be answered even by using both the statements together.
Let us consider two cases:
(a) When there were 5 minutes remaining, the score was 0 - 2. Then the final score could have been 3 - 3.[Assuming no other Indian scored]
(b) But if the score before 5 minutes was 1 - 3, then the final score could have been 4 - 3.
Thus, question cannot be answered.

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