You can consider x to be a negative number say -10 and y to be a positive number. Now statement 2 states that there are 24 numbers greater than x and lesser than y. Hence, the value of y is 15. Now, calculate the number of odd numbers between these numbers. It will be 12

-9,-7,-5,-3,-1,1,3,5,7,9,11,13.

Even if x is a negative odd number and y a positive even numbers with 24 numbers between them, the result would be same. I am unsure of how you found statement 2 to be INSUFFICIENT.

It would be great if you could let me know about your understanding of this statement.

nothingman wrote:

Hi! why is it that nobody (and I mean on any forum) has considered X to be a negative integer? If that's the case then the option E would be the clear answer, wouldn't it?

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