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Question 5: How many of the following statements have to be true?

i. No year can have 5 Sundays in the month of May and 5 Thursdays in the month of June.

ii. If Feb 14^{th} of a certain year is a Friday, May 14^{th} of the same year cannot be a Thursday

iii. If a year has 53 Sundays, it can have 5 Mondays in the month of May.

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**Statement (I):** No year can have 5 Sundays in the month of May and 5 Thursdays in the month of June.

A year has 5 Sundays in the month of May => it can have 5 each of Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, or 5 each of Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, or 5 each of Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Or, the last day of the Month can be Sunday, Monday or Tuesday.

Or, the 1^{st} of June could be Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. If the first of June were a Wednesday, June would have 5 Wednesdays and 5 Thursdays. So, statement I need not be true.

**Statement (II):** If Feb 14^{th} of a certain year is a Friday, May 14^{th} of the same year cannot be a Thursday

From Feb 14 to Mar 14, there are 28 or 29 days, 0 or 1 odd day

Mar 14 to Apr 14, there are 31 days, or 3 odd days

Apr 14 to May 14 there are 30 days or 2 odd days

So, Feb 14 to May 14, there are either 5 or 6 odd days

So, if Feb 14 is Friday, May 14 can be either Thursday or Wednesday. So, statement II need not be true.

**Statement (III):** If a year has 53 Sundays, it can have 5 Mondays in the month of May

Year has 53 Sundays => It is either a non-leap year that starts on Sunday, or leap year that starts on Sunday or Saturday.

Non-leap year starting on Sunday: Jan 1^{st} = Sunday, Jan 29^{th} = Sunday. Feb 5^{th} is Sunday. Mar 5^{th} is Sunday, Mar 26^{th} is Sunday. Apr 2^{nd} is Sunday. Apr 30^{th} is Sunday, May 1st is Monday. May will have 5 Mondays. So, statement III can be true.

The question is **"How many of the following statements have to be true?"**

Choice B is the correct answer.

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