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# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

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"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."
- Albert Einstein

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

• (A) If only argument I is strong
• (B) If only argument II is strong
• (C) If either I or II is strong
• (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
• (E) If both I and II are strong.

37.

Statement: Should the educated unemployed youth be paid "unemployment allowance" by the Government?

Arguments:

1. Yes. It will provide them some monetary help to either seek employment or to kick-start some 'self-employment' venture.
2. No. It will dampen their urge to do something to earn their livelihood and thus promote idleness among the unemployed youth.

 [A]. Only argument I is strong [B]. Only argument II is strong [C]. Either I or II is strong [D]. Neither I nor II is strong [E]. Both I and II are strong

Explanation:

Young people, who do not get employment due to the large number of applicants in all fields, must surely be given allowance so that they can support themselves. So, argument I is valid. However, such allowances would mar the spirit to work, in them and make them idle. So, argument II also holds.

 Ajaykumar Nagoju said: (Tue, Feb 28, 2012 09:17:54 PM) Why should government should feed them? is there any necessity for them to do like obiviously no. Till their post graduation government is feeding them with a free education, inspite of doing all this, even now govt should feed them. It is very ridiculous.

 Vidya said: (Tue, May 8, 2012 12:03:37 AM) Why not option C is correct? "Either or" indicates if I is correct II will be wrong and I is wrong II will be correct not both as both arguments cant be true or false together.

 Prabh said: (Wed, Sep 5, 2012 09:01:45 AM) Yes Vidya, totally agree with you. Both of these answers cant te true or false together. One statement is stating something and the other is pointing out something else with a sort of contradiction to first. So C should be the answer.

 Deepali said: (Sun, Oct 7, 2012 02:41:59 PM) Totally agree with Vidya and Prabh. It is a choice to be made- either support them or not and any of these two actions could follow but certainly one of these will follow.