Logical Reasoning - Cause and Effect - Discussion

Discussion :: Cause and Effect - Cause and Effect (Q.No.11)

In each of the following questions, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in each question and mark your answer as

  • (A) If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect;
  • (B) If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect;
  • (C) If both the statements I and II are independent causes;
  • (D) If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes; and
  • (E) If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.

11. 

Statements:

  1. The Government has imported large quantities of sugar as per trade agreement with other countries.
  2. The prices of sugar in the domestic market have fallen sharply in the recent months.

[A]. Statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect
[B]. Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect
[C]. Both the statements I and II are independent causes
[D]. Both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes
[E]. Both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The increase in supply always triggers a reduction in the prices.

Naveen said: (Sep 16, 2013)  
I think option A is wrong. I agree with your reasoning but. It has not been mentioned whether Government let all the imported sugar in the market? they might have kept that in inventory. And Fall in the prices of sugar in domestic market may be because of other reasons as well such as negative inflation.

So answer should be D.

Roy Van Kelton said: (Nov 30, 2014)  
My point is #A must be the answer the reason behind is when country imported things, for instance cars, it affect domestic market. Same apply to our top story.

Varsha said: (Jul 25, 2015)  
I think answer should be E. As, both are effect due to same cause. And here same cause is sugar.

Gaurav said: (Nov 13, 2015)  
I think E option is correct answer. Why government has to import sugar? It is to reduce sugar price.

Surekha said: (Sep 1, 2016)  
I think that answer B is correct because I is an effect on II.

Deepa said: (Mar 3, 2018)  
I think answer B is correct because as prices decrease we will buy more goods.

Souradeep said: (Jul 24, 2020)  
Agreed @Deepa.

I too think the answer should be B.

Deja Vu said: (Jun 12, 2021)  
Option B is the correct one.

Post your comments here:

Name *:

Email   : (optional)

» Your comments will be displayed only after manual approval.