Logical Reasoning - Course of Action - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Course of Action - Section 1 (Q.No. 11)
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

Give answer

  • (A) If only I follows
  • (B) If only II follows
  • (C) If either I or II follows
  • (D) If neither I nor II follows
  • (E) If both I and II follow.


Statement: The sale of a particular product has gone down considerably causing great concern to the company.

Courses of Action:

  1. The company should make a proper study of rival products in the market.
  2. The price of the product should be reduced and quality improved.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Answer: Option
Clearly, a study of rival products in the market will help assess the cause for the lowering down of sales and then a suitable action can be taken. Thus, only I follow.
20 comments Page 1 of 2.

AYUSH said:   3 years ago

Here, ONLY A will follow because we don't know anything about the past price of the product. It might be possible that the past price would have been decent still there were no sales. But reducing the price now, we cannot ascertain whether the sale will increase or not.

Umair said:   3 years ago
I think both of them follows as the company cannot sell its products without studying rival products. Increasing quality and decreasing price can help increasing sale.

Swish said:   4 years ago
D. Because the company needs to first study it's own products before studying the performance of rival products, the product may not be always losing on terms of superior quality it may also lose because of defects/bugs/glitches.

Rahul Vanjarapu said:   4 years ago
Here the rule does not choose the action if we cannot predict the outcome that means if we take option B it may or may not increase the sales that mean we can't say definitely that's why Option B doesn't follow.

Kavya Agrawal said:   4 years ago
I think both the options are correct because they need to find the reason as to why their sale is low as compared to rival products and also price should be kept low with better quality. They also need to find the method which the rival firms are using to increase their sale.

Kuku said:   4 years ago
Both options are true. Option B is also valid.

Anyone Rectify it.

Santosh singh said:   5 years ago
The answer is correct because there is a possibility that sales has fallen because of no more need of the product, it is not always quality and price, need too must be checked!

Samarth said:   5 years ago
I also think that both the argument follow. The only possible reason which I can think of due to which II does not follow is: Improving quality is proportional to the price. So, improving quality and reducing price do not go hand in hand.

Sanskruti said:   5 years ago
The answer should be E.

As according to the law of demand, if we increase the price, the demand falls. Here in this situation if the price is reduced, demand would be higher likewise the sale of the product.

Ashlesha said:   5 years ago
I think both are correct because price and quality also matter a lot.

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