Logical Reasoning - Logical Deduction - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Logical Deduction - Section 3 (Q.No. 14)
Directions to Solve

In each of the questions below are given three statements followed by three conclusions numbered I, II and III, You have to take the given statements to be true even if they seem to be at variance from the commonly known facts. Read all the conclusions and then decide which of the given conclusions logically follows from the given statements disregarding commonly known facts.


14.

Statements: All flowers are toys. Some toys are trees. Some angels are trees.

Conclusions:

  1. Some angels are toys.
  2. Some trees are flowers.
  3. Some flowers are angels.

None follows
Only I follows
Only II follows
Only III follows
Only I and III follow
Answer: Option
Explanation:

All flowers are toys. Some toys are trees.

Since the middle term 'toys' is not distributed even once in the premises, no definite conclusion follows.

Some toys are trees. Some angels are trees.

Since both the premises are particular, no definite conclusion can be drawn.

Discussion:
3 comments Page 1 of 1.

Meghan Txunamy Park said:   3 years ago
So the premises is/are statement/s that are previously inferred. Since toys were not displayed even once in the premises, then what the author was trying to indicate was that then the conclusion can't be confirmed since we do not have a definite summary/evidence. Another explanation is that if I said that: All chocolates are candy, and all candies are lollies and all lollies are milkshakes. We cannot infer whether all chocolates are milkshakes because it wasn't presented in the last few particular statements, so we cannot get an exact conclusion.

Soumit said:   8 years ago
I cannot understand. Can anyone explain me?

Varshini P said:   4 years ago
I can't understand.

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