Logical Reasoning - Logical Problems

Each problem consists of three statements. Based on the first two statements, the third statement may be true, false, or uncertain.
6. 

Taking the train across town is quicker than taking the bus.
Taking the bus across town is slower than driving a car.
Taking the train across town is quicker than driving a car.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

A. true
B. false
C. uncertain

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Both the car and the train are quicker than the bus, but there is no way to make a comparison between the train and the car.

7. 

Cloudy days tend to be more windy than sunny days.
Foggy days tend to be less windy than cloudy days.
Sunny days tend to be less windy than foggy days.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

A. true
B. false
C. uncertain

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Cloudy days are the most windy, but there is not enough information to compare the wind on the foggy days with the wind on the sunny days.

8. 

At a parking lot, a sedan is parked to the right of a pickup and to the left of a sport utility vehicle.
A minivan is parked to the left of the pickup.
The minivan is parked between the pickup and the sedan.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

A. true
B. false
C. uncertain

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

This is the order of the cars from left to right: minivan, pickup, sedan, sport utility vehicle.

9. 

The bookstore has a better selection of postcards than the newsstand does.
The selection of postcards at the drugstore is better than at the bookstore.
The drugstore has a better selection of postcards than the bookstore or the newsstand.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

A. true
B. false
C. uncertain

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

Of the three, the drugstore has the best selection of postcards.

10. 

A jar of jelly beans contains more red beans than green.
There are more yellow beans than red.
The jar contains fewer yellow jelly beans than green ones.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

A. true
B. false
C. uncertain

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The first two statements indicate there are more yellow jelly beans than red and green.

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