# Logical Reasoning - Logical Problems - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Logical Problems - Type 1 (Q.No. 3)
Directions to Solve
Each problem consists of three statements. Based on the first two statements, the third statement may be true, false, or uncertain.

3.
All the trees in the park are flowering trees.
Some of the trees in the park are dogwoods.
All dogwoods in the park are flowering trees.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
true
false
uncertain
Explanation:
All of the trees in the park are flowering trees, So all dogwoods in the park are flowering trees.
Discussion:
42 comments Page 2 of 5.

If we use the venn diagram the result is invalid. And also according to rules of syllogism the conclusion is invalid because in syllogism, if one of the premises of a statement is particular the conclusion should be particular.

Sujay bain said:   1 decade ago
But it is not mentioned anywhere that "all dogwoods are trees". So, those dogwood which are not tree can may not be flowering trees.

Asif Amin said:   1 decade ago
This question is totally based on 1st Sentence that.

All the trees in the park are flowering trees.

And the 2nd sentence is Dogwoods which also in the park I mean it is also counted in the All trees in the park I think you got my point.

2nd sentence is not used in generating a conclusion.

As per rules of syllogism, if one statement is particular, answer has to be particular only.

Dogwood is not distributed in the premises. How come it is distributed in the conclusion?

Can anyone explain through Venn diagrams please?

Answer is based on first sentence because it says that all the trees are flowering trees.

I agree with @Victoria as it can be possible that some dogwood are flowering trees and not all.

Pavi said:   10 years ago
What you mean dogwood tree?

Navatha said:   9 years ago
@Sundar.

Its very logical question which really sharps our mind and thinking levels will increase high. Thank you for clarifying the problems.