Logical Reasoning - Logical Problems - Discussion

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

1. 

A fruit basket contains more apples than lemons.
There are more lemons in the basket than there are oranges.
The basket contains more apples than oranges.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

[A]. true
[B]. false
[C]. uncertain

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

There are fewer oranges than either apples or lemons, so the statement is true.

Easy method: (Try this method to solve without any confusion)

1. A fruit basket contains more apples than lemons = App > Lem
2. There are more lemons in the basket than there are oranges = Lem > Org

Now, Combine the above two results: App > Lem > Org

3. The basket contains more apples than oranges (App > ... > Org) = Yes.

Therefore, the given 3rd statement is true.


Priya said: (Jan 2, 2011)  
apples>lemons>orange
so the statement is true.

Mei said: (Jul 13, 2011)  
Thanks priya.

Raaj said: (Sep 16, 2011)  
This is quite simple..for all ths type of pblm..follow the below method

A>L
L>O

The conclusion given is A>0

So A>L,L>0(assume that L get cancel bcoz same symbol '>') then we ill get the given conclusion A>0

hope you understand it.. :p

Sayali said: (Nov 16, 2012)  
A > L
L > O
Therefore A > L > O

Dhruvi said: (Nov 27, 2013)  
Apple > Lemons
Lemons > Orange
Orange > Apple

There for 3rd sentence is true.

Vijitha said: (Jul 31, 2016)  
What an explanations! Thank you all.

Trinadh said: (Aug 23, 2016)  
1. Apple > Lemons in Basket.
2. Lemons > Oranges in Basket.
3. Apple > Oranges in the basket.

According to three statements is apple > Lemons > Oranges.

So, the third statement is true.

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