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.

2. 

The hotel is two blocks east of the drugstore.
The market is one block west of the hotel.
The drugstore is west of the market.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is

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

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The market is one block west of the hotel. The drugstore is two blocks west of the hotel, so the drugstore is west of the market.

Lakshmi said: (Dec 31, 2010)  
I don't get the answer. Can I have an elaborate answer which is more clear.

Kiran said: (Apr 17, 2011)  
Any one can explain ......... ?

Sharon said: (Jul 6, 2011)  
Its sortta simple first comes the hotel then 1 block west lies the market and 2 blocks west lies the drugstore.

                         (North)
:
:
(West)-------drugstore----market------hotel------(East)
:
:
(South)


So when we see the hotel lies on the east side of the drugstore!

Manika Rai said: (Jan 18, 2012)  
Actually in the Question there is written The hotel is two blocks east of the drugstore. So how could it lies in west of the market?

Neelesh said: (Apr 20, 2013)  
Actually in first statement in place of east put the west than may be got the correct answer.

Chaitra said: (Jan 27, 2014)  
For example take your house and your neighbours house.

Your house has east, west, north, south directions and your neighbours too have that directions. Right.

So here the hotel has its directions and market & drugstore too have.

So (west). Drugstore. Market. Hotel. (east).

The hotel is two blocks east of the drugstore means hotel is in east.

The market is one block west of the hotel means market is in west to hotel.

Jayashree said: (Jul 3, 2015)  
The question formation is inappropriate, because in the first statement it is given the hotel is 2 blocks east of the drugstore. So in that case we will take the first statement in granted. Then analyse the second one. This is according to my opinion. If I am wrong, then kindly explain me to rectify.

Sowmiya said: (Apr 6, 2020)  
Please explain the answer.

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