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.

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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.

Sundar said: (Nov 5, 2011)  
1. B > N

2. D > B

Therefore, D > B > N.

So, the drugstore has a better selection of postcards than the bookstore or the newsstand. Hence the answer is True.

Sahithi said: (Sep 15, 2012)  
According to the above relation, the durg store should have best selection post cards than bookstore and as well as newsstand. But the sentence mentioned in the question is, "drugstore has a better selection of postcards than the bookstore OR the newsstand store. So answer would be "false" right?

John said: (Aug 20, 2014)  
Please clarify the 3rd statement. It would be false, since "the drugstore has a better selection of postcards than the bookstore and the newsstand".

Kevin said: (Mar 6, 2017)  
According to the above relation, the drug store should have best selection postcards than a bookstore and as well as newsstand. But the sentence mentioned in the question is, "drugstore has a better selection of postcards than the bookstore OR the newsstand store. So the answer would be "false" right?

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