# Logical Reasoning - Logical Problems - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Logical Problems - Type 4 (Q.No. 8)

*Directions to Solve*

The logic problems in this set present you with three true statements: Fact 1, Fact 2, and Fact 3. Then, you are given three more statements (labeled I, II, and III), and you must determine which of these, if any, is also a fact. One or two of the statements could be true; all of the statements could be true; or none of the statements could be true. Choose your answer based solely on the information given in the first three facts.

8.

Fact 1: | Mary said, "Ann and I both have cats." |

Fact 2: | Ann said, "I don't have a cat." |

Fact 3: | Mary always tells the truth, but Ann sometimes lies. |

I: | Ann has a cat. |

II: | Mary has a cat. |

III: | Ann is lying. |

Answer: Option

Explanation:

If Mary always tells the truth, then both Ann and Mary have cats (statements I and II), and Ann is lying (statement III). So all the statements are facts.

Discussion:

7 comments Page 1 of 1.
Purusottam said:
7 years ago

You are absolutely right @Vincent.

Vincent said:
9 years ago

All three are facts. If Ann has a cat 1 and 3 are true. If Ann does not have a cat three could not be a fact. Therefore, D is true. This is elementary logic.

Sharala said:
9 years ago

@Logicman.

But it has also said "Sometime and lies" sometimes doesn't indicate she is lying. So I agree with @Tash.

But it has also said "Sometime and lies" sometimes doesn't indicate she is lying. So I agree with @Tash.

LogicMan said:
9 years ago

@Tash - But it is a given that all of the first 3 statements are facts. So Ann is lying and all of the 3 other statements are facts.

Whoever said:
9 years ago

What if Ann lied to Mary?

Then she said the truth that she has no cats.

Then she said the truth that she has no cats.

101 said:
1 decade ago

In my opinion option [A] Ann lied because Marry said that she and Ann have a cat + Marry always tells the truth.

Tash said:
1 decade ago

If Mary always tells the truth, then both Mary and Ann have cats.

But if Ann sometimes tells the truth, we are uncertain as to whether Ann has a cat or not because she could either be telling the truth or a lie.

Therefore answer is B.

But if Ann sometimes tells the truth, we are uncertain as to whether Ann has a cat or not because she could either be telling the truth or a lie.

Therefore answer is B.

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