Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only argument I is strong
  • (B) If only argument II is strong
  • (C) If either I or II is strong
  • (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
  • (E) If both I and II are strong.

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Statement: Should luxury hotels be banned in India?

Arguments:

  1. Yes. They are places from where international criminals operate.
  2. No. Affluent foreign tourists will have no place to stay.

[A]. Only argument I is strong
[B]. Only argument II is strong
[C]. Either I or II is strong
[D]. Neither I nor II is strong
[E]. Both I and II are strong

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Clearly, the luxury hotels are a mark of country's standard and a place for staying for the affluent foreign tourists. So, argument II holds. Argument I is not a strong reason because ban on hotels is not a way to do away with the activities of international criminals.

Lee said: (Jan 30, 2014)  
The correct answer is making the assumption that luxury hotels would be the only place affluent foreign tourists can stay. This information is missing, therefore it does not follow they will not have anywhere to stay. Clearly, if they were affluent they could buy there own flat and stay there.

Swagat Dash said: (Nov 7, 2014)  
Are luxury hotels the only place where affluent tourists can stay?

Trishul said: (Jul 10, 2015)  
@Lee, What of those tourists who are visiting for few days or 2 weeks at most? Buying a flat just for that is incredibly wasteful.

Raju said: (Oct 30, 2015)  
No place to stay? Making it weak.

Aditee said: (Jan 25, 2017)  
No place to stay is wrong. As there can be many other options. They might be having any relative in India and what about those cities and places in India which is a tourist destination but doesnot have any luxury hotels? Because its not like whole of India have luxury hotels.

Rekha Roy said: (Feb 25, 2017)  
There are many places other than luxury hotels where tourists can stay. So, the right answer is 'd'.

Kashvi said: (Jul 23, 2020)  
The answer shpould be D.

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