Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 12)
Directions to Solve

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.


Statement: Should new big industries be started in Mumbai?


  1. Yes. It will create job opportunities.
  2. No. It will further add to the pollution of the city.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Answer: Option
Opening up of new industries is advantageous in opening more employment avenues, and disadvantageous in that it adds to the pollution. So, either of the arguments holds strong.
28 comments Page 1 of 3.

Akash said:   1 year ago
Hi guys,

Here both statements are true, but one is positive and another is negative. Follow the rules below to overcome confusion.


1) + and +,- and - take both.
2)+ and -, take either.

KamLi said:   3 years ago
Option E is the correct answer.

Monika said:   4 years ago
The answer should be both because both the arguments are true and strong.

Pooja Singh said:   5 years ago
Thanks for explaining this @Satyam Gurjar.

Shiva Sagar Rao said:   5 years ago
option C is correct. I agree with the given answer.

Prupan said:   5 years ago
How to differentiate between either is strong and both are strong?

Because in my opinion, both are strong.

Satyam Gujar said:   6 years ago
When two arguments are given, one states advantage of the statement and other States disadvantage of statements (but both should be strong).

Sachin Palwe said:   6 years ago
The correct option should be A. Any industry opened is going to require employees, so argument 1 holds good. Now, nowhere it is mentioned about the type of industries, so it remains a conditional thing whether it would be polluting or not. So, only assumption 1 is strong and valid. So, A should be the answer.

Tanishka said:   6 years ago
Option E should be correct. It is clearly more appropriate, as you cannot compare pollution and job creation on 'either' basis. They are two different parameters.

Mohammad Naseem Khan said:   7 years ago
I think E option is more correct. Because if industries are opened there would be more jobs as well as an increment in pollution. The Software industry is a special case. We can not suppose special case because argument should be taken in a broad sense.

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