# 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.

• (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.

12.

Statement: Should new big industries be started in Mumbai?

Arguments:

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
Explanation:
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.
Discussion:
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.

WHEN THE BOTH STATEMENTS ARE TRUE;

1) + and +,- and - take both.
2)+ and -, take either.
(5)

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.