# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

### Discussion :: Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No.5)

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.

5.

Statement: Should there be a ban on product advertising?

Arguments:

2. Yes. The money spent on advertising is very huge and it inflates the cost of the product.

 [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

Explanation:

Clearly, it is the advertisement which makes the customer aware of the qualities of the product and leads him to buy it. So, argument I is valid. But at the same time, advertising nowadays has become a costly affair and the expenses on it add to the price of the product. So, argument II also holds strong.

 Hansa Rawat said: (Aug 31, 2011) When we can use option [c] i.e. "either I or II is strong" in these kinds of questions?

 Vibhore said: (Dec 17, 2014) Answer should be B as the first argument doesn't focus on the statement to B supported. But rather talks of one advertisement being better than the other as being a prerequisite to selling of products. Than this an entirely different matter as this problem may be solved by banning advertisement. And thus ensuring that betterment of advertisement isn't a factor to be scared of while selling of products as all companies would be on the same scale! and second is correct as it is slightly mentioning a fact connected to user or simply affecting the drawback of advertisements!

 Rahul said: (Feb 28, 2016) Unless word is used in first sentence so according to rule first doesn't follow.

 Anandan said: (Jun 20, 2019) In this competitive age, a firm must advertise its product and services in order to aware people regarding its arrival or existence. Secondly, a customer will not know whether a product is good or bad unless he/she tries and for that, he/she needs information regarding the product which advertisement gives.