# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 6)
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.

6.

Statement: Should cottage industries be encouraged in rural areas?

Arguments:

1. Yes. Rural people are creative.
2. Yes. This would help to solve the problem of unemployment to some extent.
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:
Clearly, cottage industries need to be promoted to create more job opportunities for rural people in the villages themselves. The reason that rural people are creative is vague. So, only argument II holds.
Discussion:
15 comments Page 2 of 2.

Rohitagni Mukherjee said:   8 years ago
How is it that the second answer is vague?

Prashant said:   9 years ago
I think the first argument is weak because it does not matter whether rural people are creative or not they can be employed as manpower and can be trained to do a particular type of work. Even if they are creative that is not going to change the amount of wages they are going to earn.

Karan said:   9 years ago
Rural people always demand for opportunities to earn money. Cottage industry are good option to create employment and if we talk about creativity, rural people are creative and hard worker.