# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No. 25)
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.

25.

Statement: Should the vehicles older than 15 years be rejected in metros in India?

Arguments:

1. Yes. This is a significant step to lower down the pollution level in metros.
2. No. It will be very difficult for vehicle owners to shift to other parts in country because they will not get suitable job for their very existence.
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, 15 year old vehicles are not Euro-compliant and hence cause much more pollution than the recent ones. So, argument I holds. Argument II is vague since owners of these vehicles need not shift themselves. They might sell off their vehicles and buy new ones - a small price which every citizen can afford for a healthy environment.
Discussion:
4 comments Page 1 of 1.

Suriya said:   3 years ago
How we can decide that owner will sell the old vehicle and buy a new one? Please tell me.

Selling is not an option as nobody will buy 15 year old vehicle (A/Q it is banned already).

Panda said:   8 years ago
The logic is so flawed. Selling a 15 year old used car that is banned will equal up to the cost of a new car? How?

And this argument severely underestimates the level of opportunity for unprivileged nations. Possibility of taking away someone's livelihood if someone was barely able to afford it before is not "a small price every citizen can afford".

Whoever wrote the answers to this question was highly ignorant of world's social economics. I believe the the true answer to be E. Both are very strong arguments to be considered.
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Abhay Singh said:   1 decade ago
After 15 Years who will purchase it since it is banned.