Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

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 so much money be spent on advertisements?


  1. Yes. It is an essential concomitant in a capitalist economy.
  2. No. It leads to wastage of resources.

[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

Answer: Option A


Clearly, the advertisements are/the means to introduce people with the product and its advantages. So, argument I holds strong. But argument II is vague because advertisements are an investment for better gain and not a, wastage.

Rakesh said: (Nov 4, 2013)  
Is it true that on ads so much money is spent and that leads to increase of the MRP?

If yes than it will lead to high prices and consequent effects.

Swapnil said: (Dec 7, 2015)  
I agree with 2nd point but ads can be given in a socialist economy too. And the statement nowhere talks about capitalist economy. It is an assumption not argument if capitalist economy is dragged into the subject.

Pikku said: (Dec 15, 2016)  
According to me, 2nd point is valid.

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