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 taxes on colour television be further increased?


  1. Yes, Colour television is a luxury item and only rich people buy them.
  2. No, Televisions are bought by the poor too.

[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 D


Clearly, taxes on an item cannot be increased or decreased on the basis of the financial position of the people who buy it. So, both arguments I and II do not hold strong.

Kofi said: (Jul 19, 2011)  
On which basis taxes on items are increased?

Prash said: (Oct 22, 2014)  
I am not satisfied with the given explanation, as on some products government gives subsidy as well as discount so that it could be access but the poor section of the country.

Nikhil said: (Aug 19, 2017)  
Yes, there is clearly mentioned tax variation in GST on the basis of the financial position of the people.

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