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.

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Statement: Should 'computer knowledge' be made a compulsory subject for all the students at secondary school level?

Arguments:

  1. No, our need is 'bread' for everyone, we cannot follow western models.
  2. Yes. We cannot compete in the international market without equipping our children with computers.

[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 B

Explanation:

Nowadays, computers have entered all walks of life and children need to be prepared for the same. So, argument II is strong. Argument I holds no relevance.

Gangadhar said: (Dec 15, 2013)  
One need not to have computer literacy only to compete "international market". So no statement is strong.

Trishul said: (Jul 10, 2015)  
@Gangadhar, computer does increase efficiency and the world is moving towards greater digitization. So computer knowledge is necessary to remain relevant not only in international market but even in domestic market.

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