# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

### Discussion :: Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No.45)

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.

45.

Statement: Should octroi be abolished?

Arguments:

1. Yes. It will eliminate an important source of corruption.
2. No. It will adversely affect government revenues.

 [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

Explanation:

'Octroi' is a custom duty. If octroi is abolished, the practice of bringing in things from foreign countries illegally will be abolished. So, argument I holds strong. Also, if octroi is abolished, the income to the government in the way of the duty paid shall be diminished. So, argument II also holds strong.

 Priya said: (Oct 23, 2018) How 2nd? Please explain.

 Kabir said: (Nov 14, 2020) Yes, please explain this.