Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

In each question below is given a statement followed by three assumptions numbered I, II and III. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions, decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement and choose your answer accordingly.


Statement: Use 'X' brand shoes. These are durable and available in all sizes. - An advertisement in the newspaper A.


  1. Normally people like durable shoes.
  2. Very few people read advertisement in a newspaper.
  3. Very few people read the newspaper A.

[A]. None is implicit
[B]. Only I and II are implicit
[C]. Only I, and either II or III are implicit
[D]. All are implicit
[E]. None of these

Answer: Option E


Any advertisement highlights only the desirable qualities of the product. So, I is implicit. The 'X' brand has advertised its product in newspaper A. This implies that a large section of people reads advertisements in newspapers and that newspaper A too has a wide circulation. So, neither II nor III is implicit.

Rocky said: (Apr 21, 2019)  
What is the difference between none of the above and none is implicit, here?

Ritu said: (Jun 26, 2020)  

None is implicit means that none of the assumption is implicit. Whereas none of the above (or none of these) means none of the options given are correct. Here, only assumption I is implicit which is not given in any of the options, so we can say that none of the above options is correct.

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