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.

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Statement: The residents of the locality wrote a letter to the Corporation requesting to restore normalcy in the supply of drinking water immediately as the supply at present is just not adequate.

Assumptions:

  1. The Corporation may not take any action on the letter.
  2. The municipality has enough water to meet the demand.
  3. The water supply to the area was adequate in the past.

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

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

The Corporation's response to the letter cannot be deduced from the statement. So, I is not implicit. The municipality's position in regard to water supply is also not mentioned. So, II is also not implicit. Since the residents talk of 'restoring' normalcy, it means that water supply was adequate in the past. So, III is implicit.

Scientist2 said: (Jun 12, 2011)  
They are demanding it on the basis that there is water that municipality can regulate.

Irill said: (Dec 20, 2013)  
"to restore normalcy in the supply of drinking water immediately as the supply at present is just not adequate. "Nothing implied that the water supply was adequate before. Notice the word "just". It further implies that the adequate is just a randomly picked word. There's no relation between adequate and normalcy.

Whoever said: (Nov 12, 2014)  
The simple addressing of such a request is on the basic assumption that it can be done.

Mayank said: (Jul 18, 2018)  
I think B is the answer.
Because they (residencials) must have assumed that they have water only then would have written the letter.

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