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: India's economic growth has come at a terrible price of increased industrial and vehicular pollution.


  1. Pollution is a part of industrial society.
  2. Indian economic growth is based on only industrial growth.
  3. A country desires economic growth with manageable side effects.

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

Answer: Option D


The statement mentions that India had to pay the price of increased pollution level to earn its economic growth. So, both I and III are implicit. However, this does not imply that only industrial growth has brought about India's economic growth. So, II is not implicit.

Rahul Mazumder said: (May 7, 2018)  
No, where the Statement says that the pollution problem has been manageable. Instead, the Statement calls pollution as the price of Economic Growth. Therefore only Assumption 1 is implicit. So, Option A should be the correct Answer.

Legen said: (Jun 28, 2018)  
@Rahul Mazumder.

I think that the fact that it is not manageable is implied by the word terrible in that statement.

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