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: In view of the recent spurt in sugar prices in the open market, the government has asked the dealers to release a vast quantity of imported sugar in the open market.


  1. The dealers will follow the government directive.
  2. The sugar prices will come down.
  3. The price of indigenous sugar will remain unchanged.

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

Answer: Option A


The government's decision is clearly a measure to increase supply and control rates. So, both I and II are implicit, while III is not.

Kevin said: (Oct 27, 2019)  
This is very bothersome to me. I think I chose D. I can imagine a world where the dealers do not follow the government directive despite how the government "views" a spurt in sugar prices. I can imagine a complicated discussion where many facts come in to play, about whether the request would be followed, and how to enforce it. I think maybe society is quite different in India or else the test is based on very conservative assumptions that everyone believes and follows whatever the government says or whatever they read on a billboard or in a newspaper.

Kelly said: (Jan 17, 2020)  
Right, agree @Kevin.

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