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: "Television X - the neighbour's envy, the owner's pride" - A T.V. advertisement.


  1. Catchy slogans appeal to people.
  2. People are envious of their neighbours superior possessions.
  3. People want to be envied by their neighbours.

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

Answer: Option A


Clearly, both I and II directly follow from the statement. Also, it is clear that people wish to buy a thing which they can be proud of. So, III is not implicit.

Moupiya said: (Aug 15, 2011)  
In the statement it is mentioned 'neighbour's envy'. Doesnt it mean that if you wanna buy good stuff to envy your neighbour?

Ayvin said: (Sep 9, 2013)  
I agree that III is not implicit, since the statement only mentions that owners want to be proud (and nothing about how they want their neighbours to feel).

However, I do not agree that I is implicit, since the statement does not offer any information about its success as a TV advertisement (also, "catchy" is a highly subjective term).

Penny said: (Jul 6, 2014)  
Isn't III implicit? They post advertisements according to the customers' wants.

Since they included "neighbor's envy" doesn't that mean that people actually want to be envied by others?

Sandeep Gupta said: (Jan 12, 2016)  
Neighbor's envy, directly implies that one would want neighbors to be envious of their possessions. So III is implicit. As for I it is a catchy slogan to me but catchy can be subjective!

Saurabh said: (Jan 25, 2016)  
Statement I is not implicit as the slogan appeal to people will depend from individual to individual.

James said: (Feb 1, 2016)  
It says exactly the same thing, the answer contradicts itself.

Ritabrita said: (Apr 19, 2016)  
I strongly feel III is implicit. When they are saying that slogan is catchy to people itself implies that the consumer will be wanting to make the neighbours envious.

Tarik said: (Apr 21, 2016)  
The ad is targeting those that obviously want to be envied by their neighbors, if they did not think that were the case, then the advertiser would not include it in their ad.

It's clear that their target demographic includes people that would make a purchase so as to boost their ego's by way of their neighbors envy. The answer is clearly D (All are implicit)

Alok Chahahnde said: (Oct 19, 2016)  
The catchy-ness of a slogan changes from person to person. But the slogan with neighbors' envy is clearly aimed at people who want to stand apart in their peer circle. Surely the statement III is implicit.

Bastian said: (Apr 14, 2018)  
How is it implied that catchy slogans appeal to people?

Wallah said: (Jun 20, 2018)  
If you're considering 1 as implicit then you've got to consider 3 as well.

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