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: Quality of life of a person is not dependent only on his wealth.

Assumptions:

  1. The aim of most people is just to acquire more wealth.
  2. There are some factors other than wealth which contribute to the quality of life.
  3. Wealth does not contribute to the quality of life at all.

[A]. Only I is implicit
[B]. Only I and II are implicit
[C]. Only II is implicit
[D]. Only II and III are implicit
[E]. Only I and III are implicit

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

Clearly, I does not follow from the statement. So, it is not implicit. The statement mentions that quality of life does not depend only on wealth. This means that there are some other factors as well, which govern the quality of life. But this does not imply that wealth does not contribute at all. So, II is implicit while III is not.

Harshita said: (Mar 27, 2016)  
Why statement I is not implicit?

The quality of life of a person is not dependent only on his wealth. By reading this statement we can assume that the aim of most people is to acquire wealth.

Hazz said: (Jul 29, 2016)  
Harshita is right, the statement made by the speaker definitely makes us assume the first statement naturally.

Himanshi R said: (Dec 4, 2016)  
Not agreed.

Ans is B in my opinion because people are after the money even if there are some factors other than wealth which contribute to the quality of life, so if || option is true then 1st one is also true.

Anomi said: (Jun 16, 2017)  
Had the statement involved health, you would obviously have assumed that most people intend to acquire health. The answer should be B, logically speaking.

Anish said: (Aug 20, 2017)  
The answer should be D is not dependent only on his wealth implies that there are other factors that influence the quality of life other than just wealth.

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