Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 1 (Q.No. 17)
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement.

Give answer

  • (A) If only assumption I is implicit
  • (B) If only assumption II is implicit
  • (C) If either I or II is implicit
  • (D) If neither I nor II is implicit
  • (E) If both I and II are implicit.


17.

Statement: "I have not received telephone bills for nine months inspite of several complaints" - A telephone customer's letter to the editor of a daily

Assumptions:

  1. Every customer has a right to get bills regularly from the telephone company.
  2. The customer's complaints point to defect in the services which are expected to be corrected.

Only assumption I is implicit
Only assumption II is implicit
Either I or II is implicit
Neither I nor II is implicit
Both I and II are implicit
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The customer's eagerness to get the bills makes I implicit. Besides, the customer has written to the editor to bring the malfunctioning of the department to public notice. So, II is also implicit.
Discussion:
7 comments Page 1 of 1.

DEEPAK said:   7 years ago
This is all about assumption and in the given statement we should concentrate that what was the assumption of that customer.

i.e. What was the customer thinking or what was he assuming before stating "I have not received telephone bills for nine months in spite of several complaints".

Assumption was that he just want the problem to be rectified hence in my opinion only statement II implicit.
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Neetesh said:   7 years ago
If there is no expectation of correction why one will complain about the particular issue.

Certainly, there is a hope of correction that's why you complain.

Neetesh said:   7 years ago
If there is no expectation of correction why one will complain about the particular issue.

Certainly, there is a hope of correction that's why you complain.

Vineet Gaur said:   7 years ago
The second statement says that he is complaining for 9 months and his issue is not resolved yet.

Then.,
"The customer's complaints point to defect in the services which are expected to be corrected. ".

How can 2 be implicit as "expected to be correct hasn't worked for 9 months".

Correct me, if I am wrong.
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Donna said:   8 years ago
I disagree that II is also implicit. The several complaints could be because they have not received a bill - anything to do with the actual telephone service.

Souradeep said:   9 years ago
When we are using telephone services we are bound to pay for that service and payments are not possible without a bill since a bill tells us about the amount to be paid.

Without the bill a citizen cannot pay for the telephone service even if he wants to pay on time. So I is implicit.

In the second complaint he is repeatedly complaining but not getting any response. So this points to the errors in the services. So II is also implicit.

Varsha said:   9 years ago
I thought none of the 2 is implicit, anybody explain please.

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