Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

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.


Statement: The management of XYZ Pvt. Ltd. asked the workers' union to call off strike immediately otherwise the management would be forced to close down the factory.


  1. No alternative other than closing down the factory is left for the management of XYZ Pvt. Ltd
  2. Such threat may have some effect on the workers' union.

[A]. Only assumption I is implicit
[B]. Only assumption II is implicit
[C]. Either I or II is implicit
[D]. Neither I nor II is implicit
[E]. Both I and II are implicit

Answer: Option B


Such a warning is usually given to the workers to threaten them that they would lose their job and income forever if they didn't mend their ways. So, only II is implicit.

Sam said: (Jan 17, 2011)  
Otherwise the management would be "forced" to close down the factory.

Forced means no other alternative is left and we have to answer it on the basis of statement not our general knowledge.

Can you help?.

Aman said: (Sep 6, 2011)  
It concludes that one general assumption is that they follow the demands of workers, it is obvious so it is available alternative.

Hope it help.

Rathod said: (Oct 12, 2014)  
I think it should be 1 and 11. Because management has no ways that's why they are threatening by saying to shut down the factory. Correct me if I am wrong.

Parveen said: (May 12, 2016)  
Both should be implicit.

Tarini said: (Jul 2, 2017)  
Management of the company may be either telling truth that they have no option left or they are just threatening the workers to lift the strike. Hence either of these can be assumed.

Prakhar said: (Sep 25, 2021)  
Where does the statement imply that this might just be a ruse to put an end to the protest?

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