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.

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Statement: Vitamin E tablets improve circulation, keep your complexion in a glowing condition.

Assumptions:

  1. People like a glowing complexion.
  2. Complexion becomes dull in the absence of circulation.

[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 E

Explanation:

Generally, only that good feature of a product is highlighted which people crave for. So, I is implicit. Since complexion glows if circulation is improved, so II is also implicit.

Anand said: (Oct 9, 2011)  
Complexion glows if circulation is improved. But it has said nothing about absence, may be it will remain the same.

Nik said: (May 16, 2012)  
Its not written if people are opting for vitamin E tablets. Then why is 1 true

Shikhar Mohan said: (Sep 21, 2012)  
Generally is not logical. Therefore mentioning that 'generally, good feature of the product is only highlighted' is incorrect. Error needs to be reported.

Rita said: (Jan 10, 2013)  
There is no mention of people, and no mention of this being an advertising campaign.

Thembisani said: (Sep 18, 2013)  
Your statement should have read, The people are buying a lot of Vitamin E tablets, so that we can understand that they like their skin glowing, how can we know that is the case if your statement says nothing about people?

Suhasini said: (Feb 4, 2014)  
1). How can we generalize?

2). "comma" is used to list separate entities, there is not structure word to connect the two independent clauses, so I could not figure out that two sentences were supposed to be connected.

Irtiza said: (Feb 16, 2014)  
Agreed with above. The sentence should have read: "keeping your complexion glowing". This would imply that increased circulation improves complexion, and is not just another benefit of the tablets. Only I follows.

Divya said: (Apr 16, 2015)  
What is meaning of implicit here?

Hrishikesh said: (Apr 26, 2018)  
1 one is implicit. But 2 is not. If vitamin E is present, we can have improved circulation and hence good complexion. But this does not mean that the converse is also true, i.e. if we read 2nd assumption Complexion becomes dull in the absence of circulation?

If circulation is absent, man will die! There is no question of a dull or glowing complexion, then, how it could be?

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