Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 1 (Q.No. 2)
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.


Statement: It is desirable to put the child in school at the age of 5 or so.


  1. At that age the child reaches appropriate level of development and is ready to learn.
  2. The schools do not admit children after six years of age.

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
Since the statement talks of putting the child in school at the age of 5, it means that the child is mentally prepared for the same at this age. So, I is implicit. But nothing about admission after 6 years of age is mentioned in the statement. So, II is not implicit.
6 comments Page 1 of 1.

Priya said:   5 years ago
Here only 1 statement is implicit as at very early age the child reaches the level of development and able to understand things but fixation of 6 years in a general case in not possible. So, 2 do not follow.

Ram said:   7 years ago
School does not admit after 6 years of the case is a general case which doesn't need to be dealt with the statements and hence IInd is explicit, whereas 1 is implicit because this is only the age at which child is mentally prepared to join the school.

Shashanka s said:   8 years ago
At that age means which age?

Jimy said:   10 years ago
At the age of 5 the child is vehemently ready to learn and being the period of discovery I support A as an implicit by guys you need to educate us how to make such conclusions.

Vicky said:   1 decade ago
Statement talks about desirability of putting a child in school.

Therefore it is assumed that child has reached the the age where he is ready to learn.

Negating 2nd Assumption we have "School do admit students after 6 Years of age. ".

If it be the case still one can talk of putting the child in school at the age of 5 years.

So the two are independent and not related anyway.

Therefore II is not an assumption.

Lll said:   1 decade ago
What is meant by implicit how to analyse this questions?

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