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: "If you want to give any advertisement, give it in the newspaper X." - A tells B.


  1. B wants to publicise his products.
  2. Newspaper X has a wide 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 B


The word 'If in the statement shows that B may or may not want to publicise his products. So I is not implicit. It is advised that advertisements be given in newspaper X. This means that X will help advertise better i.e., it has wider circulation. So, II is implicit.

Saravanaperumal.P said: (Sep 15, 2011)  
What if A advised B only on the basis of the advertising cost (say x offers advertisement at lower cost than other newspapers). So X need not to be a wide circulating newspaper, possibly it could be a newspaper with low circulation and low cost levying for advertisement.

Nitin said: (Mar 11, 2012)  
Agree with previous comment. Neither is implicit.

Pranjal said: (Aug 23, 2012)  
Agree with the above comment. And my answer is option E.

B wants to publicise his product is a fact that why a is suggesting b for newspaper x.

And newspaper x may be a famous newspaper that can publicise very quickly.

Vaibhav said: (Mar 15, 2013)  
Neither is implicit. Newspaper x is B's opinion based on his knowledge. Doesn't mean x has wider circulation.

Sena said: (Mar 29, 2013)  
If a is suggesting something to b then it means its desirable it could be cost, circulation goodwill whatever so 1 is implicit.

Sanjay Gupta said: (Apr 14, 2013)  
It is also possible that the newspaper does not have wide circulation, but that newspaper reaches the segment or area where the product is targeted. Example a local newspaper in local language. Even though the circulation may not be high, the product may be targeting the readers of that newspaper. Hence neither statement is implicit.

Vijender Mohan said: (Sep 14, 2013)  
yes, I also agree that newspaper x may have wide circulation and low advertising cost and other factors as well. But Assumption I is in no case valid. A is advising B with the condition that "IF YOU WANT TO GIVE ANY ADVERTISEMENT". It is conditional and uncertain.

Biswajit said: (Apr 16, 2014)  
That the newspaper has a wide circulation is not mention in the statement.

Smritam said: (Sep 17, 2014)  
We never know if the X newspaper is widespread or not so neither of the assumptions are true.

Kev said: (May 27, 2015)  
Newspaper X could be being recommended for reasons other than the size of its' circulation.

Geographic (better coverage of area in which product is available), Demographic (target readership of those most likely to be in the market for the product), Specialist Interest (if product is 'Niche'). There are any number of reasons why a particular newspaper could be recommended.

Saina said: (Jan 8, 2016)  
Right perhaps B would be wanting to advertise his product.

Aman Gill said: (Jul 17, 2016)  
The statement is- >"If you want to give any advertisement, give it in the newspaper X. " - A tells B.

It would be a suggestion if it was written as -> "If you want to give any advertisement, YOU CAN give it in the newspaper X". - A tells B.

To me, it is clear that B wants A to place ad in X like there is some personal interest, and also it would be a vague statement if based on this we conclude that X has wide readership,

Charan Rawat said: (Feb 7, 2018)  
Why should, it be assumed that Newapaper X has a wider readership. The item to be advertised may be specialised product such as say medical equipment, which would, attract greater audience in a papermused by medical fraternity. Such paper may have smaller readership but directed readership than in newspaper.

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