Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 1 (Q.No. 16)
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: Please do not use lift while going down - an instruction on the top floor of a five-storey building.


  1. While going down, the lift is unable to carry any load.
  2. Provision of lift is a matter of facility and not of right.

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
The statement requests people not to use lift while moving down. This implies that the lift may be used to move up and the request has been made so that more people can use the lift for ascending which would otherwise cause more physical stress than going down the stairs. So, only II is implicit.
31 comments Page 1 of 4.

The scientist said:   1 decade ago
I m not able to get this right.

Nitin said:   1 decade ago
Neither is implicit.

Nivedita Chauhan said:   1 decade ago
I am not at all satisfied with the explanation. According to me lift can be used for both ascending and descending purpose. And the statement has no mention about the right to use it. If such instruction has been put, this simply implies that there must be some technical problem. So assumption 2nd is implicit.

Ritima said:   1 decade ago
Why is the first statement not implicit?

Sophie said:   1 decade ago
BOTH ARE NOT IMPLICIT according to me. Since the instruction" Please do not use lift while going down" is actually asking not to do so so matter of right and lift's endurance while coming down are not implied.

Ram said:   10 years ago
I say A is implicit since due to some maintenance or some problems the lift is unable to carry load while going down. It could be possible and since lift is provided in the bldg. There is no need to specify as a luxury or provision. It is there for the people to use.

Learner said:   10 years ago
Answer is D in all facets. Common how can we assume any thing related to rights and stuff when theres no mention of it. !

Sundram kumar said:   9 years ago
Answer D should be write as per the question because first one is clear that it not implicit but for the second statement the word 'right' does no make any sense in using lift.

Prasanna said:   9 years ago
Nothing is mentioned about the right and hence 1 implicit.

Vicky said:   9 years ago
Is there a way to ask moderators who wrote these explanations check the doubt given a lot of people are getting answer D.

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