# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Assumption - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Assumption - Section 2 (Q.No. 4)
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.

• (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.

4.

Statement: If he is intelligent, he will pass the examination.

Assumptions:

1. To pass, he must be intelligent.
2. He will pass the examination.

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
Explanation:
The statement mentions that he will pass if he is intelligent. So, I is implicit. Further, this means that it is not necessary that he will pass. So, II is not implicit.
Discussion:
11 comments Page 1 of 2.

Aniket Halder said:   3 years ago
I think the answer should be D.

Prithwish said:   6 years ago
A is correct. Statement itself saying if he intelligent, he will pass the exam. So, he have to intelligent.

LISA said:   6 years ago

Mats said:   7 years ago
I think, D is the correct answer.

Harish said:   7 years ago
The statement says that A implies B but not B implies A.

So, I think none is implicit.

Prince said:   7 years ago

Avinash said:   8 years ago
Exactly, as its if-then clause not a only if-then so, I is not implicit.

A person may pass by cheating, hard-work or luck.

Balaji said:   8 years ago
I am not sure, why it has to be A? If he is intelligent, he will pass the exam. It doesn't mean that he must be intelligent.

Luca said:   9 years ago
The statement is "If A then B" and not "Only if A, then B", which means B can be without A.